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Nigel
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Re: Mellotron

Unread post by Nigel » Tue May 01, 2018 10:53 pm

Emerson didn't use a Mellotron with ELP. I believe Greg Lake did though. I recall Emerson played one on The Nice's "Diamond Hard Blue Apples of the Moon"
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Re: Mellotron

Unread post by Nigel » Tue May 01, 2018 10:59 pm

There is some incredible Mellotron on Rick Wakeman's "White Rock" ice cold.
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Re: Mellotron

Unread post by Karnevil9 » Wed May 02, 2018 4:27 am

Nigel wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 10:53 pm
Emerson didn't use a Mellotron with ELP. I believe Greg Lake did though. I recall Emerson played one on The Nice's "Diamond Hard Blue Apples of the Moon"
Yes ELP did use one. Emo hated it. Greg only used it twice on a few occasions live.

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Re: Mellotron

Unread post by CN211276 » Wed May 02, 2018 6:14 am

The Moody Blues used it to good effect. Made some good albums.
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Re: Mellotron

Unread post by Karnevil9 » Wed May 02, 2018 9:37 pm

The Band Spring use three Mellotrons..

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Re: Mellotron

Unread post by Mississippi Blind Child Assburn » Mon May 14, 2018 10:38 pm

Would you say a mellotron is basically all sustain and no attack?

If so, that would make using mello on fast runs improbable.

Indeed I rarely hear it played so.

Only one that comes to mind right now - where there is quick mellotron playing - is Italian group Il Volo's "same" lp.

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