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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

2.07 | 630 ratings

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2 stars Not as bad as I expected. Greg Lake`s songs are not as good as others from previous albums. Particularly Peter Sinfield īs lyrics in these songs are very Pop Rock oriented, and these songs sound like they were written very quickly for this album. And the album sounds that way too, like the band was tired of playing together and they wanted to take a rest. Their history says that this album was a contractual obligation to their record label. It really sounds like that. Maybe it could have been better to take a rest as a band for a least one year than to record this album. Maybe they could have carried on as a band for more years in the eighties if they could have taken this rest. But in those years it was expected for bands to record albums almost one per year and to do tours after an album was released, something that is not expected in the present. Anyway, the best songs in this album are "Canario" and "Memoirs Of An Officer And A Gentleman", both with more involvement from Emerson, whose playing in both songs are the best parts in this very underrated album. Palmer also has very interesting playing parts in both songs. It is not a very good album, but for me it was much, much better to listen to this album than to the music which the radio played then: Disco music and Punk. Progressive bands like Yes, Genesis and ELP were very criticized by 1978, but the albums they recorded then, while still being underrated by some people, still are much better than Disco and Punk, in my opinion. ELP didnīt tour after this album. They split by 1979.
Guillermo | 2/5 |


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