Procol Harum: Procol Harum/Shine On Brightly

The first two albums from these proto-prog pioneers.

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They may have been suited and booted in the multi-coloured regalia of the day, but Procol Harum weren’t at all like the rest of the bubblegum-orientated pop acts with whom they mingled following the release of A Whiter Shade Of Pale in 1967.

Sid Smith

Sid's feature articles and reviews have appeared in numerous publications including Prog, Classic Rock, Record Collector, Q, Mojo and Uncut. A full-time freelance writer with hundreds of sleevenotes and essays for both indie and major record labels to his credit, his book, In The Court Of King Crimson, an acclaimed biography of King Crimson, was substantially revised and expanded in 2019 to coincide with the band’s 50th Anniversary. Alongside appearances on radio and TV, he has lectured on jazz and progressive music in the UK and Europe.  

A resident of Whitley Bay in north-east England, he spends far too much time posting photographs of LPs he's listening to on Twitter and Facebook.