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Grand Hotel is the sixth studio album by Procol Harum. Released init signalled a change of direction for the band. Guitarist Dave Ball who had Grand Hotel - Procol Harum - Grand Hotel / Fires the band for their live album the previous year left shortly after the photo shoot for the proposed album's cover to be replaced by Mick Grabham.

Grabham's head was superimposed on the front and back cover of the album on Ball's body. Although the band had gone through significant personnel changes in previous years, the band would enter its most stable phase with this line up. The album reached No. It peaked at 4 in Denmark[1] where the group was always well received.

Although "Grand Hotel" appears on the surface to be a concept album, the "concept", according to lyricist Keith Reid, doesn't extend beyond the title tune. The single "A Souvenir of London" was banned by the BBC for its reference to venereal disease in Grand Hotel - Procol Harum - Grand Hotel / Fires lyrics of the song. Reid claimed that the song was really inspired regardless of how it turned out and was interpreted by a visit to a souvenir shop near George Martin 's Air Studios.

Reviewing for Rolling Stone inBud Scoppa called Grand Hotel a "confused and uneven transitional album" and "a collection of overblown production jobs that, at their worst, approach self-parody, and simpler, less grandiose tracks that suggest Procol Harum may yet find a way out of the corner they have worked themselves into. Despite their current white-tie conceit, they still haven't decided. In a retrospective review, AllMusic 's James A.

Gardner gave the album three-and-a-half out of five stars and said the replacement of the band's original guitarist Великая Война - Adam Protoplast - Закат Цивилизации Trower with the "capable, even powerful, but not nearly as distinctive" Mick Grabham resulted in a greater reliance on "ornate arrangements than guitar riffs, making this somewhat more dignified than either of their previous studio albums, Home and Broken Barricades.

Both were "raw" tracks i. The reissue also featured an essay by Patrick Humphries and was reissued in a cardboard sleeve. All songs written by Gary Brooker and Keith Reid.

United Kingdom-Silver [8]. Douglas Adams came up with the idea for The Restaurant at the End of the Universe while listening Senza De Ti - Enzo Jannacci - La Milano Di Enzo Jannacci the title track.

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Grand Hotel - Procol Harum - Grand Hotel / Fires

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  1. Grand Hotel is the sixth studio album by Procol hugipuresmithlainaya.infoinfoed in , it signalled a change of direction for the band. Guitarist Dave Ball who had joined the band for their live album the previous year left shortly after the photo shoot for the proposed album's cover to be replaced by Mick hugipuresmithlainaya.infoinfo: Progressive rock, symphonic rock.
  2. Feb 16,  · I remember that when Grand Hotel first was issued, I was right there at the record store to buy it as it was put out for sale. On first listen, I thought it was something special and still do thirty seven years later. Many Procol Harum fans are fans in the true sense of /5(63).
  3. View credits, reviews, tracks and shop for the Vinyl release of Grand Hotel / Fires on Discogs. Label: Chrysalis - CHA • Format: Vinyl 7 Procol Harum - Grand Hotel / Fires (, Vinyl) | Discogs.

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