ELP - Pictures At An Exhibition - 1971 (24/96 Vinyl Rip)

Posted By : Arend | Date : 05 Dec 2010 09:01:00 | Comments : 9 |

ELP - Pictures At An Exhibition - 1971
Vinyl Rip in 24 Bit-96 kHz | Redbook 16 Bit-44 kHz | FLAC | Cue | no log | Covers | RS Links | 761 MB + 221 MB
1971 / Genre: Prog-Rock - WEA Music - CA Pressing
ELP initially wanted to release this album as a free give away with "Tarkus", but common sense prevailed and it was released in the UK, on "Island Records". An exceptionally well recorded album - the drums, in particular, are captured with clarity and dynamics, and the mix is very well balanced.

"Pictures at an Exhibition" is a great album from my childhood and it still gives me excitement and fun to hear this LP.
Dim the lights tonight, increase the **volume and Enjoy!
** Beware: The ultimate "workout" for your speakers :-)
Note: Tracks walk-over in each other; so gapless burning is essential to seamless play the whole album.


A wild and thunderous adaptation of Mussorgsky.

As I recall, I played cello on the Great Gates of Kiev way back when I was in the junior high school orchestra, so when I finally did get around to listening to rock music (somewhere around 1979-1980), a rock adaptation of Mussorgky's Pictures at an Exhibition was too much to resist. It has been a while since I listened to this album (my vinyl copy is long gone) so I picked up the CD and ELP's take on Pictures at an Exhibition was every bit as good as I remember it. Better even.

The lineup on this 1972 album includes virtuoso keyboardist Keith Emerson (piano, Hammond organ, and moog synthesizer); Carl Palmer on drums; and Greg Lake (bass, vocals, acoustic guitar). The performances are, as you might expect, completely unbelievable. Keith's playing is especially muscular - he really rips on this live album and his work on the Hammond organ and moog synthesizer is truly stunning. Of course, I also like the "churchy" tone that he gets on the Hammond too. Carl Palmer also turns in some of his finest drumming.

The music on this album is very, very energetic and goes completely over the top sometimes but that is what I love about this album. Besides, it is a lot of fun to hear Mussorgsky "rocked up" in a way that he could not possibly have imagined. Keith's overdriven and screeching feedback on the organ is especially effective and there are some ear-splitting moments on the moog that are very...electric. Of course, at the other end of the spectrum is Greg's nice ballad The Sage, which provides some relief from the thunderous, electric maelstrom. Although I really enjoy this album (especially the ELP original pieces), my least favorite track is the Nutrocker (the Tchaikovsky reference notwithstanding), which continues in the tradition of ELP's "silly" songs.

Regardless, I consider this a fantastic ELP album and feel that it would make an excellent addition to the prog collection.
Jeffrey J. Park - Amazon.com

Track List:

    01 Promenade
    02 The Gnome
    03 Promenade
    04 The Sage
    05 The Old Castle
    06 Blues Variation

    07 Promenade
    08 The Hut of Baba Yaga
    09 The Curse of Baba Yaga
    10 The Hut of Baba Yaga
    11 The Great Gates of Kiev/The End
    12 Nut Rocker


Keith Emerson:
Pipe Organ, Hammond C3 and L100 Organs, Moog Modular Synthesizer, Ribbon controller, Clavinet
Greg Lake: Bass, Acoustic Guitar, Vocals
Carl Palmer: Percussion, Drums

Technical Info:

Linn Lingo LP12
Ittok LV II arm
Ortofon MC 20 Super II Cartridge
Accuphase C11 MC phono-pre
van den Hul "the Second" interlink
Tascam US 144 ADC
Adobe Audition 1.5 and CD Wave 1.95.2

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Posted By: wersollsschonsein Date: 05 Dec 2010 09:25:50
Cheers From Eire.
Posted By: Miltiades Date: 05 Dec 2010 12:43:17
I'm grateful for Your share!
Posted By: MusicLoverMan Date: 05 Dec 2010 14:28:16
Fantastic music!
Thank You very much!
Posted By: ManWhoCan Date: 05 Dec 2010 15:29:31
Cheers from the Louvre:-}
Posted By: Oldsiamsir Date: 05 Dec 2010 22:06:17
Here's one L.P. pbthal hasn't "terminated" as of yet. Looking forward to giving this a spin. Many thanks for all your superb rips!.....
Posted By: thequick1 Date: 07 Dec 2010 04:26:34
Fantastic album! Thanks arend
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Posted By: ProgWizard Date: 29 Jul 2011 09:47:48
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