NEW EXPANDED 3 CD EDITION OF THE CLASSIC 1974 ALBUM BY PROCOL HARUM

WITH TWO BONUS TRACKS, ALONG WITH THE FULL RECORDING FOR BBC RADIO ONE IN CONCERT FROM MARCH 1974 AND A COMPLETE PREVIOUSLY UNRELEASED 65 MINUTE LIVE PERFORMANCE FOR FM RADIO IN DALLAS, TEXAS FROM JULY 1974

INCLUDES A LAVISHLY ILLUSTRATED BOOKLET WITH ESSAY BY PROCOL HARUM AUTHORITY ROLAND CLARE FEATURING EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW QUOTES FROM GARY BROOKER

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of an expanded 3CD edition of the acclaimed Procol Harum album “Exotic Birds And Fruit”. Released in April 1974, the album was the product of a series of recording sessions beset by power cuts, the result of industrial strife during the winter of 1973. Despite having to work around these difficult conditions, “Exotic Birds and Fruit” would prove to be another fine collection of material written by Gary Brooker and lyricist Keith Reid, featuring such classic tracks as ‘Nothing But The Truth’, ‘As Strong As Samson’, ‘Beyond The Pale’, ‘Butterfly Boys’ and ‘The Idol’. The album would reveal the line-up of Gary Brooker, Alan Cartwright, Chris Copping, Mick Grabham and B.J. Wilson to be in fine, inspired form.

This new expanded three CD edition of “Exotic Birds And Fruit” includes the original album (with two bonus tracks), along with two additional discs featuring the band’s entire performance for BBC Radio One’s In Concert show from March 1974 and a previously unreleased 65 minute live set recorded at January Sound Studios in Dallas on July 5th 1974 for KZEW FM.

The release also includes a lavishly illustrated booklet featuring material from Gary Brooker’s personal archive and an essay by Procol Harum authority Roland Clare featuring comments from Gary Brooker.

DISC ONE: EXOTIC BIRDS AND FRUIT

1. NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
2. BEYOND THE PALE
3. AS STRONG AS SAMSON
4. THE IDOL
5. THE THIN END OF THE WEDGE
6. MONSIEUR ARMAND
7. FRESH FRUIT
8. BUTTERFLY BOYS
9. NEW LAMPS FOR OLD

BONUS TRACKS
10. DRUNK AGAIN

B-SIDE OF SINGLE
11. AS STRONG AS SAMSON (ALTERNATIVE MIX IN DB)

DISC TWO: BBC RADIO ONE “IN CONCERT” MARCH 1974

1. CONQUISTADOR
2. BRINGING HOME THE BACON
3. WHALING STORIES
4. NEW LAMPS FOR OLD
5. BEYOND THE PALE
6. AS STRONG AS SAMSON
7. SIMPLE SISTER
8. THE IDOL
9. GRAND HOTEL
10. BUTTERFLY BOYS
11. NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

DISC THREE: LIVE AT JANUARY SOUND STUDIOS, DALLAS TEXAS FOR KZEW FM JULY 1974

1. CONQUISTADOR
2. BRINGING HOME THE BACON
3. LONG GONE GEEK
4. HOMBURG
5. CERDES (OUTSIDE THE GATES OF)
6. BEYOND THE PALE
7. POWER FAILURE
8. AS STRONG AS SAMSON
9. THE IDOL
10. BUTTERFLY BOYS
11. MABEL
12. NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
13. NEW LAMPS FOR OLD

DISC ONE: EXOTIC BIRDS AND FRUIT

1. NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
2. BEYOND THE PALE
3. AS STRONG AS SAMSON
4. THE IDOL
5. THE THIN END OF THE WEDGE
6. MONSIEUR ARMAND
7. FRESH FRUIT
8. BUTTERFLY BOYS
9. NEW LAMPS FOR OLD

BONUS TRACKS
10. DRUNK AGAIN

B-SIDE OF SINGLE
11. AS STRONG AS SAMSON (ALTERNATIVE MIX IN DB)

DISC TWO: BBC RADIO ONE “IN CONCERT” MARCH 1974

1. CONQUISTADOR
2. BRINGING HOME THE BACON
3. WHALING STORIES
4. NEW LAMPS FOR OLD
5. BEYOND THE PALE
6. AS STRONG AS SAMSON
7. SIMPLE SISTER
8. THE IDOL
9. GRAND HOTEL
10. BUTTERFLY BOYS
11. NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

DISC THREE: LIVE AT JANUARY SOUND STUDIOS, DALLAS TEXAS FOR KZEW FM JULY 1974

1. CONQUISTADOR
2. BRINGING HOME THE BACON
3. LONG GONE GEEK
4. HOMBURG
5. CERDES (OUTSIDE THE GATES OF)
6. BEYOND THE PALE
7. POWER FAILURE
8. AS STRONG AS SAMSON
9. THE IDOL
10. BUTTERFLY BOYS
11. MABEL
12. NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH
13. NEW LAMPS FOR OLD
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