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Surprising and refreshing,
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This review is from: Encores, Legends & Paradox: A Tribute to the Music of ELP (MP3 Download)
This tribute album passed me by until I came across a coule of tracks on YouTube. The chosen tracks are wisely limited to the first four studio albums. Some of them (especially The Barbarian) sound excellent. Some (Karn Evil 9 and Tarkus) take the essence of the longer pieces and package them into very satisfying shorter numbers. The complexity is still there.There is more guitar, and some lightweight electronics, but the growl of the Hammond is there throughout at its heart and the drumming is Palmer-esque and the bass deep. The production is far better than the ELP originals, which makes for a good headphone experience. This is an album that I warmly recommend to anyone who loves classic ELP.
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