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Tarkus Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (26 Feb. 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Sanctuary
  • ASIN: B0002HV4V0
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (54 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,517 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4.3 out of 5 stars

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26 of 27 people found the following review helpful By Bjrn Are Davidsen on 5 Nov. 2006
Format: Audio CD
It is rare to find an album so filled with intense ideas, beautifull melodies and aggressive virtuosity. This is jazz meets heavy metal meets Twenty Century Classical music meets Bach. In short a unique and exhilerating experience.

From the almost 20 minutes (not a second too long) suite Tarkus with it's anti war theme in a modernistic fantasy setting, to the perfect parody and homage to producer Eddie Offord in "Are You Ready Eddy" ("We've only got 'am or cheese"), this album captures the whole range of human moods and follies.

A true classic not to be missed. Furious and fabulous fun!

Most amazing about this album is perhaps that ELP got even better on their next two albums (Trilogy and Brain Salad Surgery).
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By P. Taylor on 30 Aug. 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Another great 5.1 remix by Steven Wilson. I have owned the vinyl version since the 70s and regularly listen to it, still. This 2012 Deluxe edition really has given it a new lease of life by immersing the listener in subtly crafted surround sound. For £10 the DVD-A alone would be worth buying but you also get the original mix and new stereo mixes and even a couple of previously unreleased items. Nice packaging too. I remember seeing ELP at the Empire Pool Wembley on the Brain Salad Surgery tour and hearing the quadraphonic sound swirling round the auditorium. I really hope Steven Wilson gets to work his 5.1 magic on that album soon...
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Graham Mccarthy VINE VOICE on 27 July 2010
Format: Audio CD
Tarkus was Emerson Lake and Palmer's second studio album and as such had much to live up to after their successful first album (imaginatively titled Emerson, Lake & Palmer).

Like the animal (half armadillo half WW1 tank) it is supposed to represent, the album had a difficult birth. Keith Emerson describes the events leading up to its release in his autobiography Pictures of an Exhibitionist. The title piece is a pseudo classical one in 7 parts (in fact the Tokyo philharmonic orchestra played an adoption of it in 2010). Greg Lake really didn't like it at first and suggested that it appeared on Emerson's solo album. This irritated Emerson who was and still is justifiably proud of this piece. He saw this as representative of the future direction of Emerson Lake and Palmer but Greg Lake clearly did not. Lake recorded the piece reluctantly but did come up with the lyrics and make his own contribution.

Tarkus is a challenging piece to play, even for such accomplished musicians as Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer. It has no consistent time signature and is (at east in parts) tonally ambiguous. It is a progressive rock tour-de-force and remains a challenge to the listener even today. If you like music to relax to, in 4/4 time then this one isn't for you. If however you like progressive music that pushes the boundaries of what is possible (intellectually and musically) then maybe you should give Tarkus a try.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Antipodean Gonzo fan on 5 Sept. 2012
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Another exceptional sonic resurrection by Steve Wilson. Tarkus has never sounded better. As with the eponymous first album, Wilson's Tarkus 5.1 mix avoids mindless showmanship, instead it concentrates on delivering a fantastic soundstage for the music. Do yourself a favour. Buy this set!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 4 April 2000
Format: Audio CD
The very first ELP track I ever heard was on Radio Luxemburg, Kid Jensen. It was 'Only Way'.Tarkus had gone straight in to Radio Luxemburg charts at number 1.The opening intro - St Marks Organ - took my breath away.I'd never heard anything like it before. Next one up was 'Mass' Initially I wasn't all that impressed with this track, and then with side 1 of the album. After a couple of plays however it had joined the ranks of the immortals, and still is to this day. Eddie Offord's production, coupled with three musicians at the top of their class, makes this one of THE albums of both 1971, and the '70s in general. The first side seamlessly flows from 'Tarkus', through 'Eruption', 'Stones Of Years etc to the majestic culmination numbers of 'Battlefield' and 'Aquatarkus'. The second side exhibits the band's sound ability to write and play a variety of styles. Apart from 'Only Way' my favourite track is 'Time And A Place'.This should have been the final number, however the sting in the tail is a really good rock'n'roll funny, just to finish things off. Emerson is (obviously) the main man, in the absence of a guitarist, but is more than ably backed up by superb bass lines from Lake and drumming par excellence from Palmer. I remember getting thrown out of a party, somewhere in Coatbridge, back in Easter Sunday 1974 for continuously playing 'Only Way' - just for the pipe organ intro. 26 years later I still tend to do the same. Funny 'n it? It's the best of ELP's early years (probably of the bunch)
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Bring_back_the_60s on 4 Sept. 2012
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I am very happy with this package. What you get is a re-master of the original album. A 2nd CD with some alternative versions and a great re-mix of the classic album by Steven Wilson. The 3rd disc is a special treat, a genuine DVD-Audio of a remixed Tarkus in 5.1 plus a high res stereo mix of the alternative mixes as well.

What more could you ask for? Included also is a great booklet well writen by Chris Welch about Tarkus and the work re-creating this classic album.
The sound in my opinion is stunning considering it was recorded on 16 track tape in 1971. For the price what you get is a very generous collection of discs that cover Tarkus in several ways of listening pleasure.

Spend £10 and enjoy this piece of musical genius all over again. I did and I am sure glad I have.

Just played the 2nd CD using a decent CD player and a high quality headphones and the sound mix is very clear and very well done. This is a treat to the ears.
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