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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

^  It's good to see I'm not the only one who likes the Black Moon album more than Brain Salad Surgery & Trilogy. Thumbs Up
 
1. Brain Salad Surgery (157 points)
2. Emerson, Lake & Palmer (142 points)
3. Tarkus (131 points)
4. Trilogy (125 points)
5. Pictures at an Exhibition (60 points)
6. Works Volume 1 (51 points)
7. Emerson, Lake & Powell (28 points)
 
 
8. Welcome Back My Friends (26 points)
9. Black Moon (18 points)
10. Works Volume 2 (9 points)
 
11. Love Beach (2 points!) Thumbs Up Heart Hug

Black Moon = vastly underrated! I will always love that album!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 07 2020 at 05:39
Sorry been tied up recently , so not sure if I've already entered a selection. If not then

1. Brain Salad Surgery
2. Trilogy
3. Tarkus
4. Emerson, Lake, and Palmer
5. Pictures at An Exhibition
6. Works Volume One
7. Black Moon

the live triple is great but it does repeat what is already on albums ,mostly. anyway Black Moon deserves recognition , an excellent late release
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Top 7 update with RichardH's votes added:-
 
1. Brain Salad Surgery (169 points)
2. Emerson, Lake & Palmer (146 points)
3. Tarkus (137 points)
4. Trilogy (133 points)
5. Pictures at an Exhibition (63 points)
6. Works Volume 1 (53 points)
7. Emerson, Lake & Powell (28 points)
 
 
8. Welcome Back My Friends (26 points)
9. Black Moon (19 points)
10. Works Volume 2 (9 points)
 
11. Love Beach (2 points) - Still stranded on the beach with only two points. Shocked Unhappy Cry
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

 
11. Love Beach (2 points) - Still stranded on the beach with only two points. Shocked Unhappy Cry

your shock makes no sense to me. Big smileLOL
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Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

 
11. Love Beach (2 points) - Still stranded on the beach with only two points. Shocked Unhappy Cry

your shock makes no sense to me. Big smileLOL
I'm shocked and disappointed that there's not much love here for Love Beach, when it's more commercially-appealing and more listenable (to my ears) than either Brain Salad Surgery or Trilogy, which aren't even in my Top 10 ELP albums. Confused
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Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

 
11. Love Beach (2 points) - Still stranded on the beach with only two points. Shocked Unhappy Cry

your shock makes no sense to me. Big smileLOL
I'm shocked and disappointed that there's not much love here for Love Beach, when it's more commercially-appealing and more listenable (to my ears) than either Brain Salad Surgery or Trilogy, which aren't even in my Top 10 ELP albums. Confused

I don't know why you're shocked, Love Beach is generally regarded as one of the low points of prog, let alone ELP's output. I'm more shocked that their two best albums aren't in your top 10. Trilogy is one of the great wonders of prog and not particularly hard to get into.
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

 
11. Love Beach (2 points) - Still stranded on the beach with only two points. Shocked Unhappy Cry

your shock makes no sense to me. Big smileLOL
I'm shocked and disappointed that there's not much love here for Love Beach, when it's more commercially-appealing and more listenable (to my ears) than either Brain Salad Surgery or Trilogy, which aren't even in my Top 10 ELP albums. Confused

disappointed?! LOL
The lyrics alone make some cringe as does the album cover. Even the band was not fond of it, they had contracts to honor so they made this. 

I am surprised you defend it so much when there's not much to defend. 
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Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

 
11. Love Beach (2 points) - Still stranded on the beach with only two points. Shocked Unhappy Cry

your shock makes no sense to me. Big smileLOL
I'm shocked and disappointed that there's not much love here for Love Beach, when it's more commercially-appealing and more listenable (to my ears) than either Brain Salad Surgery or Trilogy, which aren't even in my Top 10 ELP albums. Confused

disappointed?! LOL
The lyrics alone make some cringe as does the album cover. Even the band was not fond of it, they had contracts to honor so they made this. 

I am surprised you defend it so much when there's not much to defend. 
In my time as a member of the forum I can't think of any other prog album that gets quite as much stick as Love Beach. Not even Heaven & Earth.
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^^ Yes, disappointed. Tongue Love Beach turned out to be a much better album than I expected, after all the bad things I'd heard about it, in just the same way as Genesis' Calling All Stations album turned out to be much better than I expected too, after you recommended the album to me yesterday. Smile

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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

^^ Yes, disappointed. Tongue Love Beach turned out to be a much better album than I expected, after all the bad things I'd heard about it, in just the same way as Genesis' Calling All Stations album turned out to be much better than I expected too, after you recommended the album to me yesterday. Smile

I didn't recommended it, all I said is it's a decent album. 

Love Beach would probably get more respect if the lyrics to most songs were not so cringy. 
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Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

^^ Yes, disappointed. Tongue Love Beach turned out to be a much better album than I expected, after all the bad things I'd heard about it, in just the same way as Genesis' Calling All Stations album turned out to be much better than I expected too, after you recommended the album to me yesterday. Smile

I didn't recommended it, all I said is it's a decent album. 
 
Well, when you said Calling All Stations is a decent album, I took that as a recommendation for the album. Smile
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1st album -  Brain Salad Surgery
2nd album - Trilogy
3rd album - Pictures at an Exhibition
4th album - Tarkus
5th album - Black Moon
6th album - Works Volume 1
7th album - Works Volume 2
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Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:

1st album -  Brain Salad Surgery
2nd album - Trilogy
3rd album - Pictures at an Exhibition
4th album - Tarkus
5th album - Black Moon
6th album - Works Volume 1
7th album - Works Volume 2

their debut?
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Top 7 update with Exit the Lemming's votes added:-
 
1. Brain Salad Surgery (181 points)
2. Emerson, Lake & Palmer (146 points)
3. Tarkus (141 points)
3. Trilogy (141 points)
5. Pictures at an Exhibition (69 points)
6. Works Volume 1 (55 points)
7. Emerson, Lake & Powell (28 points)
 
 
8. Welcome Back My Friends (26 points)
9. Black Moon (22 points)
10. Works Volume 2 (10 points)
 
11. Love Beach (still stranded on the beach with only 2 points, but it deserves more love Cry Cry Cry )
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Ok finally;

1. Emerson, Lake & Palmer;
2. Brain Salad Surgery;
3. Tarkus;
4. Trilogy;
5. Welcome Back My Friends;
6. Emerson, Lake & Powell;
7. Works, Volume 1.

Really hard to decide which one for the fourth position, Tarkus or Trilogy. Pinch

And I'm surprised on how well BSS is doing over the debut.
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Top 7 update with Umeda's votes added. ^ I'm surprised Brain Salad Surgery is currently leading the poll too.
 
Top 7 update with Exit the Lemming's votes added:-
 
1. Brain Salad Surgery (189 points)
2. Emerson, Lake & Palmer (158 points)
3. Tarkus (147 points)
4. Trilogy (145 points)
5. Pictures at an Exhibition (69 points)
6. Works Volume 1 (56 points)
7. Emerson, Lake & Powell (30 points)
 
 
8. Welcome Back My Friends (29 points)
9. Black Moon (22 points)
10. Works Volume 2 (10 points)
 
11. Love Beach (2 points) Shocked Unhappy Cry


Edited by Psychedelic Paul - December 07 2020 at 09:52
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1. Brain Salad Surgery 10/10
2. Trilogy 10/10
3. Tarkus 9.5/10
4. ELP 9/10
5. Pictures At An Exhibition 8.5/10
6. Works Vol. 1 6.5/10
7. Works Vol. 2 5/10

I know you wanted my ratings on there too!!!
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^ Yes, it's never too late to vote. Smile

1. Brain Salad Surgery (201 points)
2. Emerson, Lake & Palmer (162 points)
3. Tarkus (153 points)
3. Trilogy (153 points)
5. Pictures at an Exhibition (72 points)
6. Works Volume 1 (58 points)
7. Emerson, Lake & Powell (30 points)
 
 
8. Welcome Back My Friends (29 points)
9. Black Moon (22 points)
10. Works Volume 2 (11 points)
 
11. Love Beach (lovelorn and stranded like a beached whale on just 2 points) Shocked Unhappy Cry

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Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by ExittheLemming ExittheLemming wrote:

1st album -  Brain Salad Surgery
2nd album - Trilogy
3rd album - Pictures at an Exhibition
4th album - Tarkus
5th album - Black Moon
6th album - Works Volume 1
7th album - Works Volume 2

their debut?
No? 


The debut has some great tracks (Barbarian, Knife Edge & some of Tank) but much of the material betrays the same flaws that manifest themselves 7 years later during the band's death throes i.e. the problems of satisfying such a disparate trio of personalities as ELP were manifest as early as this 1970 album. The inclusion of 'solo' tracks can be interpreted two ways: as an expediency to placate a record label anxious to meet the voracious demand for product before sufficient group material had been worked up or, ELP as an ego massage parlor. Coming full circle at the demise of their career on the 1977 Works album, the symmetry is complete, with each member getting a side each of a double album.
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

 
11. Love Beach (2 points) - Still stranded on the beach with only two points. Shocked Unhappy Cry

your shock makes no sense to me. Big smileLOL
I'm shocked and disappointed that there's not much love here for Love Beach, when it's more commercially-appealing and more listenable (to my ears) than either Brain Salad Surgery or Trilogy, which aren't even in my Top 10 ELP albums. Confused


I don't think most people come to a prog website when they're looking for something with commercial appeal LOL
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