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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

2.39 | 69 ratings

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2 stars Well, some compilations are great, some others are just ok or even poor.

When it comes to talk about a legendary band whose tunes have stayed in our memories for years, it is difficult to make a good selection of tracks that can be named "best of", though the question is best of what? We could find different answers according to the field, I mean, some compilation albums feature the best tunes commercially speaking, some others choose representative songs that can work as introduction for a newbie, some others really feature the best compositions (though this might also be a subjective thing).

Judging by the short running time (38 minutes), this could never be a Best of ELP tunes, but it features cool representative tracks such as "Lucky Man", "Still... You Turn Me On", or "Hoedown" that could be appreciated by any rock fan (not strictly prog). It features a short version of "Karn Evil" and some other songs that are cool but would never make me fall in love with the band. The only massive exception is the amazing "Trilogy", that song alone can quench my musical thirst and feed my prog senses, that song is amazing, though I am not sure if that would be ideal for a newbie, since I believe this album was made for newcomers and for new label incomes, I don't know.

This is just a regular compilation album, there are some others that are much, much better. However, if you happen to have it, enjoy it!

memowakeman | 2/5 |


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