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Encyclopedia > Emerson, Lake and Palmer (album)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer cover
Studio album by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Released November, 1970 (UK)
January, 1971 (US)
Recorded July to September 1970, Advision Studios
Genre Progressive rock
Length 41:13
Label Island Records (UK)
Cotillion Records, Rhino Records(US)
Producer(s) Greg Lake
Professional reviews
Emerson, Lake & Palmer chronology
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
(1970)
Tarkus
(1971)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer was the debut album of British progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1970 in the United Kingdom and January of 1971 in the United States. Image File history File links ELP-ELP.jpg Front cover of ELPs first album Emerson, Lake and Palmer (album). ... A Studio Album is an album of regular studio recordings. ... ELP Logo Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) was a British progressive rock group. ... A music genre is a category (or genre) of pieces of music that share a certain style or basic musical language (van der Merwe 1989, p. ... For the unrelated Swedish music movement, see progg. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Island Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group and is operated through The Island Def Jam Music Group. ... Cotillion Records was a subsidiary of Atlantic Records. ... Rhino Entertainment is a specialty record label originally known for releasing retrospectives of famous comedy performers, including Stan Freberg, Tom Lehrer, and Spike Jones. ... In the music industry, a record producer (or music producer) has many roles, among them controlling the recording sessions, coaching and guiding the musicians, 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. ... ELP Logo Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) was a British progressive rock group. ... Tarkus is the second album by British progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1971 (see 1971 in music). ... An album is a collection of related audio tracks distributed to the public. ... For the unrelated Swedish music movement, see progg. ... ELP Logo Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) was a British progressive rock group. ... See also: other events of 1970 list of years in music 1970s in music // Charles Wuorinen, aged 32, becomes the youngest composer ever to win the Pulitzer Prize for Music. ...


As a first album from the newly-formed supergroup the influences they brought with them are clear in the mix of instrumental and vocal pieces. The front cover of the album depicts a fluttering white bird with a human ear in the bottom left corner. In the late 1960s, the term supergroup was coined to describe music groups comprising members who had already achieved fame or respect in other groups or as individual artists. ...


The album is not a unified band effort as a whole; only the first track features credits for all three band members. The remainder are essentially solo pieces. "Take a Pebble" and "Lucky Man" are ballads by Greg Lake, precedents to those he would produce on subsequent albums (notably, "C'est La Vie" from Works Volume I and "Still...You Turn Me On" from Brain Salad Surgery). Palmer's solo spot, "Tank", is intended to showcase his virtuoso drumming style, although it does feature accompaniment by Emerson on synthesisers. A ballad is a story, usually a narrative or poem, in a song. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Works Volume I is a 1977 album by progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer. ... 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. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Keith Noel Emerson (born 2 November 1944) is a British keyboard player and composer. ...


Going beyond the incorporation of classical music influences, including using complex time signatures and harmonies and symphonic-type structures which helped to give them their unique sound, the band used lengthy note-for-note extracts from composers including Bach, Janáček and Bartók.


Although the composition of the first track, "Barbarian", is attributed to the three band members, it is effectively an arrangement for rock band of Bartók’s 1911 piano piece, "Allegro Barbaro". The third track, "Knife Edge", is based on the first movement of Janáček’s Sinfonietta (1926) with an instrumental middle section that includes an extended quotation from the Allemande of Bachs 1st French Suite in D minor, BWV 812, but played on an organ rather than clavichord or piano. None of these quotations were attributed on the original album release. Béla Viktor János Bartók (March 25, 1881 – September 26, 1945) was a Hungarian composer, pianist and collector of Eastern European and Middle Eastern folk music. ... LeoÅ¡ Janáček in 1928 LeoÅ¡ Janáček â–¶ (help· info) (July 3, 1854 in Hukvaldy, Moravia – August 12, 1928 in Ostrava) was a Czech composer. ... Johann Sebastian Bach (pronounced ) (21 March 1685 O.S. – 28 July 1750 N.S.) was a prolific German composer and organist whose sacred and secular works for choir, orchestra and solo instruments drew together the strands of the Baroque period and brought it to its ultimate maturity. ... Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis (Bach Works Catalogue) is the numbering system used to identify musical works by Johann Sebastian Bach. ...


"Lucky Man", the album's single which charted on both sides of the Atlantic, was originally recorded to fill leftover space at the end of the album at the request of the record company. It was written by a teenage Greg Lake for acoustic guitar long before he joined the band, and was not well received by Emerson or Palmer. However, the two agreed to cooperate on what was to become one of the band's most commercial and accessible tracks. At Lake's request, Emerson played a solo on his Moog synthesiser at the close of the track. On the band's recent DVD Beyond the Beginning, Emerson explains how the solo was entirely improvised. It represented, however, a landmark in popular music and a defining moment in Emerson's career, despite his insistence that it is below his usual standard. The guitar solo is played by Lake and overdubbed, as indeed were guitar solos from later tracks like "Tarkus" and "Karn Evil 9". In live performances, Emerson plays a version of the guitar solo on Hammond Organ.

Contents

Track listing

  1. "The Barbarian" (Béla Bartók, arr. Emerson, Lake & Palmer) – 4:27
  2. "Take a Pebble" (Lake) – 12:32
  3. "Knife-Edge" (Leoš Janáček & J. S. Bach, arr. Emerson, Lake & Fraser) – 5:04
  4. "The Three Fates" (Emerson) – 7:46
  5. "Tank" (Emerson & Palmer) – 6:49
  6. "Lucky Man" (Lake) – 4:36

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Personnel

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Production

  • Producer: Greg Lake
  • Engineer: Eddie Offord
  • Arranger: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • Director: Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Singles

  • Lucky Man / Knife-Edge
Emerson, Lake and Palmer
Keith Emerson | Greg Lake | Carl Palmer
Former members: Cozy Powell | Robert Berry
Discography
Studio albums: Emerson, Lake and Palmer | Tarkus | Trilogy | Brain Salad Surgery | Works Volume I | Works Volume II | Love Beach | Black Moon | In the Hot Seat
Live albums: Pictures at an Exhibition | Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends | In Concert (also known as Works Live) | Live at the Royal Albert Hall | King Biscuit Flower Hour: Greatest Hits Live | Live in Poland | Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 | Then & Now | The Original Bootleg Series From Manticore Vaults Vol. 1 | The Original Bootleg Series From Manticore Vaults Vol. 2 | The Original Bootleg Series From Manticore Vaults Vol. 3 | Fanfare: The 1997 World Tour (live) | From The Front Row... Live!
Compilations albums: The Best of Emerson, Lake and Palmer | The Atlantic Years | The Ultimate Collection
Box Set: The Return of the Manticore
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Emerson, Lake and Palmer (album) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (595 words)
Emerson, Lake and Palmer was the debut album of British progressive rock band Emerson, Lake and Palmer, released in 1970 (see 1970 in music).
As a first album from the newly-formed supergroup the influences they brought with them are clear in the mix of instrumental and vocal pieces.
Palmer's solo spot, "Tank", is intended to showcase his virtuoso drumming style, although it does feature accompaniment by Emerson on synthesisers.
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