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TRILOGY

Emerson Lake & Palmer

 

Symphonic Prog

4.08 | 1095 ratings

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5 stars Trilogy! ELP's most accesible album, although by no means "non-prog" it is rather well put together.

1. The Endless Enigma (Part One) (6:42) Although I dont think Lake did very well for writing lyrics, the instrumentation and playing is great! Lake does some nice bass playing and Emerson and Palmer do the usual very intertwined technicalitys. Great way to start out the album!

2. Fugue (1:57) Beautiful peice, I am very much a fan of Fugues, and Keith really wrote a good one here.

3. The Endless Enigma (Part Two) (2:05) This is probably my favorite part of this epic, it is a good closer with some excellant hammond and great synth-brass work.

4. From The Beginning (4:17) If it werent for this song, thousands of fans wouldnt have been turned on to ELP, pretty decent ballad with some odd-but-good synth leads.

5. The Sheriff (3:23) Cool little western-prog piece that features good instrumental parts.

6. Hoedown (Taken from Rodeo) {Aaron Copland, arranged by Emerson / Lake / Palmer} (3:47) This one is a rocker! I love this adaption of an already brilliant piece by Copland, the Hammond sounds awesome and Lakes bass playing is top notch. Palmer really sounds like hes having fun on this one and hammers out some fantastic rhythms. This piece gets even better live because they speed it up and get everything going.

7. Trilogy (8:54) The piano playing and singing in the first part is incredible! This is my favorite piano piece of Keiths and Lake really sounds good on it. And then it comes. Like a tidel wave out of a bathtub and boom, its rocking. Goes straight into some trance-prog-synth thing that sounds like intergalactic-synth warfare. Sweet blues ending too.

8. Living Sin (3:14) This one is really catchy and for some reason is mocked for Lakes low singing, I think he sounds really good on this one. I love the organ swipes and such, great rocker!

9. Abaddon's Bolero (8:08) This one sounded extremely boring at first but is actually pretty cool when you listen to it although I think it is the weak point of the album.

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