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An interesting experiment that doesnt feel complete
on 24 October 2001
Keith Emerson tried the symphony - rock group merge before others (Deep Purple etc), it is not easy to get a piece of music feeling complete with that setting. Many very interesting ideas, but at times the different parts just dont hold together. Switching between rock group and the orchestra in the usual manner most of the time. The part that holds together the best is the add-on version of Karelia, where the rock group AND the symphony orchestra plays together, and it really rocks! It is a great piece to have if you are a Nice fan (like I am). If you are not, then there are better records to begin with, like "the thoughts of Emerlist DavJack".