Secrets of the Hive

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Secrets of the Hive
Procol Harum Secrets Of The Hive.jpg
Compilation album by Procol Harum
ReleasedAugust 27, 2007
Recorded1967 - 2003
GenreProgressive rock
LabelUnion Square Music
ProducerRob Keyloch
Procol Harum chronology
Live at Union Chapel
Secrets of the Hive
One Eye to the Future – Live in Italy 2007
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Secrets of the Hive, by Procol Harum, is a 2-CD best-of album that was released in 2007 to mark the 40th anniversary of their first single, "A Whiter Shade of Pale". The album contains tracks from previous albums (not including The Long Goodbye), singles and the previously unreleased Into the Flood.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Place of OriginLength
1."A Whiter Shade of Pale"Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew FisherNon-album UK single, 19674:08
2."A Christmas Camel"Brooker, ReidProcol Harum, 19674:49
3."Quite Rightly So"Brooker, Fisher, ReidShine On Brightly, 19683:39
4."Long Gone Geek"Brooker, Fisher, ReidB-side to the "A Salty Dog" single, 19693:13
5."All This and More"Brooker, ReidA Salty Dog, 19693:50
6."Whisky Train"Robin Trower, ReidHome, 19704:31
7."Broken Barricades"Brooker, ReidBroken Barricades, 19713:10
8."Simple Sister"Brooker, ReidBroken Barricades5:49
9."A Salty Dog (Live)"Brooker, ReidProcol Harum Live: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, 1972; originally from A Salty Dog5:36
10."Fires (Which Burnt Brightly)"Brooker, ReidGrand Hotel, 19735:10
11."Bringing Home the Bacon"Brooker, ReidGrand Hotel4:20
12."Beyond the Pale"Brooker, ReidExotic Birds and Fruit, 19743:03
13."Nothing But the Truth"Brooker, ReidExotic Birds and Fruit3:12
14."Something Magic"Brooker, ReidSomething Magic, 19773:36
15."Holding On"Brooker, ReidThe Prodigal Stranger, 19914:17
16."Into the Flood (Live)"Brooker, Matt Noble, ReidProcol Harum – In Concert With the Danish National Concert Orchestra and Choir, 2009; originally a B-side to "The Truth Won't Fade Away" single, 19915:43
17."An Old English Dream"Brooker, ReidThe Well's on Fire, 20034:40
18."Repent Walpurgis"FisherProcol Harum5:02

Disc 2[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Place of OriginLength
1."Homburg"Brooker, ReidNon-album single, 19673:57
2."She Wandered Through the Garden Fence"Brooker, ReidProcol Harum3:24
3."Magdalene (My Regal Zonophone)"Brooker, ReidShine On Brightly2:50
4."Shine On Brightly"Brooker, ReidShine On Brightly3:31
5."The Devil Came from Kansas"Brooker, ReidA Salty Dog4:36
6."Whaling Stories"Brooker, ReidHome7:07
7."Power Failure"Brooker, ReidBroken Barricades4:30
8."Conquistador (Live)"Brooker, ReidProcol Harum Live: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra; originally from Procol Harum4:34
9."Grand Hotel"Brooker, ReidGrand Hotel6:10
10."A Souvenir of London"Brooker, ReidGrand Hotel3:21
11."The Idol"Brooker, ReidExotic Birds and Fruit6:37
12."As Strong as Samson"Brooker, ReidExotic Birds and Fruit5:04
13."Pandora's Box"Brooker, ReidProcol's Ninth3:34
14."(You Can't) Turn Back the Page"Brooker, Noble, ReidThe Prodigal Stranger3:58
15."A Dream in Ev'ry Home"Brooker, Fisher, ReidThe Prodigal Stranger4:02
16."This World Is Rich (For Stephen Maboe)"Brooker, ReidThe Well's on Fire5:17
17."Weisselklenzenacht (The Signature)"FisherThe Well's on Fire5:21


  1. ^ Leggett, Steve (2011). "Secrets of the Hive: The Best of Procol Harum - Procol Harum | AllMusic". Retrieved 12 August 2011.

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