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4

Yaks

Third Impression

3.2

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USA

The 3.2 band/project is a continuation of the band 3 (Robert Berry, Carl Palmer and the late great Keith Emerson). 3.2’s first album, "The Rules Have Changed,” included the collaborative work of Berry and Emerson. Sadly, Emerson passed when he and Berry were working on material for the next album. After several months of grieving and contemplation about what to do with these co-written songs and musical fragments from Emerson, Berry decided to resume work on the material that was created and craft a record that would ultimately be a fitting tribute to Keith Emerson’s musical legacy and at the same time re-energize and update the musical style started with 3 some 30 years ago.

The plan when 3 was formed was to be a more melodic, song-oriented band (compared to EL&P), which would allow Emerson, Berry and Palmer to follow in the footsteps of the success that Asia and GTR were enjoying in that period. 3.2 continues on in that same vein with a mix of power pop and prog. If you like Asia, GTR and 3, you’re likely going to really enjoy this album. Berry plays all the instruments and does all the singing, and a fine job he does indeed. 4 Yaks

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Feb 12, 2021
56 min
Missing Piece • Top of the World • A Fond Farewell • Never
Reviewer:
The Prog Yak
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