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Keith Emerson


Crossover Prog

3.59 | 90 ratings

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3 stars Relatively short review on this one:

This album starts of with great promise but takes a dive with track 9 (Marche Train).

The first eight tracks are absolutely fantastic; they would have fitted in with all the albums of ELP's great era (Self-Titled through Brain Salad Surgery). I could swear that's Lake on bass and Palmer on drums, and Emerson himself seems on fire, the same fire he had during that time. This really harks back to that fantastic creativity.

Then things go belly-up. Apart from some interludes in the remaining tracks here and there that still have the spark, they seem to be fast forwarded to 'Black Moon', 'Hot Seat', and in some (better) cases to 'Works Volume 2'.

I even detect some of the mainstream AOR influences that marred 'Emerson Lake and Powell' and 'Three' so much on the later tracks.

Oh well, started with much promise but crashed at about the half-way mark. Shame. Three stars with heartburn.

npjnpj | 3/5 |


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