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When Procol Harum's Gary Brooker wanted to organize a concert to help raise money for the beautiful 13th Century church of St. Mary & All Saints in rural Surrey, England, he not only chose some of his finest musician friends to help out with the cause, but he also went on to record the event and release it on a fan club cd in a very limited run of 1000 units. This rare release Within Our House went on to become a highly collectable recording when the obvious happened as it sold out in a matter of days. However, with Gary Brooker's blessings, Friday Music is now releasing this fine live recording for the first time in North America, to go along with the extensive Procol Harum Remasters series. Procol Harum classics like "A Salty Dog" and "Holding On" get the five star treatment from this eclectic group of musicians. Brooker's vocals and piano work are stellar throughout the recording and his emotional readings of the gospel and religious material is second to none, as his interpretation of the classic Elvis Presley hit "Peace in the Valley" really conveys the true meaning of this charitable event. Other Procol Harum favorites like "The Long Goodbye" and the classic "Nothing but the Truth" are truly inspiring in the church environment, as the album closes with a heart rendering version of their number one classic "A Whiter Shade of Pale." The applause you will hear from this lucky audience will attest that this was a successful night for everyone involved with this wonderful event. Procol Harum fans rejoice! - amazon.com 1, 2.

Intro: Revd. Geoffry Willis 02. Pastime With Good Company 03. Mattachins 04. Linden Lea 05. Holding On 06. A Salty Dog 07. Hide And Seek 08. Within Our House 09. Steal Away 10. Gospel Train 11. Peace In The Valley 12. Nothing But The Truth 13. The Long Goodbye 14. Jesus On The Mainline 15. Psalm For St. Mary 16. A Whiter Shade Of Pale

08.11.2008. u 08:46 • 3 CommentsPrintPermalink

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