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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

2.94 | 161 ratings

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3 stars I bought this album more by curiosity, to hear how the band sounded live after their "Black Moon" reunion album of 1992. There are several changes in the band.Keith Emerson still is a very good keyboard player, in this album using the "new" keyboards of the early 90s. Greg Lake`s voice shows the passing of time, but he still sings well. Carl Palmer shows "new sounds" using electronic drums apart from his usual acoustic drum kit. The album starts with a medley of fragments from "Karn Evil 9" and "Tarkus". I prefer the live versions of their 1974 live album "Welcome back...". "Knife Edge" is a good version, this time without orchestra as in the "In concert " album, with a good instrumental organ section."Paper Blood" has some female vocals which seem played in a pre-recorded tape. A good song from the "Black Moon" album. "Romeo & Juliet" is a very good arrangement of a classical piece also included in their 1992 album. "Creole Dance" is a high speed piano solo by Emerson. Lake`s songs, " turn me on" and "Lucky Man" are good too, but I prefer the arrangement done to "Lucky Man". "Black Moon" is another good song from their 1992 album. "Pirates" is a "complicated" song, but it`s good. The "Finale " medley starts with a good version of the "Fanfare for the Common Man", followed by the synthesizer noisy "America" and "Rondo" (I think that Emerson also played these last songs with The Nice). The recording and the mixing of this album are good.
Guillermo | 3/5 |


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