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Brain Salad Surgery


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  • Audio CD (Sept. 2 2005)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B0002HV4VU
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  DVD Audio  |  LP Record  |  DVD
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (131 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #130,628 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Jerusalem
2. Toccata
3. Still...You Turn Me On
4. Benny The Bouncer
5. Karn Evil 9
6. Brain Salad Surgery (Single)
7. When The Apple Blossoms Bloom In The Windmills Of Your Mind I'll Be Your Valentine (Single)
8. Excerpts From Brain Salad Surgery (Flexi Disc)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Monkeycat on June 27 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Many reviews knock this release ,but if you are a ELP fan you have to get it .Its the ultimate Brain Salad Surgery album do i have to say any more than that if you are reading this review you all ready know whats on there, so its a no brainer get it if you can
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By Stephen Bieth TOP 50 REVIEWER on May 20 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Brilliant. One of the corner stones of Prog. gets the release it deserves. The 5.1 on this is excellent ( I prefure this to the quad mix that come out on SACD about 15 years ago. Most die hards will have almost everything on the outtake, demo disc but there are a couple of new ones. The DVD looks horrible but that's all there is so better it then nothing. The remixed stereo CD is a matter of preference. If you like the new remixes great ! But if not it will not get played very often.
The box is is great. LP size (oh yes there is the album on vinyl as well). First the art work by Giger (who passed away just last week) is one of the all time great album covers (he later designed the Aliens for Alien). The cover is a hard cardboard sleeve with a gatefold pull out that holds the CD's/DVD's.
It also has about a 10 page booklet that has a couple of articles but in my opinion there should have been more.
That aside this is one box set worth the money!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Alan Caylow on July 16 2004
Format: Audio CD
1973's "Brain Salad Surgery" is Emerson Lake & Palmer's most notorious album. On one hand, it's a longstanding fan favorite, with many ELP enthusiasts naming it as the best ELP album. But on the *other* hand, the album's oh-so-grand musical designs have made it an easy target for critics and other detractors. But for those who can handle Keith, Greg, and Carl's daring-do and ambitiousness, chances are you'll enjoy "Brain Salad Surgery" just fine. The band's treatment of classical favorites "Jerusalem" and Ginastera's "Toccata" are mighty impressive. "Still...You Turn Me On" is a beautiful, classic Greg Lake ballad. "Benny The Bouncer" is another of ELP's quickie ragtime piano numbers, but it's great fun, with Lake singing in a faux-Cockney accent. But the album's centerpiece is unquestionably the group's 30-minute epic about man vs. machine, "Karn Evil 9." What can I say about this mammoth prog-rock piece that hasn't already been covered---it is indeed a monster, with the band throwing in everything but the kitchen sink, and THEN they throw in the kitchen sink itself! Keith Emerson's take-no-prisoners keyboards are a force of nature all on their own, while Greg Lake's booming bass strongly anchors the proceedings, along with some very commanding lead vocals & excellent lead-guitar work, while Carl Palmer smashes his big fat drumkit like a pro. No doubt about it, Emerson Lake & Palmer's "Brain Salad Surgery" is VERY grandiose, but it's great stuff. It may not be for the faint of heart, but if you love progressive rock, then this album is a most-essential purchase.
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Format: Audio CD
I am not alone when I state that this album is Emerson, Lake and Palmers crowning glory; the last and greatest of their five masterpieces (including the eponymous first album, Tarkus, pictures at an Exhibition and Trilogy). ELP had reached the peak of their craft and given us this gem as evidence for the jury. The final great epic, Karn Evil Nine, recapitulates the bands musical philosophy, its exposition having been presented as the twenty-minute piece Tarkus on their second album. Not surprisingly, it is the most demanding of their albums to listen to. The multiple layers of musical subtlety allow for a progressive revelation of the bands musical genius that takes time to fully appreciate.
Regards
Steve Andersen - Keyboards
Seven Virgins & A Mule
Canada's Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tribute
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By A Customer on Sept. 28 2004
Format: DVD Audio
For true ELP followers (you know who you are) I would give this 100 stars out of 100 stars. Now, if they would only give this treatment to the multi record album "Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends" = ELP Heaven.
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Format: Audio CD
Brain Salad Surgery would mark the release of Emerson Lake & Palmer's most glorified album. This is a fan favorite, which is surprising, considering how inaccessible this album is. This is not an easy listen, especially for new comers to the progressive-rock world. Indeed, the only song on this album that is not completely weird and crazy is Still...You Turn Me On. Which brings up a good point - if you are new to progressive-rock don't get this album! Go invest your money in bands like Yes and Pink Floyd, then come back and listen to this amazing piece of art.
For once, I'm going to agree with all the critics: This album is over the top, there are too many notes, and everything is done on a level that will leave most listeners wondering where the hell the music went. Still, Emerson Lake & Palmer has a lot of passion, something that a lot of progressive bands don't have. And, like most progressive albums, there are never too many notes - you just need to listen to the album a few times to grasp the general concept. Naturally, this isn't the album to start with if you're new to Emerson Lake & Palmer, but if you have some patience and love awesome music that's a bit over the top and full of awesome instrument passages, then read the rest of my review.
Jerusalem wastes little time opening up the CD. Emerson comes in with his organ, followed by the percussion, and vocals. Jerusalem isn't that far out of the ordinary compared to early EL&P works, however it is still played with a level of musicianship that was not very common in the 70's.
Toccata is hardcore. That is about all I can offer to this incredible rhythmic masterpiece. Toccata is a piece that many average listeners will fail to appreciate, as the song moves through complex rhythms and time changes.
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