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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.06 | 1839 ratings

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5 stars My first album that I can say it's a masterpiece. And the best music from ELP. OK it's true that I listen to the second part more rarely(maybe half that much) but it's really good too.Tarkus was the first 20+ minute epic I heard (in rock). And it's still one of my favourites of all. I dare say it matches with a classical piece. It has a very unique feeling in all parts. I'd like to point out Aquatarkus which is the turning point: begins with slow introduction, then it becomes a funny millitary march with the same melody. The conclusion brings back the first theme, of course.

After such a fantastic piece, we have to rest a bit, therefore is the second side. Anyway, there's a great stylistic diversity in the songs, which is refreshing after the absolute music of Tarkus.

klvin | 5/5 |


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