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1.45 | 14 ratings | 3 reviews | 21% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2000

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Peter Gunn Theme {Henry Mancini} (3:44)
2. Tiger In A Spotlight (4:03)
3. The Enemy God (Excerpt from "The Scythian Suite" 2nd Movement) {Prokofiev} (2:43)
4. Still, You Turn Me On (3:02)
5. Lucky Man (2:59)
6. Watching Over You (4:02)
7. Fanfare For The Common Man {Aaron Copland, arranged by Emerson} (8:12)
8. Hoe Down {Aaron Copland, arranged by Emerson / Lake / Palmer} (4:10)
9. Piano Improvisation (5:30)
10. Maple Leaf Rag {Scott Joplin} (1:27)

Total Time: 39:59

Line-up / Musicians

- Keith Emerson / keyboards
- Greg Lake / vocals, bass, guitars
- Carl Palmer / drums, percussion

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EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Extended Versions: The Encore Collection ratings distribution

(14 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(21%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(0%)
Good, but non-essential (29%)
Collectors/fans only (21%)
Poor. Only for completionists (29%)

EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Extended Versions: The Encore Collection reviews

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Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
1 stars Inventive marketing

"Extended versions" is a rather misleading title for a series of record label cash in CDs by various bands. The CDs released under this title contain previously released live versions of tracks, which may or may not be longer than the originals. A quick glance at the track timings will reveal that a number of the tracks are in fact shorter than their studio counterparts.

In the case of this release dedicated to ELP, the material is extracted from their "King Biscuit Flower Hour" live album. Not all the tracks from that collection are here though, and many of those which are sound far better on the "Work's live" album.

The track titles will already be familiar to ELP fans, but don't expect to hear some lost gems or extended versions in the usual sense, i.e. with extra verses, extended instrumental breaks, dub remixes(!) etc.

The way these tracks have been gathered together is rather haphazard. They represent neither ELP's best tracks, not their most accessible, in many ways I would suggest a better title would have been "Works live volume 2", reflecting its similarities to the disappointing "Works volume 2" compilation.

For ELP completionists only.

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1 stars Obviously, I missed a couple of tricks when I was a record label manager. Or rather; I was not as cynical, morally depraved and money grabbing as the label owner who released this album. The "art" here is to grab a live album from the nearest record shop from a popular artist, dismantle it an ... (read more)

Report this review (#477544) | Posted by toroddfuglesteg | Wednesday, July 6, 2011 | Review Permanlink

1 stars Nothing new under the sun....A mishmash of live tracks that represent neither the "best" of Emerson, Lake, and Palmer, nor anything rare or essential. About what you would expect from the company that gives us these Extended Version releases...low budget cost for a low budget release. And at o ... (read more)

Report this review (#441940) | Posted by mohaveman | Monday, May 2, 2011 | Review Permanlink

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