onsdag 11. mars 2009

Ivories strike gold

A rather to the point review of the American release.
If the name Keith Emerson doesn’t ring any musical bells, you may be too young to recall the heady days of progressive art rock when instrumental proficiency carried more weight than flashbulb image or red-carpet appearances. After churning out a succession of mediocre solo albums and critically acclaimed soundtracks, the keyboard’s greatest and perhaps most flamboyant player returns with “The Keith Emerson Band featuring Mark Bonilla,” a self-titled CD that stands proudly among his best work with Emerson Lake & Palmer.
Best of all, this version also contains an update of Barbarian, the piece that gave the first ELP album it's headstart. Or headblast.