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4.05 | 10 ratings | 2 reviews | 40% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2020

Songs / Tracks Listing

CD 1:
1. Knife-Edge
2. Lucky Man
3. The Barbarian
4. Take a Pebble
5. Tarkus
6. Bitches Crystal
7. The Only Way (Hymn)
8. Nutrocker
9. Pictures at an Exhibition

CD 2:
1. Hoedown
2. From the Beginning
3. Trilogy
4. The Endless Enigma, Part 1
5. Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Part 1
6. Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Part 2
7. Karn Evil 9: 2nd Impression
8. Jerusalem
9. Still...You Turn Me On
10. Piano Concerto No 1
11. Closer to Believing
12. I Believe in Father Christmas

CD 3:
1. Fanfare for the Common Man
2. C'est la Vie
3. Pirates
4. Watching Over You
5. Tiger in a Spotlight
6. Maple Leaf Rag
7. Honky Tonk Train Blues
8. Peter Gunn (live)
9. Canario
10. Taste of My Love
11. Romeo and Juliet
12. Affairs of the Heart
13. Black Moon
14. Daddy
15. Hand of Truth

Line-up / Musicians

- Keith Emerson / keyboards, pianos, synths, etc.
- Greg Lake / vocals, bass, guitars
- Carl Palmer / drums, percussion

Along with various orchestras. For full playlists, see individual albums.

Releases information

3CD BMG (September 4, 2020)
3CD Burning Shed 4050538628326 (2020, UK, entitled "The Ultimate Emerson Lake & Palmer")

Release date August 28, 2020

A bargain 3 CD set collecting multiple highlights from throughout ELP's career.

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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(40%)
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Review by AtomicCrimsonRush
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4 stars Another compilation of the awesome prog legends ELP. Their legacy remains and now we are left with new compilations to pour through or live releases. This latest comp is a great one with a ton of prog etched onto 3 CDs and a lavish package. There is not much left out on this comp, starting with Knife-Edge, Lucky Man, The Barbarian, Take a Pebble, and Tarkus. Other treasures include Trilogy, Karn Evil 9, Jerusalem, Fanfare for the Common Man, and Pirates. It loses interest then as much as their studio output but I still like to hear Tiger in a Spotlight, Peter Gunn (live) and Black Moon.

The compilation is very comprehensive with the complete Tarkus and Karn Evil 9 and covers tracks from every release. If you do not own the great early albums, this is the next best thing. I wonder how many more concerts will be released or compilations of these prog legends .

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4 stars What I perceive to be the best priced, and best packed ELP compilation. I am grateful for this, as many prices for mint ELP albums had been getting expensive. Finding Tarkus in its entirety prior to this was very difficult. Other highlights include Exhibition cuts, most of Trilogy, and mo ... (read more)

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