Procol Harum Live: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra

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Procol Harum Live: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
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Live album by
ReleasedApril 1972
Recorded18 November 1971
VenueNorthern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, Edmonton
GenreProgressive rock, symphonic rock
ProducerChris Thomas
Procol Harum chronology
Broken Barricades
Procol Harum Live: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra
Grand Hotel
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Christgau's Record GuideB–[2]
Encyclopedia of Popular Music4/5 stars[3]

Procol Harum Live: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, by the English band Procol Harum together with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, was released in 1972; it was recorded at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada on 18 November 1971. The album reached No. 7 in Canada[4] and was very successful on the Billboard Top 200, peaking at No.5. It is the band's best-selling album, certified Gold by the RIAA.[5] The live version of "Conquistador" from this album became a popular hit on both pop and progressive radio in the United States and reached the top 20 of the Billboard Hot 100.

Track listing[edit]

Lyrics for all songs by Keith Reid; music composed by Gary Brooker, except "In Held 'Twas in I" co-authored by Matthew Fisher.

  1. "Conquistador" - 5:02
  2. "Whaling Stories" - 7:41
  3. "A Salty Dog" - 5:34
  4. "All This and More" - 4:22
  5. "In Held 'Twas in I":[6] - 19:00
a) "Glimpses of Nirvana"
b) "'Twas Teatime at the Circus"
c) "In the Autumn of My Madness"
d) "Look to Your Soul"
e) "Grand Finale"
  • A live version of "Luskus Delph" (Brooker, Reid) from the album Broken Barricades is also included on recent CD reissues (it had originally been the B-side of the "Conquistador" single, CHS 2003). The 2009 Salvo reissue also includes rehearsal takes of "Simple Sister" and "Shine On Brightly" as additional bonus tracks.
  • Some LP copies of the album also have "Look to Your Soul" credited as "I Know If I'd Been Wiser".


Chart (1972) Peak
Australia (Kent Music Report)[7] 12
Canada 7
United States (Billboard 200) 5


Procol Harum


  • Wally Heider, Ray Thompson, Tom Scott, Ken Caillat, Biff Dawes - recording engineers


  1. ^ Procol Harum Live: In Concert ... at AllMusic. Retrieved 10 November 2019.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: P". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved March 10, 2019 – via
  3. ^ Larkin, Colin (2007). Encyclopedia of Popular Music (4th ed.). Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0195313734.
  4. ^ "RPM Top 100 Albums - July 15, 1972" (PDF).
  5. ^ RIAA Gold and Platinum database
  6. ^ An acrostic, mostly derived from the first word of each of the first four movements ("Held" is derived from the first word of a verse later in the first movement)
  7. ^ Kent, David (1993). Australian Chart Book 1970–1992 (illustrated ed.). St Ives, N.S.W.: Australian Chart Book. p. 241. ISBN 0-646-11917-6.

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