Broken Barricades is the fifth studio album by British progressive rock band Procol Harum. It was released in June 1971.
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”.
Music: Gary Brooker, Lyrics: Keith Reid, unless otherwise stated
- Simple Sister – 5:52
- Broken Barricades – 3:13
- Memorial Drive – 3:47 (Trower, Reid)
- Luskus Delph – 3:48
- Power Failure – 4:33
- Song for a Dreamer – 5:40 (Trower, Reid)
- Playmate of the Mouth – 5:06
- Poor Mohammed – 3:07 (Trower, Reid)