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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.23 | 2033 ratings

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4 stars A very good debut.. not surprising, as all three members had previously been involved in other progjects before. Carl came from Atomic Rooster, Keith from The Nice, and Greg from King Crimson.

The sound here is alot more dynamic and heavy than what came later, with dominating tunes like "The Barbarian" and "Knifes Edge". Keith shows his piano talent on the drawn-out "Take a Pebble" and Carl is shown as an exceptional drummer on "Tank". Greg has his solo moment also, in the softer "Lucky Man" which contains the magical Moog solo.

Production quality is decent, the best reissue available as far as I'm concerned is the Japanese K2 24 bit remaster. Makes the recording shine, sounds like it was recorded last year.

Developing sound still, this album definitely shows you what they were capable of, and foreshadowed the greatness to follow.

OGTL | 4/5 |


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