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IN THE HOT SEAT

Emerson Lake & Palmer

 

Symphonic Prog

1.71 | 247 ratings

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El Morula
1 stars I just watched the "live at Montreux" video from 1997 by ELP. I was surprised at the obvious lack of ...practice, skill? by Emerson to play the notes right. I am not a musician myself but it was very evident he was not playing the notes any near as clean and clear as in the albums. Every note seemed to be played in chuncks. I think he even played the wrong keys too. I couldn´t believe he couldn´t do it right after 24 years of playing the same "tarkus" notes. After listening to this album from 1994, now that image of Emerson is not any surprising anymore.

This album could easily be the musical theme for a third rate event anywhere in the desert. It could easily be that kind of music people never stop to listen at, nor pay a bit of attention. It really is so conventional and ordinary that could be played as background music at a supermarket or at an "everything for 1 DLL" store.

After listening to this, I have a harder time trying to understand people bashing Genesis for making POP after 1981. This album is not prog whatsoever...Well, it´s not even entertaining, nor fresh, nor original music in any sense.

El Morula | 1/5 |

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