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And the 1974 "Then" material doesn't disappoint; it includes probably the best versions of Karn Evil 9 Part 3 released, for accuracy, energy and conviction. It's also possibly the only one in which Emerson's "voice of the computer" interjections sound genuinely dangerous rather than slightly silly.
Unlike the previous reviewer (who writes a fair review) I don't have a problem with the sound of the 70s recording: good enough is good enough, in my book. What I do have a problem with is the selection. For example we get Carl Palmer's drum solo from _Toccata_, without getting _Toccata_ itself. A fade in to a drum solo, fading out at the end, is not a smart decision, no matter how good the drum solo might be.
And we only get the last half of _Take a Pebble_. It starts at Lake's mid-song acoustic break, for _Still, You Turn me On_ and _Lucky Man_, for which Lake is in fine form both vocally and on guitar. Though I miss the classical-influenced acoustic guitar solo from the original studio version. The track moves on to Emerson's piano improvisations, which are also excellent, and interesting to compare to the improvisations on the _Welcome Back My Friends_ live set, recorded a year earlier.Read more ›
So you have well-recorded but poorly performed material from 1997-8 and well-performed but poorly recorded material from 1974. I don't think anyone is well-served by this effort. No garlands of Martian fire flowers for anyone involved in the making of this ablum!
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This album is a nice collation of live recordings from both their early period and later period. I like cd #2 it has a great version of Lucky Man & Fan Fair for the Common Man... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Richard Glenn
Best Live tape by this group you will ever find !!! Load and strong rock and roll !!!Published 11 months ago by dr.j waterfield
Good price, fast delivery, looks and plays fine.Published 16 months ago by Rosalie A. Private Chef/ Executive Chef.
If you are a fan of ELP you will really enjoy this album. There are some unique cuts on here that really showcase the groups talents.Published on April 28, 2013 by David Andrews
Main reason I'm giving this 2-CD release a five-star rating is because it was a bit different than most other live ELP discs I've heard. Read morePublished on February 12, 2006 by Mike Reed
This is probably the best compilation that I have heard. I have been a faithful ELP fan since the 1970's, and have bought most if not all of the releases. Read morePublished on February 6, 2001 by A. Garland
I am not a die-hard ELP fan like most of the people that have reviewed here. I just liked "Tarkus" and thought i'd buy this one at the local music store, and a good deal... Read morePublished on January 1, 2001 by Brandon S.