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Welcome Back, My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends...
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Manticore 200
Released: August 1974
Chart Peak: #4
Weeks Charted: 24
Certified Gold: 9/19/74

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Welcome Back, My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends... is a marathon three-record set of live performances that are more like assaults. They roar from start to finish with such frenetic energy, ad overkill, that you may find yourself wishing the show would end. This is not to diminish the dazzling, flawless performances or the awesome tightness of the band, because it's all here, recorded with complete faithfulness -- everything an E.L.P. freak could desire. For anybody but a diehard fan, however, there are no surprises in the album and little chance of conversion.

- Playboy, 12/74.

Bonus Review!

For serious fans only. Not quite an adequate sounding document of their stage act. Others should stick with Pictures at an Exhibition. * *

- Bruce Eder, The All-Music Guide to Rock, 1995.

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