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.
Turned a whiter shade of pale. She said, there is no reason And the truth is plain to see’ But I wandered through my playing cards And would not let her be One of sixteen vestal virgins Who were leaving for the coast And although my eyes were open They might have just as well’ve been closed. And so it was that later As the miller told his tale That her face at first just ghostly Turned a whiter shade of pale. If music be the food of love Then laughter is its queen And likewise if behind is in front Then dirt in truth is clean My mouth by then like cardboard Seemed to slip straight through my head So we crash-dived straightway quickly And attacked the ocean bed. CategoriesProcol Harum.
|1||A Whiter Shade Of Pale||4:05|
|3||She Wandered Through The Garden Fence||3:24|
|4||Something Following Me||3:36|
|6||Cerdes (Outside The Gates Of)||5:04|
|7||A Christmas Camel||4:49|
|9||Salad Days (Are Here Again)||3:37|
|10||Good Captain Clack||1:29|
- Made By – MPO
- Composed By – Gary Brooker (tracks: 1-10), Keith Reid (tracks: 1-10), Matthew Fisher (tracks: 11)
- Producer – Denny Cordell
NotesInlay states 'Stereo'. Disc states' Mono'. The recording is Mono.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Matrix / Runout: CUBE 853007 CD MPO 01 @
- Rights Society: SACEM SDRM SACD SGDL
- Other (Hub text): COMPACT DISC MPO FRANCE 07
|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|