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PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION

Emerson Lake & Palmer

 

Symphonic Prog

3.83 | 683 ratings

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Hejkal
4 stars This live classical rework of Musorgsky is chronologicaly their second effort, but it was released as the third album.

Sound is very rough so I understand why this album is critised by classical music lovers. However, as a new progressive approach in early seventies this was nearly perfect.

Promenade is very nice and Promenade (song no.1) I used in my wedding day what caused some strange effect, bacause in spite of fact that I had given precise instructions to sound manager (or how is this job called in english), he played it from the beginning so the whole ceremony hall was filled with that clapping hands from the beginning of the album. It was like to come on the stage and not in the wedding hall somewhere in the office.

The next good thing is the song Blues variations, I like ELP playing a blues the bit. Of course brutal The hut of Baba Yaga and grand finale The great gates of Kiev (filled with so famous Emerson's hammond torturing) together with Notrocker are reasons for buying this album.

A very good album despite of slightly rough sound.

Hejkal | 4/5 |

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