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Emerson Lake & Palmer Emerson Lake and Powell: The Sprocket Sessions (An Official Bootleg) album cover
3.15 | 21 ratings | 1 reviews | 19% 5 stars

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Live, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. The Score (9:21)
2. Learning to Fly (3:58)
3. The Miracle (6:44)
4. Knife Edge (5:38)
5. Tarkus (10:18)
6. Pictures at an Exhibition (5:34)
7. Lucky Man (excerpt) (0:47)
8. Still You Turn Me on (3:09)
9. Love Blind (3:15)
10. Mars Bringer of War (12:03)
11. Touch and Go (3:35)
12. Pirates (13:25)

Total Time 77:54

Line-up / Musicians

- Keith Emerson / keyboards
- Greg Lake / bass, guitars, vocals
- Cozy Powell / drums

Releases information

The Sprockett Sessions consist of the previously unreleased studio rehearsal tapes from Sprocket Studios in London recorded in 1986.
Rereleased as "official" bootleg in 2003 with the approval of the band.

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(21 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(19%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(24%)
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Review by richardh
3 stars Not a great fan of this incarnation of ELP.Powell was always too much on the hard rock side of things and in my view unbalanced the group.Lake was prone to shouting and Emerson virtually dithed the piano and synths in favour of the Yamaha GX1 monstrosity that featured on Fanfare For The Common Man (ELP's greatest hit).

But putting that aside this collection of rehearsals for the tour is actually quite enjoyable.I would even suggest its better than the album as you get the odd Emerson,Lake and Palmer track thrown in for good measure! The sound is crisp and clear as well which I prefer to the slightly echoey 80's mix on the original album release. Perhaps it should be stated that this is 'collectors only' stuff but I'm inclined to go just a little higher.

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