eclipsed No. 190 / 5-2017

18. July 2018

PROCOL HARUM - Novum Harum

28. April 2017

PROCOL HARUM - Novum Harum

Basically nobody expected a new studio album from Procol Harum any more. The last recordings were released with "The Well's On Fire" a long time ago, in the year 2003. Now "Novum", which actually comes up with some innovations: organist Matthew Fisher and lyricist Keith Reid are two original members; for the first time all Procol-Harum-musicians are involved in the songwriting; Urgestein Pete Brown is responsible for the lyrics. eclipsed spoke with singer and pianist Gary Brooker about the surprising sign of life English prog pioneers and looked back with him on 50 years of band history.

eclipsed: Of course the anniversary of Procol Harum is a wonderful occasion for a new studio album. But why have you waited so long for it anyway?

eclipsed No. 150 / 5-2013

12. April 2014

The Turn of Time - 40 Years The Dark Side Of The Moon

To describe the success and influence of "The Dark Side Of The Moon", you can't get far with conventional superlatives. Pink Floyd have brought about nothing less than a paradigm shift in rock music with this album. Perhaps the greatest merit of the group was the fact that it made the artful, skilful rock music palatable to a whole new class of listeners. On the occasion of the 40th anniversary of the release of the famous record eclipsed enters the far side of the moon.