Live At Nassau Coliseum '78 [2 CD]
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Another curiosity is that they omitted Peter Gunn and Karn Evil 9, 1st Imp Pt 2...I saw this show twice during 1977 ( Birmingham and Mobile! ), and they began each of two sets with these missing numbers. Odd that they would be missing here...each should've been first, respectively, on each CD of this new release.
One thing I've always admired about ELP: the minor mistakes, left intact! These guys have always had a "rogue" aspect to them that I find endearing...Emerson hits a bum note here and there; Palmer left the snare strainer off, coming back into Great Gate of Kiev, also striking a wrong note on the tubular bells...yet no attempt was made to "fix" these clams.Read more ›
Keith is in full control of the concert, as both primary emcee and stunning player on everything including the Yamaha GX-1, Hammond, Moog, Steinway Grand Piano and Accordian (on Ces't La Vie). From Hoedown to Tarkus to Take a Pebble to Maple Leaf Rag to Piano Concerto to Pictures to Fanfare - he just hits all the notes and is on fire throughout, all the while throwing in exerpts of the theme from Star Wars and ET in Tarkus, and Close Encounters in Fanfare. Kieth really has a triumphant performance, but not at the expense of the entire band.
Greg's voice here is possibly the finest I have ever heard it live - perfect timbre and pitch combined with strength. He really hits the mark on Take a Pebble and then his voice soars with an all acoustic version of Lucky Man. He has great fun with a rocking version of Tiger in the Spotlight, and then dedicates a lovely lullaby, Watching Over You, to his 2 year old daughter Natasha. His bass playing throughout is aggressive and precise, and his playing and vocals all comes together in a climatic full version of Pictures.
Finally, Carl's drumming is so precise this night that you would believe he could toss dimes in the air and hit them at will, while never missing a beat! I am not a big fan of drum solos, but don't miss this one.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
For a live recording, the quality is excellent. AND for the ELP fan, it's a great choice. I enjoyed everything on this CD.Published 2 days ago by John K
I enjoyed these versions of this set of songs more without the orchestra like they are played here. At this point ELP was becoming more mature and less prone to filling their live... Read morePublished 9 months ago by Joey Boots
I've seen this vintage ELP gig on poor quality bootleg cassette some years ago - but it's wonderful to have it on a legit release as such. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mike Reed
A great live album of the band at their best. A good sound quality on this disc, its not perfect but very adequite!!Published on July 7, 2014 by Kindle Customer
Don't buy songs off of Last.fm. You don't know what version of the song you will get. I've heard several renditions of ELP Fanfare and this is the worst and not the one I thought... Read morePublished on November 14, 2013 by Kenny
I was at this show and was very surprised at the great quality of the recording. ELP at their finest. I could almost hear myself cheering. :)Published on February 15, 2013 by BigE
This is a great Emerson Lake & Palmer live album! I lived in Bay Shore at the time and don't know why I missed the concert, but it would have been awesome!Published on January 18, 2012 by Kerry G. Davids
I was 7th row at this concert and recorded it from Wlir on cassette tape.
I was 4 feet from Greg lake taking pictures during watching over you. Read more
I have a crystal clear memory of these 2 shows. After seeing ELP on July 7,8,& 9th,1977 at The Garden with the orchestra (went all three nights and still have the ticket stubs! Read morePublished on November 5, 2011 by Besokool