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Emerson Lake & Palmer


Symphonic Prog

4.17 | 2127 ratings

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Eetu Pellonpaa
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3 stars Here ELP's albums are getting more and more contradictory! My favorite parts here are the royal opener "Jerusalem" original composition of Hubert Parry, which is followed by "Tocatta", the band's version of Ginastera's piano concerto. This is the best and most violent track this band has ever recorded! The following track "Still... You Turn Me On" is an average ballad and "Benny The Bouncer" is another silly joke song (I don't like these!). The epic "Karn Evil 9" begins interestingly, but I fear it doesn't fulfill the promises it makes at the end. The composition ends in a way that makes an impression that they composer went to a dead end and didn't bother to think of an end with style. Quite sad, I think! But the first two tracks strengten my opinion that this group succeeded best when doing interesting versions of classical music pieces for keyboard-driven rock trio.
Eetu Pellonpaa | 3/5 |


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