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Honky
Keith Emerson
Honky
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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Recorded for the Italian Bubble label in 1981, this is probably Keith Emerson's most eclectic album and displays a very evident sense of humour. This remastered version includes bonus tracks TBA. Castle. 2005.

      
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All Artists: Keith Emerson
Title: Honky
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Gunslinger Records
Original Release Date: 7/7/2000
Re-Release Date: 6/27/2000
Genres: World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Europe, British Isles, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Other Editions: Honky
UPC: 645409612005

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Recorded for the Italian Bubble label in 1981, this is probably Keith Emerson's most eclectic album and displays a very evident sense of humour. This remastered version includes bonus tracks TBA. Castle. 2005.

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Honky
Allen Bondar | Grayling, mi. United States | 01/08/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)

"OK Keith....You will always be the KING.. But, It is time for a Piano Album or an album of material that only YOU like to play. The farther you get from commercialism the more you SHINE. I will always buy anything you sell but please, delete anything that you might consider FILLER. I think you have a hardcore following that would applaud your attempt to make an album that defies the buying public. It is time to give us the finest album of your entire life."
Keith Emerson's First Solo Album - Ok, But Nothing Spectacul
Steven Sly | Kalamazoo, MI United States | 02/12/2007
(3 out of 5 stars)

"This was Emerson's first solo album recorded after the demise of Emerson Lake And Palmer following the ill fated "Love Beach" album. Like "Love Beach", "Honky" was written and recorded in the Bahamas. There is heavy island influence on this album and the majority of the tracks reflect tropical / nautical themes. Unfortunately the album suffers from some of the same problems that plagued "Love Beach". The music, although not terrible, does not really stand out either. The opening 3 tracks "Hello Sailor (intro)", "Bach Before The Mast" and "Hello Sailor (finale)" all sound like they could fit on an ELP album, but none of them are all that good. In fact some of the playing almost sounds like it is off time in spots. I assume this was intentional, but it does not really work to my ears. The rest of the album is a mix of honky tonk piano, Hammond organ solo's and a bit of gospel thrown in as well. Again, it is all ok and pleasant, but nothing here would I consider essential. The album is instrumental for the most part with a few quick spoken word segments and a gospel choir accompanying the finale "Jesus Loves Me". I understand what Emerson was trying to get across on this album, but to my ears it only partially works. For the ELP completest I would probably only pick this one up after getting the entire ELP catalogue (with the possible exception of "Love Beach" and "In The Hot Seat")."
Trek 570@AOL.com asks Keith for MORE!
Fred T. Lopez | 08/18/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Honky is not a particularly strong album such as Keith's Christmas cd, but is well worth having. It would have been more than nice if new material was added for this reissue. 'Hello Sailor Intro', 'Bach Before The Mast', 'Hello Sailor Finale,' & 'Chickcharnie' are by far the best tracks. Chickcharnie will sound familiar to those who have the soundtract to 'Nighthawks'. Keith! We want more!"