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EMERSON LAKE & POWELL

Emerson Lake & Palmer

 

Symphonic Prog

3.15 | 299 ratings

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Tarkus31
3 stars This is a solid effort from a band trying to make some good music in the 80's.

ELPowell formed when Keith Emerson and Greg Lake wanted to play together, but they couldnt inlcude Carl Palmer, as he was still playing with Asia at the time. So, They found a new drummer who just happened to be Cozy Powell, a hard rock drummer from the 70's, and they set out to make an album.

Now, the result is ok. Its not like the album is terrible, its just not that great, with a few exceptions. I also think they sound a bit like Asia as well. Now the high points of the album definatly are Touch and Go, The Miracle, Learning to Fly and The Score, with Touch and Go definatly being the main attraction.

I should also mention that Greg Lake sounds amazing here, as his voice is in top form, while Keith sounds a bit restrained from what he normally plays. Cozy also is a very good drummer, but for me, he just doesnt cut it in the prog realm. Now dont get me wrong, I love his other work, but he's just not suited to play prog. And the instrumental version of The Locomotion is just not right for this album. Trust me, after the initial 30 seconds you listen to it and laugh, and then hit the 'next' button to skip it.

To sum it all up, this is a pretty good album, but nothing essential. The only thing you're really gonna miss is Touch and Go, which ELP played on their tours in the 90's. So, if you pass this one up, its no big deal.

Tarkus31 | 3/5 |

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