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Encyclopedia > Brain Salad Surgery
Brain Salad Surgery
Brain Salad Surgery cover
Studio album by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Released November 19, 1973
Recorded June-September 1973
Genre Progressive Rock
Length 45:04 (58:43 on 1996 re-release)
Label Manticore Records
Producer Greg Lake
Professional reviews
Emerson, Lake & Palmer chronology
Trilogy
(1972)
Brain Salad Surgery
(1973)
Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends
(1974)

Brain Salad Surgery is the fourth studio album by progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1973 and the first under their Manticore Records imprint. It features cover art by controversial artist H. R. Giger. According to the 1996 re-release notes, Manticore Records president Mario Medious "nicked the title from a slang lyric in Dr. John's 1973 hit, "Right Place, Wrong Time" (released January 26, 1973)": Just need a little brain salad surgery/Got to cure this insecurity to replace the working title, Whip Some Skull on Yer. Cover for album Brain Salad Surgery by Emerson, Lake & Palmer. ... A studio album is a collection of studio-recorded tracks by a recording artist. ... Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) were an English progressive rock group. ... is the 323rd day of the year (324th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Manticore Records was the record label launched by Emerson, Lake and Palmers production company Manticore in the early 1970s. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, organizing and scheduling production budget and resources, and supervising the recording, mixing and mastering processes. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... The All Music Guide (AMG) is a metadata database about music, owned by All Media Guide. ... Image File history File links 4. ... Robert Christgau (born April 18, 1942), is an American essayist, music journalist, and the self-declared Dean of American Rock Critics.[1] In print, his name is sometimes abbreviated as Xgau. ... This article is about the magazine. ... Image File history File links 4_stars. ... Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) were an English progressive rock group. ... Trilogy is the third studio album by British progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, originally released in 1972. ... Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends. ... An album or record album is a collection of related audio or music tracks distributed to the public. ... For the Swedish political music movement, see progg. ... Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) were an English progressive rock group. ... Birth machine Hans Ruedi Giger (IPA: ) (born at Chur, Grisons canton, February 5, 1940) is an Academy Award-winning Swiss painter, sculptor, and set designer best known for his design work on the film Alien. ... Dr. John is the stage name of Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. ... is the 26th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the song by James Blunt, see 1973 (song). ... A working title is the temporary name of a product or project used during its development. ...

Contents

Contents

The most well-known track is "Karn Evil 9 - 1st Impression, Part 2" (Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends...). "Karn Evil 9" was so long it originally had to be split between sides 1 and 2 of the album. The original U.S. CD release also divided the piece, but subsequent releases have presented it in an uninterrupted version.[1] Karn Evil 9 is a work by progressive rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP), appearing on the album, Brain Salad Surgery. ... Motto: (Out Of Many, One) (traditional) In God We Trust (1956 to date) Anthem: The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington D.C. Largest city New York City None at federal level (English de facto) Government Federal constitutional republic  - President George Walker Bush (R)  - Vice President Dick Cheney (R) Independence from... CD redirects here. ...


The lyrics were co-written by Greg Lake with fellow ex-King Crimson member Peter Sinfield. On the instrumental "Toccata", based on Alberto Ginastera's 1st piano Concerto, special synthesized effects were produced not only by Keith Emerson but by Carl Palmer using newly-developed drum synthesizers. Ginastera's agent apparently did not care for ELP's rendition and wasn't going to clear the publishing rights; however, Ginastera himself liked it a lot and arranged for clearance. "Toccata" also gained fame as the theme to the New England cult TV show Creature Double Feature. This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the musical group. ... Peter Sinfield (born on December 27, 1943 in London, England) is most famously known as the lyricist for early incarnations of King Crimson. ... Alberto Evaristo Ginastera (Buenos Aires, April 11, 1916 – June 25, 1983 Geneva) was an Argentinian composer of classical music. ... Keith Noel Emerson (born 2 November 1944 in Todmorden, Yorkshire) is a British keyboard player and composer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the region in the United States of America. ... For a scant moment, the 2006 WLVI CDF promo shows the old 1970s CDF logo with the old Kaiser WLVI logo 1980-era title card for WLVIs Creature Double Feature, featuring Gappa Creature Double Feature and shows like it were staples of local television markets through the 1970s and...


The band had initially wanted to release "Jerusalem" as a single, but discontent from the BBC prevented these plans from materializing. “Jerusalem (song)” redirects here. ... For other uses, see BBC (disambiguation). ...


"Karn Evil 9" includes vocal credit for Keith Emerson, and is Emerson's only official vocal credit on an ELP record.


The album has also been released on DVD-Audio, remixed into Dolby 5.1 and in many cases using alternative vocal tracks. DVD-Audio also known as DVDA is a digital format for delivering very high-fidelity audio content on a DVD. The first discs entered the marketplace in 2000. ... Dolby Digital is the marketing name for a series of lossy audio compression technologies by Dolby Laboratories. ...


Track listing

  1. "Jerusalem" (William Blake, Hubert Parry as adapted by Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Carl Palmer) – 2:44
  2. "Toccata" Adaptation of Ginastera's 1st piano Concerto, 4th movement (Alberto Ginastera, arr. Emerson) – 7:22
  3. "Still...You Turn Me On" (Lake)– 2:53
  4. "Benny the Bouncer" (Emerson, Lake, Peter Sinfield) – 2:21
  5. "Karn Evil 9" (Emerson, Lake, Sinfield) – 29:54
    • "Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 1" (Emerson, Lake, Sinfield) – 8:43
    • "Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 2" (Emerson, Lake) – 4:46
    • "Karn Evil 9: 2nd Impression" (Emerson, Lake) – 7:07
    • "Karn Evil 9: 3rd Impression" (Emerson, Lake) – 9:03
  6. "The Making of Brain Salad Surgery" (on the 1996 Rhino Records release.) - 13:38

“Jerusalem (song)” redirects here. ... William Blake (November 28, 1757 – August 12, 1827) was an English poet, visionary, painter, and printmaker. ... Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry (February 27, 1848 – October 7, 1918) was an English composer, probably best known for his setting of William Blakes poem, Jerusalem. ... Keith Noel Emerson (born 2 November 1944 in Todmorden, Yorkshire) is a British keyboard player and composer. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Toccata is the second track from Emerson, Lake, & Palmers 1973 album Brain Salad Surgery. ... Alberto Evaristo Ginastera (Buenos Aires, April 11, 1916 – June 25, 1983 Geneva) was an Argentinian composer of classical music. ... Still. ... Peter Sinfield (born on December 27, 1943 in London, England) is most famously known as the lyricist for early incarnations of King Crimson. ... Karn Evil 9 is a work by progressive rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP), appearing on the album, Brain Salad Surgery. ... Rhino Entertainment is a specialty record label originally known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. ...

Personnel

Keith Noel Emerson (born 2 November 1944 in Todmorden, Yorkshire) is a British keyboard player and composer. ... Organ in Katharinenkirche, Frankfurt am Main, Germany The organ is a keyboard instrument played using one or more manuals and a pedalboard. ... A short grand piano, with the lid up. ... Harpsichord in the Flemish style A harpsichord is a musical instrument played by means of a keyboard. ... This article is about the instrument as a whole. ... For other uses, see Synthesizer (disambiguation). ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In music a singer or vocalist is a type of musician who sings, i. ... A sunburst-colored Precision Bass The electric bass guitar (or electric bass; pronounced , as in base) is a bass stringed instrument played with the fingers (either by plucking, slapping, popping, or tapping) or using a pick. ... For other uses, see Guitar (disambiguation). ... An electric guitar is a type of guitar that uses pickups to convert the vibration of its steel-cored strings into electrical current, which is then amplified. ... The twelve string guitar is an acoustic or electric guitar with twelve strings, which produces a richer, more ringing tone than a standard six string guitar. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Percussion redirects here. ...

Additional recordings

Three further songs were recorded at the Brain Salad Surgery sessions but were not included on the album:

  • The instrumental "When the Apple Blossoms Bloom in the Windmills of Your Mind I'll Be Your Valentine" appeared on the B-side of the single version of "Jerusalem".
  • The song "Brain Salad Surgery" surprisingly did not appear on the album of the same name, but was released on a promotional 7" flexi-disc together with excerpts from the album. It was also later used as the B-side of "Fanfare for the Common Man".
  • The song "Tiger In The Spotlight" was released as a single in 1977.

All three songs were later included on Works Volume II. A collection of various CD singles In music, a single is a short recording of one or more separate tracks. ... Fanfare for the Common Man is one of the most recognizable pieces of 20th Century American classical music. ... Works Volume II is an album released in 1977 by Emerson, Lake & Palmer. ...


Singles

  • Jerusalem / When the Apple Blossoms Bloom in the Windmills of Your Mind I'll Be Your Valentine

Notes

  1. ^ For example, Rhino Entertainment R2 72459, 1996.

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