Header

WORKS ORCHESTRAL TOUR/MANTICORE SPECIAL

Emerson Lake & Palmer

Symphonic Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Emerson Lake & Palmer Works Orchestral Tour/Manticore Special album cover
4.49 | 28 ratings | 1 reviews | 56% 5 stars

Essential: a masterpiece of
progressive rock music


Write a review
Buy EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Music
from Progarchives.com partners
DVD/Video, released in 2003

Songs / Tracks Listing

WORKS ORCHESTRAL TOUR
1. Abaddon's Bolero
2. The Enemy God Dances With The Black Spirits
3. Karn Evil 9- First Impression, Part II
4. Pictures At An Exhibition
a- Promenade
b- The Gnome
c- Promenade
d- The Hut Of Baba Yaga
e- The Curse Of Baba Yaga
f- The Hut Of Baba Yaga
g- The Great Gates Of Kiev
5. C'Est La Vie
6. Lucky Man
7. Piano Concerto No.1- 3rd Movement, Toccata Con Fuoco
8. Tank
9. Nutrocker
10. Pirates
11. Fanfare For The Common Man

MANTICORE SPECIAL
Documentary film; mainly interviews/behind the scenes footage but also excerpts from various ELP songs such as 'Karn Evil 9', 'Hoedown' and 'Pictures At An Exhibition'.


Total Time : 140 minutes

Lyrics

Search EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Works Orchestral Tour/Manticore Special lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Works Orchestral Tour/Manticore Special tabs

Line-up / Musicians


- Keith Emerson / keyboards
- Greg Lake / bass, guitars, vocals
- Carl Palmer / drums, percussion

Accompanied by a full 70 piece orchestra on 'Works Orchestral Tour' conducted by Godfrey Salmon

Releases information

Released by Pilato Entertainment in 2003; 'Works Orchestral Tour' consists of a live performance from 26th August 1977 at Montreal's Olympic Stadium, and 'Manticore Special' is a documentary from 1973

Thanks to salmacis for the addition
Edit this entry

EMERSON LAKE & PALMER MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Works Orchestral Tour/Manticore Special Music


Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Emerson Lake & Palmer Live At Montreux 1997 Blu-Ray Disc US $20.02 Buy It Now 4h 44m
Emerson Lake & Palmer Live At Isle Of Wight Festival 8 29 70 DVD US $14.71 Buy It Now 4h 44m
Beyond The Beginning Emerson, Lake, Palmer (DVD) US $8.00 [0 bids]
US $12.00 Buy It Now
7h 24m
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - THE BIRTH OF A BAND: ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL - NEW DVD US $5.00 Buy It Now 9h 28m
Emerson Lake & Palmer. Live at the Royal Albert Hall. DVD. 1996. US $4.99 [0 bids]
9h 58m
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Live at the Royal Albert Hall (DVD, 2008) US $7.15 Buy It Now 12h 32m
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER - Live at the Royal Albert Hall -- Brand NEW DVD US $9.99 Buy It Now 15h 8m
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - WELCOME BACK [REGION FREE] NEW DVD US $36.19 Buy It Now 1 day
Emerson Lake & Palmer Works Orchestral Tour 1977 Montreal Sealed US $149.98 Buy It Now 1 day
EMERSON, LAKE & PALM - EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - THE BIRTH - NEW CD/DVD(DUALDISC) US $9.80 Buy It Now 1 day
(DVD) EMERSON LAKE & PALMER - Pictures At An Exhibition US $12.99 Buy It Now 1 day
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Birth of a Band Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 DVD US $7.99 Buy It Now 2 days
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER BEYOND THE BEGINNING JAPAN GENUINE DVD REGION 2 NTSC NEW US $29.99 Buy It Now 2 days
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER**LIVE AT MONTREUX 1997**BLU-RAY US $12.27 Buy It Now 2 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back (VHS, 2001) US $3.49 Buy It Now 3 days
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER:LIVE AT MONTREU BY EMERSON,LAKE & PALM (Blu-Ray) US $22.34 Buy It Now 3 days
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER New Ltd 2014 40th ANNIVERSARY BRAIN SALAD DVD & 2 CD SET US $23.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - LIVE AT MONTREUX 1997 DVD - Brand New US $9.99 Buy It Now 3 days
GREG LAKE of EMERSON LAKE & PALMER AND KING CRIMSON 2014 New LIVE CONCERT DVD US $20.99 Buy It Now 3 days
e121 Japan Laserdisc EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Pictures at an Exhibition ? US $29.70 Buy It Now 3 days
EMERSON LAKE &PALMER beyond the begin ELP JAPAN 2 DVD US $24.99 Buy It Now 3 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - The Birth of a Band: Isle o... US $6.95 Buy It Now 4 days
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Brain Salad Surgery RARE OOP DVD-AUDIO 5.1 SURROUND ELPROU US $59.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Emerson Lake & Palmer Pictures At An Exhibition Birth Of A Band Live DVD US $29.81 Buy It Now 5 days
Emerson Lake & Palmer Music In Review DVD w/ Book US $32.49 Buy It Now 5 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Pictures at an Exhibition [Special Ed DVD Region ALL US $6.29 Buy It Now 5 days
ELP WORKS TOUR DVD 1977 MONTREAL +'73 Manticore Film. EMERSON LAKE US $59.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back (DVD) NEW sealed US $9.04 Buy It Now 5 days
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER New Ltd Ed 2014 LIVE CONCERT 3 DVD BOXSET Great Gift! US $30.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Emerson Lake & Palmer Welcome Back My Friends Live Concert Music Video DVD NEW US $19.99 Buy It Now 5 days
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER: 40TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION CONCERT [DVD] [REGION - NEW DVD US $11.24 Buy It Now 5 days
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back Live in Concert 1991 DVD ELP US $10.99 Buy It Now 6 days
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER: Welcome Back (DVD, 2001) New / Sealed / Free Shipping US $11.27 Buy It Now 6 days
Emerson Lake Palmer:live At Montreu (Blu-ray) US $9.76 Buy It Now 6 days
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER - BIRTH OF A BAND: LIVE AT ISLE OF WIGHT 1970 NEW DVD US $15.65 Buy It Now 7 days
e0029 Japan Laserdisc Emerson, Lake & Palmer Welcome Back ? US $32.40 Buy It Now 7 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Beyond the Beginning (DVD, ... US $19.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back (VHS) HTF - NEW & SEALED US $9.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Live At Montreux 1997 - BLR Region 4 Brand New Free Shi US $21.44 Buy It Now 7 days
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER-LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL / (NTSC... DVD NEW US $18.10 Buy It Now 8 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Live at the Royal Albert Hall (DVD, 2009) US $9.00 Buy It Now 8 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer ELP: Live at Montreux, 1997 (Blu-ray Disc) US $10.68 Buy It Now 9 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: 40th Anniversary Reunion Concert DVD Region ALL, NTSC US $11.23 Buy It Now 9 days
Carl Palmer Band In Concert/new dvd/Asia/Emerson,Lake,& Palmer/ELP US $16.49 Buy It Now 9 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Live at Montreux 1997 (DVD, 2004) US $7.99 Buy It Now 10 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Beyond the Beginning (DVD, 2005, 2-Disc Set) US $15.00 Buy It Now 10 days
Emerson Lake Palmer Masters From the Vault DVD US $79.99 Buy It Now 10 days
DVD EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION US $11.34 Buy It Now 11 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Live at Montreaux 1997 *New Blu-ray* US $8.40 Buy It Now 11 days
FREE U.S.sh/$3 int'l sh ~ NEW CD Emerson Lake & Palmer: Birth of a Band Dual Dis US $10.91 Buy It Now 12 days
PROGRESSIVE ROCK 14-DVD LOT Pink Floyd Yes Emerson Lake & Palmer ELP Moody Blues US $99.99 Buy It Now 12 days
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL (DVD) (2007) US $13.95 Buy It Now 13 days
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Live At Isle Of Wight Festival 8/29/70 [Dual Disc New] US $12.81 Buy It Now 13 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Pictures at an Exhibition (DVD, 2002) US $12.00 Buy It Now 13 days
Emerson, Lake, & Palmer: Welcome Back, New DVD, Lake & Palmer Emerson, US $6.05 Buy It Now 13 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Live at Montreux, 1997 DVD Region 1, NTSC US $9.39 Buy It Now 14 days
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER - EMERSON LAKE & PALMER: LIVE AT MONTREUX 1997 NEW DVD US $15.65 Buy It Now 14 days
Emerson Lake & Palmer: Pictures at an Exhibition (1972) [ID6694MN] Laserdisc LD US $34.99 Buy It Now 14 days
Emerson Lake Palmer Pictures at an Exhibition (1972) [TE-D005] Laserdisc LD US $49.99 Buy It Now 14 days
e601 Japan Laserdisc EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER Pictures at an Exhibition ? US $32.40 Buy It Now 14 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: 40th Anniversary Reunion Concert (Blu-ray Disc, 2011) US $23.00 Buy It Now 14 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Beyond the Beginning (DVD, 2005, 2-Disc Set) US $6.99 Buy It Now 14 days
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - LIVE AT MONTREUX 1997 [DVD] - NEW DVD US $9.40 Buy It Now 15 days
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER: 40TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION CONCERT [REGION FREE] NEW DVD US $17.48 Buy It Now 15 days
VHS: EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER......WELCOME BACK US $3.97 Buy It Now 15 days
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER - 40TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION CONCERT NEW BLURAY US $26.46 Buy It Now 15 days
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER DVD LIVE IN MONTREUX 1997 FREE POSTAGE IN AUSTRALIA US $10.29 Buy It Now 15 days
PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION Emerson, Lake & Palmer SPECIAL EDITION DVD NEW US $13.15 Buy It Now 15 days
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER - 40TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION (IMPORT) NEW BLURAY US $49.17 Buy It Now 15 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Works Orchestral Tour / Manticore Special (DVD Set) - .. US $59.94 Buy It Now 16 days
MUSIC IN REVIEW - EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER (823880023514) - NEW DVD US $20.76 Buy It Now 16 days
Emerson Lake & Palmer 40th Anniversary Reunion Blu-Ray Disc Music Video Dist US $23.19 Buy It Now 16 days
Emerson Lake & Palmer - 40th Anniversary Reunion Co US $16.60 Buy It Now 16 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Live at the Royal Albert Hall ~ Sealed DVD (2001, USA) US $7.97 Buy It Now 16 days
Emerson Lake & Palmer Live At Montreux 1997 DVD US $14.42 Buy It Now 17 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Birth of a Band Live at the Isle of Wight 1970 New DVD US $9.99 Buy It Now 17 days
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER / Pictures At An Exhibition JAPAN Laserdisc LD US $24.00 Buy It Now 17 days
Emerson Lake & Palmer-On A Knife Edge DVD US $19.31 Buy It Now 18 days
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL - NEW DVD US $7.78 Buy It Now 18 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Live at Montreux 1997/The Birth of a DVD US $66.92 Buy It Now 18 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: The Birth of a Band - Live at the Isl DVD Region 1, NTSC US $6.29 Buy It Now 18 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Live at Montreux, 1997 Blu-ray Region ALL US $8.36 Buy It Now 18 days
ELP Emerson Lake & Palmer Live At Royal Albert Hall (1996) LASERDISC 25th Anniv. US $26.00 Buy It Now 18 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - The Birth of a Band: Isle of Wight Festival (DVD, 2006) US $12.95 Buy It Now 18 days
Emerson Lake & Palmer 40th Anniversary Reunion Blu-Ray Disc PID US $43.18 Buy It Now 19 days
New: EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER - Live at the Royal Albert Hall (2009) DVD US $6.98 Buy It Now 19 days
DVD EMERSON LAKE & PALMER LIVE AT MONTREUX 1997 SEALED NEW JAZZ FESTIVAL US $7.14 Buy It Now 20 days
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER 40TH REUNION CONCERT New Blu-ray US $19.99 Buy It Now 20 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - The Birth of a Band: Isle of Wight Festival (DVD, 2006) US $8.76 Buy It Now 20 days
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Pictures at an Exhibition DVD, Carl Palmer, Greg Lake, K US $17.99 Buy It Now 20 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Live at the Royal Albert Hall DVD Region 1, NTSC US $7.56 Buy It Now 20 days
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - The Birth of a Band: Isle of Wight Festival (DVD, 2006) US $7.99 Buy It Now 20 days
AZ4..DVD MOVIE..ZONE 4 AUSTRALIA.EMERSON,LAKE & PALMER.LIVE AT MONTRENX 1997 US $13.15 Buy It Now 21 days
Emerson Lake & Palmer Live At Royal Albert Hall DVD US $14.98 Buy It Now 22 days
ELP Emerson Lake & Palmer Laserdisc Pictures At An Exhibition US $16.50 Buy It Now 22 days
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER THE BIRTH OF A BAND ISLE OF WIGHT FEST ARGENTINA PROMO DVD US $61.44 Buy It Now 22 days
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER - LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL (UK) NEW DVD US $20.32 Buy It Now 22 days
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER LIVE WORKS - DVD - HTF US $9.99 Buy It Now 23 days
Emerson Lake & Palmer - Live at Montreux DVD US $7.98 Buy It Now 23 days
Emerson Lake & Palmer PICTURES AT EXHIBITION Rare BIG BOX 1980's Clamshell VHS US $9.99 Buy It Now 24 days

More places to buy EMERSON LAKE & PALMER music online Buy EMERSON LAKE & PALMER & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for EMERSON LAKE & PALMER DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Works Orchestral Tour/Manticore Special ratings distribution


4.49
(28 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(56%)
56%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(24%)
24%
Good, but non-essential (16%)
16%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)
4%

EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Works Orchestral Tour/Manticore Special reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by crimson87
PROG REVIEWER
5 stars Don't let the sound and image aspects fool you , this is essential!!...

This is your chance to witness one of prog rock's most defining moments: The Works Tour. This concert was recorded in Montreal Olympic Stadium and is up to this day an attendance record for that venue. This is the most bombastic and pretentious band on earth accompanied nothing more and nothing less than a 70 piece full orchestra!

The show starts with a sudden burst from a cannon and then both band and orchestra start playing The enemy god dances with the black spirits. Unluckily , there is no live footage of Abbadon's bolero as the track list states , there is just a brief introduction with images from the band. Quite a pity since the tune sounds really impressive with the orchestra. Then we have the 1st impression part 2 from Karn Evil 9 (welcome back my friends). Greg Lake's vocals sound as clean as always and in my opinion , much better than in the California Jam concert. This song does not feature strong orchestral arrangements it's more like the typical version you will hear in any record.

Right after that Keith announces: We 're gonna give ya' Pictures of an Exhibition!! And damn right you will. This is a shorter version of Pictures , similar to the one recorded in the 90's , it does not feature The Sage but the orchestra gives an amazing performance specially in The Great gates of Kiev where Greg Lake's highly emotional vocal delivery is complemented by the arragements , simply outstanding. Now , if you know the structure of an ELP album/concert you are very likely to know what comes next. Yes! you guessed right: A Greg Lake ballad , C'est la vie to be more precise. As I stated in my review , I find Lake's side of Works vol 1 to be the weakest side of the album , I also stated that this song was good but nothing impressive to write home about. My thoughts about this number have radically changed , this is the ultimate Lake moment! You see , ELP is not all about technical skill and bombast as many seem to think , they can also write truly beautiful music like this ballad. Here Keith plays the accordion for a brief moment and also the orchestra captures the song's mood with it's wind instruments. Quite an unespected high moment for the show.

After the obligatory Lucky Man , Keith and the orchestra play the 3 rd movement of his Piano Concerto Toccata con fuoco. The song is just as impressive as the Works version , it's a shame they didn't play the whole piece since he had the orchestra right there , it would have been incredible. Next , we have Carl Palmer's solo spot with Tank. I am not a fan of drum solos but Palmer's drumming is energetic and entertaining , and on top of that his kit is impressive. You can deslike lots of aspects from this band but they sure knew how to make your money worth: Big explosions , rolling kits , impressive lightshow. Tank has it all. After the whimsical but uplifting Nutrocker some haunting synths can be heard. This is it , the summum of the show. ELP's most underrated gem of all time: Pirates All I can say is. What a outstanding performance!! This song is what the band has always been about: Bombastic , fun , grandiose and moving. Lake's voice is at it's peak , the lyrics are incredible and the orchestra can be fully appreciated here. The Works tour was a financial disaster for the band , but this show was totally worth the price. Finally the band closes this show with their biggest hit at that time , their own version of Fanfare for the common man including some typical Emerson antics with his Hammond.

In my eyes , this is some of the best material you may get from any progressive rock band from the 70's. It also includes some bonus interviews and tracks but unfortunately , with the exception of Hoedown none of the songs are complete. The sound and image is typical from the era and the camera shots are appropiate enough ( not like Godbluff Live as an example). ELP fans and prog lovers can't go wrong with this release.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Send comments to crimson87 (BETA) | Report this review (#207124) | Review Permalink
Posted Saturday, March 14, 2009

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of EMERSON LAKE & PALMER "Works Orchestral Tour/Manticore Special"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

WARNING: Forum software upgrade in progress, login function maybe affected for some users during that time.

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.36 seconds