Emerson Lake & Palmer - The Best of Emerson, Lake & Palmer  CD (album) cover


Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

2.39 | 57 ratings

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2 stars I guess it is difficult to compile ELP. Maybe a double album around "Tarkus" and "Karn Evil" (part one and three) could have been a great idea. But nothing as such here.

Very few great numbers. If you appreciate Lake acoustic ones, you will live with "Lucky Man" (which I like altough it has been very much criticized) and "Still...".

If you like their pompous style, I guess that "Jerusalem" will please you (as it pleases me). But frankly, to pick up the second movement of "Karn" must be a joke.

ELP must have quite a sense of humour because to feature "Tiger in a Spotlight" on a compilation is great fun! The useless "Fanfare" is reduced (as our supplice) to a mere three minutes. What a good idea !

So, the final track which I moderately appreciated on the according album is one of the highlight here. "Trilogy" being one of the only few songs to be welcome here.

Two stars for this useless compilation.

ZowieZiggy | 2/5 |


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