[linux-audio-dev] Musical references

Jens M Andreasen jens.andreasen at chello.se
Sun Oct 10 17:38:28 UTC 2004


Tonight they aired "The Last Night of The Promps" on TV, and (as
always?) I sit a little tear-eyed after the rendition of Elgars
"Jerusalem". But then again ... Didn't ELP do an even better arrangement
on "Brain Sallad Surgery"? 

To the rescue:

I found this site with midi.GS renditions of most of ELPs production.
Those people are some real die-hard fans :)


It is interresting to notice how the midi-drums on "Tarkus", thru
different versions, evolves from rudimentary to enjoyable (for some
value of "joy".) Mmmm ... And yes, they do have a Jerusalem on site,
that clearly shows how Emerson extended the intro, the inbetween verses
as well as the ending (which ends up as a surprise.)

Listening to Timidty playing these files are of course a bit like
casually browsing thru the ELP songbook, You won't get the feel of the
playing-style of the time.

To the rescue:


Some of the entries are only brief descriptions of the band, other
entries includes complete discographies as well as sample songs in mp3
format (Zappa:Peaches in Regalia anyone?). It is not a complete archive
(there is no Bjørk/Sugarcubes nor Savage Rose), but, anyhow,  I think
you can have a good time browsing around there for the coming week ...

Have fun :) // Jens M Andreasen

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