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    Posted: September 25 2011 at 13:31
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I like Emerson a lot, but Ritchie was a genius. Bowie said so too.
Yeah, but Ritchie's genius was behind the scenes. He was a wizard on stage too, but Emerson took the whole concert spectacle to a new level.
Agreed. Only thing I'd add is that Billy Ritchie took the flak for a lot that followed, people at concerts were puzzled because there was no lead guitar. That's how far ahead it was at the time. But Emerson took the concept by the scruff of the neck and made something of it.
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He sure did
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I'd say that you have to hear The Nice in the context of there not being an ELP in existence, and their jazzy rock style will take y ou on a very nice journey indeed. OK you have to take Lee Jackson's vocals with a grain of salt but to me that is part of the charm of this band. Five Bridges Suite with the Karelia Suite, that is very tasty stuff indeed.



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Originally posted by miketheorganist

I'd say that you have to hear The Nice in the context of there not being an ELP in existence, and their jazzy rock style will take y ou on a very nice journey indeed. OK you have to take Lee Jackson's vocals with a grain of salt but to me that is part of the charm of this band. Five Bridges Suite with the Karelia Suite, that is very tasty stuff indeed.



Good post Clap

and thanks for highlighting the more organic, jazzy and humble leanings of the Nice c/f ELP. We're often guilty of appraising music on PA from the faintly ridiculous perspective of those who profess a mastery of time travel.
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