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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

3.44 | 77 ratings

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3 stars A storm is brewing............

In only their second live performance overall and with some rough versions of future classics, this live album is very refreshing and honest. It is also an impressive album, taking into account what happened next. The Barbarian is very rough and not the finished article. Take A Pebble is very good (this being one of my favorite ELP tracks), Picture Of An Exhibition is played in an unfinished state, Rondo is good and the same goes for Nutrocker. The bonus is the six minutes long retrospective interview with the band.

ELP does a very impressive live performance, this being only their second gig. The sound is good and gives a good live vibe. Thankfully; the remastering has not killed this feeling of being there during the concert. A band, in their only second live performance and with only six weeks of rehearsal is not meant to be this good ! That speaks volumes about Emerson, Lake and Palmer as musicians. This album is not as good as their masterpiece live album Welcome Back....., but it is still very good. Unless you are an ELP fan, it is not an essential live album. Check it out.

3 stars from me to this mainstay in my CD player.

toroddfuglesteg | 3/5 |


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