Of Procol Harum‘s debut album, lyricist Keith Reid said in 1972, “I suppose the first album was the album I was the happiest with. It was fantastic, you know; I thought all the songs were great. It was the worst recorded album, but I really like it.”
The album was included on Classic Rock magazine’s list “50 Albums That Built Prog Rock”. CDJ readers voted it the #5 most underrated album in classic rock.
Procol Harum’s massively successful debut single, “A Whiter Shade of Pale” was not featured on the UK album release but was the first track on the US version.