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A Bit Of 'A Rum Tale': Procol Harum, Grand Hotel and the Timeless Allure of Lovestruckness

Rob Steen, Rock's Backpages, 19 March 2013

"IT'S A TRICKY one to play." Were my ears deceiving me? Here was the voice behind one of the most frequently heard-and-covered songs of all time, a voice that sometimes sounds like Bryan Ferry with a working soul, at others like Lowell George after a year off the sauce and needles, but mostly like nothing else. Now, naked and wintry, it was utterly Southend, and just a bit unsettling.

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