Who Says You Can`t Go 'HOME' Again?
4-Legged Defender | ATL. GA. | 01/03/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"The Salvo reissues of Procol`s catalog are worth checking out for all fans - the remastering is first-rate, the tri-fold packaging a joy, the booklets loaded w/ rare pics, promotional and press info and repros, great liner notes and recollections by Gary + co., as well as bonus tracks. Whew! That said, this one`s a bit shy on the bonus material, and the liner notes state why, but the booklet compensates for this shortcoming nicely. While this is not one of Procol`s best efforts, there is enough essential material here to justify the purchase, even if it`s just for the remastering of the Trower-penned 'Whiskey Train', the chilling, Poe-like lyrics of 'The Dead Man`s Dream', the lyrical threats ("I`ll darken your Christmas,I`ll piss on your door") of 'Still There`ll Be More', the great guitar and drumming bits on 'About To Die', or the sheer,eternal magnificence of 'Whaling Stories'. And Keith Reid`s lyrics are always biting and thought-provoking. Maybe not their best, but essential nonetheless."