Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography


Emerson Lake & Palmer

Symphonic Prog

From, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Emerson Lake & Palmer Original Bootleg Series From The Manticore Vaults Vol. 3 album cover
3.24 | 25 ratings | 2 reviews | 28% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

Write a review

from partners
Live, released in 2001

Songs / Tracks Listing

DISC-1 10 February 1974 Anaheim Convention Centre
1. Hoedown
2. Tiger In The Spotlight
3. C'est La Vie
4. Turn Me On
5. Lucky Man
6. Tank/The Enemy God
7. Karn Evil
8. Karn Evil
9. Fanfare For The Common Man
10. Take A Pebble
11. Pictures At An Exhibition

DISC-2 2 October 1992 Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
12. Tarkus
13. Knife Edge
14. Paper Blood
15. Black Moon
16. Close To Home
17. Creole Dance
18. From The Beginning
19. Turn Me On
20. Lucky Man

DISC-3 2 October 1992 Royal Albert Hall, London, UK
21. Honky Tonk Train Blues
22. Romeo And Juliet
23. Pirates
24. Pictures At An Exhibition
25. Fanfare For The Common Man

DISC-4 March 1993 Wiltern Theatre, LA, USA
26. Karn Evil 9
27. Tarkus, Eruption
28. Tarkus, Stones of years
29. Tarkus, Iconoclast
30. Knife Edge
31. Paper Blood
32. Black Moon
33. Close To Home
34. Creole Dance
35. Turn Me On
36. C'est La Vie
37. Lucky Man
38. Honky Tonk Train Blues
39. Touch And Go
40. Pirates

DISC-5 March 1993 Wiltern Theatre, LA, USA
41. Hoedown
42. Pictures At An Exhibition
43. Fanfare For The Common Man

Line-up / Musicians

- Keith Emerson / keyboards
- Greg Lake / vocals, bass, electric and acoustic guitar
- Carl Palmer / drums, percussion

Releases information

Sanctuary records

Thanks to ProgLucky for the addition
and to easy livin for the last updates
Edit this entry

Buy EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Original Bootleg Series From The Manticore Vaults Vol. 3 Music

EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Original Bootleg Series From The Manticore Vaults Vol. 3 ratings distribution

(25 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(28%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(20%)
Good, but non-essential (40%)
Collectors/fans only (8%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Original Bootleg Series From The Manticore Vaults Vol. 3 reviews

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

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by richardh
2 stars Unlike the first 2 bootleg box sets this has superior sound quality.But that's about all the good news.Most of the collection is taken from 1992-93 which needless to say were not years exactly representative of ELP at their best.Collectors and fans (like me) will no doubt get it but in my house it just sits on the shelf gathering dust.
Review by kev rowland
4 stars As may be guessed from the title, this is the third release in a series of previously unavailable live recordings. This 5 disc boxed collection has parts of shows from 1974 and 1977, plus sets from 1992 and 1993. The sound certainly doesn't belong to a bootleg, the production seems mighty fine to me, and to the fan this set is an embarrassment of riches. Yes, songs are repeated, but the collection goes back to the beginning and all of the way forward to the comeback album and it is hard to see the join. "Touch And Go" has always been one of my favourite ELP numbers (albeit Emerson Lake & Palmer, and they just blast it out). Contrast that to the simplicity and gloriousness of "Still. You Turn Me On", where Greg accompanies himself on acoustic guitar.

How about "Tarkus", or "Pirates", or the majesty and sheer brilliance of "Karn Evil 9" (unfortunately not a complete version, but I can always turn to 'Welcome Back..' for that). What can you say about band that can pit "Pictures At An Exhibition" against "Hoedown"? There are even a couple of takes on their signature tune, but of vastly differing lengths with the 1992 version coming in at nearly fifteen minutes.

Whichever disc I have on the player is the favourite. It may be totally over the top, it may be prog at it's' most self-indulgent, it may be dinosaur rock, but there are times when musicianship of this quality and pieces of this complexity are all that will do. Any fan of the band will want to have this in their collection.

"Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends?.."

Originally appeared in Feedback #69, Aug 02

Latest members reviews

No review or rating for the moment | Submit a review

Post a review of EMERSON LAKE & PALMER "Original Bootleg Series From The Manticore Vaults Vol. 3"

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


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

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

Other sites in the MAC network: — jazz music reviews and archives | — metal music reviews and archives

Donate monthly and keep PA fast-loading and ad-free forever.