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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

2.43 | 605 ratings

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1 stars Works Vol. 2 was not the sequel to Works Vol. 1 many might have thought at the time. Instead it's a compilation of songs that never made it onto any of their previous albums. Considering the amount of filler ELP had filled its albums with, it's amazing to know they still had more left.

There really aren't any highlights on this album. It barely resembles progressive rock and at best it's just an amusing footnote to the ELP discography showing that the band could barely create anything entertaining outside of their traditional prog rock. Just another sad reminder that this could have been quite an exceptional band, but this was all they had to show for it in 1977.

Basically an album of filler that couldn't compete with the filler already filling up previous ELP studio efforts. I hesitate to consider this as something even fans of ELP would be interested in. For completionists only. One star.

progaardvark | 1/5 |


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