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In The Hot Seat [CD]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer Audio CD
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Considered by many to be one of rock's original first super-groups, Emerson Lake & Palmer formed in England in 1970 consisting of Keith Emerson (keyboards), Greg Lake (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Carl Palmer (drums, percussion). The band created a brand new world of music, combining classical and symphonic rock fused with beautiful vocals. Their penchant for appropriating themes ... Read more in Amazon's Emerson, Lake & Palmer Store

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  • Audio CD (14 Mar 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Sony
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 149,125 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Buoyed by the success of Black Moon, ELP released In The Hot Seat in 1994. Another well-received album, they toured it until 1998, when they called it a day again - until their 2010 re-union at the High Voltage Festival in London.

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Just great to hear original ELP material again 6 Dec 2013
By Stephen Reid TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
This is the second 'reunion' album, produced in 1994.

This is more 'Lake, Palmer and Emerson'. Every track has Lake singing - there is no instrumental tour-de-force where Keith Emerson takes over. And there is a good reason for that: when they made this, Emerson was suffering with his hand injury. He was in great difficulty at the time, so the flamboyance of earlier albums just could not be there. The end product is basically Greg Lake accompanied by Carl Palmer and Keith Emerson.

As with 'Black Moon', its predecessor album, I believe the treatment of the drums is all wrong here. Carl Palmer is one of the fastest, most technically accomplished drummers around but here he is presented as crashing out sound on the off beats, all flair and speed put to one side, or mixed out.

Even so, this album was well received. The material, mainly four and five minute songs, is reasonably strong and Greg Lake is is good voice (apart from the cut-down 'Pictures at an Exhibition' where he sounds to have a sore throat!) This sounds very much like the original Isle of Wight recording.

It is definitely the ELP sound and after the long break before 'Black Moon' and this, it is just great to hear original ELP material again. So for fans there is a certain joy here, simply to hear them again.

But please ... this is not a five star ELP album, not even for a die-hard ELP fan like me. Emerson is struggling and Palmer doesn't shine on this. This is nowhere better shown than in 'Pictures', which by the standards of the 1970s live album, is a pedestrian affair, taken more slowly and missing the exuberant rocking links.

So, how to mark this? I gave 'Black Moon' four stars, simply because it was so good to hear them again.
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5.0 out of 5 stars " IN THE HOT SEAT 'ELP IS AT HAND !" 27 May 2014
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This was there last Studio Album ELP made back in 1994,and I don't understand why this Album got a few poor reviews? there are some very good tracks on this CD,for instance the track "DADDY" sung by Greg Lake is a true story about a little girl missing from school,and it's so moving it's just brilliant,and the other track is the "MAN IN THE LONG BLACK COAT" which is on the slightly darker side of ELP,and there is also some bonus tracks on this Album a newer version of "PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION",and I regard this Album is no way poor! SO JUST 'ELP YOURSELF!.
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5.0 out of 5 stars They still got it! 6 Dec 2012
By dklange - Published on
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I had never heard this album before and being that I had really liked the previous studio release from ELP (Black Moon), I took a chance and bought "Hot Seat". From the first listen, I liked it! I should mention that I have been a fan since the first album was released back in 1971! This album is no disappointment... perhaps not as commercial as Black Moon but still another excellent record. Greg Lake's song "Daddy" is amazing! The recap of "Pictures at an Exhibition" completes this album in typical ELP style! This is one of those albums that the more you listen to it the more you like!!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Last album has some merit 31 Jan 2014
By Zach Clayton - Published on
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it's not bad. Black Moon is far superior, and they obviously weren't going for one type of song. It's okay, not as bad as Love Beach. But for only having one hand to work with, Keith still did superbly.
3.0 out of 5 stars Decent Album 4 April 2014
By David Mark James - Published on
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Not my favorite E.L.P. effort - however the musicianship is excellent & there are a couple of quality nuggets in there.
4.0 out of 5 stars Masters of their instruments. 31 July 2014
By Gilbert M. Gibbs - Published on
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If I lose or make a mess of this CD, I'll try the vinyl, this group is good!
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