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Keith Emerson


Crossover Prog

2.87 | 47 ratings

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3 stars Keith Emerson is one of the most talented and influencial keybordist in prog, for many the most. Everybody knows his work with ELP, so I will begun saying that his solo career has ups and downs. One of the ups I might say that is this album, his second relese from 1981 named Honky. Quite contrary to other reviewers I find this album pleasent, diffrent from what he done with ELP, here are besides keybord orientated tunes some funkier moments, but goes very well in this context and even good if are melted with lush keys. I was pleasently surprised, because when I saw how low rated is here, I thought will be some filler album. His talent and imagination can be found here aswell, some great tracks are Big Horn Breakdown and Green ice, each one showing that he is still in bussines, even some momemnts remind me of ELP as aproach but always coming with something diffrent. Not a spectacular album for sure, but not a bad one either IMO, good moments are plenty here, maybe some dull moments are present but overall is ok, desearves 3 stars from me. I like the cover art, goes hand in hand with the music. Not recommended but if you want to explore some of the his solo career start with this one, you will find some intristing arrangements.
b_olariu | 3/5 |


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