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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

3.13 | 557 ratings

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4 stars A great effort when you consider that Carl Palmer declined to join in because of his invovlement with ASIA at the time. From the 1st track to "Touch and Go" it to me is high energy turn it up as loud as you can play it ELP. Not too crazy about the rest.

I saw them at the Mann Music Center in Philadelphia in 1986 for the first gig of the US tour for this LP, er, uh, CD (I bought it on vinyl brand new when it came out at my local record store as soon as they had it!).

The show was flawless and complete with three large video screens and great sound and a huge fake pipe organ facade behind Emerson. He still wrestled with the Hammond then too! Compared to the Black Moon tour, Polydor must have invested big bucks in this tour as the Black Moon tour stage setup and sound was stark by comparison.

Cozy gave them a much heavier sound than with Carl. It is a shame he died tragically. It would have been interesting to hear a follow up studio CD. Live stuff from this line up is recently available and is worth getting.

This effort should be rated as though you never heard of ELP with Palmer before. Though in all honesty by this time I was starving for anything ELP. "3" (to the Power of 3) with Emerson, Palmer and Barry was really quite poor in comparison to this.

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