Album review

Procol Harum - The Well's On Fire

While it can't be said that Procol Harum are still the melodic force they were in the '60s and early '70s, this, their 12th album in 36 years, is never less than honest, dignified and graceful—music of indisputable integrity made with soul and technical assurance. There's no sign here of any uncommitted running through the changes. This is still a real group in genuinely active condition, which in itself is remarkable. Probably mainly for the band's many long-term devotees, nonetheless.

Rating: 3 / 10


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The 46th (And Last) Playlist Of 2014


Sorry I didn't manage to post a playlist last week; a combination of germs, deadlines and various other professional/seasonal distractions meant that I ran out of time.

Here, though, is our last office list of 2014, with lots of strong new entries. A few highlights...