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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.23 | 2150 ratings

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Tom Ozric
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5 stars I really am in turmoil to award anything less than 5 stars for this Supergroup's debut album.... From the 1st time I was turned on to ELP - (then it was Crimso, Nice, Asia, Yes, Atomic Rooster, Genesis, Floyd etc ..........) I knew this was the complexity and sound I desired for my sort of music. With this album, I loved the brutal fuzz-Bass (on the opener 'The Barbarian'), Hammond Organ/Piano play, also an early display of a Moog synthesizer, fully endorsed by its creator, Dr. Robert Moog....., and for Carl Palmer's beyond 'rock-music' approach to his drum-kit (he did display his amazing dexterity on Atomic Rooster's debut album, particularly on the track 'Decline and Fall'....), so, this record stands as an amazing amalgam of different styles of music, all rolled into one highly attractive and accessible offering on a musically hungry demanding public. Of course, this album came out well before I was born, but, I feel that these sorts of changes were quite revolutionary within music's development.....(please correct me if I'm wrong....). There's been recent evaluations on various ELP albums at this time, and I would just like to support their albums with my honest feelings toward their music. Sure, a 5 star Canterbury album means so much to me, in terms of quality.....but, ELP are totally amazing as well........I can understand why a certain amount of listeners don't dig these guys........
Tom Ozric | 5/5 |


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