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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

2.82 | 17 ratings

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2 stars I always enjoy live records especially on how the music is performed differently or in fact how well it's performed as close to studio track like what Rush typically does. But of course not all Rush concerts are alike. As far as ELP, I would not expect much on this record which was taken from their Then & Now tour. Of course this is not something compared to their Welcome Back My Friends concert that was legendary. I can feel it when the wonderful Karn Evil 9 only performed partially with only 5 minute duration. It's not typical ELP live really. Of course I do not expect they perform full Karn Evil 9 if they only take some spots of their classic tracks. But I wonder why they prefer to perform Fanfare for The Common Man with such epic duration. Fortunate enough that I still can enjoy Piano Concerto No. 1 as well as From The Beginning that are my favorite tracks.

On the performance itself I don't think Greg Lake voice is something that most of you expect. But naturally I can understand that as he is getting old and gaining such a lot of weight. Other tracks are quite standard and Tarkus is not performed here - it's a regret actually. But I enjoy Carl Palmer drumming and Keith Emerson keyboard playing.

I think this one worth for completionist or collector's item I would say. Keep on proggin' ...!

Gatot | 2/5 |


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