The Long Goodbye (Procol Harum album)

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The Long Goodbye
Procol Harum Long Goodbye.jpg
Studio album by Procol Harum
Released 18 July 1995
Recorded April 1994 – March 1995
Genre Rock
Length 61:41
Label RCA Victor
Producer Gary Brooker
Procol Harum chronology
The Prodigal Stranger
(1991)The Prodigal Stranger1991
The Long Goodbye
The Well's on Fire
(2003)The Well's on Fire2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

The Long Goodbye (The Symphonic Music of Procol Harum) was released in 1995. Strictly speaking, this is not a Procol Harum album; it was produced by Gary Brooker with various guest musicians many of whom are or were members of Procol Harum. For example, Robin Trower and Matthew Fisher appear on only one track – "Repent Walpurgis," which Fisher composed.

Unlike all the other songs on the album, the title track has never been officially released by Procol Harum. It was a Gary Brooker solo single and included on the Gary Brooker solo album Echoes in the Night, which was co-produced by Brooker and Fisher, who also co-composed the song's music. Its lyrics were written by Procol Harum's Keith Reid and Procol's B.J. Wilson played drums on the track.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Conquistador"
  2. "Homburg"
  3. "Grand Hotel"
  4. "Simple Sister"
  5. "A Salty Dog"
  6. "Pandora's Box"
  7. "A Whiter Shade of Pale"
  8. "Repent Walpurgis"
  9. "(You Can't) Turn Back the Page"
  10. "Strangers in Space"
  11. "Butterfly Boys"
  12. "The Long Goodbye"



Regardless of all the above named musicians, the predominant sound on the album is the orchestra.


  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William (2011). "The Long Goodbye: Symphonic Music of Procol Harum - Procol Harum | AllMusic". Retrieved 12 August 2011. 

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