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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.24 | 1901 ratings

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3 stars The debut album by the famous band.

The barbarian Starting with a loud, distorted bass and heavy Hammond sound, the track then gets into a jzzier mood with Emerson playing a jazzy piano solo, before it returns to the openiong theme again. Nice, but not awesome. 3.5 stars

Take a pebble The track starts off with an atmospheric piano (again jazzy sounding), and soon Lake starts singing in his balladeering manner, which is good and also reminiscent of his work with King Crimson. Then Emerson plays a lovely piano solo, supported by marvelous bass playing from Lake. In the next part, a faster acoustic guitar passage follows, reminiscent of Steve Howeīs acoustic workouts (although less technical). Then another great piano solo by Emerson follows, and later Lake and Palmer join him, and the track becomes increasingly jazzy. The track concludes with the melancholic vocal part again. 5 stars

Knife-edge A rocker driven by Hammond organ and Lakeīs vocals, which basically repeat the melody line in verses. Palmerīs drumming is especially great on this one. Emerson also plays a typical solo, which turns later into a Bach - like workout and the track gets the opening part again. 5 stars

The three fates A pointles instrumental. Starts off interestingly with a church like Hammond organ , but later the track develops again into a jazzy piano workout, but this time without much to say. 1.5 stars

Tank Great rhytm section on this one and also solid keyboard playing from Emerson. His organ solo has even a recognizable melody to it. However, I am not that much into the drum solo, even if Lake is one of the best drummers in prog or rock in general. At least itīs short. But Emersonīs moog solo is awful. 0.5 stars

Lucky man A fine, poppy ballad with a nice electric guitar solo from Lake. Still, the moog solo by Emerson it just the same as on the previous track. Starts off nicely, but then gets awful. 4.5 stars

Overal: 3 STARS


Peto | 3/5 |


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