Label: Burning Airlines - Pilot145 • Format: 2x, CD Mixed, Unofficial Release • Country: Russia • Genre: Electronic • Style: Drum n Bass, Ambient
Track Listing - Disc 1 1. Re-Works Two 3. Re-Works Three 4. Re-Works Four 5. Re-Works Five 6. Re-Works Six 7. Re-Works Seven 8. Humanoid Inside Out Plastic Flowers Palmstone Track Listing - Disc 3 Fanfare [Digger's Mix] Fanfare [Earth Loop Mix] Fanfare [Public Order Mix] Fanfare [the Pilgrim Mix] Fanfare [X-Ert's Esoteria Mix] There are two camps with this collection, one which sees it as a great updating of the works of ELP, and one which sees it as rambling drivel.
I'm afraid I fall into the latter, Lake & Palmer - Re-Works more populated group! I don't have any hang ups about the re-mixing of ELP's work. With the many talented re-mixers around today, I'm sure their music could be presented in a whole new and dynamic way.
The trouble is, this collection fails to do that. All it does is takes a few snippets of tracks, and repeats them over and over again. It's all terribly dull and boring. The third disc consists only of 5 different remixes of "Fanfare for the common man", which appears at least twice already on the preceding discs! Even a great track such as this can be reduced to a tedious ordeal when Inside Out - Emerson to a repetitive noodle, and heard five consecutive times. For some reason, the collection is presented as a three CD set, when it would have fitted comfortably onto two.
If you want to hear ELP at their best, stick to the original albums. It basically consists of bits of ELP cut up and mixed in with floaty keyboards to make 3 CDs worth of chill-out tracks. You can't always Inside Out - Emerson which bits of which songs have been used, although I picked out the guitar from "From the Beginning" and bits of "Endless Enigma".
One of the tracks features someone who sounds like Greg Lake talking! Most of the tracks are boring and repetitive The worst Lake & Palmer - Re-Works of all about this collection is that it features 7 yes, seven different remixes of "Fanfare for the Common Man" - one on each of the first 2 CDs, then CD 3 which just consists of 5 further remixes of a track that I found a bit boring in the first place!
Overall, this might appeal to someone who wants a very long chill out album featuring bits of ELP or someone who loves "Fanfare" enough to want 7 different versions, but real ELP fans should not touch this with the proverbial barge pole.
This album is a new low for a band that seems to actively try to kill their credibility. Fans of Fanfare For the Common Man can rejoice as their beloved tune is redone 7 times at varying levels of sacrilege and aural torture. I wouldn't be surprised if this was blaring over the PA at Guantanamo Bay. I know I'd reveal any information I had if the bad men would just make it stop.
Forcing others to listen to this has to violate the Geneva Convention. The experience of listening to this has left me with shellshock. If the draft is ever brought back, you can get out of it by walking into the recruitment office listening to this.
They'll declare you a Section 8 and you can stay home. If you cherish the memory of ELP, spare yourself from this. I thought there could be at least one or two decent songs, but no, I was wrong, all are tedious, repetitive, boring and less than mediocre Could I - Various - Vocal Tracks EP Vol.11 maybe a cute version of I Believe in Father Christmas.
I heard the full album once because I was in a Inside Out - Emerson and the owner of the house loved it Of course he and his wife believed Trilogy and BSS suckedafter 20 minutes of torture I was Motor 1.1 - Mark Farré aka Curve - Motor 1 to escape by a window but his apartment was in a tenth floor, to make it worst it got mixed with my Cd's and tried some songs in my house but there was no improvement, so I took it back to him after one day.
But the real crime is that they are trying to sell us 7 different versions of Fanfare for the Common Man, each one worst than the previous, all butchered by different DJ's, I can't imagine how many copies they sold, because the people interested in remixes won't buy an Inside Out - Emerson album and very few hardcore fans will pay for this because it's simply the opposite of what the band represents.
It's painful to see a once amazing band loosing the credibility they still have with this album, my honest recommendation is to avoid it by all means, if you see it in a store, go to another one, if not for you, do it for the band, they don't deserve to be remembered for this box set after so many Its Easy To Remember - Mark Soskin - One Hopeful Day albums.
It is called Re-Works, but really this takes re-working way, Necrofilia - Grimness - At The Beginning God Created Scum too far.
The songs are so far deconstructed from the originals that the originals really aren't even there any more. Essentially, it is just repeated Let It Out (Select Recall Mix) - Various - La Maquina Del Tiempo 2 of Inside Out - Emerson opening horn section with a techno background.
Maybe my problem is trying to listen to this album in one sitting, but it is an absolutely horrible listening experience. If I were in a dance club being bombarded with what passes as dance Inside Out - Emerson today, and then one of these songs came on I might be thrilled to hear strands of ELP within the techno music, but two plus hours straight of this is quite frankly just torture.
Which makes me think that another good use for this album would be to blare it really loud outside of hostage and stand-off situations. That should bring any such crisis to an immediate end. Needless to say this gets 1 star from me. This definitely will not appeal to ELP fans, and to be honest, I am really not sure if it would even appeal to techno fans.
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