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No More Fear of Flying
Remastered reissue of the 1979 solo debut for Chrysalis by Procol Harum's vocalist/ pianist with two bonus tracks, the previously unreleased 'Fat Cats' and the B-side 'S.S. (Self-Sufficient) Blues'. 12 tracks total. Tim Re... more »
Remastered reissue of the 1979 solo debut for Chrysalis by Procol Harum's vocalist/ pianist with two bonus tracks, the previously unreleased 'Fat Cats' and the B-side 'S.S. (Self-Sufficient) Blues'. 12 tracks total. Tim Renwick, Bruce Lynch and Dave Mattacks all guest throughout. 1997 Repertoire release.
Gary Brooker Flies High
Alan Caylow | USA | 08/25/2005
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In 1979, two years after Procol Harum disbanded (until their reunion in 1991), singer/songwriter/pianist Gary Brooker released his first solo album, "No More Fear Of Flying." In short, if you love Procol Harum, then you'll love Gary solo, too. "No More Fear Of Flying" is an excellent album of top-notch, Harum-flavored piano pop/rock, spearheaded by Brooker's powerful voice and masterful playing on the keys. Great songs include the title track, the lovely "Say It Ain't So Joe" (written by Murray Head) and "Angelina," the catchy "Give Me Something To Remember You By" and "Get Up And Dance." There's also two bonus tracks to enjoy: the rare Brooker B-side "S.S. Blues" and the previously-unreleased fun of "Fat Cats." Gary Brooker's "No More Fear Of Flying" is a great disc."
Gary Brooker is an amazing talent!
Mark C. Embry | Lilburn, Ga. USA | 02/04/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Ever since I heard "A Salty Dog" on a "Progressive" FM station back in the early '70's, I've been a fan of Procol Harem. After many years of following them, I discovered his "solo" album (yes, it was an LP), but was reluctant to buy it because I hadn't heard anything from it on the radio. Their loss for not playing it. I'm glad, now, because Gary added a couple of songs that weren't on the original. Although they weren't great, they're still better than the rubbish on the radio now."
Gay Flush | 06/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If I put this cd in a pile with all my Procul Harum cd's and then rated them, I think this one would come in third!"