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Poll Question: What is Emerson Lake and Palmers best 20-minute epic?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
35 [54.69%]
20 [31.25%]
5 [7.81%]
2 [3.13%]
2 [3.13%]
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    Posted: December 01 2021 at 09:31
Tarkus wins easily for me
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote judahbenkenobi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 01 2021 at 09:00
Couldn't vote. Wasn't able to decide between the first three options.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rednight Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 26 2021 at 10:31
Good poll, but Tarkus.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Dellinger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2021 at 21:28
I guess Tarkus, though I really dislike the Mass section. Might just as well have been Picture.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progishness Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2021 at 11:57
KE9 gets my vote too, even tho Pictures is one of my top 20 favourite albums of all time.
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"Karn Evil 9" is symph prog personified.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote VianaProghead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2021 at 10:30
Tarkus closely followed by Karn Evil 9.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2021 at 10:28
I love Keith Emerson's keyboard playing, so it's hard for me to choose. At the end, I voted for Tarkus, for very personal reasons.
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Hi,

Tarkus for sure for my ears, although just hearing DD do Karn Evil 9 a few minutes ago, has added more appreciation for that piece of music.

I think that I like Tarkus better, because of Rachel Flowers' piano version (she also has an organ version) that is on the toob. She has also done Karn Evil 9 the same, and now I have to hear it since it has not captivated me before, like it just did with DD.

But the piano version of Tarkus, is by very far, one of the prettiest things ever that I have heard in piano concertos ... and it should rank really high for the 20th century!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Mormegil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2021 at 06:41
Current mood points to Tarkus.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote JD Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2021 at 05:20
Tough one...both are stellar tracks. I'll only consider Tarkus from the studio release for this poll.
I think I might have to go with KE9 even though it's MORE than a side in length. But even if I only take all of side two into consideration Emerson upped his game on this composition.

And much like @richardh's comment, the Live WBMFTTSTNE version of Tarkus is unbeatable in any context.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rick1 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2021 at 05:08
I went for 'Pictures' - the energy and excitement exuded by the band at that point - ELP were a considerable live act and remained so into the Works era.  Read Danny Baker's article in 'Prog' from a while back - sums them up perfectly (or just listen to 'The Old Castle').  The Piano Concerto is also great and you can't help wondering what 'Officer' would have sounded like had they done it back in the early 70s.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2021 at 04:57
I prefer Tarkus, but Piano Concerto can't remain with no votes


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote presdoug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2021 at 04:12
Tarkus,  for me, without a doubt. Wonderful music.

next in line would be Pictures At An Exhibition

Most of the others listed are ok, but just ok. 

Oddly enough, I have never liked anything on the Brain Salad Surgery album. There. I said it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2021 at 04:01
Originally posted by Hrychu Hrychu wrote:

I enjoy Tarkus waaaaaay more than Karn Evil 9 personally.

Same here.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Rottenprogger Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2021 at 03:55
I voted Karn Evil 9 as well. It's an incredible track. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote I prophesy disaster Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 25 2021 at 03:14
Originally posted by someone_else someone_else wrote:

Karn Evil 9, my favourite ELP track.
 
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Although I prefer "Karn Evil 9" to the track "Tarkus", I prefer the album "Tarkus" to "Brain Salad Surgery".
 

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