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EMERSON LAKE & PALMER

Emerson Lake & Palmer

 

Symphonic Prog

4.24 | 1981 ratings

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frippertronik
5 stars the first adventure of one of the most representitives and well-knowns prog groups. three guys with an exhuberant talent of playing and composition... keith emerson from the nice, greg lake from the mythic group king crimson, and carl palmer, a young drummer that played with arhur brown and aomic rooster. the band was oriented to the classical genre, with some jazzy moments aported by palmer. 1.the barbarian (10/10) it's a really powerful opening track. wild, violent and schizoid. 2.take a pebble (10/10) contrasting with the previous track, it's a soft and nice song, full of beautifuls melodies of piano that takes you to other world, and with an inspirated greg lake singing better than ever. 3.knife edge (10/10) to complete a perfect a side. in the same vein of the barbarian. here emerson returns with that schizoid keyboards and greg lake playing the bass with the same anger of the crimson days. 4.the three fates (9/10) it starts with a church organ, that envolves you into the song, then, in the second movent, the church organ is changed by the piano, and in the third movement, carl and greg appears to give a powerful end to the song. 5.tank (7/10) the song starts cool, late, carl release a drum solo that bores me a little (is a great drum solo, but i hate the drum solos). and in the last 2 minutes, greg and keith returns again to complete a good song. 6.lucky man (7/10) it's just a nice ballad, but the style of the song is really different to the rest of the album. and it's not a good song to close an album... anyway, the final keith solo saves the song, and make it acceptable.

rate 53/60

pd: excuse my english.

frippertronik | 5/5 |

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