Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Emerson Lake & Palmer|
Brain Salad Surgery (Dlx)
Genres: Pop, Rock, Classic Rock
With orchestral swells and symphonic arrangements, Emerson Lake & Palmer put the Prague in '70s progressive rock. There was something of that dark, European artistry in their compositions that always made their music more ... more »
With orchestral swells and symphonic arrangements, Emerson Lake & Palmer put the Prague in '70s progressive rock. There was something of that dark, European artistry in their compositions that always made their music more grandiose than their stateside counterparts. Brain Salad Surgery was a conductor's wet dream. Works like the "Impression" study in four movements were epic to the nth degree. Influenced by Mussorgsky and Stravinsky, ELP wreaked havoc with the conventions of what rock and classical music could and could not be. In typical fashion, the trio included one highly accessible cut, in this case the haunting "Still... You Turn Me On." The CD also contains the enigmatic favorite, "Karn Evil 9." --Steve Gdula
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This was and is a masterpiece..forget the newer SHOUT versio
Lee J. Davito | 03/20/2010
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I recently had the misfortune of buying the SHOUT remaster of this recently...How disappointing...But I just redeemed my soul by scoring a near mint copy of the RHINO/WEA version and what a MAJOR difference..RHINO comes thru again...
The liner notes and pics are very informative and very cool.....but the remastering is simply amazing...exactly like the original LP..only better....nice and full...not muddy....every track is consistent in mix and output (unlike the SHOUT version). The bass in nice ..clean and punchy..and very balanced with the drums, keys and vocals....As it should be
Am listening to the disc again as I write (2nd time thru)....track 7..Karn Evil 2nd Imp..."cha cha music"....Rhino reproduces this perfectly...Shout had it all fuzzed out and distorted.....WHY???
If you had the misfortune to purchase the SHOUT version...as many of us did.....dont despair.....the packaging is worth keeping..just for the sake of having the original in minature...but now you'll have the recording as it should be with some added reading material that gives some insight to the background of the albums cover art.
What is really confusing to me is....SHOUT put out the other discs in traditional plastic CD cases and did an excellent remastering on each of those albums....but then..they decided to do a big turn and do an exact minature reporo of this abum...and they did it perfectly...but then completely disregarded the important portion...the actual remastered sound of the cd contents....mind baffling..
The bottom line.......BUY THIS CD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"