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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.24 | 1913 ratings

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The Truth
4 stars Like this album needs another review, but heck with it! Emerson, Lake, and Palmer had already outdone themselves on their self-titled debut! The keyboard playing in each track is phenomenal! No wonder Keith Emerson is called the Jimi Hendrix of the Hammond organ, he's amazing! This really shows on the tracks The Barbarian and The Three Fates. On The Three Fates the organ is immediately noticeable and it only gets better after that as they go into the piano trio which is amazing! Lucky Man the hit single is an excellent track although it definitely could've done without the synth solo in the end which just doesn't seem to fit it. All the other tracks are very good and there is nothing just thrown in here which seemed to be the case of their later albums. It's a masterpiece ELP!


Gosh this album grows stale after awhile even with it's impressive passages. Guess it's not a masterpiece, but just an excellent piece.

The Truth | 4/5 |


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