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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.09 | 30 ratings

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4 stars This can be considered as a documentary for the band it is intended for those of you who really love ELP - a die hard fan. Most of the music is taken from the first album. Of course The Nice's version of "Rondo" in which there is an improvisation of Bach and "Nut Rocker", which was coming up later on Pictures at an Exhibition. The documentary does not run the concert as recorded on the same evening. I know that Keith is a virtuoso in keyboard but I always enjoy if he palys the piano because it's really dynamic and captivating. I am very sure if you were there in the seventies and saw the band in the period, this DVD will cheer you up because so many things that would associate you to the past. I especially love the opening "Barbarian" which indicates the virtuosities of all three members of the band. I can see clearly how great Carl Palmer is and how "cute" Greg Lake face and his bass playing. Combined with Emerson's acrobatic keyboard work this is a true excellent performance.

Oh yes, you will definitely enjoy how Carl Palmer manages his two sticks. And this might be a good trip by new your prog heads who only know Mike Portnoy as progressive rock drummer, might compare with Carl Palmer. Each has their own style. "Take A Pebble" has always been my favorite of all time especially with its catchy melody and great singing by Lake. The last track "Knife Edge" is also a wonderful thing to enjoy.

For those who love vintage bands, this DVD is a must - especially if you love ELP.

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 4/5 |


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