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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

2.06 | 543 ratings

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2 stars ELP on the edge

With Love beach from 1978, ELP goes realy on the bottom line, far are the days when we heared blistering key passages like on Tarkus or Trilogy, the late 70's cought ELP in wrong musical direction. I mean just listen to the first 6 tracks out of seven, are pure disaster, even for more indulgent fans, all we can see and here is love, for you, love, for you..........., even the title tracks are perfect example: All I want is you, Love beach, Taste my love, For you. Is like I'm listening to Bee Gees from that period, mediocre, no ideas, no nothing , only pieces just for the sake to be on the album. Even the keys of Emerson and the drums of Palmer are dull, flat with no vein, only from time to time I heared some good vocal parts from Lake, but far from the early days sparkle. Skiping the first 6 tracks, remaing only one more piece to listen, the longest from here and one of the longest they ever compose, the unintristing Memoirs Of An Officer And A Gentleman. When I saw such a long suite, I belive that even this track is in vein of Tarkus, Endless enigma, but turned to be in the end a total mediocre piece, without soul, intrest and everything you name it. The sections are played good, the keys in places are ok, the voice aswell, but as a whole, something is missing, there is no more that early career spark between musicians, is like they are tired to bring the piece to the end, forgetable track, even they tried to sound like old days , they fail big time. The cover art is a perfect example what is on the album. So nothing more to add , just stay away from this album, is the worst ELP record ever, even worst than Black Moon or In the hot seat, at least for me. 2 stars, for fans but only for fiew of them.

b_olariu | 2/5 |


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