Blues Variation - Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Pictures At An Exhibition


1971
Label: Island Records - HELP 1 • Format: Vinyl LP, Album Gatefold • Country: UK • Genre: Rock • Style: Prog Rock, Symphonic Rock
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Add Moods. We currently don't have any themes associated with this song. Add Themes. Even though it appears right in the middle of the suite "Pictures at an Exhibition," "Blues Variations" has nothing to do with Modest Mussorgsky's classical work.

Considered as a stand-alone number, it is similar to the Nice's "Rondo" or "America": a blues-based composition designed to give the musicians some room to breath, solo, relax, and indulge in simple chord bashing for a few minutes Blues Variation - Emerson going back to more complex material. As part of "Pictures at an Yo Solo Se - Berenice Chávez Con Joaquín Mora - Berenice Chaves it feels out of place, provocative at best.

The previous section "The Old Castle" already took extreme liberties with the Russian composer's score, but here the trio completely forgets what it was doing for a moment. The piece ends in a shrieking attack of high-pitched synthesizer tones. Released on the album Pictures at an Exhibition, "Blues Variations" quickly disappeared from the group's subsequently shorter renditions of the work.

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Shashakar says:
Even though it appears right in the middle of the suite "Pictures at an Exhibition," "Blues Variations" has nothing to do with Modest Mussorgsky's classical work. This unrelated instrumental piece was written by Emerson, Lake & Palmer and added to their rock arrangement to spice things up.

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