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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

2.39 | 69 ratings

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2 stars I believe that legendary prog bands usually have songs with long duration which conceptually not possible to make it as compilation album. This happens for Genesis, Yes, King Crimson, ELP, etc. Not only that, sometimes the sequence of songs in the album does matter for me too. So, actually I do not buy the idea of having compilation from those bands. And, looking at the total duration this LP offers, it's just 38 minutes - much lesser than one LP could take (roughly 45 minutes). So, it's such a waste having this compilation.

However, I did purchase this compilation as well for two reasons. First, I really love the cover art work. Second, I purchased in cassette format with very affordable price. Once I have it, I rarely play it because of my BIG disappointment having Karn Evil 9 was taken in a very short duration. This is actually a masterpiece song by ELP but in a very long duration. What I also like is that Trilogy is being performed in its entirety. In fact this track is really good as an introduction to newbie.

I can only recommend this to those completionist. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

Gatot | 2/5 |


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