April 24, 2002
"Beyond these things" How apt. I spent the day listening to Procol Harum. Conquistador still packs a powerful wallop, the orchestration almost beyond brilliant, and the precision punctuation of drummer Barrie Wilson superb. I still yearn for the version of Salty Dog with the Edmonton Symphony so I will have to find a copy of that recording. Hadn't previously realized that Robin Trower got started with Procol Harum. Playful and cerebral, intense and internal, says the commentary on the liner notes, talking about the band. Suitable words for the Wizard as well ... his favorite song is the band's classic tune.