Musical coincidences # 347

December 14, 2012

Recently over at the PowerPop blog, young Steve Smiles (Hi, Steve!) posted one of his favourite Procol Harum songs, “Pilgrim’s Progress”.

Steve mentioned the splendidness of the last part of the song, which begins with a piano. It reminded Steve of “Layla“, and I’m not surprised:

Procol Harum – “Pilgrim’s Progress” (1969) (excerpt)

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Derek & The Dominos – “Layla (1970) (excerpt)

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But once the second part of “Pilgrim’s Progress” got going (i.e., with full band), it reminded me of an Australian song from the 1970s:

Procol Harum – “Pilgrim’s Progress” (1969) (excerpt)

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Mississippi – “Will I?” (1974) (excerpt)

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Here are the full versions:

Procol Harum – “Pilgrim’s Progress” (1969)

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Derek & The Dominos – “Layla (1970)

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Mississippi – “Will I?” (1974)

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