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1 Progressive Rock 3 revised Powerpoint Yes and Emerson Lake & Palmer (ELP) – techno rock
2 Techno rock „Technical wizardry” Strong musically, classical training Yes, still recording – dinosaurs?ELP : Supergroup trio, from the Nice and King Crimson, Hammond and MoogStrong musically, classical trainingPoll-winning keyboardists: flamboyant and virtuosic Emerson and Wakeman
3 Gatefold album sleeves Pink Floyd’s Dark Side…Close to the Edge album by YesRoger Dean’s design
4 Yes 1 Still recording… Lineup Jon Anderson, boss, called Napoleon for diminutive stature, high voice but claims not falsettoBill BrufordRick WakemanYours is no disgrace from The Yes album, 1970
5 Yours is no disgraceYesterday a morning came, a smile upon your face. Caesar's palace, morning glory, silly human race, On a sailing ship to nowhere, leaving any place, If the summer change to winter, yours is no disgrace. Battleships confide in me and tell me where you are, Shining, flying, purple wolfhound, show me where you are, Lost in summer, morning, winter, travel very far, Lost in musing circumstances, that's just where you are. Yesterday a morning came, a smile upon your face. Caesar's palace, morning glory, silly human race,On a sailing ship to nowhere, leaving any place, If the summer change to winter, yours is no, Yours is no disgrace. Death defying, mutilated armies scatter the earth, Crawling out of dirty holes, their morals, their morals disappear. Yesterday a morning came, a smile upon your face. Caesar's palace, morning glory, silly human, silly human race, On a sailing ship to nowhere, leaving any place, If the summer change to winter, yours is no, Yours is no disgrace.
6 Yes 2 Close to the Edge, from eponymous album, 1972 Soon from Relayer, 1974
7 Yes 3Revealing the Science of God from Tales from Topographic Oceans, 1973Part 1Part 2Turn of the Century, from Going for the One, 1977
8 SoonSoon oh soon the light Pass within and soothe THIS endless night And wait here for you Our reason to be here Soon oh soon the time All we move to gain will reach and calm Our heart is open Our reason to be here Long ago, set into rhyme Soon oh soon the light Ours to shape for all time, ours the right The sun will lead us Our reason to be here The sun will lead us Our reason to be here
9 ELP Influences: classical music, jazz, hard rock Treatments of classical composers, e.g Bach and Bartók and them Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an ExhibitionUnprecedented for a classical piece to be top hit
10 ELP, a cross-sectionHoedown from 1974 Ladies and Gentlemen concert (CD)The sage, from Pictures…, 1971Tarkus Medley 1-2, 1971Bartók’s Barbarian, 1970, sounds less goodJerusalem
11 JerusalemAnd did those feet in ancient time, Walk upon England's mountains green? And was the holy lamb of God On England's pleasant pastures seen? And did the Countenance Divine, Shine forth upon our clouded hills? And was Jerusalem builded here Among these dark Satanic Mills? Bring me my bow of burning gold! Bring me my arrows of desire! Bring me my Spear: O clouds unfold! Bring me my Chariot of Fire! I will not cease from mental fight; Nor shall my sword sleep in my hand Till we have built Jerusalem In England's green and pleasant land
12 Homework A close reading of the encyclopaedia entries (4 files) ProcedureDo you find the evaluation positive or critical overall?What textual evidence is there to support the overall evaluation?Find the features the critic praises. Find the evidence, i.e. relevant words/expressions/sentences that carry the messageFind the features that are criticised. Also find the evidence that proves the point.Your own evaluation: attach your own labels.Last but not least: Listening to the music we did not have time for in class.
13 Extra slide: Dense text and reduced forms Emerson had already established unique reputation as organist supreme, coupling natural ability with daring acrobatics involving flung daggers, organ-vaulting, Hammond-raping and general musical sadism towards his equipment……ELP laid low until 1977 release of characteristically pretentious works, a double set threateningly subtitled Volume 1.Wakeman, who had previously drawn attention to his overflowing abilities on keyboards via his work with the Strawbs, a group which was unable to provide the necessary scope for the full range of this classically trained musician’s talents.
14 Extra slide: Metaphoric language Crimson…dogged by…seminal progressive rock bandELPgrandiose and flamboyant displays of technical skill.…to lift group out of musical rut