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    Posted: March 31 2013 at 02:48
Which is the better album?
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n The Hot Seat...at lease it has a decent album cover  LOL
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Haven't heard `Hot Seat' for quite some time, but `Love Beach' isn't quite the dog it's made out to be. Palmer's drumming in particular is terrific!

I think the sexually suggestive lyrics on `Taste Of My Love' (ugh, even that title!) are the worst thing about it!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2013 at 03:27
Oy! Like choosing between to sexually transmitted diseases this is.
 
 
Love Beach...I suppose.
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LOve Beach is miles  and miles  and miles better.
Coldness doth get away with the badness.
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Love Beach for me
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'Love Beach' is actually a good album if you ignore the cover but 'In The Hot Seat ' definitively deserves the title 'On the Toilet Seat'.
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At least half of Love Beach ain't too shabby i.e. Memoirs of an Officer and a Gentleman has (mostly) excellent music albeit with crap lyrics while there's also those two little neglected gems re Canario (instrumental classical adaptation) and All I Want Is You (decent pop song)

By way of comparison, In the Hot Seat only has The Man in The Long Black Coat (good Dylan cover) and Give Me a Reason to Stay (decent MOR)

But yes, neither are worthy of those initials being affixed to the covers alas...
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Originally posted by ExittheLemming

At least half of Love Beach ain't too shabby i.e. Memoirs of an Officer and a Gentleman has (mostly) excellent music albeit with crap lyrics while there's also those two little neglected gems re Canario (instrumental classical adaptation) and All I Want Is You (decent pop song)

By way of comparison, In the Hot Seat only has The Man in The Long Black Coat (good Dylan cover) and Give Me a Reason to Stay (decent MOR)

But yes, neither are worthy of those initials being affixed to the covers alas...

Those are not  the songs I prefer on  Hot Seat. Interestingly (maybe) Long Black Coat was meant to be part of a larger epic piece. Producer said no.  Theis album  is  not ELPs fault. It was the record company to blame. Same as Love Beach in  that respect.
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Love Beets - as it has one good track! 
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LOVE BEACH by a long shot.  Despite the cheese-ball cover photo, the album holds some decent late-70's Prog. As Aussie-Byrd said ;  the lyrics are the worst thing about it, and Palmer is very busy throughout.  My, how Sinfield slipped............why Greg didn't write the lyrics beats the hell out of me........
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Snow Dog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 31 2013 at 06:24
Originally posted by Tom Ozric

LOVE BEACH by a long shot.  Despite the cheese-ball cover photo, the album holds some decent late-70's Prog. As Aussie-Byrd said ;  the lyrics are the worst thing about it, and Palmer is very busy throughout.  My, how Sinfield slipped............why Greg didn't write the lyrics beats the hell out of me........

If you mean the Memoirs of  an  Officer lyrics it is hardly Sinfields fault. he had to write  them on demand section  at a time and  immediately  asthe song was recorded. He didn't do a terible job under the circs.
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Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by Tom Ozric

LOVE BEACH by a long shot.  Despite the cheese-ball cover photo, the album holds some decent late-70's Prog. As Aussie-Byrd said ;  the lyrics are the worst thing about it, and Palmer is very busy throughout.  My, how Sinfield slipped............why Greg didn't write the lyrics beats the hell out of me........

If you mean the Memoirs of  an  Officer lyrics it is hardly Sinfields fault. he had to write  them on demand section  at a time and  immediately  asthe song was recorded. He didn't do a terible job under the circs.
Nah - mainly the songs on side 1.  Memoirs is actually pretty darn good beginning to end, lyric-wise and music.  I'd say if this album had a more inspired cover, it wouldn't be bashed half as much as it is.........???
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by Tom Ozric

LOVE BEACH by a long shot.  Despite the cheese-ball cover photo, the album holds some decent late-70's Prog. As Aussie-Byrd said ;  the lyrics are the worst thing about it, and Palmer is very busy throughout.  My, how Sinfield slipped............why Greg didn't write the lyrics beats the hell out of me........

If you mean the Memoirs of  an  Officer lyrics it is hardly Sinfields fault. he had to write  them on demand section  at a time and  immediately  asthe song was recorded. He didn't do a terible job under the circs.
Nah - mainly the songs on side 1.  Memoirs is actually pretty darn good beginning to end, lyric-wise and music.  I'd say if this album had a more inspired cover, it wouldn't be bashed half as much as it is.........???

far as I remeber side 1 is Lake lyrics co wrote with  Sinfield


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Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by Tom Ozric

LOVE BEACH by a long shot.  Despite the cheese-ball cover photo, the album holds some decent late-70's Prog. As Aussie-Byrd said ;  the lyrics are the worst thing about it, and Palmer is very busy throughout.  My, how Sinfield slipped............why Greg didn't write the lyrics beats the hell out of me........

If you mean the Memoirs of  an  Officer lyrics it is hardly Sinfields fault. he had to write  them on demand section  at a time and  immediately  asthe song was recorded. He didn't do a terible job under the circs.
Nah - mainly the songs on side 1.  Memoirs is actually pretty darn good beginning to end, lyric-wise and music.  I'd say if this album had a more inspired cover, it wouldn't be bashed half as much as it is.........???

far as I remeber side 1 is Lake lyrics co wrote with  Sinfield
Just looked at the record - it's Sinfield's name at the end of each credit, bar Canario............but thinking about it, maybe Greg would've written worse lyrics..................
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Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Originally posted by Snow Dog

Originally posted by Tom Ozric

LOVE BEACH by a long shot.  Despite the cheese-ball cover photo, the album holds some decent late-70's Prog. As Aussie-Byrd said ;  the lyrics are the worst thing about it, and Palmer is very busy throughout.  My, how Sinfield slipped............why Greg didn't write the lyrics beats the hell out of me........

If you mean the Memoirs of  an  Officer lyrics it is hardly Sinfields fault. he had to write  them on demand section  at a time and  immediately  asthe song was recorded. He didn't do a terible job under the circs.
Nah - mainly the songs on side 1.  Memoirs is actually pretty darn good beginning to end, lyric-wise and music.  I'd say if this album had a more inspired cover, it wouldn't be bashed half as much as it is.........???

far as I remeber side 1 is Lake lyrics co wrote with  Sinfield
Just looked at the record - it's Sinfield's name at the end of each credit, bar Canario............but thinking about it, maybe Greg would've written worse lyrics..................

It is  very  possible.Wink
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Love Beach was recorded at Compass Point - Nassau, Bahamas.  Their minds were focussed more on play than work........LOL

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Originally posted by Tom Ozric

Love Beach was recorded at Compass Point - Nassau, Bahamas.  Their minds were focussed more on play than work........LOL


I know you are joking  but the reality was they never wanted to be there and couldn't wait to leave. Leaving Emerson to sort out the album production and mixing.
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Love Beach was recorded at Compass Point - Nassau, Bahamas.  Their minds were focussed more on play than work........LOL


I know you are joking  but the reality was they never wanted to be there and couldn't wait to leave. Leaving Emerson to sort out the album production and mixing.
I think I read that in one of the recent 'Prog' magazines - the others all bailed and left poor Keith to deal with it all.................(nice mates Angry).  I missed Emerson's Hammond though, but it was hard enough lugging all their gear, as it was (especially his Moog modular unit), across the Atlantic.......
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