Palmer Band, Carl - Working Live, Volume 2

Year of Release: 2004
Label: Sanctuary Records Group Ltd
Catalog Number: n/a
Format: CD
Total Time: 41:42:00

This review is excerpted from Clayton's July 3, 2005 The Prog Life column found here -ed.

Carl Palmer of ELP fame has put together a group that performs mostly classic ELP fare. The astonishing thing about the band is that no keyboard player graces the stage. Instead, guitarist Shaun Baxter performs all of Keith Emerson's parts on guitar. Yes, you heard right. On guitar. In most cases, the result is a whole lot better than you might at first expect, putting a new spin on some terrific old songs like "The Barbarian," "Toccata," "Hoedown," "Trilogy," and "Tarkus." All things considered, I think I like the second set better than the first, but both albums go way beyond the novelty items you might anticipate with a guitar-based ELP. Wild!

Hoedown (3:48) / Trilogy (6:26) / J. Section (2:44) / Tarkus & Aquatarkus (6:40) / Carmina Burana (6:21) / Fanfare & Drum Solo (15:37)

Carl Palmer - drums
Shaun Baxter - lead guitar
Dave Marks - bass guitar

1 PM (1998)
Working Live - Vol. 1 (2002/2003)
Working Live - Vol. 2 (2004)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin UK

Added: July 3rd 2005
Reviewer: Clayton Walnum
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Language: english


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