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Esoteric Records To Reissue Procol Harum Debut In June

Procol Harum Procol HarumSometimes, in all of our running around, we simply overlook the obvious things that literally stare us in our faces. For me, it was my recent post of the Esoteric reissue of Shine On Brightly. In that post, I forget (even though I knew) that the first Procol Harum album was also planned for reissue as a remastered and expanded set. So here I am to rectify that mistake.

On June 29, the UK market (Esoteric Records) will reissue the 1968 classic debut of Procol Harem with a remastered edition that will include four bonus tracks (“A Whiter Shade Of Pale”, “Lime Street Blues”, “Homburg”, “Good Captain Clack (Single Edit)”). In addition, this new Edition will offer restored artwork, and a new set of line notes and an essay.

I have made amends!

Esoteric Records To Reissue 3CD Expanded And Remastered Shine On Brightly (Procol Harum)

Procol Harum Shine On BrightlyProcol Harum, the late ’70s UK band known for hits like “Whiter Shade Of Pale”, and their legendary members (Robin Trower, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher), released Shine On Brightly in 1968. This album was their second studio work.

On June 29, UK label, Esoteric Records will reissue a Boxed 3CD expanded remaster of Shine On Brightly. This title has alredy been remastered several times and expanded with various mono and early versions of tracks from this album. The last expanded remaster was released in 2009 via Salvo Records.

For this reissue, there will be a new remaster, augmented by the the mono issue of Shine On Brightly, and 20 extra tracks, nine of them previously unreleased. Those include studio session tracks, three BBC radio session from 1968, and radio edits. This 3CD set will add in a booklet with more photos, original artwork, a poster memorabilia, and a new essay. All of this is housed in a clamshell box.

CD1: SHINE ON BRIGHTLY
THE STEREO MIX REMASTERED

01. QUITE RIGHTLY SO
02. SHINE ON BRIGHTLY
03. SKIP SOFTLY (MY MOONBEAMS)
04. WISH ME WELL
05. RAMBLING ON
06. MAGDALENE (MY REGAL ZONOPHONE)
07. IN HELD TWAS IN
Ia. GLIMSPES OF NIRVANA
08. IN HELD TWAS IN
Ib. TWAS TEA TIME AT THE CIRCUS
09. IN HELD TWAS IN
Ic. IN THE AUTUMN OF MY MADNESS
10. IN HELD TWAS IN
Id. LOOK TO YOUR SOUL
11. IN HELD TWAS IN
Ie. GRAND FINALE

BONUS TRACKS
12. IL TUO DIAMANTE (“SHINE ON BRIGHTLY” ITALIAN VERSION) (MONO)  RECORDED IN SEPTEMBER 1967
13. QUITE RIGHTLY SO
14. IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF SIXPENCE

CD2:
A & B SIDES OF SINGLE:
“SHINE ON BRIGHTLY ”THE MONO MIX REMASTERED

(PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED ON CD)
01. QUITE RIGHTLY SO
02. SHINE ON BRIGHTLY
03. SKIP SOFTLY (MY MOONBEAMS)
04. WISH ME WELL
05. RAMBLING ON
06. MAGDALENE (MY REGAL ZONOPHONE)
07. IN HELD TWAS IN
Ia. GLIMSPES OF NIRVANA
08. IN HELD TWAS IN
Ib. TWAS TEA TIME AT THE CIRCUS
09. IN HELD TWAS IN
Ic. IN THE AUTUMN OF MY MADNESS
10. IN HELD TWAS IN
Id. LOOK TO YOUR SOUL
11. IN HELD TWAS IN
Ie. GRAND FINALE

CD3:

01. MONSIEUR ARMAND (MONO)
02. SEEM TO HAVE THE BLUES (MOST ALL THE TIME) (MONO)
03. MAGDELEINE (MY REGAL ZONOPHONE) (1967 MONO VERSION)
04. SHINE ON BRIGHTLY (1967 MONO VERSION)
05. IN THE WEE SMALL HOURS OF SIXPENCE (STEREO MIX)
06. MONSIEUR ARMAND (STEREO BACKING TRACK)
07. A ROBE OF SILK (STEREO BACKING TRACK)
08. MCGREGOR
09. THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO… (WISH ME WELL)
10. SKIP SOFTLY (MY MOONBEAMS)
11. QUITE RIGHTLY SO
12. RAMBLIN’ ON
13. SHINE ON BRIGHTLY

BBC RADIO ONE SESSION 14th FEBRUARY 1968 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED

14. SKIP SOFTLY MY MOONBEAMS
15. WISH ME WELL
16. LONG GONE GEEK“TOP GEAR” BBC RADIO ONE SESSION 19th AUGUST 1968 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED
17. IN HELD ‘TWAS IN I (LOOK TO YOUR SOUL /FINALE) “TOP GEAR” BBC RADIO ONE SESSION 6th OCTOBER 1968 PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED