Salty Dog

Salty Dog

by Procol HarumProcol Harum


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This album, the group's third, was where they showed just how far their talents extended across the musical landscape, from blues to R&B to classical rock. In contrast to their hastily recorded debut, or its successor, done to stretch their performance and composition range, A Salty Dog was recorded in a reasonable amount of time, giving the band a chance to fully develop their ideas. The title track is one of the finest songs ever to come from Procol Harum and one of the best pieces of progressive rock ever heard, and a very succinct example at that at under five minutes running time -- the lyric and the music combine to form a perfect mood piece, and the performance is bold and subtle at once, in the playing and the singing, respectively. The range of sounds on the rest includes "Juicy John Pink," a superb piece of pre-World War II-style country blues, while "Crucifiction Lane" is a killer Otis Redding-style soul piece, and "Pilgrim's Progress" is a virtuoso keyboard workout. [A 2015 CD re-release added a bonus track, "Long Gone Geek."]

Product Details

Release Date: 08/14/2015
Label: Esoteric Antenna
UPC: 5013929460447
catalogNumber: 25004
Rank: 85476

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Procol Harum   Primary Artist
Robin Trower   Acoustic Guitar,Tambourine
Gary Brooker   Harmonica,Piano,Celeste,Vocals,Bells,Guitar (3 String)
Matthew Fisher   Organ,Acoustic Guitar,Piano,Rhythm Guitar,Marimbas,Vocals
David Knights   Bass Guitar
Barrie Wilson   Drums,Tabla

Technical Credits

Robin Trower   Composer
Gary Brooker   Composer,Engineer,Orchestral Arrangements,Wood
Matthew Fisher   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Orchestral Arrangements
Ken Scott   Engineer
Henry Lewy   Engineer
Keith Reid   Composer
Kellogs   Whistle
Dickinson   Artwork,Cover Design
Ian 'Stu' Steward   Engineer

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