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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.13 | 1581 ratings

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Marc Baum
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4 stars Anyway, "Trilogy" is a successor, no real fan was disappointed as this came out in '72 (the prog scene was right up there to reach their peak), it includes with "The Endless Enigma part 1 & 2" one of the biggest classics the band ever recorded, but in comparison with the one year later appearing masterpiece "Brain Salad Surgery" this record seems to lack on some very few moments. Don't get me wrong, this album is from the classic era of ELP and shouldn't be overlooked. This record got a commercial edge in some moments, but in a positive way. I think that the song "Living Sin" sounds a bit out of place with it's "evil" vocals, but that's a question of personal opinion. The other highlights of "Trilogy" alongside the earlier mentioned "The Endless Enighma" are the title track (where key-god Keith Emerson shows what's his destination), the great instrumental "Hoedown" and the quiet ballad "From The Beginning" (nice acoustic guitar!). The album is the important previous step to their creative peak on "Brain Salad Surgery". A must-have anyway, like the other records from ELP's early period ('70-'74).
Marc Baum | 4/5 |


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