Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Emerson, Lake & Palmer — alternately known by the acronym ELP — were an English symphonic-rock trio that released three studio albums and a live classical recording on Island (UK) and Cotillion (US) between 1970 and 1972. In 1973, the band established Manticore Records for original releases and albums by like-minded artists. As one of […]

King Crimson ‎– In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)

In the Court of the Crimson King is the debut album by English symphonic-rock band King Crimson, released in 1969 on Island/Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “21st Century Schizoid Man (Including ‘Mirrors’)” (6:52) A2. “I Talk to the Wind” (5:40) A3. “Epitaph (Including ‘March for No Reason’ and ‘Tomorrow and Tomorrow’)” (8:30) B1. “Moonchild (Including ‘The Dream’ […]

Emerson, Lake & Powell ‎– Emerson, Lake & Powell (1986)

Emerson, Lake & Powell is the singular album by the namesake English symphonic-rock trio, released in 1986 on Polydor. Though technically a one-off project, the album is generally included in the ELP canon. Tracklist: A1. “The Score” (9:10) A2. “Learning to Fly” (3:52) A3. “The Miracle” (7:02) B1. “Touch and Go” (3:35) B2. “Love Blind” […]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer ‎– Brain Salad Surgery (1973)

Brain Salad Surgery is the fourth studio album by English symphonic-rock trio Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1973 on Manticore. Tracklist: A1. Jerusalem (2:41) A2. Toccata (An Adaptation of Ginastera’s 1st Piano Concerto, 4th Movement) (7:16) A3. Still….You Turn Me On (2:50) A4. Benny the Bouncer (2:15) Karn Evil 9 A5. 1st Impression – […]

Greg Lake

Greg Lake (1947–2016) was an English bassist, guitarist, singer, and songwriter, best known as the original frontman of King Crimson and for his partnership with keyboardist Keith Emerson and drummer Carl Palmer in the super-trio Emerson Lake & Palmer. As a solo artist, he cut the 1975 single “I Believe in Father Christmas,” a yuletide […]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer ‎– Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer is the debut album by the English symphonic-rock trio of the same name, released in 1970 on the Island and Atlantic labels. Tracklist: A1. The Barbarian (4:30) A2. Take a Pebble (13:36) A3. Knife-Edge (5:06) B1. The Three Fates: (7:53) |a. Clotho (Royal Festival Hall Organ) |b. Lachesis (Piano Solo) |c. […]

King Crimson ‎– In the Wake of Poseidon (1970)

In the Wake of Poseidon is the second album by English symphonic-rock band King Crimson, released in May 1970 on Island/Atlantic. Tracklist: A1. “Peace – A Beginning” (0:50) A2. “Pictures of a City (including 42nd at Treadmill)” (8:01) A3. “Cadence and Cascade” (4:38) A4. “In the Wake of Poseidon (including Libra’s Theme)” (7:58) B1. “Peace – […]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer ‎– Tarkus (1971)

Tarkus is the second studio album by English symphonic-rock trio Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1971 on the Island and Atlantic labels. Tracklist: A1. Tarkus (20:42) – i. Eruption – ii. Stones of Years – iii. Iconoclast – iv. Mass – v. Manticore – vi. Battlefield – vii. Aquatarkus B1. Jeremy Bender (1:41) B2. […]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer ‎– Trilogy (1972)

Trilogy is the third studio album by English symphonic-rock trio Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1972 on the Island and Atlantic labels. Tracklist: A1. The Endless Enigma (Part 1) (6:37) A2. Fugue (1:57) A3. The Endless Enigma (Part 2) (2:00) A4. From the Beginning (4:14) A5. The Sheriff (3:22) A6. Hoedown (3:48) B1. Trilogy […]

King Crimson

King Crimson are an English rock band, active at multiple intervals since 1969. The original lineup of guitarist Robert Fripp, bassist–singer Greg Lake, reedist–keyboardist Ian McDonald, and drummer Michael Giles made one album, In the Court of the Crimson King, the catalyst for symphonic-rock. When Lake departed for Emerson Lake & Palmer and McDonald and […]