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Worth it even for just one track ....
on 17 April 2014
The studio tracks ("Inside") all come from the Chrysalis albums, presumably a result of contractual availability of Regal Zonophone stuff. Their choice, sequencing & sound quality are all excellent. But I do think Roland might have explained why this selction was limited to the post Broken Barricade era. The live "Outside" disc in large part draws songs from the first four albums. Cerdes is a standout which makes you think they should re-record the whole first album, as an interesting contrast to the classic but poorly recorded mono version we all have. Both Homburg & AWSOP are curious mirror images of themselves. Sister Mary still sounds unfinished to me - lyrically unclear (a bit like that Quite Rightly So lyric that got binned). But the whole disc is worth it for the orchestral Barnyard Story, which after funereal notes, explodes (with a throaty Hammond) into choral bliss and Whitehorn's wonderful piercing solo. IMHO This is a Procol Harum highlight right up there with anything over the past 40 years. Good liner note, but maybe advertising there was a poster is somewhat un-Procol!