Time Machine 1972

4-16-12                     Time Machine

Phonolog Reports – New Releases

Week of April 17, 1972

Caught my eye:

PROCOL HARUM – Live (With The Edmunton Symphony Orchestra) (A&M SP-4335) (LP/CD)

Only one cool title this week, but it’s a good one.  Procol Harum with an orchestra, in Canada.  And an actual trip up the charts for the lads.

Also of interest:

JOAN BAEZ – Come From The Shadows (A&M SP-4339) (LP)

WEATHER REPORT – I Sing The Body Electric (Columbia KC-31352)

PETER MATZ – Quadraphonic Spectacular (Columbia CQ-31247)

Joan soldiers on after leaving Vanguard.  Jazz rock from Weather Report – it even had a cool LP cover!  And Quad “EZ” goodness from the late Peter Matz.  I wonder if they made a stereo copy of this “Quadraphonic” title?

Notable singles:

PROCOL HARUM – Conquistador b/w A Salty Dog (A&M AM-1347) both sides live versions

SPIRIT – Cadillac Cowboys b/w Darkness (Epic 5-10849)

JIMI HENDRIX – Johnny B. Goode b/w Lover Man (Reprise 1082)

MOODY BLUES – Isn’t Life Strange (Threshold 67009)

TOM JONES – Young New Mexican Puppeteer (Parrot 40070)

A hit single for Procol Harum!  In the U.K., they were treated to a non-LP B-Side, a live version of “Luskus Delph”!  More Spirit.  Another posthumous Jimi Hendrix single.  A “Seventh Sojourn” single for the Moody Blues (what was the B-side? I only have a promo 45 with the same thing on both sides).  An EZ hit for Tom Jones, still rakin’ in the ladies.

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3 Responses to Time Machine 1972

  1. Brian Ware says:

    Totally agree on the Procol Harum. I played that one to death “Young New Mexican Puppeteer”??? Never heard of that one, but I’m having an amusing time trying to imagine how it might go…

  2. postpunkmonk says:

    I vividly remember “Conquistador” but never knew who did it! I’m with Mr. Ware on the TJ 45! Possible best title of all time? It is definitely like nothing else out there. It has a nice ESL lilt to it. As if it were a George Baker Selection Dutch language hit loosely translated to Welsh!

  3. ronkanefiles says:

    Procol Harum’s “Conquistador” was their 2nd biggest hit, after “Whiter Shade of Pale”. One of my favorite bands of all time.

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