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EMERSON LAKE & PALMER

Emerson Lake & Palmer

 

Symphonic Prog

4.23 | 1344 ratings

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3 stars Emerson Lake & Palmer has a lot to say in their first record. 3 very young lads with a speciality each. But one in common: make enough noise to make you believe the're 5. This album stands out in a satisfying way: there's NO signs of fatigue in ANY tracks. No 'Are you ready Eddy?' or 'Crystal Bitches' (stupid name...).

The Barbarian really gives the impression of a drooling bearded viking chasing you around with a rusty axe having the idea of bringing home your limbs as a trophy. One heck of a chase. There's a lot more of acoustic piano on this one; Keith giving his best shot on many tracks like Three Fates and Knife- Edge. Lake is charming us again with a beautiful gift in Take a Pebble. Relaxing, floating, country-style interlude and sets place for a lot of mental travelling, thanks to Greg's clear and magnificent voice. It's like a new King Crimson song in the old 1969 way.

Don't expect grandiose extravangance like Brain Salad Surgery but also no signs of by-products a la Tarkus, making this record the only one like that in their repertoire.

It's more serious, aggressive and challenging and yet, very less entertaining.

Menswear | 3/5 |

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