Exotic Birds And Fruit

PROCOL HARUM Exotic Birds And Fruit (2009 issue UK 11-track digitally remastered CD album - The strangely exotic nature of this record was signalled both by its title and by the use of Jacob Bogdani's 17th Century painting for the cover - in itself, an unusual choice for a new LP from a band like Procol Harum. Except of course, that then, as now, there really weren't any other bands like Procol Harum. The original Side 1 was as fine a selection of songs as Procol had ever lent their name to - and indeed, as powerful an opening as any long player of the decade. The remainder of the tracks were reminiscent of a lighter shade of Procol. 'Monsieur R. Monde' [a reworking of 1967's 'Monsieur Armand'], was a tongue-in-cheek catalogue of afterlife visitors including Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde and that perennial festive party-pooper, Ebenezer Scrooge. On the upbeat 'Fresh Fruit' we get Gary singing the praises of Vitamin C, as well as the delights of seeds, juice and pulp; before winding down with 'Butterfly Boys', a none too subtle dig at the band's then-label Chrysalis; and finally, the stately ballad 'New Lamps For Old', which supplied a dignified end to an extraordinarily varied album. This 2009 edition comes expanded with the 2 Bonus Recordings 'As Strong As Samson [Alternate Mix]' and the b-side recording 'Drunk Again'. Presented in deluxe packaging complete with a 20-page picture booklet containing previously unseen photos and memorabilia plus extensive sleevenotes by Procol expert and respected author Patrick Humphries with contributions from band members)

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Product Availability Currently Unavailable - You can request the next copy of this item
Release Date 9th Nov 2009
Release Year 2009 - 10 years ago
Condition Unless stated otherwise in the description above, all items are in at least excellent condition - so please read our descriptions carefully. We try to sell items as close to Mint condition as possible, and many will indeed be close to brand new and/or unplayed. Others may be 'used' - and all will meet our strict grading and are 100% guaranteed.
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Format CD album (CDLP)
Record Label Salvo
Complete Stock List Go to Procol Harum
Product Catalogue No SALVOCD027
Music Genre 60s Rock, 70s Artists, 70s Rock, 60s Pop, Progressive
Country Comes from UK Comes from 'UK'
Tracklisting & More Information

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

Bonus Recordings:
10. As Strong As Samson - Alternate Mix [in D flat]
11. Drunk Again - B-side Recording

Recording Artist Procol Harum
Product Title Exotic Birds And Fruit
Product Information Procol Harum Exotic Birds And Fruit UK CD album (CDLP).
Language All tracks are sung in English, unless otherwise stated in our description.
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Artists Related To Freedom (60s), Gary Brooker, Nobody's Business, Robin Trower, Robin Trower & Jack Bruce, The Paramounts
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