Let's be honest...most of this album sounds as if it was made at the last minute. Some of it sounds good, others of it sounds incredibly messed up. The only reason it doesn't completely remain horrifying is that Piano Concerto saves the album from being worthless.
What happens when you add three guys with virtuoso skills and affinities to progressive music, let them frolick freely in the studio, and inflate their egos? You get a bloated wank-fest of ELP believing they're musical gods. I usually stick up for prog when it's bad-mouthed for being too pretentious and self-indulgent, but here ELP are giving the critics too much to work with. Well, at least it's no Love Beach. Ugggh.