Thursday, 21 January 2016
Conquistador/Something Following Me/Mabel/Cerdes (Outside The Gates Of)
“Conquistador” is a song by the British psychedelic rock band Procol Harum. Written by Gary Brooker and Keith Reid, it originally appeared on the band’s 1967 self-titled debut album. It was later released as a single from the band’s 1972 live album Procol Harum Live In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra. It is one of the band’s most famous and popular songs and their third Top 40 hit on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 (after 1967’s “A Whiter Shade of Pale” and “Homburg”), peaking at number 16.
Conquistador was released in Australia in 1967 and climbed to #30 and as far as I know was an Australian only single it was released again in 1972 of the live album Procol Harum With The Edmonton Symphony Orchestra making #3 this time in Australia.