Shine On Brightly
|Shine On Brightly|
|Studio album by Procol Harum|
|Recorded||1967–68 at Advision Studios, De Lane Lea Studios and Olympic Studios, London, England|
|Genre||Progressive rock, art rock, psychedelic rock|
|Label||Regal Zonophone, A&M|
|Procol Harum chronology|
US and European cover
The title of the epic "In Held 'Twas in I" is an acrostic, taking the first word from the first movement as well as the first word from a verse later in the movement as well as the first word from each of the three successive movements as shown:
In "Glimpses of Nirvana" Held "Glimpses of Nirvana" (sixth verse) ′Twas "′Twas Teatime at the Circus" In "In the Autumn of My Madness" I "Look to Your Soul"
Shine On Brightly was released in September 1968 by record labels Regal Zonophone and A&M. The original British and North American versions of the opening two tracks ("Quite Rightly So" and "Shine On Brightly") are different versions.
The album was reissued several times, including a 2009 remaster using the original 2-track stereo masters and featuring bonus B-sides and alternate takes. However, many of the tracks are played at a higher speed. Subsequent reissues have been at the correct speed.
Upon its release, Jim Miller, writing for Rolling Stone, was unfavourable: "Procol Harum's first release was generally more satisfying, especially since this new album displays little in the way of startling growth – the group has apparently chosen to refine their old approach and the musical result, while usually listenable, is not consistently interesting."
Shine On Brightly was influential in the development of progressive rock by breaking pop and rock music standards with the 17-minute epic "In Held 'Twas in I", which marked the beginning of the lengthy progressive rock suites that would occur later in the 1970s.
|1.||"Quite Rightly So"||Brooker, Fisher, Reid||3:40|
|2.||"Shine On Brightly"||3:32|
|3.||"Skip Softly (My Moonbeams)"||3:47|
|4.||"Wish Me Well"||3:18|
|1.||"Magdalene (My Regal Zonophone)"||2:50|
|2.||"In Held 'Twas in I":
||Brooker, Fisher, Reid||17:31|
|Reissue bonus tracks|
|1.||"Quite Rightly So (Mono single version)"||Brooker, Fisher, Reid||3:42|
|2.||"In the Wee Small Hours of Sixpence (Mono single mix)"||3:02|
|3.||"Monsieur Armand (Mono)"||2:39|
|4.||"Seem to Have the Blues (Most All the Time) (Mono)"||2:48|
|6.||"The Gospel According To..."||3:28|
|7.||"Shine On Brightly (Early version)"||3:23|
|8.||"Magdalene (My Regal Zonophone) (Early version)"||2:25|
|9.||"A Robe of Silk (Backing track)"||Brooker||1:59|
|10.||"Monsieur Armand (Backing track)"||Brooker||2:42|
|11.||"In the Wee Small Hours of Sixpence (Backing track)"||Brooker||3:00|
- Gary Brooker – lead vocals (1-7b, 7d), piano (all but 7e)
- Robin Trower – guitar, co-lead vocals (4)
- Matthew Fisher – organ, lead vocals (7c), piano (7e)
- Dave Knights – bass guitar
- B.J. Wilson – drums
- Keith Reid – lyrics
- Tony Visconti - assistant producer
- Tom Wilkes - art direction
- George Underwood – front cover art design
- Erlewine, Stephen Thomas. "Shine On Brightly – Procol Harum | Songs, Reviews, Credits, Awards | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 9 March 2015.
- Hughes, Rob (August 2015). "Procul Harum Reissues". Classic Rock. pp. 104–05.
- Graff, Gary; Durchholz, Daniel (eds) (1999). MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide. Farmington Hills, MI: Visible Ink Press. p. 902. ISBN 1-57859-061-2.
- Miller, Jim (7 December 1968). "[Shine On Brightly review]". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 9 March 2015.