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TRILOGY

Emerson Lake & Palmer

 

Symphonic Prog

4.11 | 1447 ratings

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SouthSideoftheSky
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4 stars 3

Emerson Lake & Palmer's third studio album is one of their very best and the group's first truly mature effort. The very best tracks come at the beginning of the album with the absolutely superb three part composition The Endless Enigma and Greg Lake's best ballad From The Beginning which is in the tradition of Lucky Man from the self-titled debut and Still ... You Turn Me On from the subsequent Brain Salad Surgery.

The Sheriff brings in a bit of comedy and plays the same role in this album as Jeremy Bender had done on Tarkus and Benny The Bouncer would later do on Brain Salad Surgery. Hoedown is an adaptation of a composition by Aaron Copland that became a live favourite for the band.

The second side of the album is not quite as strong as the first but still has some high quality songs. Living Sin is a slow, heavy rocker in the vein of Knife-Edge from the band's debut album. Abaddon's Bolero is pleasant but tends to become a little bit repetitive towards the end.

An excellent album, highly recommended!

SouthSideoftheSky | 4/5 |

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