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Spartacus Vs Brain Salad Surgery

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    Posted: August 08 2020 at 11:50
Which of these two key-broad leaded albums do you enjoy the most?
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Really, I agree. Two giants. Both.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote suitkees Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2020 at 11:57
Like both, but especially Brain Salad Surgery !
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I prefer Spartacus.
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Brain Salad Surgery is a better and a more original album.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mortte Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2020 at 12:44
Dont like Triumvirat at all, Brain Salad is not also my biggest faves, but it has some really great moments (for example Jerusalem).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2020 at 13:00
ELP - BSS
No contest.

Don't get me wrong...I love T-Rat, since 1972 when I stumbled upon their debut at a record store at the tender age of 14. But I've always seen them as ELP Lite. Spartacus is Trilogy Lite at best.
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Ha! I was just listening to BSS the other day. It gets my vote.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2020 at 13:35
ELP
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2020 at 14:45
Where's presdoug?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2020 at 05:14
Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Where's presdoug?


Ha, I was just thinking the same thing.

ELP easily btw, Triumvirate have never done anything for me.
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I certainly like Spartacus better.
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Tempting, but BSS is a classic.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Hrychu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 09 2020 at 10:45
For me Spartacus is neither as good as Brain Salad Surgery nor Ilusions on a Double Dimple.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mirakaze Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 10 2020 at 06:35
I like Triumvirat, but they can't beat the original...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 11 2020 at 13:53
Not a bad pairing, but Spartacus is a tad iffy, so 'Salad'.
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I love them both but BSS is a Top Ten LP.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 12 2020 at 23:58
BSS is my favourite album.
I really hated Spartacus when I first heard it but it does have some good moments even if Jurgen is trying so hard to be his hero it's almost painful. Illusion on a Double Dimple was much better. Parodoxically , although trying to be ELP style wise it remains original and inventive. I just feel that parts of Tarkus have been lifted and chucked into a lame retelling of the great slave revolt story.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 13 2020 at 02:52
I used to have Spartacus decades ago, but I never thought much of it. I used to have quite a few Triumvirat LPs - I only hung on to Mediterranean Tales and Illusions......
I still have all my ELP. So, BSS it is.
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer - "Brain Salad Surgery"
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