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Emerson, Lake & Palmer
"Black Moon"

© MCA Records

Year of Release: 1988

track listing
  • Black Moon
  • Paper Blood
  • Affairs Of The Heart
  • Romeo And Juliet
  • Farewell To Arms
  • Changing States
  • Burning Bridges
  • Close To Home
  • Better Days
  • Footprints In The Sand

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    "Black Moon"

    Since 1978, there hasn't been a new studio from Emerson, Lake & Palmer. In 1992, they reunited, and recorded Black Moon, an album that returns ELP as a tight Progressive Rock unit, once again.

    The title track has a great energetic sound, starting out the album, "Paper Blood" has a great rock sound, where the ballad "Affairs Of The Heart" showcases Greg Lake's lead vocal in very strong form. The instrumental "Romeo And Juliet" showcases the great keyboards of Carl Palmer, as it can be a great soundtrack cut. "Farewell To Arms" once again has Greg Lake at lead vocals, another great powerful progressive rock ballad.

    Another powerful instrumental in great progressive rock form best describes "Changing States." "Burning Bridges" is a good song, as it has a more Genesis-type sound. "Close To Home" showcases Keith Emerson's classical piano abilities, "Better Days" is another powerful progressive rock tune. The accoustic guitar and gentle vocals of Greg Lake are the standouts on the album's closing song, "Footprints In The Snow."

    It's as if Emerson, Lake & Palmer never broke up. Black Moon is a fine album, where every song is very entertaining. This album will want the listener to branch back to ELP's earlier (and classic) releases. ELP would again release new material, and just as always, they never lose their touch in presenting great progressive rock music, the only way they can.

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