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On August 27, 1991.

On August 27, 1991, “Zoo Entertainment” and “Esoteric Recordings” label released “The Prodigal Stranger”, the tenth Procol Harum studio album. It was recorded in 1991, at “Black Barn” in Surrey, “Old Barn” in South Croydon, “Stone Room” in London, “The Loft” in Bronxville, NY, and was produced by Matt Noble with Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, and Keith Reid.

Personnel:

  • Gary Brooker- piano
  • Matthew Fisher- organ
  • Robin Trower- guitar
  • Mark Brzezicki- drums
  • Dave Bronze- bass guitar
  • Keith Reid- lyrics
  • Jerry Stevenson- guitar, mandolin
  • Henry Spinetti- drums
  • Steve Lange, Maggie Ryder, Miriam Stockley– backing vocals
  • Ted Jensen – mastering

Track listing:

  1. The Truth Won’t Fade Away – Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid
  2. Holding On – Gary Brooker, Keith Reid
  3. Man with a Mission – Gary Brooker, Matt Noble, Keith Reid
  4. (You Can’t) Turn Back the Page – Gary Brooker, Matt Noble, Keith Reid
  5. One More Time – Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid
  6. A Dream in Ev’ry Home – Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid
  7. The Hand That Rocks the Cradle – Gary Brooker, Thompson, Keith Reid
  8. The King of Hearts – Gary Brooker, Matt Noble, Keith Reid
  9. All Our Dreams Are Sold – Gary Brooker, Robin Trower, Keith Reid
  10. Perpetual Motion – Gary Brooker, Matt Noble, Keith Reid
  11. Learn to Fly – Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid
  12. The Pursuit of Happiness – Gary Brooker, Matt Noble, Keith Reid

On March 4, 2003.

On March 4, 2003, “Eagle Records” label released “The Well’s on Fire”, the eleventh Procol Harum studio album. It was recorded in 2003, and was produced by Rafe McKenna, Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Geoff Whitehorn, Matt Pegg and Mark Brzezicki.

Personnel:

  • Gary Brooker– vocals, piano
  • Matthew Fisher- organ
  • Geoff Whitehorn- guitar
  • Matt Pegg- bass guitar
  • Mark Brzezicki- drums,
  • Roger Taylor- backing vocals
  • Joshua J Macrae – engineer

Track listing:

All lyrics by Keith Reid, all music by Gary Brooker, except where noted.

  1. An Old English Dream
  2. Shadow Boxed
  3. A Robe of Silk
  4. The Blink of an Eye
  5. The VIP Room
  6. The Question – Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid
  7. This World Is Rich (For Stephen Maboe)
  8. Fellow Travellers – based on Lascia Ch’io Pianga by George Frideric Handel– Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid
  9. The Wall Street Blues
  10. The Emperor’s New Clothes
  11. So Far Behind
  12. Every Dog Will Have His Day – Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid
  13. Weisselklenzenacht (The Signature) – Matthew Fisher

 

On March 19, 1971.

On March 19, 1971, “Decca” label released “Green Bullfrog”, album by an ad-hoc band of musicians lead by Derek Lawrence. It was recorded in 1970, at “De Lane Lea Studios” in London, and was produced by Derek Lawrence.

Personnel:

  • Earl Jordan – vocals
  • Ritchie Blackmore – guitar
  • Albert Lee – guitar
  • Big Jim Sullivan – guitar
  • Rod Alexander – guitar
  • Tony Ashton – piano, organ
  • Matthew Fisher – piano
  • Ian Paice – drums
  • Chas Hodges – bass
  • Martin Birch– engineer

Track listing:

  1. My Baby Left Me – Arthur Crudup
  2. Makin’ Time – Eddie Phillips, Kenny Pickett
  3. Lawdy Miss Clawdy – Lloyd Price
  4. Bullfrog – Derek Lawrence, Ritchie Blackmore, Ian Paice
  5. I Want You – Tony Joe White
  6. I’m a Free Man – Mark “Moogy” Klingman
  7. Walk a Mile in My Shoes – Joe South
  8. Lovin’ You is Good for Me Baby – Derek Lawrence, Corlett, Hutton

On October 2, 2018.

On October 2, 2018, Geoffrey Emerick died aged 72. He was recording studio audio engineer and producer, worked with America, Elvis Costello, Badfinger, Art Garfunkel, Jeff Beck, Gino Vannelli, Supertramp, Cheap Trick, Nazareth, Chris Bell, Split Enz, Trevor Rabin, Nick Heyward, Big Country, Gentle Giant, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Ultravox, Matthew Fisher, Kate Bush, Nellie McKay and Robin Trower, but he was best known for his work with The Beatles, on their albums Revolver, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band, The Beatles and Abbey Road. For his work in the music recording field, Emerick won “European Edison Award” and four “Grammy Awards”.

In September 1968.

In September 1968, “Regal Zonophone” label released “Shine On Brightly”, the second Procol Harum studio album. It was recorded 1967 – 1968, at “Advision Studios”; “De Lane Lea Studios” and “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Denny Cordell.

Personnel:

  • Gary Brooker– lead vocals, piano
  • Robin Trower– guitar, co-lead vocals
  • Matthew Fisher– organ, lead vocals, piano
  • Dave Knights– bass guitar
  • J. Wilson– drums
  • Tony Visconti- assistant producer
  • Tom Wilkes – art direction
  • George Underwood– front cover art design

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Brooker and Keith Reid, except where noted.

  1. Quite Rightly So – Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid
  2. Shine On Brightly
  3. Skip Softly (My Moonbeams)
  4. Wish Me Well
  5. Rambling On
  6. Magdalene (My Regal Zonophone)
  7. In Held ‘Twas in I – Gary Brooker, Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid
  8. a)  Glimpses of Nirvana
  9. b)  ‘Twas Teatime at the Circus
  10. c)  In the Autumn of My Madness
  11. d)  Look to Your Soul
  12. e)  Grand Finale

In September 1967.

In September 1967, “Regal Zonophone” label released the debut, self-titled Procol Harum album. It was recorded in June 1967, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Denny Cordell. “Classic Rock” magazine included it in its list of the “50 Albums That Built Prog Rock”. It 2007, “Rolling Stone” magazine included it in its list of the “The 40 Essential Albums of 1967”.

Personnel:

  • Gary Brooker– vocals, piano
  • Robin Trower– guitar
  • Matthew Fisher– organ
  • Dave Knights– bass
  • J. Wilson– drums
  • Ray Royer– guitar
  • Keith Reid– lyrics
  • Bill Eyden– drums
  • Simon Platz – executive producer
  • Eddy Offord, Frank Owen, Gerald Chevin, Keith Grant, Laurence Burridge – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Brooker and Keith Reid, except where noted.

  1. Conquistador
  2. She Wandered Through the Garden Fence
  3. Something Following Me
  4. Mabel
  5. Cerdes (Outside the Gates Of)
  6. A Christmas Camel
  7. Kaleidoscope
  8. Salad Days (Are Here Again)
  9. Good Captain Clack
  10. Repent Walpurgis – Matthew Fisher

In June 1969.

In June 1969, “Regal Zonophone” label released “A Salty Dog”, the third Procol Harum studio album. It was recorded in March 1969, and was produced by Matthew Fisher.

Personnel:

  • Gary Brooker– lead vocals, piano, celeste, three-stringed guitar, bells, harmonica, recorder, wood, orchestral arrangements
  • Robin Trower– lead and acoustic guitars, lead vocals, sleigh tambourine
  • Matthew Fisher– organ, lead vocals, marimba, rhythm and acoustic guitars, piano, recorder, orchestral arrangements, production
  • Dave Knights– bass
  • J. Wilson– drums, conga drums, tabla
  • John “Kellogs” Kalinowski – bosun’s whistle, refreshments
  • Keith Reid– lyrics
  • Ken Scott– engineering
  • Ian Stewart – engineering
  • Henry Lewy – engineering

Track listing:

  1. A Salty Dog – Gary Brooker, Keith Reid
  2. The Milk of Human Kindness – Gary Brooker, Keith Reid
  3. Too Much Between Us – Gary Brooker, Robin Trower, Keith Reid
  4. The Devil Came from Kansas – Gary Brooker, Keith Reid
  5. Boredom – Matthew Fisher, Gary Brooker, Keith Reid
  6. Juicy John Pink – Robin Trower, Keith Reid
  7. Wreck of the Hesperus – Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid
  8. All This and More – Gary Brooker, Keith Reid
  9. Crucifiction Lane – Robin Trower, Keith Reid
  10. Pilgrim’s Progress – Matthew Fisher, Keith Reid

In February 1975.

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In February 1975, “Chrysalis” label released “For Earth Below”, the third Robin Trower solo studio album. It was recorded in 1974, and was produced by Matthew Fisher.

Personnel:

  • Robin Trower– guitar
  • James Dewar– bass, vocals
  • Bill Lordan– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Robin Trower; except where noted.

  1. Shame the Devil
  2. It’s Only Money
  3. Confessin’ Midnight
  4. Fine Day – James Dewar, Robin Trower
  5. Alethea
  6. A Tale Untold
  7. Gonna Be More Suspicious – James Dewar, Robin Trower
  8. For Earth Below

 

On April 23, 1969.

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On April 23, 1969, “Regal Zonophone” label released released “With a Little Help from My Friends”, the debut Joe Cocker album. It was recorded in 1968, at “Olympic Studios” and “Trident Studios” in London, and was produced by Denny Cordell.

Personnel:

  • Joe Cocker: vocals
  • David Cohen: guitar
  • Tony Visconti: guitar
  • Jimmy Page: guitar
  • Henry McCullough: guitar
  • Albert Lee: guitar
  • Chris Stainton: piano, organ, bass guitar
  • Tommy Eyre: piano, organ
  • Artie Butler: piano
  • Matthew Fisher: organ
  • Stevie Winwood: organ
  • Carol Kaye: bass guitar
  • Clem Cattini, Mike Kellie, J. Wilson, Kenny: drums
  • Laudir: tumba, maracas
  • Brenda Holloway, Patrice Holloway, Merry Clayton, Madeline Bell, Rosetta Hightower, Sue Wheetman, Sunny Wheetman: backing vocals
  • Paul Humphrey: drums
  • Tony Visconti: mixing engineer
  • Tom Wilkes: album design
  • Martin Keeley: front cover photo
  • Eric Hays, Herb Greene: back cover photo

Track listing:

  1. Feeling Alright – Dave Mason
  2. Bye Bye Blackbird – Ray Henderson, Mort Dixon
  3. Change in Louise – Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton
  4. Marjorine – Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton
  5. Just Like a Woman – Bob Dylan
  6. Do I Still Figure in Your Life? – Pete Dello
  7. Sandpaper Cadillac – Joe Cocker, Chris Stainton
  8. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Gloria Caldwell, Sol Marcus, Bennie Benjamin
  9. With a Little Help from My Friends – John Lennon, Paul McCartney
  10. I Shall Be Released – Bob Dylan

 

On April 20, 1974.

Robin Trower - Bridge_of_Sighs

On April 20, 1974, “Chrysalis” released “Bridge of Sighs”, the second Robin Trower solo album. It was recorded 1973 – 1974, at “Olympic Studios” and “Air Studios” in London, and was produced by Matthew Fisher.

Personnel:

  • Robin Trower– guitar
  • James Dewar– bass, vocals
  • Reg Isidore– drums

Track listing:

All tracks by Robin Trower, except where noted.

  1. Day of the Eagle
  2. Bridge of Sighs
  3. In This Place
  4. The Fool and Me – Robin Trower, James Dewar
  5. Too Rolling Stoned
  6. About to Begin
  7. Lady Love – Robin Trower, James Dewar
  8. Little Bit of Sympathy