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Procol Harum: Shine on Brightly

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Label: A&M Records
Released: 1968.09.10
Category: Progressive Rock
Producer(s): Denny Cordell
Media type: CD
Web address: www.procolharum.com
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Purchase date: 2015
Price in €: 1,00

 S o n g s ,   T r a c k s

[1] Quite Rightly So (G.Brooker/M.Fisher/k.Reid) - 3:40
[2] Shine On Brightly (G.Brooker/K.Reid) - 3:32
[3] Skip Softly [My Moonbeams] (G.Brooker/K.Reid) - 3:47
[4] Wish Me Well (G.Brooker/K.Reid) - 3:18
[5] Rambling On (G.Brooker/K.Reid) - 4:31
[6] Magdalene [My Regal Zonophone] (G.Brooker/K.Reid) - 2:50
[7] In Held 'Twas in I (G.Brooker/M.Fisher/K.Reid) - 17:31
    a) Glimpses of Nirvana
    b) 'Twas Teatime at the Circus
    c) In the Autumn of My Madness
    d) Look to Your Soul
    e) Grand Finale

 A r t i s t s ,   P e r s o n n e l

Gary Brooker – Lead Vocals on [1-7b, 7d], Piano [all but 7e]
Robin Trower – Guitar, Co-Lead Vocals on [4]
Matthew Fisher – Organ, Lead Vocals on [7c], Piano on [7e]
Dave Knights – Bass Guitar
Barrie J. Wilson – Drums
Keith Reid – Lyrics

Denny Cordell - Producer
Tony Visconti - Co-producer
Tom Wilkes - Art Direction
George Underwood – Cover Art Design
Guy Webster - Photography
Chris Welch - Liner Notes

 C o m m e n t s ,   N o t e s

Cube reissued two of Procol Harum's best early albums, Shine On Brightly and Home, as a double-LP set in 1972. There is certainly some good music on this set, but this isn't necessarily the way to acquire it. The original vinyl LPs had better fidelity and packaging, while subsequent CD reissues had improved audio and packaging, making those editions preferable to this set.

Thomas Erlewine - All Music Guide

Shine On Brightly is the second studio album by English rock band Procol Harum, released in 1968 by record labels Regal Zonophone and A&M. It is considered an early example of progressive rock.

Shine On Brightly was released in September 1968 by record labels Regal Zonophone and A&M. The original British and North American versions of the opening two tracks ("Quite Rightly So" and "Shine On Brightly") are different versions. The album was reissued several times, including a 2009 remaster using the original 2-track stereo masters and featuring bonus B-sides and alternate takes. However, many of the tracks are played at a higher speed.

Upon its release, Jim Miller, writing for Rolling Stone, was unfavourable: "Procol Harum's first release was generally more satisfying, especially since this new album displays little in the way of startling growth – the group has apparently chosen to refine their old approach and the musical result, while usually listenable, is not consistently interesting."

Shine On Brightly was influential in the development of progressive rock by breaking pop and rock music standards with the 17-minute epic "In Held 'Twas in I", which marked the beginning of the lengthy progressive rock suites that would occur later in the 1970s.


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