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Greg Lake & Keith Emerson: Their Best Work Together

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While it should come as no surprise that musical heroes from across all genres are beginning to die off, some of the highest profile losses are, in particular, in the rock/pop world, where many of its biggest stars are now in their mid-to-late sixties...or older. Few would disagree that one of the years biggest losses happened just ten days into 2016, when David Bowie passed away at 69 just two days after the release of Black Star (Sony)--an album that ...

CD/LP/TRACK REVIEW

Keith Emerson & Greg Lake: Live From Manticore Hall

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer were recognized as progressive rock's first super-group, framed on supreme virtuosity, extended compositions, melodic song-forms and over-the-top concerts. But during a 2010 world tour, Keith Emerson (keyboards) and Greg Lake (bass, guitars & vocals) delved a bit inward, like old friends who weathered the storm amid the trials and tribulations of the music business. Consequently, drummer Carl Palmer nixed any future reunions after a 40th anniversary performance in 2010 at a London music festival. Otherwise, the ...

DVD/FILM REVIEWS

Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Pictures At An Exhibition - Special Edition

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer Pictures At An Exhibition: Special Edition Eagle Vision 2010 With the return of Emerson, Lake & Palmer at the recent High Voltage festival something of a resounding thud--preliminary YouTube videos portraying a bloated, embarrassing group where keyboardist Emerson's unfortunate hand problems caused the group to slow originally fast pieces to a near-funereal crawl, bassist Lake more pomp than circumstance, and only drummer Palmer really engaged, despite the by rote performances going ...

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer: A Time and a Place

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With two-thirds of progressive rock supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer having just completed its first tour in over a decade--an intimate theatrical tour featuring keyboardist Keith Emerson and guitarist/bassist/vocalist Greg Lake, billed as an unplugged warm-up for July, 2010, when the full trio will reunite for what is, so far, a single date at London's High Voltage Festival---a box set that collects live performances from the group's quarter-century off-again/on-again career seems to make a lot of sense. And with Shout! ...

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Isle of Wight 1970: The Birth of a Band

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Few groups can look back to a single point in time where they leapt from relative obscurity to fame, announcing the arrival of a new and utterly distinctive sound. Keyboardist Keith Emerson had attracted attention for his staggering technique and theatrical pyrotechnics in The Nice. Bassist/vocalist Greg Lake found himself the center of acclaim with King Crimson's 1969 debut, In the Court of the Crimson King, as well as the group's subsequent American tour and ultimate meltdown. Carl Palmer had ...

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Tribute To Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Encores, Legends & Paradox

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Not an easy task taking on the music of Emerson Lake & Palmer yet the Magna Carta record label along with an impressive cast of prog-rock warriors “own the rights” to these superbly produced “tribute” CDs. Previous tributes to Genesis and Yes were enormously successful and now Encores, Legends & Paradox give the ground breaking prog-rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer a rebirth of sorts with this sparkling, multi-dimensional and contemporary representation of ELP originals and adaptations.

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