Emerson, Lake & Palmer / Berlin 1972 / 2CD

Emerson, Lake & Palmer / Berlin 1972 / 2CD / Virtuoso

Translated Text:
Live at Deutschlandhalle, Berlin, Germany 6th June 1972


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A special class live album of “Trilogy” era is a new excavation. It is contained in this work “Berlin performance on 6 June 1972”. Although the recording of this day was known only to existence to the core collector, it never appeared as a live album. However, recently treasures of core collectors emerged. It is a recording that maniacs all over the world are becoming turbulent in quality with different dimensions from what you imagine by listening as “treasures”.
That core collector is “Per-Erik”. It is a person who has a reputation as a nomadic taper of Northern Europe, but the collection gathered up using that gem record as a weapon of trade is overwhelming. Currently the collection is being released little by little, even if it is famous sound source generation is young or perfect recording, “Per-Erik collection” is half brandized. This work is a masterpiece that further enhances such a brand.
In fact, the sound is really wonderful. It seems like the three ensembles reach a straight line with almost no audience, as if they were sound boards. Of course, there is also a vintage air feeling of 1972, but the contours are also clearly distinguished by remarkable musical tones, and that one sound jumps in with almost no sense of distance. Everything is beautifully recorded, but the base I want to specifically mention is base. Bing, beckoning and gritty are messed up. In the seventies, the keyboard of the flower-shaped Keith is clear but there are many recordings that the base is muzzled and boiling. However, this work is brilliant more than Keith and Curl.
This sound is ideal for keyboard trio. Originally the keyboard trio with the bowstring instrument as the ancestor has a sharp rise of one note one note and beats stronger than the guitar leading rock band. On the other hand, audiences recordings that tend to hurt are often not very suitable for recording. However, the disadvantage itself of this sound’s sound is not completely round, it can taste only the taste of the vivid customer record deliciously. Unfortunately there was a cut of about 4 seconds in “Promenade” at the beginning of the exhibition “Promenade”, but in this work it will be before the 2 performances “June 4 Essen Performance” ASSAULT YOUR SENSES (Sirene-203) ” Supplemented by. We finished it seamlessly for enjoyment. Even so, it is said that there is no feeling of incongruity even if it compensates with the superb sound of the name plate “ASSAULT YOUR SENSES” …. It is amazing that things like this were kept secret.
EL & P drawn with that sound is also terribly wonderful. Just saying “1972” promised a fulfilling performance, but if you step further into the schedule, the taste will be easier to understand. Since it is a good opportunity, let’s review the “Trilogy” era here.

“January 1972” Trilogy “completed”
– About two months later –
· March 1972: Cardiff (1 perform)
· March 1972 – April: North America # 1 (35 performances)
– About a month later –
· June 1972: Europe # 1 (13 performances) ← ★ Coco ★
“July 1972” Trilogy “Release”
· July 1972 – August: Japan + North America # 2 (27 performances)
– About a month later –
· September – December 1972: UK (23 performances)
– After 4 months –
· March 1973 – May: European # 2 (22 performances)
“June 1973” Brain reform of terror “started production”

This is a step from “completion of trilogy” to “reform of brains of terror”. Although there are some obscure points in the record of the 70’s, it is not strict, but you should be able to grasp the approximate activity summary. And this performance Berlin performance is the 3rd performance of “Europe # 1” just before the legendary first visit to Japan. This position is exquisite, since the completion of “Trilogy”, I went around plenty of North America and the ensemble got rolled over, and I was not tired after about one month’s off. Come on top of that, the tension that the world will truly be questioned “trilogy”. In addition to the songs played since debut, “Hoedown” and “Tarkus” are all acting, with zero unfamiliar feeling. Nevertheless, it is still a sharp performance of exquisite Nankiki that is not familiar! It is unfolded.

The legendary first visit to Japan is a masterpiece of the live band album that is intact as it is in the home ground Europe. EL & P accelerates full-speed sprint towards “brain reform of fear”, one that spreads with superb sound of hidden mania secrecy. We will deliver it to you at hand over this weekend.

そのコア・コレクターとは“Per-Erik”。北欧の名テーパーとしても名声を轟かせている人物ですが、その逸品録音をトレードの武器にしてかき集めたコレクションは圧倒的。現在はそのコレクションが少しずつ公開されており、たとえ有名音源でもジェネレーションが若かったり、完全収録だったりと「Per-Erik collection」が半ばブランド化されているほど。本作は、そんなブランドを一層高める傑作なのです。
このサウンドは、キーボードトリオには理想的。もともと打弦楽器を祖とするキーボードトリオは1音1音の立ち上がりが鋭く、ギター主役のロックバンドよりもビートが強烈なもの。その反面、ベースがボヤけがちなオーディエンス録音はあまり向かないことも多いのです。しかし、本作のサウンドはその欠点自体が丸っきりなく、生々しい客録の旨みだけを美味しく味わえるのです。残念ながら「展覧会の絵」冒頭の「Promenade」に4秒ほどのカットがありましたが、本作では2公演前となる“6月4日エッセン公演『ASSAULT YOUR SENSES(Sirene-203)』”で補填。シームレスにお楽しみ頂けるように仕上げました。それにしても、名盤『ASSAULT YOUR SENSES』の極上サウンドで補填しても違和感がないとは……。これほどの名録音が秘匿されていた事自体が驚きです。




Disc 1(37:51)
1. Hoedown 2. Tarkus 3. Epitaph 4. Aquatarkus 5. Take A Pebble 6. Lucky Man

Disc 2(48:30)
1. Piano Improvisation 2. Pictures At An Exhibition 3. Rondo 4. Drum Solo
5. Rondo(reprise)

Virtuoso 342/343

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