A great present for all his fans all over the world will be three special solo titles -- 'Off The Shelf, ' 'At The Movies' and 'Honky' -- scheduled for release through Sanctuary Records in Spring The songs, referred to by Emerson as an "audio montage of musical snapshots, " are rare and previously unreleased solo recordings the keyboardist stockpiled from the mids to almost the present day.
It features original compositions and unique covers in an unpredictable mix of classical, jazz and Brazilian styles. It is a three-CD collection of excerpts and pieces from seven films scored by Emerson between and Most of this music is very rare and highly sought after by Emerson collectors, and much of it is making its official CD debut in the United States. Wheeling, West Virginia 2cd. Distance Over Time Ltd.
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I would also add that you can feel Keith's passion for music on this release. Keith Emerson with his typical variety of tunes played in his own inimitable style. In a rare burst of impulsiveness, I recently bought three of Keith Emerson's albums, including this one. This after a long gap, Album), during which I had come to the regretable conclusion Album) his later work was rather unsatisfactory.
I suppose I felt I owed him the money, after all these years - not to mention an apology for having been rather rude about him in the past, mostly due to my frustration with a talented man who seemed to have "gone off". A further incentive was the revelation that it included an orchestral version of Abaddon's Bolero, which I had always wanted to hear but was unaware was available on an album.
This opens the CD and was apparently recorded during the sessions on which his Piano Concerto was put down. Originally something of a show case for the various voicings possible on his growing modular Moog, this affords an excellent opportunity for further exploration with larger forces. Generally it works Album) well, although I feel his inclusion of the original Moog finale was a missed opportunity - why not go the whole hog, now that you've started? This minor niggle aside, I like it immensely.
He hopes it will one day find its way into the orchestral repertoire, according to the sleeve notes - well don't hold your breath Keith, but I'd vote for it! The second track is an extract from an entirely fresh impression of "Pictures At An Exhibition". This works better as an alternative perspective than as a replacement and will not be to everyone's taste; it is a keyboards only variation done in the s. Otherwise, Lumpy Gravy - Keith Emerson - Off The Shelf (CD on your own taste, this collection is something of a mixed bag, but frankly at this price under a fiver when I ordered itif you only like Lumpy Gravy - Keith Emerson - Off The Shelf (CD of it it is still great value.
Not for the "rock only" listener perhaps, but for the rest of us who prefer a variety of flavours. There are many other treasures here, in all adding up to an interesting and often surprising collection.
By their nature, such compilations are something of a "curate's egg" and not all tracks will appeal to all listeners. Some of the more lighthearted tracks might make you smile, others perhaps rather less so, but it is a far more substantial offering than some of his back-catalogue. For me, it is a welcome addition to my collection and for once my wallet's screams were at least muted. I would not describe it as a "Must Buy" that prize goes to the superb Emerson Plays Emerson - a first-rate piano album, by any standard but more of a "check this out while you're at it".
As long as you are reasonably broad-minded, you'll probably enjoy it. Keith Emerson is a 5-star musician and composer but this collection is a mixed bag, a fact reflected in the title of the CD. Inevitably, given the nature of the album a collection of largely previously unreleased material from a wide spectrum of Keith Emerson's illustrious career there is little coherence to the CD by way of flow,themes or style. There's some absolute dross that is, at best, for completists only but some gems that deserve to see the light of day, most notably the two big band pieces, Walter L and Au Privave and the excellent piano solo And Then January.
Other highlights are a well-recorded orchestral version London Philharmonic of Abbadon's Bolero and Asian Pear, featuring some lovely sax from Ron Asprey.
Worth having for the tasty bits. What a revelation! It's stunning! As a whole the CD tells the story of a supremely gifted musician who struggled in the post progressive years to find a suitable framework for his music, but who at his best was flying as high as the likes of Jimmy Page or any other seventies virtuoso. As a keyboard player in Rock he was unrivalled, ask Rick Wakeman! This gem of a CD shows just why Keith Emerson is to be reckoned as one of the most versatile and visionary musicians around.
Even the ancient America number from the 60's gets an exciting treatment with a guitarist that easily matches Davy O'List. The best tracks are definitely Au Privave and Walter L where Emo really makes it swing, even combining his trusty modular Moog with a big band orchestra.
Highly recommended! Keith has done a great solo-cd with both new tracks and old remastered ones that sounds very new.
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