Click to hear 30 seconds of the trackGrand Finale [Brooker / Fisher / Reid] 

Gary Shepard and Friends [USA / UK]

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Gary, who plays all the instruments The Von Krapp Family Singers, photographed while Procol Harum were playing Cropredy 2003 John

Left to right: Gary Shepard all instruments; Roland Clare tenor voices, Linda Clare soprano voice,
Peter Clare
bass voice, Jane Clare alto voices; John Edgar narration

RC: it didn't take many listens, after Gary Shepard sent his In Held instrumental track for the Palers' Project, to realise that his Grand Finale was crying out for a spoken part, and luckily John a professional touring story-teller was passing through Bristol at exactly the right time. As for the Von Krapp Family Singers, we busked the harmonies in double-quick time, and only afterwards found an unofficial copy of the choral parts as used when Procol Harum performed this piece with the Hallé Orchestra and chorus on the BtP shelf. Ah well

Gary's gear in the USA: Paul Reed Smith guitar, Korg AX1500G effects processor, Carvin 8400 powered mixer, Boss BR-1180 digital recorder, Yamaha Motif 8 keyboard, and a nameless but useful bass guitar. John's vocal, and the chorus, added in Bristol using Sennheiser 421, Cakewalk, and domestic PC 

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