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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.13 | 1587 ratings

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Andrea Cortese
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5 stars The time has come to add my personal two cents about this "mirabile opus". The most beautiful ELP's record, Trilogy. In my humble opinion, at least.

I always loved it in a peculiar way and I (still nowadays) prefer it than the (sometimes overrated) glory Brain Salad Surgery. Trilogy has all a symphonic prog lover really needs: from the melodic, warm and soft interludes based on the wonderful and distinctive vocals of Greg Lake to the bizarre and frenetic keyboards' battles where Keith Emerson shows all his talent up to the excess, as we all appreciate from him. Carl Palmer's drums playing is particularly brilliant and powerful as in "Hoedown" where he duets magnifically with such a frenetic Emerson.

Generally Trilogy appears a more equilibrated and convincing record, I think, than the previous and the next ones: "The Sheriff", "Hoedown", "Living Sin" and, above all, "Trilogy" itself which is, without any doubt, the most favourite of mine ELP's track. A fabulous mix between classic music and rock that it's rare to listen to in other ELP's works. Wonderful! The first part opens magnifically and inexorably falls into one of the strongest and memorable performances of the band.

A pure pleasure without any fault. Their masterpiece for sure! No other words needed.

Andrea Cortese | 5/5 |


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