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Emerson, Lake & Palmer

ELP revolutionized the 70's rock scene by introducing a new line-up format. This fact really mattered due to each musician's geniality and unlimited talent that, put together, generated a level of music never achieved by anybody else as of yet. All of the musicians came from established bands before joining forces together: Greg LAKE came from KING CRIMSON, Carl PALMER came from ATOMIC ROOSTER, and Keith EMERSON came from THE NICE.

They explored their capabilities to an extreme, even with the technology limitations of the early 70's, breaking ground, setting the new parameters for a new vein in the english pop music (at the time) which would be called progressive music. ELP released 10 outstanding albums during the 70's, and after a long break, they got back in the 90's with a new approach, but still making good music. In 1986 Cozy POWELL replaced PALMER and they put together EMERSON, LAKE and POWELL, a good effort as well.

They've pushed their ambitions over-the-edge. On "Tarkus" the title suite was an inventive and edgy suite revolving around jazzy textures. Their most popular album "Brain Salad Surgery", was their most grandiose and refined. Next, the more adventurous listener might try "Trilogy" or ELP's self-titled first album. In my opinion, these four albums form the core of ELP's best material. Other good ELP albums include "Pictures at an Exhibition", their provocative, fiery and intense take on a classical work. and "Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends", a triple-live album (now on double-CD) with some absolutely stunning playing.


Being that some albums belong to a different band with only two members of ELP, we have to make this addition:


Emerson, Lake & Powell

Emerson, Lake & Powell, often abbreviated to ELPowell, were an offshoot of a classic prog band Emerson, Lake & Palmer with Cozy Powell taking over the drumming duites in place of Carl Palmer which released one self-titled album in 1986.

After releasing Love Beach in 1978 Emerson, Lake & Palmer became silent for a couple of years until Emerson and Lake met during summer 1985 inspired by Jim Lewis, a vice-pr...
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EMERSON LAKE & PALMER top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.23 | 1309 ratings
Emerson Lake & Palmer
1970
4.04 | 1204 ratings
Tarkus
1971
4.08 | 1046 ratings
Trilogy
1972
4.10 | 1245 ratings
Brain Salad Surgery
1973
2.81 | 477 ratings
Works Vol. 1
1977
2.34 | 382 ratings
Works Vol. 2
1977
2.05 | 436 ratings
Love Beach
1978
3.15 | 283 ratings
Emerson Lake & Powell
1985
2.87 | 281 ratings
Black Moon
1992
1.70 | 231 ratings
In The Hot Seat
1994

EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.84 | 655 ratings
Pictures At An Exhibition
1972
4.19 | 370 ratings
Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends
1974
2.62 | 130 ratings
Emerson Lake & Palmer In Concert
1979
2.87 | 101 ratings
Live At The Royal Albert Hall
1993
3.20 | 95 ratings
Works Live
1993
3.27 | 32 ratings
Emerson,Lake & Palmer - King Biscuit Flower Hour (AKA "Live")
1997
2.69 | 48 ratings
Then And Now
1998
3.34 | 47 ratings
Live At The Isle Of Wight Festival 1970
1998
2.81 | 11 ratings
The Show That Never Ends
2001
4.02 | 20 ratings
Original Bootleg Series From The Manticore Vaults Vol. 1
2001
3.72 | 18 ratings
Original Bootleg Series From The Manticore Vaults Vol. 2
2001
3.22 | 13 ratings
Original Bootleg Series From The Manticore Vaults Vol. 3
2001
3.25 | 32 ratings
Live In Poland
2001
2.18 | 14 ratings
Best of the Bootlegs
2002
2.98 | 10 ratings
Lucky Man (Live) (Re-released as " Fanfare: The 1997 World Tour")
2002
3.83 | 16 ratings
Emerson Lake and Powell: Live In Concert - Lakeland Florida, 1986 (An official bootleg)
2003
3.28 | 13 ratings
Emerson Lake and Powell: The Sprocket Sessions (An Official Bootleg)
2003
2.46 | 10 ratings
The Best Of Emerson Lake & Palmer
2003
2.54 | 7 ratings
Original Bootleg Series from the Manticore Vaults, Vol. 4
2006
3.30 | 17 ratings
A Time And A Place
2010
2.69 | 25 ratings
Live at High Voltage 2010
2010
3.75 | 18 ratings
Live At Nassau Coliseum '78
2011
4.21 | 25 ratings
Live at the Mar Y Sol Festival '72
2011
4.00 | 5 ratings
Emerson, Lake and Powell - Live In Concert and More...
2012
2.50 | 2 ratings
Live in Montreal 1977
2013

EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

2.77 | 14 ratings
Welcome Back
1992
3.75 | 33 ratings
Live At The Royal Albert Hall (DVD)
2001
3.49 | 65 ratings
Pictures At An Exhibition - 35th Anniversary Collectors Edition
2002
3.30 | 14 ratings
Inside Emerson, Lake & Palmer 1970-1995
2003
4.52 | 23 ratings
Works Orchestral Tour/Manticore Special
2003
3.57 | 46 ratings
Live At Montreux 1997 (DVD)
2004
4.05 | 23 ratings
Masters From The Vaults
2004
2.00 | 1 ratings
Live In Concert (DVD)
2004
3.80 | 53 ratings
Beyond The Beginning
2005
2.64 | 26 ratings
The Birth Of A Band - Isle Of Wight Festival 1970
2006
4.33 | 6 ratings
Rare Broadcasts
2007
4.29 | 30 ratings
40th Anniversary Reunion Concert (High Voltage Festival 2010)
2011

EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

2.36 | 46 ratings
The Best of Emerson, Lake & Palmer
1980
4.21 | 36 ratings
The Atlantic Years (2 Cd Collection)
1992
3.46 | 50 ratings
The Return Of The Manticore
1993
1.73 | 9 ratings
Classic Rock Featuring "Lucky Man"
1994
3.88 | 34 ratings
The Best Of Emerson, Lake & Palmer
1994
1.55 | 14 ratings
Extended Versions: The Encore Collection
2000
2.56 | 13 ratings
The very Best of Emerson, Lake & Palmer
2001
3.45 | 12 ratings
Fanfare For The Common Man [The Anthology]
2001
1.36 | 19 ratings
Re-Works
2003
3.72 | 12 ratings
The Ultimate Collection
2004
3.86 | 7 ratings
An Introduction To... Emerson Lake & Palmer
2004
4.60 | 5 ratings
From The Beginning (5CD+DVD)
2007
3.58 | 13 ratings
The Essential Emerson, Lake & Palmer
2007
3.60 | 10 ratings
Come And See The Show: The Best Of Emerson Lake & Palmer
2008
2.23 | 9 ratings
High Voltage
2010
2.80 | 6 ratings
The Essential Emerson, Lake & Palmer
2011
1.33 | 3 ratings
From the Beginning - The Best of ELP
2011

EMERSON LAKE & PALMER Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

3.36 | 16 ratings
Lucky Man / Knife Edge
1971
3.29 | 14 ratings
From the Beginning
1972
4.15 | 26 ratings
Jerusalem
1973
2.60 | 11 ratings
Brain Salad Surgery/ Excerpt From Brain Salad Surgery
1973
2.35 | 7 ratings
C'est La Vie / Hallowed Be Thy Name
1977
2.35 | 7 ratings
Tiger in a Spotlight / So Far to Fall
1977
4.00 | 12 ratings
Fanfare For The Common Man
1977
1.50 | 9 ratings
Canario
1978
3.89 | 9 ratings
Peter Gunn
1980
3.43 | 13 ratings
Touch and Go
1986
1.83 | 9 ratings
Affairs of the Heart
1992
2.36 | 9 ratings
Black Moon
1992
4.25 | 4 ratings
Farewell to Arms (promo)
1992
1.50 | 5 ratings
Affairs of the Heart
1992
2.18 | 3 ratings
Affairs Of The Heart (limited edition collectors doublepack)
1992
4.00 | 4 ratings
Gone too Soon (promo)
1994
2.45 | 20 ratings
I Believe In Father Christmas
1995
4.00 | 8 ratings
Fanfare For The Common Man
2002

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 Trilogy by EMERSON LAKE & PALMER album cover Studio Album, 1972
4.08 | 1046 ratings

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Trilogy
Emerson Lake & Palmer Symphonic Prog

Review by BatBacon

5 stars This is one of my first adventures in the large and strange world of progressive rock, and what an adventure! I have always loved everything with unusual sounds, long songs and lots of melodies. Always been absolutely bored when listening to usual hit music. So when I heard about progressive rock the first time, realizing it contained so many of my favorite bands (Deep Purple, Pink Floyd, Osibisa, etc), I had to take a closer look. Emerson, Lake and Palmer´s Trilogy was one of the most extreme things I had ever heard! So many wild rhythms, melodies colliding and mixing with each other and the feeling of musicians who really knew how to play their instruments! It hit me like a ton of bricks, but in a good way.

Right from the start, the mysterious opening of The Endless Enigma with all the space sounds and effects, I knew this was going to something different. And to hear the beautiful voice of Greg Lake for the first time, mixed with Emerson´s keyboard playing was almost unreal. It felt both romantic, exciting and really really smart. I came to love Trilogy because it had so many different types of songs on it, still it all worked together really good as a complete album. From the Beginning is a nice pop-song, not as crazy as the other songs. Living Sin had a bit of Deep Purple to it and The Sheriff just felt happy and playful. Hoedown is probably the most famous of the Trilogy-songs and is the song I most likely would define the group by. A piece of classical music with some of Keith Emerson'sS Hammond/Moog-magic blown in to it, and some crazy drumming to go with it! A very typical ELP-song and it always makes me think F**K YEAH!

Even though many might think of Hoedown as the best track, I have always considered the title track to the albums absolute peak! The song melody is so touching and beautiful, showing of Lake as one of the greatest singers of all time. Along with the piano playing it sets a somewhat sad mood for the song, before sneaking into a beautiful piano solo. Then its time for some more moog and the crazy stuff kicks in. I have no theoretical knowledge about music to show off, so I choose to explain the feeling with a beautiful metaphor. It was like all the melodies was waves in a stormy ocean, the jazzy rhythms came down on me like heavy rain while floating out there. It was beautiful, exciting, scary and completely nuts! I loved it, and have loved it ever since the first time I heard it! My ex girlfriend hated it, I could not understand why. Her father yelled at me to turn down that destructive jazz, even though it most obviously was the greatest rock-song ever created! Not until many years later I accepted the fact that people often prefer music that keeps to ONE melody and a simple rhythm easier to dance to. How depressing is that? But at least I could enjoy it by myself, and thats pretty much what progressive rock is to me. Something dirty I only listen to when there is no one else around.

Yeah, and an excellent album closer to! Abaddon's Bolero is really slowly building up to not much at all, and still its so dramatic! Just as a closing track should!

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 Emerson Lake & Powell by EMERSON LAKE & PALMER album cover Studio Album, 1985
3.15 | 283 ratings

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Emerson Lake & Powell
Emerson Lake & Palmer Symphonic Prog

Review by DrömmarenAdrian

3 stars Seven years after "Love beach", a quite nice record, ELP returned with a better one called "Emerson, Lake & Powell". Wherefore? Well, no the drummer's name was Cozy Powell and not Carl Palmer. Perhaps they hade looked for a drummer with precisely the same initials. The differencies in drumming style could be heard. I think this one drums more like a rock drummer than Palmer do. In the middle of the eighties, 1985 the record came and I guess it already was released on the CD format. The cover isn't so progressive, but quite distinct with three faces like cubes in black, yellow and red.

The albums contains of seven songs. It starts with power in "The Score" a typical fanfare song of ELP with arena statements and a fast wonderful song of Lake(8/10). "Learning to fly" then is a nice little rock song with good isntrumentation but not splendid(6/10). "The miracle" later is a symphonic piece with great vocals and imagination(7/10). "Touch and go" is lovely, one of my favourites on this record. It is a poppy marching tune with good fanfares(8/10). Then come two less intriguing songs: "Love Blind"(5/10) and "Step Aside"(5/10) which could be considered a bit jazzy but not so brave. "Lay down your guns" though makes me happy again, a catchy tune indeed(6/10) and "Mars, Bringer of War" goes in old footsteps with an agressive modernisation of Gustav Holst's classical piece(8/10).

This is actually a record I think many prog lovers will enjoy, it doesn't sound like music from the eighties, it's more like they're playing the music they allways have played. Some songs do not get me as much as others but the whole result is positive. I will give Emerson, Lake and Powell three strong stars today! Best tracks: Touch and go, The score, Mars, Bringer of War!

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 Emerson Lake & Palmer In Concert  by EMERSON LAKE & PALMER album cover Live, 1979
2.62 | 130 ratings

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Emerson Lake & Palmer In Concert
Emerson Lake & Palmer Symphonic Prog

Review by DrömmarenAdrian

3 stars Actually I'm not a big fan of live records. The possibilities for them to be good is in my opinion smaller than usually. One thing that could go wrong of course is the sound quality. The audience's noise could be a nice background but the music most be heard. My biggest problem though with live record is that I often don't find any particular meaning with them. Often the band just plays the music as on the record, but probably not as good. I often hope that live recordings should be a little bit altered or at least with an almost touchable feeling of living music.

That is some of my problems with this record "Emerson, Lake & Palmer in Concert" from 1979. I would have loved hearing them experiement more or, more prefarably perform something totally new. To just hear old "hits" really don't get me on it, then I'd rather listen to the original Lp's. This music is though essentially good. I have my biggest doubts about the three first tracks "Introductory Fanfare", "Peter Gunn" and "Tiger in a spotlight". It sounds like they are played just as they should be played but without the true feeling. Especially the last of those, a song I otherwise really enjoy, feels a bit "dead" in this version. The rest of the record is great. "C'est La Vie" sounds fantastic, with the acoustic guitar and Lake's strong vocals. "The Enemy God Dances With Black Spirets" then is a fantastic track but the sound isn't so good. The part of the "Piano Concerto No.1" is very fine, I like the melody and all of the fantasies there and this version is perfect, there I don't have to look for the original. Finally the "Pictures....'part" also is very well performed and the feeling is strong and true about this magnificent work of art, which I though rather listen to on the record with the same name.

Even if the music, almost everything is very good, will I give this record a quite low rating. That is because of my general opinion of live records. I don't know any particular reasons to listen to this insted of the studio albums and parts of this record don't feel enough vital. Three stars!

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 Live At The Royal Albert Hall (DVD) by EMERSON LAKE & PALMER album cover DVD/Video, 2001
3.75 | 33 ratings

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Live At The Royal Albert Hall (DVD)
Emerson Lake & Palmer Symphonic Prog

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
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4 stars Welcome back!

1992's Black Moon was a great comeback album for ELP and a triumphant return to form after some weaker albums in the late 70's followed by a long period of silence during the 80's (though there was Emerson, Lake & Powell and 3 during that time). Here the band returns to the stage performing a strong set of songs in the famous Royal Albert Hall in London in the wake of Black Moon.

After a brief spoken introduction, the show begins with a snippet of Karn Evil 9, 1st Impression Part 2 (listed on the DVD box simply as Welcome Back in virtue of the classic opening phrase "welcome back my friends to the show that never ends..."). This is really just a snippet and they plunge straight into a rendition of Tarkus which also is much shorter than its studio counterpart. Keith runs around the stage and even into the audience with one of his gadgets creating a noise that was lost on me on the CD version of this concert, but which makes a bit more sense in visual format. There is an energy that can be felt much better on this video than on the CD album of the same concert.

The show then continues with a rocking version of Knife Edge and then Paper Blood from the Black Moon album on which Greg plays the harmonica. The only other number from that album is Romeo And Juliet (based on original music by Prokiev). The latter is especially excellent and I wouldn't have minded hearing further songs from that album live. The CD version of Live At The Royal Albert Hall has a live version of the title track from Black Moon that is absent from this video. There are also some other differences between the two versions. For example, here we get From The Beginning instead of Still... You Turn Me On, and we get Pictures At An Exhibition and Honky Tonk Train Blues which are not present on the CD. Pictures At An Exhibition is excellent here and in my view an improvement over the original live album from the early 70's (though my favourite version of it is the studio recording that was included in the box set Return Of The Manticore and also as a bonus track on In The Hot Seat). Carl plays a drum solo in this one demonstrating his incredible abilities, thankfully not making it too long. Creole Dance is a rapid piano number showcasing Keith's incredible skills on that instrument, while Greg gets to shine on his trademark Lucky Man.

The absolute highlight for me is Pirates which I think sounds better here than it did on Works Vol. 2. This epic composition works much better without the orchestra in my opinion. It has been given a much needed edge here and it is less bombastic. The show closes with a medley taking in Fanfare For The Common Man and some adaptations of Classical works that Keith originally performed with The Nice. Here Keith gets his chance to "murder" his organ with knifes and perform other theatrical "tricks". I've seen it before and frankly find it all a bit silly and unnecessary.

Overall an excellent concert film. Come and see the show!

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 Love Beach by EMERSON LAKE & PALMER album cover Studio Album, 1978
2.05 | 436 ratings

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Love Beach
Emerson Lake & Palmer Symphonic Prog

Review by DrömmarenAdrian

3 stars Emerson, Lake & Palmer's seventh studio record "Love Beach" from 1978 is a different record from the band. The cover is terrible just as on the Works' records, but eventually even more ugly. It is almost like a parody, three very smiling men on an exotic beach and a record name such as "Love Beach". Fortunately the music still contains a lot of great elements. Though it is obvious now that the music of the band is on its way down to less progressive music. Some tracks here are very weak pieces if we prepare them with earlier ELP.

The album starts with some familiar and wonderful tunes. It gives us hope that the first track will be fantastic. Well it cheated us a bit, "Al I want is you" becomes quite trivial but it's still a nice starter(6/10). Then comes "Love Beach", the title song, a kind little bit but not great in any way(5/10) and it is followed by "Taste of my love" another quite boring track(4/10) and the worst thing here "The Gambler"(4/10) which I'm not interested in hearing again. The hightlight of the album are beside "All I want Is you" "For you"(7/10) an exciting piece of atmospheric tunes and great vocals, "Canario" (6/10) an instrumental bit which pleases the listener and especially "Memoirs of an officer and a Gentleman", a long symphonic work(7/10) that proves that the band were still competent and could manage to play exciting expressions. It is a varied combination of melodies and nice lyrics, it has a lot of feeling and quality. I wouldn't compare it too much with earlier Emerson, Lake & Palmer songs but it is the best this record contains. I recommend you to listen to the tracks 1, 5, 6 & 7. You can skip the rest.

As a whole record I would give it 2,79 stars which here becomes three. Of course I am a bit disappointed but not very much because earlier rating indicated this wasn't a success. Though I am still curious about hering next thing from ELP which will be a live recording.

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 Works Vol. 1  by EMERSON LAKE & PALMER album cover Studio Album, 1977
2.81 | 477 ratings

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Works Vol. 1
Emerson Lake & Palmer Symphonic Prog

Review by DrömmarenAdrian

4 stars I become more and more impressed by Emerson, Lake & Palmer for every record i go through. This record: Works Part I from 1977, the band's fifth studio album has been hard to understand fully. The first impression of course is boredom over the cover and an insight that 87 minutes of music isn't easy to achieve immediately. It is rated low by other's and the first time I heard the record I was a bit confused; it didn't felt like the former ELP. The different songs didn't feel connected to each other. Though, I couldn't let this record go and I listened many times. Of course that gave me another perspective. Works Part I is a very competent and comprehensive record. The band takes the epithet pretentious to a new level; it feels like every song here is a unique concept and the three virtuoses do it great.

Keith Emerson (keyboards etc.), Greg Lake(bass, guitar and song) and Carl Palmer (drums) here take help from symphony orchestras do make their music extra symphonic. Well, they don't need that of course, but Works is something else than their earlier works. It's fascinating that this rock band does music that is quite long way from rock music. On Works II then they take another step away from the symphonic rock and experiments with the oldest jazz. Also this record contains some jazz elements but mostly the feeling is classical. The first piece for example is "Piano Concerto No.1" by Keith Emerson, a classical work that I feel contains some ideas from former ELP' songs and then comes some rock songs sung and composed by Greg Lake. They have a great feeling and are very sweet to listen to. The second disc perhaps is even better. It starts with some short classical and jazz pieces and are followed by two giant tracks in the end that almost reach the bands biggest potential, especially "Pirates", a wonderful song with great symphonic melody and vocals.

I hesitated much after my first listenings but after this last one I am mostly fascinated of this band. On "Works I" Emerson, Lake & Palmer proves what an extravagant and glorious band they were and all big intentions and different combinations of songs work out very well. I understand that this record perhaps is too much for many, and that people think the band had totally lost what they had created. I don't agree. I find this music amazing. Okey it doesn't reach the highlight such as "Tarkus", "Take a pebble" and "Karn Evil Part One" or "Pictures on an Exhibition" but I think this music is so important it shouldn't be forgotten. My favourites here are "Pirates", "LA Nights" and "Hallowed be thy name" but it is best as a whole. I don't longer hesitate: this is a very good prog rock record! Four stars!

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 Live In Poland by EMERSON LAKE & PALMER album cover Live, 2001
3.25 | 32 ratings

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Live In Poland
Emerson Lake & Palmer Symphonic Prog

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
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4 stars Rest assured you'll get your money's worth: The greatest show in Heaven, Hell or Earth!

When Emerson, Lake & Palmer returned to the stage in late 90's, they put on a better show than they had done since their peak in the mid 70's. At least this is so judging from how they sound on this live album, recorded in Poland in 1997 (and other live recordings from this period, there are several). Live In Poland is in my opinion a better live album than both Live At The Royal Albert Hall (recorded in the early 90's when touring in support of Black Moon) and In Concert (aka Works Live; recorded in the late 70's when touring in support of the Works albums).

Even tough they had no new material at this time, with the latest (and still the last to date) studio album In The Hot Seat already some years in the past. Nothing from that 1994 album made it into this set list, which is probably for the better (even if I personally think it does have some good moments that would be interesting to hear in a live setting). Given the fact that they didn't have any new material to perform, it is not surprising that the set list runs like a best of collection focusing on classics from the 1970's heyday.

They open, as always, with Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression, Part 2). This is a good version, though it must by said that the band takes some time to warm up here. Still, this version is better than the heavily truncated one that opened Live At The Royal Albert Hall. This is followed by Touch And Go, originally from the 1986 Emerson, Lake & Powell album. I like this song, but it is with From The Beginning that the show really takes off. Greg shines here and this is followed by further excellent performances of Knife Edge, Bitches Crystal, Take A Pebble, and Lucky Man.

At the end of the disc are two "medleys" clocking in at over 17 minutes respectively. The first one features Tarkus and Pictures At An Exhibition, both of which are superb and excellently performed. Again, in comparison with Live At The Royal Albert Hall, Tarkus is not so heavily truncated even though I would rather have had a more complete performance of this great epic number. The same goes for Pictures At An Exhibition which sounds much better here than on Works Live or indeed than the original live version on the band's first official live album. The show finishes off with Fanfare For The Common Man/Rondo, which allows the band some jamming, and I must confess that there are some segments that I could live happily without. Still, this is overall a very good live album.

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 Works Live  by EMERSON LAKE & PALMER album cover Live, 1993
3.20 | 95 ratings

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Works Live
Emerson Lake & Palmer Symphonic Prog

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
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3 stars Yeah, it actually works better live!

Works Vol. 1 is in my opinion the weakest of ELP's studio albums (yes, I prefer Love Beach and In The Hot Seat and even Works Vol. 2 over it!). The main problem with it is that it is wildly incoherent with each member having his own vinyl side and only one proper band side. It is really three half solo albums and one half ELP album masquerading as a double album. Works Vol. 2 is unsatisfactory in its own way by virtually being a compilation album of B-sides and tracks that didn't make it onto previous albums. The best songs from both Works albums could have made up one good single album, but it was a mistake to release three whole LP's (the double Vol. 1 followed by Works Vol. 2). This live album, featuring material primarily from the Works albums, has a much better flow than the Works studio albums. It must however be added that the absence of Pirates (by far the best track from Works Vol. 1) is a disappointment. (Though, thankfully, that very good number got a well deserved appearance on the band's next official live record Live At The Royal Albert Hall.)

Originally released in 1979 under the name In Concert, Works Live is the expanded CD reissue of that third official ELP live album. As I said, the set list features primarily songs taken from the Works albums and this period in the band's career was one of decline. While it is very clear that it is inferior to the previous live album Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends, I nonetheless find Works Live a decent live album in its own right that I generally prefer over both of the Works studio albums.

Discounting the brief Introductory Fanfare (which appears on both albums), In Concert featured seven tracks. Works Live is expanded with another seven tracks making the album into a double album. Peter Gunn, Tiger In A Spotlight, C'est La Vie, The Enemy God Dances With The Black Spirits, Knife Edge, Piano Concerto No. 1 (Third Movement: Toccata Con Fuoco), and Pictures At An Exhibition remain, with Watching Over You, Maple Leaf Rag, Fanfare For The Common Man, Show Me The Way To Go Home, Abaddon's Bolero, Closer To Believing, and Tank being added. Not all of these songs are strong additions, but overall it was a nice idea to expand the album making it truer to the actual show.

The band is supported here by a symphony orchestra emphasising the bombastic nature of the music. In general I find this unnecessary and it also ruined the band financially contributing to their breakup. While hardly their best live record, it is a worthy addition to an ELP collection.

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 Affairs Of The Heart (limited edition collectors doublepack) by EMERSON LAKE & PALMER album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1992
2.18 | 3 ratings

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Affairs Of The Heart (limited edition collectors doublepack)
Emerson Lake & Palmer Symphonic Prog

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
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2 stars There behind a glass is a real blade of grass, be careful as you pass. Move along! Move along!

Affairs Of The Heart is a song co-written by Greg Lake and Geoff Downes of Asia. The song was featured on ELP's 1992 comeback album Black Moon and it was also released as a single that same year to promote the new album. The single exists in several versions, the present version being a limited edition collector's "doublepack" featuring two compact discs. Each disc houses four tracks with Affairs Of The Heart and Black Moon appearing on both discs. Better Days, also from the Black Moon album, is here as well as remastered versions of two classic ELP numbers in Fanfare For The Common Man and Jerusalem.

So far mentioned there is nothing that you don't already have if you have the band's regular album output, especially if you have the remastered CD versions with bonus tracks included. However, the real interest lies in Blade Of Grass, which is a non-album B-side. It was also use as the B-side of the Black Moon single and it was featured as a bonus track on some versions of the Black Moon CD (though not on mine). Blade Of Grass is a gentle piano instrumental that is pleasant enough even though it is very understandable that it was not included on the album. Apart from its value as a pure collectors item, this little instrumental is the only reason to get this "double single".

Per definition, this is for fans and collectors only. Most people will be happy with the Black Moon album, which in my opinion is a very good one.

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 The Return Of The Manticore by EMERSON LAKE & PALMER album cover Boxset/Compilation, 1993
3.46 | 50 ratings

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The Return Of The Manticore
Emerson Lake & Palmer Symphonic Prog

Review by SouthSideoftheSky
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2 stars Prelude and Fugue

The Return Of The Manticore is a four disc boxed set celebrating the career of Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Personally, I dislike this sort of retrospective collection with a few previously unreleased tracks added because it aims to please both the devoted fan and the absolute beginner at the same time, which is something that simply cannot be done. The fan who invests in this set is thereby forced to pay for lots of material that he already has, and the beginner looking for an introduction to the band will get some tracks that are really only of interest to fans. Of course, I belong to the latter and I do indeed find some interesting tracks here that are not available elsewhere.

The most interesting part of this four disc set is clearly the first half of the first disc which features a number of tracks that are unique to this collection. The first disc opens with some re-recorded versions of songs that were originally recorded by The Nice (Keith Emerson's pre-ELP band), King Crimson (Greg Lake's pre-ELP band), The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown (one of Carl Palmer's pre-ELP bands), and Emerson Lake & Powell (the 80's version of ELP in which Palmer was replaced by Cozy Powell). Some of these songs were milestones in the history of progressive Rock and all of these re-recorded versions are good and very interesting for fans of ELP and the other bands in which Keith, Greg, and Carl were involved. (There is also, at the end of disc two, a previously unreleased live recording of Rondo which also used to be performed by The Nice.)

Next up is a 15 minute studio version of Pictures At An Exhibition which I think is the ultimate version of this suite. Based on original music by Classical composer Mussorgsky, ELP's take on it was first recorded live in the early 70's and released as the band's first live album. For this collection the band recorded the piece for the first time in the studio and this studio version outshines the original live version in my opinion. This is an excellent track and the highlight of this collection, yet its presence here does not make this box set essential because the same studio version of Pictures At An Exhibition has subsequently been made available as a bonus track on both the studio album In The Hot Seat and on the remastered CD version of the original 1972 live album. These later albums are both easier to find and cheaper than The Return Of The Manticore set.

I Believe In Father Christmas is featured here in a re-recorded version which is fairly good but hardly essential. Bo Diddley and Prelude and Fugue are previously unreleased instrumentals that will be of interest primarily to fans. Everything else here is the album versions that you will already have if you have the band's regular studio and live albums making this box set mainly a collectors item with a few interesting gems for the fan.

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