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Carl Palmer - The Carl Palmer Band : Live In Europe CD (album) cover


Carl Palmer


Crossover Prog

3.26 | 9 ratings

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4 stars The has a slightly different line up to the Working Live CD's with Paul Bielatowicz instead of Shaun Baxter on guitar.Sad to say but Shaun had a car accident that pretty much ended his musical career so Carl had to find a replacent (not easy) for his band.Paul has proved to be quite a find with dazzling guitar skills second to none.How do make ELP tracks like Toccata and Hoedown easy? Watch this lad! (actually he's in his 20's but looks 14!!) .

Like many modern music DVD's this is a polished professional job.Excellent editing of the concert with dynamic sound,although it has to be said that the snare drum is a bit 'tippy tappy'.Reminds me a bit of the snare on Rush In Rio.Neverthless this doesn't spoil the enjoyment.The other member of the band Dave Marks is a real talent on the bass who might even give Tony Levin a run for his money.

Style wise I would say this is typical power trio/Hendrix meets Rush meets ELP head on.Great fun and especially good for those who don't like keyboards! I might rate it a five apart from it not being very varied (thats where the keyboards are missed).Safe 4/5 though.

richardh | 4/5 |


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