EMERSON, LAKE AND PALMER : TOCCATA [1973]

Με ένα tour-de-force δεξιοτεχνίας/μουσικότητας που για μένα αποτελεί τον ορισμό του “απίστευτου”, οι Emerson, Lake and Palmer […March born drummer] διασκευάζουν το τελευταίο μέρος από το Κονσέρτο για Πιάνο No 1 του Alberto Ginastera [1916 – 1983]. Το κομμάτι έχει αποδοθεί live στη διάρκεια της ηχογράφησης του Brain Salad Surgery. Το εξώφυλλο του άλμπουμ είναι φιλοτεχνημένο από τον H.R. Giger – σχεδιαστή, αργότερα, του πρωτότυπου για το Alien [1979].
Ο Αργεντινός συνθέτης …εξήρε την διασκευή.

With a display of virtuosity/musicality which to me is the definition of “unbelievable”,
Emerson, Lake and Palmer […March born drummer] cover the last part from Piano Concerto No 1 by
Alberto Ginastera [1916 – 1983]. The track has been performed live during the recording for Brain Salad Surgery. The album’s cover was illustrated by H.R. Giger – designer, some years later, of alien figure’s prototype for Alien [1979].
The Argentine composer …praised the arrangement.

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5 Comments

  1. Timothy Price March 12, 2023 at 4:01 pm

    ELP was one of my favorite groups in the 70s. I think I wore out my Brain Salad Surgery Album from playing it so often.

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    1. Oannes March 12, 2023 at 5:12 pm

      Mine too! I remember this particular album’s cover in a giant poster hangin’ on my wall as a 13-year old.

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  2. Resa March 14, 2023 at 6:19 pm

    Fabulous!

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  3. Ken Powell March 22, 2023 at 3:15 pm

    That was definitely…different! I like ELP but not come across this one before – thanks for that!

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    1. Oannes March 22, 2023 at 10:04 pm

      I first heard it at 12, and you can imagine the experience. To this day it’s the epitome of “mind blowing” to me, despite the considerable amount of oddities I’ve come across since. The first cut is the deepest.

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