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Emerson Lake & Palmer - Works Vol. 2 CD (album) cover


Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

2.44 | 635 ratings

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2 stars Emerson, Lake and Palmer's album Works Volume 2 should have been entitled What's Left in the Vaults because almost all of it had been previously recorded or previously released. When the Apple Blossoms Bloom in the Windmills of Your Mind I'll Be Your Valentine, Tiger in the Spotlight, and Brain Salad Surgery were all recorded during the Brain Salad Surgery sessions, with BSS having been released with a smapler on a 7" flexidisc and When the Apple... previously released in England as the B-side to Jerusalem. Honky Tonk Train Blues and Maple Leaf Rag were released as an Emerson solo single's A and B sides, I Believe in Father Christmas was a stripped down reworking by the band of the Greg Lake solo single, Watching Over You, Bullfrog, and Close But Not Touching are leftovers from Works Volume 1

So where does tht leave us? Certain tracks are pretty good, in spite of their origins (Tiger in the Spotlight, Brain Salad Surgery, Wtching Over You, Maple Leaf Rag, I Believe in Father Christmas) while most of the rest is forgetable.

So, if you want the complete ELP, get this album, otherwise, you don't really need it.

wehpanzer | 2/5 |


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