Conquistador  (Live)
Procol Harum
Procol Harum 1972 Conquistador 45

Conquistador your stallion stands
In need of company
And like some angel's haloed brow
You reek of purity
I see your armour-plated breast
Has long since lost its sheen
And in your death mask face
There are no signs which can be seen

1972
16
Year
Peak Chart Position
  • peaked at No. 16 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1972
  • from the album Live In Concert with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra (1972)
  • the studio version of the song originally appeared on the group's 1967 debut album Procol Harum
  • Procol Harum:
       Gary Brooker- vocals, piano
       Dave Ball- guitar
       Alan Cartwright- bass guitar
       Chris Copping- organ
       B.J. Wilson- drums
  • written by Gary Brooker (music), Keith Reid (lyrics); lyricist Reid has said that on practically every Procol Harum song, the words were written first - on "Conquistador" the music came first, a piece of Spanish-flavored music from Gary Brooker
  • produced by Chris Thomas
  • recorded Nov 18, 1971 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
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