A Whiter Shade of Pale" is the debut single by the British rock band Procol Harum, released 12 May 1967. The single reached number 1 in the UK Singles Chart on 8 June 1967 and stayed there for six weeks. Without much promotion, it reached number 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the United States. One of the anthems of the 1967 Summer of Love, it is one of the best selling singles in history, having sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.
Procol Harum is the debut studio album by English rock band Procol Harum. It was released in September 1967 by record label Deram in the US, following their breakthrough and immensely popular single "A Whiter Shade of Pale". The track doesn't appear on the UK version of the album, but was included on the US issue. The UK version of the album was released in December 1967 by record label Regal Zonophone.
About A Whiter Shade of Pale. The first and most famous hit single of the early progressive rock group Procol Harum. and found on the album with the same name. The song was written in 1967, before the Summer of Love and became of its anthems. Procol Harum – named after a Burmese cat belonging to a friend of the group’s manager. It is believed to mean Beyond these far off things in (misspelled) Latin. But certainly there’s a journey going on, it’s not a collection of lines just stuck together. It’s got a thread running through i. .I feel with songs that you’re given a piece of the puzzle, the inspiration or whatever. In this case, I had that title, ‘Whiter Shade of Pale,’ and I thought, There’s a song here. And it’s making up the puzzle that fits the piece you’ve got. You fill out the picture, you find the rest of the picture that that piece fits into.
Album: Procol's Ninth Remastered & Expanded, 2018. Procol Harum - A Whiter Shade Of Pale (1967). We skipped the light Fandango turned cartwheels 'cross the floor I was feeling kind of seasick but the crowd called out for more The room was humming harder as the ceiling flew away When we called out for another drink the waiter brought a tray And so it was that later as the Miller told his tale that her face, at first just