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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.17 | 2127 ratings

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4 stars Well it's a pity for the excessive bombastic experimentations and technological effects of "Toccata" too, but for sure the impact and influence as well regarding this work could make this one a "5 stars album"; I'm a bit sorry for the long duration of the excellent suite "Karn Evil 9", which is becoming more and more prolix after a repetitive listening, above all the second part.. Anyway the rest is enriched with some interesting solos taken from Ginastera and the beautiful epic theme of "Jerusalem" as well, another adaptation, arranged in a remarkable way!! "Still ... you turn me on" is a typical ballad according to Greg Lake's romantic style; instead "Benny the Bouncer" is a classic jazz arrangement by EMERSON, where Carl PALMER can show his ability at his jazzy drumming, reminding us of the exceptional work by Buddy Rich, his tutor and great friend too, with the B.R. Orchestra ...

Highly recommended!! But before this one, listen to the incomparable "Pictures at an Exhibition", their famous adaptation from Mussorgsky

lor68 | 4/5 |


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