In our 2010 interview with Gary Brooker
, he explained that he was always collecting musical ideas to put to Keith Reid's lyrics, but in some cases, the lyrics themselves inspired a musical idea. He told us: "I think the best case of that will be one called 'Grand Hotel.' The lyric is all about the grandeur. It's actually an autobiographical Procol Harum on-the-road song. But the grandeur of the words, and then all the expressions used of the food and wine and sparkle and chandelier, I looked at that and thought, well, you've got to conjure up an atmosphere here. And having experienced the same things that Keith had experienced in what he was writing about, I was able to interpret, hopefully, his lyrics into something which enhanced the whole effect."