By 1971 Procol Harum had changed forever from the band who wrote "Whiter Shade of Pale". The original vinyl release of this album was unusual in that the front cover had cut outs with the 4 playing band members faces showing through. The music inside was equally strange and varied from straight ahead rockers like "Power Failure" and "Poor Mohammed" to the fey "Song For a Dreamer". The words themselves, written, as per usual, by Keith Reid, are astonishing in their depth and sometimes their obscurity. My own personal favourite lyrics come from the deeply troubling track "Luskus Delph". If anyone can decipher it let me know. Maybe it is showing it's age a little, but for me, it remains, one of their most magnificent albums; powerful, lyrical, savage and sweet. As tight and as together as anything around at the time.