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ENCORES LEGENDS & PARADOX; A TRIBUTE TO THE MUSIC OF ELP

Various Artists (Tributes)

 

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3.74 | 25 ratings

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Ovidiu
4 stars I totally agree with the other prog reviewers that thie ELP TRIBUTE is,maybee,the best of all the great MAGNA CARTA serie of this type of albums!It's great to see how sounds the ELP music with modern technology and especially the keyboards sound is astonishing!We realise once again that the brain and main instrument in ELP was the synthesiser and KEITH EMERSON was the main player!This modern versions have much to say in terms of virtuosity from the new and young musicians and also that ELP 's music is timeless!Impossible to say what tracks are the best,but at least ENDLESS ENIGMA version is magnificent!James LaBrie is pushing some excellent accords here and his voice really fits well with this kind of music! Robert Berry is simply excellent and overall the sound of the album is simply crunching!Great drums also o this album,and Carl Palmer has to be proud for his legacy-especially MIKE PORTNOY is totally unleashed,but SIMON PHILIPS brings a lot of finesse and maestro touch behind the drumkit!What is really surprising is that in years ELP's music didn't lost any second of actuality and charm!The compsitions are so strong and in this new version they get a new dimension!We feel a great enthusiasm and passion for all the players involved,that they are playing with so great pleasure and they bring a more than impressive tribute to their teachers and musical mentors!TRENT GARDNER,MATT GUILLORY,JORDAN RUDESS and ERIK NORLANDER are doing a spectacular job in each song on keyboards!It's difficult to hear a better ELP tribute,in my opinion this album is a major refference!4,5 STARS for a total triumph for MAGNA CARTA records label!
Ovidiu | 4/5 |

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