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Emerson, Lake & Palmer

About

Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in April 1970. The band consisted of Keith Emerson (keyboards), Greg Lake (vocals, bass, guitar and producer) and Carl Palmer (drums and percussion). With nine RIAA-certified gold record albums in the US, and an estimated 48 million records sold worldwide, they were one of the most popular and commercially successful progressive rock bands in the 1970s, with a musical sound including adaptations of classical music with jazz and symphonic rock elements, dominated by Emerson's flamboyant use of the Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer, and piano (although Lake wrote several acoustic songs for the group).The band came to prominence following their performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in August 1970. In their first year, the group signed with E.G. Records (who distributed the band's records through Island Records in the United Kingdom, and Atlantic Records in North America), and released Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970) and Tarkus (1971), both of which reached the UK top five. The band's success continued with Pictures at an Exhibition (1971), Trilogy (1972), and Brain Salad Surgery (1973, released on ELP's own Manticore Records label). After a three-year break, Emerson, Lake & Palmer released Works Volume 1 (1977) and Works Volume 2 (1977). After Love Beach (1978), the group disbanded in 1979.

The band reformed partially in the 1980s as Emerson, Lake & Powell featuring Cozy Powell in place of Palmer, who was by then, a member of Asia. Robert Berry then replaced Lake while Palmer returned, forming 3. In 1991, the original trio reformed and released two more albums, Black Moon (1992) and In the Hot Seat (1994), and toured at various times between 1992 and 1998. Their final performance took place in 2010 at the High Voltage Festival in London to commemorate the band's 40th anniversary. Both Emerson and Lake died in 2016, leaving Palmer as the only surviving member of the band.

Discs

The Silent Choir (Live)

January 28, 2022

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Out of This World: Live (1970-1997)

October 29, 2021

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Fanfare for the Common Man (Live at Olympic Stadium, Montreal, 1977)

October 8, 2021

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Lucky Man (Live At California Jam, Ontario Motor Speedway, California, USA 6th April 1974)

September 15, 2021

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Düsseldorf Philipshalle Broadcast 1971 (Live)

September 1, 2019

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Wheeling, West Virginia - The 1977 Broadcast (Live)

January 2, 2019

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The Anthology (Special Edition)

July 29, 2016

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The Anthology

July 29, 2016

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Once Upon A Time In South America

March 31, 2015

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Live at Montreux 1997

January 1, 2015

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A Time And A Place

January 1, 2010

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Works Live

May 21, 1996

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In the Hot Seat

September 27, 1994

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In the Hot Seat (2017 - Remaster)

September 27, 1994

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Black Moon

June 27, 1992

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Black Moon (2017 - Remaster)

June 27, 1992

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Love Beach

November 18, 1978

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Works, Vol. 2

November 1, 1977

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Works Volume 2 (Deluxe Edition) [2017 Remastered Version]

November 1, 1977

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Works, Vol. 1

March 17, 1977

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Works Volume 1 (2017 Remastered Version)

March 17, 1977

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Welcome Back My Friends, to the Show That Never Ends - Ladies and Gentlemen (Live)

August 19, 1974

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Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends - Ladies and Gentlemen (Live)

August 19, 1974

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Brain Salad Surgery

November 19, 1973

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Trilogy

July 6, 1972

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Pictures At an Exhibition (Live)

November 1, 1971

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Pictures At An Exhibition (Live Deluxe Version)

November 1, 1971

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Tarkus

June 14, 1971

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Tarkus (Deluxe Version)

June 14, 1971

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Deluxe Version)

November 20, 1970

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer

October 1, 1970

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