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Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Trilogy (1972/2015) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Trilogy (1972/2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 01:29:15 minutes | 1,80 GB | Genre: Rock
Source: DVD  | © Legacy Recordings / Sony Music
Recorded: January 1972, Advision Studios, London, England

Emerson Lake & Palmer‘s third album Trilogy is being reissued later this month (ELP) by Sony Music and the new deluxe edition will feature a brand new 5.1 mix, new stereo mixes and previously unheard version of From The Beginning.

The 1972 long-player is expanded two three discs – two CDs and a DVD-audio – for this new set, with CD 2 including brand new stereo mixes (and the unheard version of From The Beginning). The third disc (a DVD-audio) contains the surround sound mix put together by King Crimson’s Jakko Jakszyk.
The 5.1 mix is lossless hi-res if you have compatible equipment, if not the surround mix can be enjoyed in DTS or Dolby 5.1 via any standard DVD player (and a surround speaker set-up, of course!). The DVD also contains hi-res stereo versions of the new mixes, as well as hi-res stereo versions of the original mixes.

After the heavily distorted bass and doomsday church organ of Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s debut album, the exhilarating prog rock of epic proportions on Tarkus, and the violent removal of the sacred aura of classical tunes on Pictures at an Exhibition, Trilogy, ELP’s fourth album, features the trio settling down in more crowd-pleasing pastures. Actually, the group was gaining in maturity what they lost in raw energy. Every track on this album has been carefully thought, arranged, and performed to perfection, a process that also included some form of sterilization. Greg Lake’s acoustic ballad “From the Beginning” put the group on the charts for a second time. The adaptation of Aaron Copland’s “Hoedown” also yielded a crowd-pleaser. Prog rock fans had to satisfy themselves with the three-part “The Endless Enigma” and “Trilogy,” both very strong but paced compositions. By 1972, Eddie Offord’s recording and producing techniques had reached a peak. He provided a lush, comfy finish to the album that made it particularly suited for living-room listening and the FM airwaves. Yet the material lacks a bit of excitement. Trilogy still belongs to ELP’s classic period and should not be overlooked. For newcomers to prog rock it can even make a less-menacing point of entry. –François Couture

Disc#1: New Stereo Mix
1 The Endless Enigma (Part One) 6:45
2 Fugue 1:57
3 The Endless Enigma (Part Two) 2:02
4 From The Beginning 4:17
5 The Sheriff 3:24
6 Hoedown 3:46
7 Trilogy 8:58
8 Living Sun 3:14
9 Abaddon’s Bolero 8:22
10 From The Beginning (Alternate Version) 4:16

Disc#2: Original Mix
1 The Endless Enigma (Part One) 6:41
2 Fugue 1:56
3 The Endless Enigma (Part Two) 2:01
4 From The Beginning 4:14
5 The Sheriff 3:22
6 Hoedown 3:46
7 Trilogy 8:52
8 Living Sun 3:11
9 Abaddon’s Bolero 8:08

Greg Lake – vocals, electric & acoustic guitars, bass guitar
Keith Emerson – Hammond organ C3, Steinway piano, Moog synthesizer III-C, Mini-Moog model D, Zurna (listed as “Zoukra”)
Carl Palmer – drums, percussion



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