Fireworks
Error
  • JFolder::create: Could not create directory

DVD & Blu-ray Reviews

Carl Palmer - 'Decade: 10th Anniversary' http://www.rocktopia.co.uk/media/reviews/photos/thumbnail/200x200s/61/0c/c8/carl-palmer-decade-10th-anniversary-68-1416865602.jpg Hot

Added by Central Electronic Brain     November 24, 2014    
 
0.0
 
0.0 (0)
7980   0   1   0   0   0

Artist

Label

I would suggest this one for musicians and fanatical Carl Palmer followers only.

For the last few years Emerson, Lake & Palmer/Asia drummer Carl Palmer has been touring with his trio, playing versions of ELP classics arranged for guitar rather than the keyboard-led originals. He has so far released three live albums of instrumental versions and classical pieces that the band made their own, so it only stands to reason that a DVD would be forthcoming. Recorded in 2011 in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, this show is exactly the same set I’d managed to catch on the U.K. leg of the tour, and with the same band of Palmer with guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick, so I knew exactly what to expect.

Without the vocals to hold your attention it’s up to Bielatowicz and Fitzpatrick to incorporate the vocal melodies into their playing, with Fitzpatrick in particular doing more of these on his six-string bass than you would expect, especially on opener ‘Welcome Back My Friends (Karn Evil 9 - 2nd Impression)’. There are several famous classical pieces in ‘Barbarian’, ‘Abadon’s Bolero’ and the longest pieces; ‘Karelia Suite’ and ‘Pictures At An Exhibition’, as well as ELP’s own compositions ‘Bitches Crystal’, ‘Tarkus’ and ‘Trilogy’, and whilst some pieces work better on guitar than others, it’s a brave move and the playing is exemplary from all concerned. Both sidemen get their own solo spots in ‘The ‘J’ Section’ and Palmer himself provides a jaw-dropping solo on the otherwise disappointing ‘Fanfare For The Common Man’, but some may find it all a bit hard going and downbeat with only the whimsical ‘Hoedown’ and ‘Nutrocker’ to lighten the mood.

Fireworks - The Ultimate Magazine For Melodic Rock Music

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site


Visually the presentation is a bit dull, with unadventurous lighting, some blurred pictures and the odd bit of accompanying film, but as the focus of the music is on the musicianship, it doesn’t detract so much and you can’t help but be impressed with Palmer and his talented young band. There are short interviews with all three of them, Palmer explaining a little about the songs and Bielatowicz and Kirkpatrick about the challenge of adding their own personalities to such iconic tunes. I would suggest this one for musicians and fanatical Carl Palmer followers only.

Phil Ashcroft

Share this on the web.

User reviews

There are no user reviews for this listing.

 


Comments (0)add comment

Write comment

security image
Write the displayed characters


busy

Member Login



Calendar

<<  October 2021  >>
 Mo  Tu  We  Th  Fr  Sa  Su 
      1  2  3
  4  5  6  7  8  910
11121314151617
18192021222324
25262728293031

Search Here

Shout Here

Latest Message: 3 weeks ago
  • Berny : RIP Alan Lancaster! :(
  • Berny : @Barneypippa: I forwarded your mail to the Fireworks team. You should receive a reply asap.
  • Barneypippa : My magazine (#96) hasnt arrived yet - should have been here last week
  • Rocktopia Te : @bakerstreetish: Pls. check your email for download instructions.
  • bakerstreeti : Hi, I just bought digital download #96. How will I be able to receive/access it? First time on this site. Thanks!
  • zom414 : Have they been posted out yet? Not received mine yet but may have the release date wrong!
  • Johns Band : Received glossy Fireworks 96 and one of best ever. I am still looking at pictures and "Revisit The Gods AOR Festive" should be great. Probably get download from issue 101 to save on space & it is read to me from audio voice. Already got Robben Ford Instrumental album "Pure" great stuff & Freddy King singing & guitar I love, so Bernie Marsden new album I will have on Amazon Prime. If you are into 70's Rock then new Help Yourself 6 CD Boxset + info will be good for you plus expert to pay no more
  • Berny : Fireworks #96 is out now! :)
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Pls. check your email!
  • Paul wiv : I have paid for issue 92 but it hasn't downloaded yet.
  • Berny : @Adamson: Bitte kontaktiere mich direkt, meine Mailadresse lautet «email»
  • Adamson : kann man hier auch auf Deutsch schreiben? denn ich hätte eine Frage?
  • KI2000 : Wow, issue #95 has to be the BEST one so far. Congratulations guys!!
  • Hysteria : GREAT MAGAZINE! Keep on rockin' guys!!!
  • Berny : Fireworks Magazine #95 is out now!
  • Berny : @Paul wiv: Many thanks for your purchase, pls. check your mail.
  • Paul wiv : I have bought issue 89 on download but it has not appeared on my account
  • Berny : @pomper: BOTH of your mails were forwarded to the Fireworks Team, please contact me directly at «email» should you still haven’t received a reply.
  • bpomper : trying to confirm my fireworks 94 order with no answer from team rocktopia??
  • bpomper : i ordered fireworks number 94 but never got a conformation other than my paypal receipt. can you confirm it went out. i have transaction id if you need it
  • Berny : @ALL: Should you have any questions about your Fireworks orders, pls. contact me directly at «email»
  • Berny : Hi @Stuey6666: You are using two user names on Rocktopia. All current orders were assigned to your second account, pls. check your mail again.
  • Stuey6666 : Hi Berny - ordered 4 issues last week - still not arrived - have checked spam etc not there. cheers stu
  • Berny : @Adolfo: I've also just sent you the magazine via WeTransfer. But please check you junk mail folder, the mail was definitely sent earlier today.
  • Berny : Hi @Adolfo: Have you already checked your spam folder? If the mail cannot be found, pls. contact me at «email»
  • Adolfo : «email»
  • Adolfo : My e - mail
  • Adolfo : I don't have any e - mail.
  • Berny : @Adolfo: Pls. check your e - mail for download instructions.
  • Adolfo : I have order the #94 but I can't find the download

Only registered users are allowed to post

Follow Us

FacebookTwitterYoutubeGoogle

This website uses cookies to help us give you the best experience when you visit. Cookies used for the essential operation of the site have already been set. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our Privacy Statement.

I accept cookies from this site