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Broken Barricades
Studio album by Procol Harum

Publish-
ment(s)

11. June 1971

Recording

February-March 1971

Label(s) Chrysalis

Format(s)

LP

Genre(s)

Progressive rock

Title (number)

8

Length

35:06

Cast
  • Gary Brooker – piano, vocals
  • B. J. Wilson – Drums
  • Chris Copping – Hammond Organ, Bass
  • Robin Trower – Guitar
  • Keith Reid – Lyrics

Production

Chris Thomas

Chronology
Home
(1970)
Broken Barricades Grand Hotel
(1973)
Single releases
1971 Broken Barricades / Power Failure
1971 Simple Sister / Broken Barricades

Broken Barricades is the fifth studio album by British progressive rock band Procol Harum. It was released in June 1971.

Reception

Matthew Greenwald writes at AllMusic that the band’s sound is a bit sparser on this album after the departure of organist Matthew Fisher, but “definitely not without greatness and dynamism”. He singles out Simple Sister as “really great” and says it’s one of Gary Brooker and Keith Reid’s best compositions. Other tracks like Power Failure and Playmate of the Mouth are rated as “first class songs”.[1]

Title list

Music: Gary Brooker, Lyrics: Keith Reid, unless otherwise stated

Page 1

  1. Simple Sister – 5:52
  2. Broken Barricades – 3:13
  3. Memorial Drive – 3:47 (Trower, Reid)
  4. Luskus Delph – 3:48

Page 2

  1. Power Failure – 4:33
  2. Song for a Dreamer – 5:40 (Trower, Reid)
  3. Playmate of the Mouth – 5:06
  4. Poor Mohammed – 3:07 (Trower, Reid)

Individual references

  1. Broken Barricades – AllMusic Review by Matthew Greenwald allmusic.com

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