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Emerson Lake & Palmer - Black Moon - Rough Mixes (December 1991) CD (album) cover


Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

3.67 | 3 ratings

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4 stars I know little about the album but the song AFFAIRS OF THE HEART, is one of my favorites from ELP. While not a classic like more of their well-known hits, this ballad absolutely floored me when I first heard it; it is the most beautifully haunting song I think I've ever heard, at least I've never heard another one that reached out & grabbed me like this one. It reflects the pleasure & pain that comes from a great love affair, it tells of a once great love which now becomes a "lethal weapon" as he succinctly calls it, one that is sharper than a dart. We've all been there, unless we've ice water in our veins, we all know that sometimes unbearable heartbreak that comes from the end of something that once defined your very soul. I saw how this site's main contributors ravaged this song, assigning it to the list of some of the 80's Asia & Moody Blues (my addition) attempts to be relevant in a music world that has changed so drastically, & not for the better. I take extreme issues with their negativity, while it's not, as stated earlier, a classic ELP progressive classic, it stands alone in a subgenre of ballads that are themselves timeless.
BCook1014 | 4/5 |


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