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Brain Salad Surgery

Emerson Lake and Palmer Audio CD
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1. Jerusalem
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3. Still...You Turn Me On
4. Benny The Bouncer
5. Karn Evil 9
6. Brain Salad Surgery (Single)
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With orchestral swells and symphonic arrangements, Emerson Lake & Palmer put the Prague in 1970s progressive rock. There was something of that dark, European artistry in their compositions that always made their music more grandiose than their stateside counterparts. Brain Salad Surgery was a conductor's wet dream. Works like the "Impression" study in four movements were epic to the nth degree. Influenced by Mussorgsky and Stravinsky, ELP wreaked havoc with the conventions of what rock and classical music could and could not be. In typical fashion, the trio included one highly accessible cut, in this case the haunting "Still... You Turn Me On". The CD also contains the enigmatic favourite, "Karn Evil 9". --Steve Gdula

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4.0 out of 5 stars The Notorious ELP Album 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Emerson, Lake and Palmers crowning glory. Feb. 20 2006
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Flashback Heaven Sept. 28 2004
By A Customer
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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5.0 out of 5 stars Inaccessible On So Many Levels July 15 2004
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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5.0 out of 5 stars HOW IS THE SOUND ON THIS SACD? May 23 2004
By A Customer
Format:DVD Audio
None of the previous reviews have mentioned how this version actually sounds. I'm familiar with the album, it's one of my favorites. But is it worth buying on SACD? Does it sound better than the regular CD? Thanks.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome album but... April 26 2004
Format:Audio CD
Everything here is gen-yoo-wine grade A-1 first class excellence. There's nothing better than to put this album on and read trashy SF or comics. Perfect veg-out soundtrack stuff.
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)
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best prog rock album ever
ELP was at their creative peak during the making of this album. Emerson worked with a prototype moog synthesizer called the Apollo, Lake provided possibly his best ballad, and... Read more
Published on April 12 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Another knockout from ELP
I'll admit I'm not crazy about the opening track, but the remainder of this album is fabulous. Emerson's choice of Moog voices in Toccata is astounding and pure pleasure to listen... Read more
Published on April 11 2004
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly ELP's Crowning Achievement
With "Brain Salad Surgery," ELP reached new heights in defining popular culture as art. They smoothly and successully integrated a variety of musical and cultural... Read more
Published on April 9 2004 by "lainetm"
5.0 out of 5 stars MY FAVORITE ALBUM OF ALL TIME
From the first time I heard Jerusalem, Toccata, Still you Turn Me On, and Karn Evil 9.. this has been my favorite album of all time. Read more
Published on April 8 2004 by LRHeath
1.0 out of 5 stars So I guess it was just noise after all.
I remember when I listened to this record for the first time in a record shop, a mature guy looked truly upset and said "this is garbage! Read more
Published on April 6 2004 by Big Kahuna
5.0 out of 5 stars A Note For Those Wishing To Hear Advanced Res Stereo Track
This review refers to the DVD-Audio disc. I echo the accolades of the other reviews written here, indeed a superbly produced rendition of the ELP masterpiece and highly... Read more
Published on March 3 2004 by Andreas Novak
4.0 out of 5 stars Not just an album, but an experiance.
Before I start this review, I'd like to express one of my pet peeves about reviews on Amazon. Why must 10 people give a history of the band, when I can find that information (in a... Read more
Published on Feb. 11 2004 by Lawrence Smith
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