Emerson Lake & Palmer - Reissues Anthology album review
Prog overlords issue expanded versions of first three albums, alongside a new compilation
Forty years ago, punk decried Emerson Lake & Palmer perhaps more than any other band. But today their so‐called defects look like merits, even more so in the tragic light of Keith Emerson’s suicide earlier this year. In this digital age, such dazzling prowess is increasingly a sad relic of a bygone era. And actually, how punk is Emerson’s disregard for convention, his sacrilegious marriage of classical and rock, and his dextrous pyrotechnics?