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The Keith Reid Project

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Keith Reid and Gary Brooker founded Procol Harum in 1967. With the worldwide chart breaker A Whiter Shade Of Pale the writer/lyricist-duo Brooker/Reid wrote an all time rock classic.

For The Keith Reid Project, Keith Reid has gathered together a highly impressive group of singers and songwriters around him. The album The Common Thread has made a dream become reality, for these songs have accompanied Keiths life like “a common thread”.

In all, there are eight singers/songwriters to interpret Keith Reids lyrics and stories. There is Chris Thompson (the voice of Manfred Manns Earth Band) and John Waite (Bad English, The Babys and a very fine solo artist) – they are both among THE worlds great voices of rock – having stamped their unique character on worldwide hits such as Blinded By The Light (C. Thompson), Mr Wonderful and Missing You (J. Waite). There is Southside Johnny, also known as The Godfather Of New Jersey Sound, acknowledged by Jon Bon Jovi as My Reason For Singing. And also, there is the legendary Terry Reid, who has firmly stamped his name in Rock history and continues to enjoy high status among music critics. Also, Steve Booker, producer & co-writer of Duffys current No 1 hit Mercy, wrote and sings two songs on the album.

The achievement is a singer/songwriter album containing timeless beautiful rock music, tailor made for great voices.

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  • adandu49

    *songwriters

    12 Aug 2012 Reply
  • adandu49

    Reid is definitely one of the greatest songwriter ever - just think about the lyrics of Homburg, Salty Dog or Grand Hotel of Procol Harum, painted moods with few but perfect brushstrokes....

    12 Aug 2012 Reply
  • DarkKnight1190

    For The Keith Reid Project, Keith Reid (founding member of Procol Harum) has gathered together a highly impressive group of singers and songwriters around him. There is Chris Thompson (the voice of Manfred Mann's Earth Band) and John Waite (Bad English, The Babys and a very fine solo artist) and other well known artists. The achievement is a singer/songwriter album containing timeless beautiful rock music, tailor made for great voices. In the finest classic tradition, Rock, Pop & Folk are tied together harmoniously. Here and there you can find some Americana, Blues, Latin and Irish influences. Anyone between the ages of 8 and 80 in the mood for great handmade music should listen to "The Common Thread".

    28 Sep 2011 Reply