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Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale album
  • Performer Procol Harum
  • Title A Whiter Shade Of Pale
  • Country UK
  • Style Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock, Classic Rock
  • Other formats MP4 AAC MPC MOD MP2 ASF AUD
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1924 mb
  • Size FLAC 1454 mb
  • Rating: 4.1
  • Votes: 938

A Whiter Shade of Pale" is the debut single by the British rock band Procol Harum, released 12 May 1967. The single reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart on 8 June 1967 and stayed there for six weeks. Without much promotion, it reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. One of the anthems of the 1967 Summer of Love, it is one of the best selling singles in history, having sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.

Procol Harum is the debut studio album by English rock band Procol Harum. It was released in September 1967 by record label Deram in the US, following their breakthrough and immensely popular single "A Whiter Shade of Pale". The track doesn't appear on the UK version of the album, but was included on the US issue. The UK version of the album was released in December 1967 by record label Regal Zonophone.

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About A Whiter Shade of Pale. The first and most famous hit single of the early progressive rock group Procol Harum. and found on the album with the same name. The song was written in 1967, before the Summer of Love and became of its anthems. Procol Harum – named after a Burmese cat belonging to a friend of the group’s manager. It is believed to mean Beyond these far off things in (misspelled) Latin. But certainly there’s a journey going on, it’s not a collection of lines just stuck together. It’s got a thread running through i. .I feel with songs that you’re given a piece of the puzzle, the inspiration or whatever. In this case, I had that title, ‘Whiter Shade of Pale,’ and I thought, There’s a song here. And it’s making up the puzzle that fits the piece you’ve got. You fill out the picture, you find the rest of the picture that that piece fits into.

Paul from Eindhoven, NetherlandsThe Procol Harum version of Whiter Shade of Pale is still unsurpassed, but did you ever hear the Hollies cover? Eb from Fl Keys, FlListening to Glenn Hughes version of this song and loving it. In it's original and various interpretations it has a dreamy-trippy kind of fairy tale quality. David Lanz has a beautiful piano rendition of a Whiter Shade of Pale on his Return to the Heart album. Every song on this album was cut at a different European location. The music to this song is intoxicating.


A1 A Whiter Shade Of Pale 4:11
A2 Conquistador 2:37
A3 She Wandered Through The Garden Fence 3:23
A4 Something Following Me 3:35
A5 Mabel 1:52
A6 Kaleidoscope 2:51
B1 Cerdes (Outside The Gates Of) 5:06
B2 A Christmas Camel 4:51
B3 Salad Days (Are Here Again) 3:41
B4 Good Captain Clack 1:34
B5 Repent Walpurgis 4:40

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Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
LRZ 1001, SLRZ 1001 Procol Harum Procol Harum ‎(LP, Album, Mono) Regal Zonophone, Regal Zonophone LRZ 1001, SLRZ 1001 UK 1967
LRZ 1001 Procol Harum Procol Harum ‎(LP, Album, Mono, TP) Regal Zonophone LRZ 1001 UK 1967
DES-18008 Procol Harum Procol Harum ‎(LP, Album) Deram DES-18008 US 1967
CUCD 05, CUCD 05 PH Procol Harum Procol Harum ‎(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Box) Cube Records, Cube Records CUCD 05, CUCD 05 PH Benelux 1994
SALVOCD016 Procol Harum Procol Harum ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, Dig) Salvo, Fly Records SALVOCD016 Europe 2009