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Saturday, October 9, 2010

Emerson, Lake & Palmer 1974 Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends

Genre: Progressive Rock
Rate: 192 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:49:42
Size: 150,43 MB

Review by Prog Leviathan

A monstrous live album from one of the all-time monsters of prog, "Welcome Back My Friends" is as essential as a live recording can be, offering what may be definitive versions of songs from the band's celebrated catalogue, and show ELP at the heighth of their game.

What makes this ELP record so good? It's ENERGY! "Welcome Back My Friends" is a tour de force of showmanship and instrumental mastery. The group absolutely nails these songs, performing them with reckless enthusiasm. Emerson keyboards destroy expectations, sounding like he has grown extra hands. Given the concert's speed and complexity, his tireless intensity really impresses. Lake and Palmer stun as well, their solos and presence felt throughout. Vocals are clear and powerful, and Palmer's dazzling trapwork is boundless (very underrated!)

Second, is the "experience" of the recording, the extended solos, unique blending of songs, and live ambiance really transplanting the listener back to 1974 (when prog ruled!). Impressively, much of the band's unique sonic experimentation comes through very nicely as well.

If you like anything about ELP, this is the album to get; you'll almost certainly reach for it before any of their studio albums.



01 - Hoedown 04:28

02 - Jerusalem 03:19

03 - Toccata 07:24

04 - Tarkus 27:27

05 - Take A Pebble 11:08


01 - Piano Improvisations 11:54

02 - Take A Pebble (Conclusion) 03:15

03 - Jeremy Bender - The Sheriff 05:25

04 - Karn Evil 9 35:22

Emerson, Lake & Palmer here:

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