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Number 87

Procol Harum - Pandora's Box (Chrysalis CHS 2073 - 1975)

Although Procol Harum's ninth album didn't quite live up to expectations, the band having turned to the veteran songwriting team of Leiber and Stoller to handle production, the standout opening song soon became the band's biggest selling single since the re-issue of A Whiter Shade of Pale three years earlier. With lyrics written by regular lyricist, Keith Reid, and music written by Gary Brooker, Pandora's Box saw the band turn to Greek Mythology for inspiration and the single spent the rest of the year being regularly played on UK pop radio as a thank you for all their efforts.