In April 1974.

In April 1974, “Chrysalis” released “Exotic Birds and Fruit”, the seventh Procol Harum album. It was recorded 1973-1974, and was produced by Chris Thomas. The cover painting was by the Slovak artist Jakob Bogdani.


  • Gary Brooker– vocals, piano
  • Mick Grabham– guitar
  • BJ Cole– pedal steel guitar
  • Chris Copping– organ
  • Alan Cartwright– bass guitar
  • J. Wilson– drums
  • Engineer: John Punter

Track listing:

All music by Gary Brooker, all lyrics by Keith Reid.

  1. Nothing but the Truth
  2. Beyond the Pale
  3. As Strong as Samson
  4. The Idol
  5. The Thin End of the Wedge
  6. Monsieur R. Monde
  7. Fresh Fruit
  8. Butterfly Boys
  9. New Lamps for Old

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