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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.24 | 1915 ratings

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5 stars This is a monsterous piece of progressive rock and of course one of those who created a style of prog that was very special. The record "Emerson, Lake & Palmer" by the gruop "Emerson, Lake & Palmer" which consisted of the organ player Keith Emerson, the bassist, guitarist and singer Greg Lake and the drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer, was released 1970 and was so fantastic significant that is is strange how three guys could do so special and powerful music.

The music on this record is creative, crazy and brilliant. It's so sophisticated and has so much high class in it. The inspiration is classical piano symphonies, heavy rock and jazz drum solos. The significant space of "Take a pebble" for example must be one of the most holy progressive pieces.

This whole album is absolutely amazing but my favourite track is "Take a pebble" where we got everything we wan't from this band, the awesome song of Grek Lake for example. But every minute of the album is marvelous. "The Barbarian" is a powerful start and the experimental "Tank" changes your head for sure. Finaly "Lucky Man" is a great end with great guitar and everything.

Most special for the band is though Emerson's organ which seems to come from another planet; such a virtuos. Sometimes a symphonic band consists of a full orchestra and does still not sound especially rich. These three men could build up a musical world of few ingredients and make a pompous and extravagant cake of it, more pretentious than ever. A milestone!

DrömmarenAdrian | 5/5 |


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