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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

1.79 | 400 ratings

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2 stars Moo Moo

There's only so far you can go in milking a concept or previous work. This it seems was made to appeal to their old fans who were in rocking chairs with old Duke at their feet watching the sun retreat below the horizon, not hot seats. There's some thoughtful material on here such as Daddy which seems to address the plight of missing children but it just doesn't fit in with the ELP concepts of the early seventies and this certainly would have not attracted new fans unless they had exhausted their back catalogue and Black Moon wasn't enough final punishment. Lake even sounds like a burnt out Ian Anderson on tracks like One By One. He even sounds like a burnt out Greg Lake. Street War sounds like something that was rejected from a rejected Greg Lake solo album.

The CD bonus tracks lifted from previous compilations /live recordings are by far more interesting. I dunno what to say here.Buy the thing for the bonus tracks if you don't have the CDs that they were hijacked from. I mean Enerson could barely play in 1994 because of medical problems with the tendons in his hands and you can't really fault him for that. It's your money. Be my guest. I'll give this milking a generous 2 stars.

Vibrationbaby | 2/5 |


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