Broken Barricades

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Broken Barricades
Studio album by Procol Harum


June 11, 1971


February – March 1971

Label (s) Chrysalis

Format (s)


Genre (s)

Progressive rock

Title (number)


running time




Chris Thomas

Broken Barricades Grand Hotel
Single releases
1971 Broken Barricades / Power Failure
1971 Simple Sister / Broken Barricades

Broken Barricades is the fifth studio album by the British progressive rock band Procol Harum . It was released in June 1971.


Matthew Greenwald writes at AllMusic that after the departure of the organist Matthew Fisher, the band's sound on this album sounds a bit sparse, but “definitely not without size and dynamism”. He highlights Simple Sister as "really great" and says it is one of the best compositions by Gary Brooker and Keith Reid . Other titles like Power Failure and Playmate of the Mouth are classified as "first class songs".

Track list

Music: Gary Brooker , lyrics: Keith Reid , unless otherwise stated

page 1

  1. Simple Sister - 5:52
  2. Broken Barricades - 3:13
  3. Memorial Drive - 3:47 (Trower, Reid)
  4. Luskus Delph - 3:48

Page 2

  1. Power Failure - 4:33
  2. Song for a Dreamer - 5:40 (Trower, Reid)
  3. Playmate of the Mouth - 5:06
  4. Poor Mohammed - 3:07 (Trower, Reid)

Individual evidence

  1. Broken Barricades - AllMusic Review by Matthew Greenwald

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