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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.17 | 2126 ratings

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4 stars The fantastic trio "Emerson, Lake & Palmer"'s fourth studio album was 1973's "Brain Salad Surgery" which I now have listened to some times, enjoyed and been marveled about alternately. 1973 these three rockers were progressive mega stars and this is a very interesting record. The cover us quite dark and dystopic and the record elapsing time is longer than usual LPs, that is great.

Brain Salad Surgery is in every way exactly as well played and perhaps more advanced and crazy than Emerson, Lake & Palmer's earlier works. How much the listener appreciate these crazy and enormous compositions will of course vary.This band resides in the difuse border lands between classical music and rock. This is absilutely no easy music and it's fantastic how ELP could make music so intriguing.

"Jerusalem" is a short but powrful starter with so powerful main themes played some times and great vocals from Lake(10/10). That song besides most of the "Karn Evil 9 suite" is what make this record so good. "Karn Evil 9 - 1st impression" is pure beauty for the ears. Here, ELP is very symphonic and the band shows it's virtuosity all the time in every member and instrument(10/10). The last part of Karn Evil is too shimmering. We take part in big musical discoveries and how great it is!(10/10). Karn Evil 9's second impression is dominated of classical piano and it's very nice(8/10) and "Toccata" is an experimental variation of very old themes. Here the band doesn't appologize for anything(8/10). "Still...You turn me on" is the most popular o sounding song here and Lake sings just great(8/10). "Benny the bouncer" is very short but it is a disappointment, the only almost boring song on the record(6/10).

This album is near a masterwork and bitwise the band performs amongst its best efforts - when Emerson's keyboards scream out its joy and Palmer's drums refure to obay anything and they are as symphonic they can be. But some times they here are too much, even for me, and a couple of songs are, on the other hand, to simple. This record is worth at least four stars and it is what I will give it. Four stars!

DrömmarenAdrian | 4/5 |


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