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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.13 | 1532 ratings

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4 stars This album reaches the level of The debut album and is as good as that one. One reason may be because Emerson doesn't dominate and there is a balance between the three artists. The other obvious reason, is that the music is very inspired and it shows that effort was put in this work.

The Endless Enigma Suite (8/10) Starts the album with very fast and random grand piano improvisation, and is followed by one of ELPs most underrated songs that is never played live. The song ends with a great crescendo. It is then followed by "From The Beginning" (10/10) which actually is an acoustic ballad piece that actually surpassed the greatness of Lucky Man. The song contains unusual chord progression, which is the main reason the song is so great. Another thing to note is the happy synth solo played by Emerson. The Sheriff (6.5/10) is the usual silly song of ELP but this one has good playing and doesn't bother me. Howdown (7.5/10) is a classic adaptation that is very accessible and many seem to like it. Trilogy (9/10) is one of ELP's best long songs. It starts with a very pretty piano ballad, but then starts having mood and time changes (like Musical Box), including one part where the piano goes berserk and switches to a trance-like synth insanity. I love it!!. The next track (7/10) is s straightforward rock song, and the last song (8/10) is a repetitive song going around the same synth line all the time, but that line is so good, that you do not want it to end. This album, the debut, and Tarkus are for me ELP's best works, and are recommended.

My Grade : B+

Zitro | 4/5 |


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