KEITH EMERSON AND GREG LAKE - Live From Manticore Hall

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2014, eclipsed Nr. 164 / 10-2014 | VÖ-Jahr: 2014 | Wertung: 7/10 | Label: Cherry Red | Autor: MFG

With this live recording, prog master Keith Emerson on acoustic piano and first-generation Moog synth and Greg Lake on different guitars, bass and behind the microphone prove that old ELP hit songs like "From The Beginning" or "Take A Pebble" don't necessarily have to end in gigantomania, but can also convince with their great melodies. Four years ago, the two exceptional musicians made their way to a few clubs in order to play some of the leaner classics from their trio era as well as the King Crimson tune "I Talk To The Wind". One notices the relaxation of the stage situation in the recording, even intensified by Lake's moody intermediate announcements. Emerson proved that he was also a virtuoso with little instrumental effort by his standards. "C'est La Vie" with spinet and accordion tones produced on the Moog conveyed wonderful melancholy. "Lucky Man" became an exciting experimental ballad thanks to Synthi-Solo. And at "Tarkus", Emerson shot out all the pipes in the old manner.

Top track: Moog Solo/Lucky Man

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