A disco version by Munich Machine touched the lower reaches of the charts for a few weeks in Oasis. The most eccentric version comes from deconstructivist rockers Vibrating Egg, a band from Athens, Georgia. They restore the spookiness of the original by appending a tale told by a madman Come in Here if You Want to , Dog Gone Warlock and the London Symphony Orchestra vie for tastelessness with their respective treatments.
Warlock Force Majeure , Vertigo offer overwrought corporate rock. Both are lamentably conservative. It is April and Gary Brooker is in a recording studio in north London, busy mixing The Symphonic Music of Procol Harum , an album of orchestrated versions of the band's songs. These new orchestral versions are so opulent they make the originals seem skeletal, bare bones to be adorned with bangles, frills and finery. Here they pirouette to a different dance.
Brooker takes time out from digitally tweaking a cor anglais to recreate, for my benefit, the inception of A Whiter Shade of Pale.
What does it owe to Air on a G-String? He was messing it up. The bass line went on descending interminably, the trill in the right hand reduced to uncertain ornamentation. The stumbling coalesces into a pretty chord sequence. How did you marry the tune to the words? More than fully, in fact. I ask about the missing verse. Re 'The Shakespearean quote is a clunker' below: the typescrpt in Gary Brooker's collected Reid lyric album shows that in fact Keith wrote 'food of life', playing games with the canonical text just as he had with 'the light fantastic' No wonder it was dropped.
The Shakespearean quote is a clunker, and pity Brooker stumbling over the back-to-back Ds on the awkward penultimate line. The crudity of the denouement would surely have exposed the singer to ridicule. A Whiter Shade of Pale , in this version, would have been sunk. And yet the verse is essential to an understanding of the song. We at last learn that the drunken seduction is consummated, and the sea metaphor reaches its apotheosis in the oblivion and forgetfulness of sex, with a neat pun thrown in as a punch-line.
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Per Ryolf. The song's recurring metaphor is A Whiter Shade Of Pale - Various - Milestones - 20 Rock Operas (CD) maritime disaster, and a parallel is drawn between romantic conquest and the allure and peril of the sea. In lateBrooker promised that "Procol will play in ", and in September the band played an open air gig with the New London Sinfonia in Guildford. It was the most played song in the last 75 years in public places in the UK as of and the United Kingdom performing rights group Phonographic Performance Limited in recognised it as the most-played record by British broadcasting of the past 70 years. With notes and tablature. Start the wiki. Here To Stay 4. We at last learn that the drunken seduction is consummated, and the sea metaphor reaches its apotheosis in the oblivion and forgetfulness of sex, with a neat pun thrown in as a punch-line.
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