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A Whiter Shade of Pale - Single

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Customer Reviews

Whiter shade of pale

What memories

If I die now, play this for me

Simply one of the greatest singles ever released. I was hesitant when I saw it had been remastered (I love crackling on the vinyl you get for this song) but it doesn't detract from one of the most melancholy, beautiful and simply awesome pieces of music ever composed. It almost makes me wish I grew up in the 1960s, almost

Wonderful stuff

Unlike the last reviewer I'm glad I grew up in the 60's, I've had 20(?) more years of listening to this wonderful music! It's great.

Listen again and again, you'll enjoy.

Biography

Formed: 1967 in London, England

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Procol Harum is arguably the most successful "accidental" group creation — that is, a band originally assembled to take advantage of the success of a record created in the studio — in the history of progressive rock. With "A Whiter Shade of Pale" a monster hit right out of the box, the band evolved from a studio ensemble into a successful live act, their music built around an eclectic mix of blues-based rock riffs and grand classical themes. With singer/pianist Gary Brooker and lyricist...
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