A Whiter Shade of Pale

TrishM wrote on 2/26/2016, 10:50 AM
Title: PH Whiter Shade of Pale

Hi Music Makers

"A Whiter Shade of Pale" by Procol Harum has been a favorite song of mine since the 60's.  It was written in 1967.  One of my keyboards has a setting called "WhitrShade" as one of the organ sounds so of course I used that one!

Thanks for listening


Former user wrote on 2/26/2016, 11:02 AM

Hi Trishie:

I had already logged out when I saw that you had posted this.  I whole-heartedly echo your words about this song.  Not only is it a classic, but it's a "classic"  for all the right reasons. 

You do this this classic great justice, my dear friend.  No surprise there.  But, not taking your performances for granted either.  Let's just say that we've grown accustomed to your talents, and have come to expect nothing less from you.


Pat_02 wrote on 2/26/2016, 12:16 PM

Merci Trish pour m'avoir envoyé ce lien pour écouter votre musique.

J'adore cette chanson et musique que vous avez interprétée à merveille, bravo !

c'est très beau.

La composition est parfaite.



jecke wrote on 2/26/2016, 12:39 PM

Great cover, I'm not into 60s music but this however is a great song. A tip, German singer Doro (Pesch) has made a great ccover of this, you should see if you can find it. If I'm not wrong the album is ccalled "Force Manjure".

diegoweb13 wrote on 2/26/2016, 1:19 PM

Trish talented.

Excellent execution.

You deserve:

And also a big:

The link below and the Italian version of a group of the 70 the DIK DIK.


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SpriteBat wrote on 2/26/2016, 8:26 PM

It's so nice that you are making music on a consistent basis. You must be in a good zone right now, and we're all grateful for it. 

I don't think I've heard the original, but as always, your cover has a ton of merit on its own and I'm sure not only does justice to the original but also pays homage to it in an outstanding way. I would like to listen to it to see where you got your inspiration. Again, great work. Best wishes!

Former user wrote on 2/27/2016, 3:37 AM

One of the cult pieces of music progressive years 60/70.
I would say grandiose remake, music of the highest level and excellent sound quality.
it is clear that tea is nothing new to be able to rearrange and then perform songs of this genre.
However the most important thing is the overall result that I consider exaggerated

Father_of_Joy wrote on 2/27/2016, 4:40 AM

Oh Trish,

in just the first few seconds, the goose bumps came! What a gorgeous reminiscence to this classic song!
Played so soulfully and with such a devotion. Thank you! I love it. 

Former user wrote on 2/27/2016, 5:13 AM

Hi Trish,
with this song you brought me back in time, when I was still a child, but I remember very well of this song, which accompanied my afternoons listening to the radio.
Your interpretation is very exciting, but you you always manage to thrill the listener to your tunes.


Piazzini wrote on 2/27/2016, 1:59 PM

Hoi Trish

Again you have chosen a wonderful song. Of course, this should all be familiar song.

Therefore, it is more difficult to bring their own touch into it.

You did it with your piano playing again managed to convince me.


en liebe gruess vom


DEPO57 wrote on 2/27/2016, 4:01 PM

quanti ricordi!!!   avevo 10 anni quando iniziai a suonare questa musica con la mia prima tastiera, piccola piccola..

grazie per questi bei momenti

thierryroustit wrote on 2/28/2016, 2:36 AM

Bravo, c'est très bien interprété.

Cover super!

JuanIsidoro wrote on 2/28/2016, 3:06 AM

a great interpretation of a beautiful song

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Me llamo Juan Isidoro. Soy de Sevilla al sur de España.Trabajo en un camion y hago musica por placer.

Espero que os guste.

My name is juan Isidoro. I’m from Seville in southern Spain.
Working a truck and do music for pleasure.I hope you like.



Nickillus wrote on 2/28/2016, 4:31 AM

Hey Trish,

Outstanding version of an absolute classic.  When some of the folk comment they don't know it, I suddenly feel very old - again.  Your performances and arrangement seem to grow in confidence, if that is possible.  They've always been superb.  Power onwards, young lady.


Former user wrote on 2/28/2016, 5:11 AM

Very nice performance, A fine piece of music.



HellRaiser wrote on 2/28/2016, 11:38 AM

Yes, I noticed the original sound of this evergreen. We all know that you play the piano very well ... and you did it again! Great job *****

ballabarr wrote on 2/28/2016, 1:22 PM

I LOVE THIs,it's 1 of my top 5 favo songs ever and you have made a grate job whit it

************************************** etc etc and here is a Shade hug as compared with your 

 piano playing,Darn u r so good

Take care friendly hugs from Bengt von Sweden


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Im from sweden 55 year's young play 4 instruments,(Drums is my main instr) guitarr,keybords,and some bassand im learning to play faceorgan (Harmonica) I make my musc self.I love icehockey and soocer,bean to cooking school,bean a sailor for 10 years,but not anymore hade my last ship 1993 and i miss that job  (cargoship) see the world and get pay'd for it,that's nice

(Pleace wright in english if u can no requirement just a wishes)

Roxall wrote on 2/28/2016, 4:14 PM

A lovely instrumental  rendition of a classic.

The production values are good too.  It retains the soulful feel of the original. 

Well done.

Former user wrote on 2/28/2016, 7:49 PM

that song was popular in my country , many singers of the Spanish language performed " A Whiter Shade of Pale " in Spanish what they titled " With its white pallor " ; his work is very good , great effort, great results , Greetings

jjnicholls55 wrote on 2/29/2016, 4:27 AM

hey trish, one of the all time greats and wow you took it to another level. The organ and piano are brilliant, what a great sound together.



Maboe wrote on 2/29/2016, 2:42 PM

Wow - it´s a wonderful interpretation of the famous song. Love it!


Former user wrote on 2/29/2016, 5:57 PM


GBTraveller wrote on 3/1/2016, 4:07 AM

Very very good implementation of a true classic.
With this music I associate only nice memory.
Thanks for this look back Trish.
Applause for a real musician.

Greeting Freddy

olivier28 wrote on 3/2/2016, 11:40 AM

une belle reprise



stuallan wrote on 3/2/2016, 11:54 AM

Hi Trish,

When you chose to do covers of classic songs, you always pick my favorites! I bet we coud exchange our music collections and end up with the same stuff.

I have always loved this song and I adore your version. The "harpsichord" voicing was a nice touch. I am so glad that you included the pipe organ section which I always found to be exhilirating.

On my second listen as I write this and am reminiscing about getting up the nerve to ask a girl for a "slow" dance...those innocent times.

Will get around to sending you my email with a list of songs, this will definitely be there.

This one made my day!