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TRILOGY

Emerson Lake & Palmer

 

Symphonic Prog

4.13 | 1587 ratings

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DrömmarenAdrian
5 stars It appears more clear for me I am now exploring among the best prog music available for listeners. Emerson, Lake and Palmer are here so dedicated to their music that it is quite impossible to not become affected by their intriguing music. Their third record "Trilogy" from 1972 could be considered as a small improvement from "Tarkus". Indeed does that record contain of of prog's most obvious masterpieces in the title track, but the B-side don't has the same level of greatness. "Trilogy"'s cover presents the three virtuoses in profile. Keith Emerson plays organ, pianos, moog, etc., Greg Lake sings and plays bass and guitars and Carl Palmer drums and plays percussion.

On this record the trio really shows how remarkable they were. They build up a musical world of dedicated tunes and crazy structures. Some songs are very ordinary such as "From the beginning", a beautiful harmonic track with a lot of splendor(10/10). Sometimes they take with them some old musical features like the first jazz and the most of these compositions are explosions of staggering surprises. "The Endless Enigma(Part I-II)" is a lovely and marvelous symphonic track(10/10) with a more acoustic piano piece in the middle: "Fugue"(8/10). "The Sheriff" also shows how skilled these musicians were and especially how unique they were. They behaved like rock stars without playing music sounding like rock. They are true progressive because you want to ask yourself: "Is this really rock?" and answer "Yes It is really rock, without being rock"(10/10). "Howdown" is too a lovely track, crazy and cool(10/10) and "Trilogy" the title track is varied and just wonderful(10/10). "Living sin" is the least interesting song here which I just give (7/10) and finally the "Abaddon's Bolero" is as abeginning quite cautious but later on justa s dedicated as the others(9/10).

Over all, or as a whole, this record is just excellent. An example of how glorious progressive rock can be. Earlier I didn't understood Emerson, Lake & Palmer but as more as I listen, as more irresistible do I find their music. "Trilogy" has almost the same glory as the band's debut and one level better than the album "Tarkus". This record is higly recommended by me and I think you will find it just as good I did. I can't pick up a favourite song, though, they are all good in their own ways.

DrömmarenAdrian | 5/5 |

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