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Thursday, June 07, 2007

New Releases 1972.04.17

Phonolog Reports – New Releases

Week of April 17, 1972

Caught my eye:

PROCOL HARUM – Live (With The Edmunton Symphony Orchestra) (A&M SP-4335) (LP) (CD)

Only one cool title this week, but it’s a good one. Procol Harum with an orchestra, in Canada. And an actual trip up the charts for the lads.

Also of interest:

JOAN BAEZ – Come From The Shadows (A&M SP-4339) (LP)

WEATHER REPORT – I Sing The Body Electric (Columbia KC-31352)

PETER MATZ – Quadraphonic Spectacular (Columbia CQ-31247)

Joan soldiers on after leaving Vanguard. Jazz rock from Weather Report – it even had a cool LP cover! And Quad “EZ” goodness from the late Peter Matz. I wonder if they made a stereo copy of this “Quadraphonic” title?

Notable singles:

PROCOL HARUM – Conquistador b/w A Salty Dog (A&M AM-1347) both sides live versions

SPIRIT – Cadillac Cowboys b/w Darkness (Epic 5-10849)

JIMI HENDRIX – Johnny B. Goode b/w Lover Man (Reprise 1082)

MOODY BLUES – Isn’t Life Strange (Threshold 67009)

TOM JONES – Young New Mexican Puppeteer (Parrot 40070)

A hit single for Procol Harum! In the U.K., they were treated to a non-LP B-Side, a live version of “Luskus Delph”! More Spirit. Another posthumous Jimi Hendrix single. A “Seventh Sojourn” single for the Moody Blues (what was the B-side? I only have a promo 45 with the same thing on both sides). An EZ hit for Tom Jones, still rakin’ in the ladies.



Anonymous Jim Donato said...

Re: Procol Harum

You know, I strongly remember "Conquistador" being a rather big top 40 hit from the dawn of my exposure to top 40 radio, but until very recently, I had no idea who performed it. I had been laboring under the mistaken impression for decades that it was the Maynard Ferguson Band due to MF's late 70s cover. That is one of those songs that was a big hit but simply doesn't exist in the classic rock ghetto of today. What's up with that?

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