Secrets of the Hive

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Secrets of the Hive
Procol Harum Secrets Of The Hive.jpg
Compilation album by Procol Harum
Released August 27, 2007
Recorded 1967 - 2003
Genre Progressive rock
Label Union Square Music
Producer Rob 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
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 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 1[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "A Whiter Shade of Pale" Gary Brooker, Keith Reid, Matthew Fisher Non-album UK single, 1967 4:08
2. "A Christmas Camel" Brooker, Reid Procol Harum, 1967 4:49
3. "Quite Rightly So" Brooker, Fisher, Reid Shine On Brightly, 1968 3:39
4. "Long Gone Geek" Brooker, Fisher, Reid B-side to the "A Salty Dog" single, 1969 3:13
5. "All This and More" Brooker, Reid A Salty Dog, 1969 3:50
6. "Whisky Train" Robin Trower, Reid Home, 1970 4:31
7. "Broken Barricades" Brooker, Reid Broken Barricades, 1971 3:10
8. "Simple Sister" Brooker, Reid Broken Barricades 5:49
9. "A Salty Dog (Live)" Brooker, Reid Procol Harum Live: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra, 1972; originally from A Salty Dog 5:36
10. "Fires (Which Burnt Brightly)" Brooker, Reid Grand Hotel, 1973 5:10
11. "Bringing Home the Bacon" Brooker, Reid Grand Hotel 4:20
12. "Beyond the Pale" Brooker, Reid Exotic Birds and Fruit, 1974 3:03
13. "Nothing But the Truth" Brooker, Reid Exotic Birds and Fruit 3:12
14. "Something Magic" Brooker, Reid Something Magic, 1977 3:36
15. "Holding On" Brooker, Reid The Prodigal Stranger, 1991 4:17
16. "Into the Flood (Live)" Brooker, Matt Noble, Reid Procol Harum – In Concert With the Danish National Concert Orchestra and Choir, 2009; originally a B-side to the "The Truth Won't Fade Away" single, 1991 5:43
17. "An Old English Dream" Brooker, Reid The Well's on Fire, 2003 4:40
18. "Repent Walpurgis" Fisher Procol Harum 5:02

Disc 2[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Place of Origin Length
1. "Homburg" Brooker, Reid Non-album single, 1967 3:57
2. "She Wandered Through the Garden Fence" Brooker, Reid Procol Harum 3:24
3. "Magdalene (My Regal Zonophone)" Brooker, Reid Shine On Brightly 2:50
4. "Shine On Brightly" Brooker, Reid Shine On Brightly 3:31
5. "The Devil Came from Kansas" Brooker, Reid A Salty Dog 4:36
6. "Whaling Stories" Brooker, Reid Home 7:07
7. "Power Failure" Brooker, Reid Broken Barricades 4:30
8. "Conquistador (Live)" Brooker, Reid Procol Harum Live: In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra; originally from Procol Harum 4:34
9. "Grand Hotel" Brooker, Reid Grand Hotel 6:10
10. "A Souvenir of London" Brooker, Reid Grand Hotel 3:21
11. "The Idol" Brooker, Reid Exotic Birds and Fruit 6:37
12. "As Strong as Samson" Brooker, Reid Exotic Birds and Fruit 5:04
13. "Pandora's Box" Brooker, Reid Procol's Ninth 3:34
14. "(You Can't) Turn Back the Page" Brooker, Noble, Reid The Prodigal Stranger 3:58
15. "A Dream in Ev'ry Home" Brooker, Fisher, Reid The Prodigal Stranger 4:02
16. "This World Is Rich (For Stephen Maboe)" Brooker, Reid The Well's on Fire 5:17
17. "Weisselklenzenacht (The Signature)" Fisher The Well's on Fire 5:21


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

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