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    Posted: November 29 2020 at 13:48
Welcome Back My Friends to the polls that never end. Come inside. Come inside. If you believe in The Power of Three, then you'll believe in the awesome Trilogy of Emerson, Lake & Palmer. If you include ELP's full Works, there were two short-lived offshoots of the dynamic Tarkus trio too: Emerson, Lake & Powell and Emerson, Berry & Palmer. I've been In the Hot Seat recently for showing some love towards the much-maligned Love Beach album - an album which was about as welcome amongst ELP fans as an ominous Black Moon on the horizon. The cheesy Beach Gees album cover and album title admittedly looks and sounds like a third-rate reality TV show, and it probably is. I'm thinking "Love Island", which is close enough. Anyway, here's an opportunity to list your Top 7 ELP albums. Easy-peasy, lemon squeezy, you may say. After all, it's not Brain Salad Surgery. It's just a bit of fun. You can also include the live album Pictures at an Exhibition in your Top 7 listings too if you so wish. Smile
 
 
Simply list your Top 7 ELP albums in order of preference and then I'll assign the usual system of points to your listings:-
 
1st album - 12 points
2nd album - 8 points
3rd album - 6 points
4th album - 4 points
5th album - 3 points
6th album - 2 points
7th album - 1 point
 
Here's my ELP Top 7 to kick off with:-
 
1. Works Volume 1 (12 points)
2. Black Moon (8 points)
3. Emerson, Lake & Palmer (6 points)
4. Emerson, Lake & Powell (4 points)
5. Tarkus (3 points)
6. Pictures at an Exhibition (2 points)
7. Love Beach (1 point)
 
 ELP's Discography & Videography
 
 4 stars 1974: Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoIDt_C5y1Lv08PZL5CkZsjxcHJy6ILWj
 3 stars 1988: 3 (Emerson, Berry & Palmer) - To the Power of Three - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLoIDt_C5y1LvwwylCrJEuChC68BBpb9pt
 
 
 
 
 


Edited by Psychedelic Paul - January 09 2021 at 06:05
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1. Brain Salad Surgery
2. Trilogy
3. Tarkus
4. Emerson, Lake & Palmer
5. Pictures at an Exhibition
6. Works Volume 1
7. Emerson, Lake & Powell
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Tarkus
Pictures
Trilogy
BSS
ELPowell
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Works I



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote JD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 29 2020 at 15:56
Well that's pretty much their whole collection now isn't it?

Ok, being a fanboy, I'll play along.

1 Trilogy
2 Tarkus
3 Emerson, Lake & Palmer
4 Brain Salad Surgery
5 Welcome Back My Friends...
6 Pictures at an Exhibition
7 Works Volume 1
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1) Trilogy
2) Emerson Lake and Palmer
3) Tarkus
4) Brain Salad Surgery
5) Pictures at an Exhibition
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6) Works Vol 1
7) Black Moon
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Brain Salad Surgery
Trilogy
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Welcome Back My Friends....
Pictures at an Exhibition
Works Vol. 1
Tarkus

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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

 
Here's my ELP Top 7 to kick off with:-
 
1. Works Volume 1 (12 points)
2. Black Moon (8 points)
3. Emerson, Lake & Palmer (6 points)
4. Emerson, Lake & Powell (4 points)
5. Tarkus (3 points)
6. Pictures at an Exhibition (2 points)
7. Love Beach (1 point)
 

You actually rate Love Bitch higher than Trilogy and BSS?Confused
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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

 
Here's my ELP Top 7 to kick off with:-
 
1. Works Volume 1 (12 points)
2. Black Moon (8 points)
3. Emerson, Lake & Palmer (6 points)
4. Emerson, Lake & Powell (4 points)
5. Tarkus (3 points)
6. Pictures at an Exhibition (2 points)
7. Love Beach (1 point)
 

You actually rate Love Bitch higher than Trilogy and BSS?Confused

wow, I've just seen that list. Confused

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1. Tarkus
2. Trilogy
3. Brain Salad Surgery
4. Emerson, Lake & Palmer
5. Works Volume 1
6. Pictures at an Exhibition
7. Black Moon

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Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

 
Here's my ELP Top 7 to kick off with:-
 
1. Works Volume 1 (12 points)
2. Black Moon (8 points)
3. Emerson, Lake & Palmer (6 points)
4. Emerson, Lake & Powell (4 points)
5. Tarkus (3 points)
6. Pictures at an Exhibition (2 points)
7. Love Beach (1 point)
 

You actually rate Love Bitch higher than Trilogy and BSS?Confused
wow, I've just seen that list. Confused

I'm surprised nobody else had pointed it out!
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^ Yes, Love Beach is far more listenable and easy on my ears than Brain Salad Surgery and Trilogy, although I know many here will disagree with me, but that's okay. I'm accustomed to being ridiculed for my bizarre album rankings by now.  Smile

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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

^ Yes, Love Beach is far more listenable and easy on my ears than Brain Salad Surgery and Trilogy, although I know many here will disagree with me, but that's okay. Smile

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Love Beach is ELP's answer to Yes' Heaven & Earth.


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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

^ Yes, Love Beach is far more listenable and easy on my ears than Brain Salad Surgery and Trilogy, although I know many here will disagree with me, but that's okay. Smile

Smile
Love Beach is ELP's answer to Yes' Heaven & Earth.


LOL
it's awesome ELP answered in 1978 to Yes's album from 2014. They time travelled and thought to themselves - let's make a better album then H&E. Big smileLOL
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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

^ Yes, Love Beach is far more listenable and easy on my ears than Brain Salad Surgery and Trilogy, although I know many here will disagree with me, but that's okay. Smile

Smile
Love Beach is ELP's answer to Yes' Heaven & Earth.
That's a good analogy, because Heaven & Earth happens to be one of my favourite Yes albums. Smile
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1. Brain Salad Surgery
2. Emerson, Lake & Palmer
3. Tarkus
4. Pictures At An Exhibition
5. Trilogy
6. Works, Volume 1 (very flawed but I have a soft spot for it nonetheless)
7. Works, Volume 2 (not a big fan of this one actually, but it's still miles better than anything they made afterwards)

I can see why people would genuinely enjoy Love Beach and I think that's totally fine, but it doesn't have anything I like about the band and I personally don't see anything in it that hasn't been done much better by other artists.
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Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

^ Yes, Love Beach is far more listenable and easy on my ears than Brain Salad Surgery and Trilogy, although I know many here will disagree with me, but that's okay. Smile

Smile
Love Beach is ELP's answer to Yes' Heaven & Earth.
That's a good analogy, because Heaven & Earth happens to be one of my favourite Yes albums. Smile
I know, that's why I said it. If anything, Love Beach is probably more derided than H&E, but that's as much for the cover as the content. At least Yes had a Roger Dean cover.
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Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

^ Yes, Love Beach is far more listenable and easy on my ears than Brain Salad Surgery and Trilogy, although I know many here will disagree with me, but that's okay. Smile

Smile
Love Beach is ELP's answer to Yes' Heaven & Earth.


LOL
it's awesome ELP answered in 1978 to Yes's album from 2014. They time travelled and thought to themselves - let's make a better album then H&E. Big smileLOL
Come on, did you think that giant machine Keith used to play was just a keyboard? It was actually a cleverly concealed time machine.
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Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Cristi Cristi wrote:

Originally posted by chopper chopper wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

^ Yes, Love Beach is far more listenable and easy on my ears than Brain Salad Surgery and Trilogy, although I know many here will disagree with me, but that's okay. Smile

Smile
Love Beach is ELP's answer to Yes' Heaven & Earth.


LOL
it's awesome ELP answered in 1978 to Yes's album from 2014. They time travelled and thought to themselves - let's make a better album then H&E. Big smileLOL
Come on, did you think that giant machine Keith used to play was just a keyboard? It was actually a cleverly concealed time machine.

obviously Big smile
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Originally posted by Mirakaze Mirakaze wrote:

1. Brain Salad Surgery
2. Emerson, Lake & Palmer
3. Tarkus
4. Pictures At An Exhibition
5. Trilogy
6. Works, Volume 1 (very flawed but I have a soft spot for it nonetheless)
7. Works, Volume 2 (not a big fan of this one actually, but it's still miles better than anything they made afterwards)

I can see why people would genuinely enjoy Love Beach and I think that's totally fine, but it doesn't have anything I like about the band and I personally don't see anything in it that hasn't been done much better by other artists.
I had a feeling when I ran this ELP poll that I'd be the only one with Love Beach in my Top 7, and that's certainly proving to be the case so far. Smile
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Trilogy
BSS
ELP 1st Album
Tarkus
Works 1
Pictures
Works 2

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