|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)|
Steve Andersen - Keyboards
Seven Virgins & A Mule
Canada's Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tribute
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.Read more ›
And then there's the @!!#$ annoying fifteen minute interview at the end. Why the @!!@# did these bozoes do that! We realize you're special and probably a bit shocked at all the stupid myopic critics who can't tell their nose from their armpit. Don't listen to them. They get the LP for free anyhow. If you really must put an interview on, stick it on a complementary second CD. Or better, a DVD (they can do that these days).
Go back to the studio, tweak some knobs and rerelease this one as a 31 year anniversary remaster guys. (Guranteed: 5 stars)