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Carl Palmer


Crossover Prog

2.28 | 7 ratings

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3 stars This isn't your Daddy's ELP. No Greg Lake to sing his silly poetry and no keyboards?!? There are still synthesizers though all played through guitar and bass oh and of course still the blazing drums of Carl Palmer. As the afore mentioned reviewer pointed out this doesn't come across as powerful as it does live but even still the music is played masterfully by the three musicians involved. Shaun Baxter take the role of Keith Emerson on his guitarand it is a bit thin sounding in parts but not so much so that you hate it.

By playing such classic ELP instrumental pieces like Eruption and Aquatarkus, Hoedown and the instrumental parts of Trilogy there is enough familiarity with the music to really appreciate the players. It would seem to me though that this mostly might be for ELP purists however there may be some Rush fans out there who might be interested in what this trio came up with I think or for anyone who has ever asked themselves what would ELP be like with a guitar as the lead. I really believe this is much better in person and if you have a chance to catch this go do so but if you can't this isn't bad to take out once in a while for a change of pace. Three stars for excellent musicianship but really nothing new or groundbreaking.

Garion81 | 3/5 |


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