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Procol Harum - Grand Hotel (1973) [Victor VICP-64104, Japan]

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Procol Harum - Grand Hotel (1973) [Victor VICP-64104, Japan]

Procol Harum - Grand Hotel (1973)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2008 | Victor, VICP-64104 | ~ 279 or 98 Mb | Scans(600dpi, jpg) -> 118 Mb
Psychedelic Rock / Prog Rock / Classic Rock

Procol Harum's first album for Chrysalis, Grand Hotel, found the band returning to the grandeur of earlier works such as Shine on Brightly and Salty Dog. Robin Trower's replacement Mick Grabham is capable, even powerful, but not nearly as distinctive as his predecessor; consequently, the material tends to rely more on ornate arrangements than guitar riffs, making this somewhat more dignified than either of their previous studio albums, Home and Broken Barricades…

Premiata Forneria Marconi - Jet Lag (1977) [2011, Japanese HQCD]

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Premiata Forneria Marconi - Jet Lag (1977) [2011, Japanese HQCD]

Premiata Forneria Marconi - Jet Lag (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Victor, VICP-75019 | ~ 396 or 139 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 64 Mb
Progressive Rock / RPI

As PFM's work showed the increasing influence of electric jazz, the releases showed more impressive chops and yet also became less compelling to listen to. Jet Lag is the first release of theirs to cross this line, as it's noticeably less enjoyable than the previous year's Chocolate Kings…

Emerson Lake & Palmer - In The Hot Seat (1994) [2015, Victor VICP-78040, Japan]

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Emerson Lake & Palmer - In The Hot Seat (1994) [2015, Victor VICP-78040, Japan]

Emerson Lake & Palmer - In The Hot Seat (1994)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Victor VICP-78040 | ~ 481 or 151 Mb | Scans(png) -> 295 Mb
Progressive Rock

Emerson, Lake & Palmer's In the Hot Seat is an album, not unlike their 1978 album Love Beach, which was made for the wrong reasons, at a bad time, and probably shouldn't have been made at all. Speculation is that ELP was contractually obligated to record the third of a three-album deal at a time when Carl Palmer had required minor surgery for carpal tunnel syndrome and Keith Emerson had required major surgery for performance-induced damage to his right arm…

Emerson Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back, My Friends ... (1974) [2014, Victor Entertainment Japan, VICP-78025-6]

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Emerson Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back, My Friends ... (1974) [2014, Victor Entertainment Japan, VICP-78025-6]

Emerson Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back, My Friends To The Show That Never Ends - Ladies and Gentlemen (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Victor Entertainment Japan, VICP-78025-6 | ~ 801 or 273 Mb | Scans(png) -> 461 Mb
Progressive Rock | K2HD Mastering | HR Cutting

Upon its release, the 1973 LP Brain Salad Surgery had been hailed as Emerson, Lake & Palmer's masterpiece. A long tour ensued that left the trio flushed and begging for time off. Before disbanding for three years, they assembled a three-LP live set (something of a badge of achievement at the time, earned by Yes in 1973 with Yessongs and, somewhat more dubiously, Leon Russell with Leon Live)…

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus (1971) [Japanese Platinum SHM-CD]

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus (1971) [Japanese Platinum SHM-CD]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tarkus (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2014 | Victor Entertainment, VICP-78002 | ~ 301 or 105 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 305 Mb
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Symphonic Prog

Emerson, Lake & Palmer's 1970 eponymous LP was only a rehearsal. It hit hard because of the novelty of the act (allegedly the first supergroup in rock history), but felt more like a collection of individual efforts and ideas than a collective work…

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Pictures At An Exhibition (1971) [Japanese Platinum SHM-CD]

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Pictures At An Exhibition (1971) [Japanese Platinum SHM-CD]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Pictures At An Exhibition (1971)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2014 | Victor Entertainment, VICP-78003 | ~ 369 or 125 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 297 Mb
Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Symphonic Prog

One of the seminal documents of the progressive rock era, a record that made its way into the collections of millions of high-school kids who never heard of Modest Mussorgsky and knew nothing of Russia's Nationalist "Five." It does some violence to Mussorgsky, but Pictures at an Exhibition is also the most energetic and well-realized live release in Emerson, Lake & Palmer's catalog, and it makes a fairly compelling case for adapting classical pieces in this way…

Emerson Lake & Palmer - Works Live (1993) [2014, Victor Entertainment Japan, VICP-78030-1]

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Emerson Lake & Palmer - Works Live (1993) [2014, Victor Entertainment Japan, VICP-78030-1]

Emerson Lake & Palmer - Works Live (1993)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2CD | Victor Entertainment Japan, VICP-78030-1 | ~ 555 or 214 Mb | Scans(png) -> 391 Mb
Progressive Rock | K2HD Mastering | HR Cutting

In 1977, after three years' time off working on various solo projects – which were to have culminated with a trio of solo albums – Emerson, Lake & Palmer reunited to release Works, Vol. 1, a double LP containing the best of the solo works plus a side of group-conceived pieces. All in all, it was the most ambitious and wide-ranging body of music they'd ever released, and was followed by the more modestly proportioned but still successful Works, Vol. 2 in November of that year, and a tour that fall and winter; in keeping with the albums that spawned it, the concerts initially featured a 90-piece orchestra supporting the trio…

Emerson Lake & Palmer - Love Beach (1978) [2015, Victor Entertainment Japan, VICP-78038]

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Emerson Lake & Palmer - Love Beach (1978) [2015, Victor Entertainment Japan, VICP-78038]

Emerson Lake & Palmer - Love Beach (1978)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Victor Entertainment Japan, VICP-78038 | ~ 386 or 136 Mb | Scans(png) -> 255 Mb
Progressive Rock | K2HD Mastering | HR Cutting

Love Beach is the seventh studio album by English progressive rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1978. It was the band's final album of original material until Black Moon (1992) and was produced to satisfy contractual obligations with the group's record company…

Emerson Lake & Palmer - Works Volume 2 (1977) [2014, Victor Entertainment Japan, VICP-78029]

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Emerson Lake & Palmer - Works Volume 2 (1977) [2014, Victor Entertainment Japan, VICP-78029]

Emerson Lake & Palmer - Works Volume 2 (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Victor Entertainment Japan, VICP-78029 | ~ 380 or 128 Mb | Scans(png) -> 224 Mb
Progressive Rock | K2HD Mastering | HR Cutting

After the rather dull Works, Vol. 1, the highly underrated Works, Vol. 2 is a godsend. Works, Vol. 1 took their pompous, bombastic, keyboard-driven prog rock epics to the limit; had it been stripped of its excesses and coupled with the strongest cuts from Works, Vol. 2, the band may have had an enormous success with critics and fans alike…

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Works Volume 1 (1977) [Victor, VICP-78027~8, Japan]

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Works Volume 1 (1977) [Victor, VICP-78027~8, Japan]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Works Volume 1 (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2014 | Victor, VICP-78027~8 | ~ 699 or 251 Mb | Scans(png) -> 359 Mb
2CD | Progressive Rock

Though no one talked about it at the time of its release, this album reflected a growing split within the group. Originally, the trio's members, tired of sublimating their musical identities within the context of ELP, each intended to do a solo album of his own…

Premiata Forneria Marconi - Jet Lag (1977) [2014, Victor, VICP-78011]

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Premiata Forneria Marconi - Jet Lag (1977) [2014, Victor, VICP-78011]

Premiata Forneria Marconi - Jet Lag (1977)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
2014 | Victor, VICP-78011 | ~ 406 or 138 Mb | Scans(png) -> 330 Mb
Progressive Rock / Jazz-Rock / Fusion

By the time of this album's release in 77, PFM had become a fairly different group than they had started out as and their influences had changed dramatically: gone are the Crimson ELP Genesis traits, and incoming are the GG and much jazzier inflections…

Premiata Forneria Marconi - Cook (1974) [2011, Japanese HQCD]

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Premiata Forneria Marconi - Cook (1974) [2011, Japanese HQCD]

Premiata Forneria Marconi - Cook (1974)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
3CD | Victor, VICP-75014~16 | ~ 878 or 381 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 83 Mb
Progressive Rock, Symphonic Rock

This excellent live recording served as my introduction to the wonderful Italian-flavoured progressive rock of PFM back in '74. The songs represented are all superlative, and the musicianship is amazing…

Premiata Forneria Marconi - Photos Of Ghosts (1973) [Japanese HQCD, VICP-75012]

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Premiata Forneria Marconi - Photos Of Ghosts (1973) [Japanese HQCD, VICP-75012]

Premiata Forneria Marconi - Photos Of Ghosts (1973)
EAC | Flac(Image) + Cue + Log & MP3 CBR 320Kbps
Victor Japan, VICP-75012 | ~ 465 or 175 Mb | Artwork(png) -> 65 Mb
Progressive Rock

PFM were already Italy's premiere progressive rock band when Emerson, Lake & Palmer signed them to the British trio's own Manticore label in 1972 and turned to King Crimson alumnus Peter Sinfield to write English-language words (sung phonetically) for this, the Italian group's debut international release. A phantasmagorical creation, Photos of Ghosts is filled with lush melodies and rich musical textures, all wrapped around Sinfield's frequently surreal lyrics, which seem an extension of some of his better work from King Crimson's Lizard and Islands albums…