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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.17 | 2128 ratings

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Marc Baum
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5 stars There are people who try to knock down this masterpiece, maybe they are punks or I don't know, but "BSS" is the creative zenith of ELP, which the mammoth-epic "Karn Evil 9" shows that fact with it's incredible key-work by Keith Emerson perfectly! The great opening track "Jerusalem", wonderful sung by Greg Lake (that voice can't be compared with another, just remember "Epitaph" from Crimson's debut!). The instrumental "Toccata" is a improvisation where Keith Emerson shows his incredible talents again, also Carl Palmer on drums too. "Still...You Turn Me On" is a beautiful short ballad, with well put-in wah-wah guitar effects by Greg Lake. "Benny The Bouncer" is a cool salloon-bar rocker, where the band really plays on grateful. Try to get the 2004 UK version of the album from Sanctuary on CD, where you'll get 3 bonus tracks, which multiple count the album up: The two single- tracks "Brain Salad Surgery" and "When The Apple Blossoms Bloom In The Windmills Of Your Mind I'll Be Your Valentine" and the flexi-disc medley "Excerpts From Brain Salad Surgery" (seems like a movie trailer for a audio-album, really well done!). That's the version to go for, so wait no longer and go to your next record-dealer!
Marc Baum | 5/5 |


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