pro­col harum

NOVUM Ea­gle Records ✪✪✪✪ ✪

Guitar Techniques - - REVIEWS -

It’s amaz­ing to think that it’s been 50 years since Pro­col Harum re­leased the song with which they will be for­ever as­so­ci­ated, the im­mor­tal A Whiter Shade Of Pale. Many per­son­nel changes have oc­curred through the years, singer and found­ing mem­ber Gary Brooker be­ing the only con­stant pres­ence in the band. Novum is Pro­col’s first al­bum for 14 years and their 13th to date, Brooker re­fer­ring to the new re­lease as, “What I be­lieve to be one of the finest Pro­col Harum al­bums ever…” Lyri­cist Pete Brown – who has pre­vi­ously worked with Cream and Jack Bruce – plays a part in the band’s slight change of di­rec­tion, which sees a blue­sier edge ev­i­dent in the al­bum’s 11 tracks. Brooker’s voice is still as strong as ever, ev­i­denced on the CD’s bal­lads like Sun­day Morn­ing and rock­ers, no­tably Can’t Say That. Com­pelling stuff. And with our old friend Ge­off White­horn on gui­tar – and sound­ing as bril­liant as ever – what’s not to like?

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