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Emerson, Lake and Palmer were one of the biggest progressive rock groups of the 1970’s.  Combining classical music with jazz and rock, along with their heavy use of synthesizers, ELP crafted a distinctive sound that took them into super stardom.  Here is the Emerson Lake and Palmer album discography.

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Emerson, Lake and Palmer Album Discography

 

Songwriting and Production

Emerson – Keith Emerson
Lake – Greg Lake
Palmer – Carl Palmer
Sinfield – Peter Sinfield

 

Emerson, Lake And Palmer

Cotillion SD 9040
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 6 Feb. 1971, peak – 18, stay – 42 weeks
Produced by Lake
Side One:
1.  The Barbarian – 4:27 – Emerson, Lake, Palmer
2.  Take A Pebble – 12:32 – Lake
3.  Knife-Edge – 5:04 – Emerson, Lake, Dik Fraser
Side Two:
1.  The Three Fates – 7:46 – Emerson
A.  Clotho
B.  Lachesis
C.  Atropos
2.  Tank – 6:49 – Emerson, Palmer
3.  Lucky Man – 4:36 – Lake

 

Tarkus

Cotillion SD 9900
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 3 Jul. 1971, peak – 9, stay – 26 weeks
Produced by Lake
Side One:
1.  Eruption – 2:43 – Emerson
2.  Stones Of Years – 3:43 – Emerson, Lake
3.  Iconoclast – 1:16 – Emerson
4.  Mass – 3:09 – Emerson, Lake
5.  Manticore – 1:49 – Emerson
6.  Battlefield – 3:57 – Lake
7.  Aquatarkus – 3:54 – Emerson
Side Two:
1.  Jeremy Bender – 1:41 – Emerson, Lake
2.  Bitches Crystal – 3:54 – Emerson, Lake
3.  The Only Way (Hymn) – 3:50 – Emerson, Lake
4.  Infinite Space (Conclusion) – 3:18 – Emerson, Palmer
5.  A Time And A Place – 3:00 – Emerson, Lake, Palmer
6.  Are You Ready Eddy? – 2:09 – Emerson, Lake, Palmer

 

Pictures At An Exhibition

Cotillion ELP 66666
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 22 Jan. 1972, peak – 10, stay – 23 weeks
Produced by Lake
Side One (total time 19:12):
1.  Promenade – Modest Mussorgsky
2.  The Gnome – Modest Mussorgsky, Palmer
3.  Promenade – Modest Mussorgsky, Lake
4.  The Sage – Lake
5.  The Old Castle – Modest Mussorgsky, Emerson
6.  Blues Variation – Emerson, Lake, Palmer
Side Two (total time 18:58):
1.  Promenade – Mussorgsky
2.  The Hut Of Baba Yaga – Modest Mussorgsky
3.  The Curse Of Baba Yaga – Emerson, Lake, Palmer
4.  The Hut Of Baba Yaga – Modest Mussorgsky
5.  The Great Gates Of Kiev / The End – Modest Mussorgsky, Lake
6.  Nutrocker – Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, Kim Fowley

 

Trilogy

Cotillion SD 9903
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 29 Jul. 1972, peak – 5, stay – 37 weeks
Produced by Lake
Side One:
1. The Endless Enigma (Part 1) – 6:37 – Emerson, Lake
2. Fugue – 1:57 – Emerson
3.  The Endless Enigma (Part 2) – 2:00 – Emerson, Lake
4.  From The Beginning – 4:14 – Lake
5.  The Sheriff – 3:22 – Emerson, Lake
6.  Hoedown – 3:48 – Aaron Copland
Side Two:
1.  Trilogy – 8:54 – Emerson, Lake
2.  Living Sin – 3:11 – Emerson, Lake, Palmer
3.  Abaddon’s Bolero – 8:13 – Emerson

 

Brain Salad Surgery

Manticore MC 66669
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 15 Dec. 1973, peak – 11, stay – 47 weeks
Produced by Lake
Side One:
1.  Jerusalem – 2:41 – William Blake, Hubert Parry
2.  Toccata – 7:16 – Alberto Ginastera
3.  Still….You Turn Me On – 2:50 – Lake
4.  Benny The Bouncer – 2:15 – Emerson, Lake, Sinfield
5.  Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression – Part 1 – 8:39 – Lake
Side Two:
1.  Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression – Part 2 – 4:43 – Emerson, Lake
2.  Karn Evil 9: 2nd Impression – 7:05 – Emerson
3.  Karn Evil 9: 3rd Impression – 9:05 – Emerson, Lake, Sinfield

 

Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends – Ladies And Gentlemen

Manticore MC 3-200
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 7 Sep. 1974, peak – 4, stay – 24 weeks
Produced by Lake
Side One (total time 14:59):
1.  Hoedown (Taken From Rodeo) – Aaron Copland
2.  Jerusalem – William Blake, Hubert Parry
3.  Toccata (An Adaption Of Ginastera’s 1st Piano Concerto, 4th Movement) – Alberto Ginastera
Side Two (total time 16:42):
1.  Tarkus – Eruption – Emerson
2.  Tarkus – Stones Of Years – Emerson, Lake
3.  Tarkus – Iconoclast – Emerson
4.  Tarkus – Mass – Emerson, Lake
5.  Tarkus – Manticore – Emerson
6.  Tarkus – Battlefield (including Epitaph) – Lake (Battlefield), Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Lake, MichaelGiles, Sinfield (Epitaph)
Side Three (total time 21:42):
1.  Tarkus – Aquatarkus – Emerson
2.  Take A Pebble (including Still…You Turn Me On and Lucky Man) – Lake
Side Four (total time 20:19):
1.  Piano Improvisations (including Friedrich Gulda’s “Fugue” and Joe Sullivan’s “Little Rock Getaway”) – Emerson
2.  Take A Pebble (Conclusion) – Lake
3.  Jeremy Bender / The Sheriff (Medley) – Emerson, Lake
Side Five (total time 17:19):
1.  Karn Evil 9 – 1st Impression – Emerson, Lake, Sinfield
Side Six (total time 17:50):
1.  Karn Evil 9 – 2nd Impression – Emerson
2.  Karn Evil 9 – 3rd Impression – Emerson, Lake, Sinfield

 

Works

Atlantic SD 2-7000
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 9 Apr. 1977, peak – 12, stay – 26 weeks
Produced by Emerson (Side One), Lake, Sinfield (Side Two), Palmer (Side Three), Lake (Side Four)
Side One:
1.  Piano Concerto No. 1: First Movement – Allegro Giojoso – 9:18 – Emerson
2.  Piano Concerto No. 1: First Movement – Andante Molto Cantabile – 2:09 – Emerson
3.  Piano Concerto No. 1: First Movement – Toccata Con Fuoco – 6:50 – Emerson
Side Two:
1.  Lend Your Love To Me Tonight – 4:00 – Lake, Sinfield
2.  C’est La Vie – 4:17 – Lake, Sinfield
3.  Hallowed By Thy Name – 4:35 – Lake, Sinfield
4.  Nobody Loves You Like I Do – 3:56 – Lake, Sinfield
5.  Closer To Believing – 5:34 – Lake, Sinfield
Side Three:
1.  The Enemy God Dances With The Black Spirits – 3:16 – Sergei Prokofieff
2.  L.A. Nights – 5:42 – Palmer, Emerson
3.  New Orleans – 2:45 – Palmer
4.  Two Part Invention In D Minor – 1:53 – Johann Sebastian Bach
5.  Food For Your Soul – 3:58 – Palmer, Harry South
6.  Tank – 5:09 – Emerson, Palmer
Side Four:
1.  Fanfare For The Common Man – 9:38 – Aaron Copland
2.  Pirates – 13:20 – Emerson, Lake, Sinfield

 

Works Volume 2

Atlantic SD 19147
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 10 Dec. 1977, peak – 37, stay – 14 weeks
Produced by Lake (A1, A2, A4, B1, B6), Palmer (A3), Emerson (A5, B2, B5), Lake and Sinfield (A6, B3), Palmer and Lake (B4)
Side One:
1.  Tiger In A Spotlight – 4:34 – Emerson, Lake, Palmer, Sinfield
2.  When The Apple Blossoms Bloom In The Windmills Of Your Mind I’ll Be Your Valentine – 3:55 – Emerson, Lake, Palmer
3.  Bullfrog – 3:52 – Palmer, Ron Aspery, Colin Hodgkinson
4.  Brain Salad Surgery – 3:05 – Emerson, Lake, Sinfield
5.  Barrelhouse Shake-Down – 3:47 – Emerson
6.  Watching Over You – 3:55 – Lake, Sinfield
Side Two:
1.  So Far To Fall – 4:56 – Emerson, Lake, Sinfield
2.  Maple Leaf Rag – 1:55 – Scott Joplin
3.  I Believe In Father Christmas – 3:16 – Lake, Sinfield
4.  Close But Not Touching – 3:19 – Palmer, Harry South
5.  Honky Tonk Train Blues – 3:09 – Meade (Lux) Lewis
6.  Show Me The Way To Go Home – 3:30 – Irving King

 

Love Beach

Atlantic SD 19211
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 9 Dec. 1978, peak – 55, stay – 9 weeks
Produced by Emerson, Lake, Palmer
Side One:
1.  All I Want Is You – 2:33 – Lake, Sinfield
2.  Love Beach – 2:44 – Lake, Sinfield
3.  Taste Of My Love – 3:31 – Lake, Sinfield
4.  The Gambler – 3:19 – Emerson, Lake, Sinfield
5.  For You – 4:25 – Lake, Sinfield
6.  Canario (From Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre) – 3:57 – Joaquin Rodrigo
Side Two:
1.  Memoirs Of An Officer And A Gentlemen
A.  Prologue / The Education Of A Gentleman – 5:33 – Emerson, Sinfield
B.  Love At First Sight – 5:37 – Emerson, Sinfield
C.  Letters From The Front – 5:18 – Emerson, Sinfield
D.  Honourable Company (A March) – 3:45 – Emerson

 

In Concert

Atlantic SD 19255
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 1 Dec. 1979, peak – 73, stay – 10 weeks
Producer not listed
Side One:
1.  Introductory Fanfare – 0:51 – Emerson, Palmer
2.  Peter Gunn – 3:30 – Henry Mancini
3.  Tiger In A Spotlight – 3:59 – Emerson, Lake, Palmer, Sinfield
4.  C’est La Vie – 4:06 – Lake, Sinfield
5.  The Enemy God Dances With The Black Spirits – 2:39 – Sergei Prokofieff
6.  Knife Edge – 4:47 – Leos Janacek, Emerson, Lake
Side Two:
1.  Piano Concerto No.1 Third Movement: Toccata Con Fuoco – 6:26 – Emerson
2.  Pictures At An Exhibition – 15:29 – Modest Mussorgsy, Emerson, Lake, Palmer

 

Emerson, Lake And Powell

Polydor 829 297 1Y1
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 14 Jun. 1986, peak – 23, stay – 26 weeks
Produced by Lake, Tony Taverner
Side One:
1.  The Score – 9:10 – Emerson, Lake
2.  Learning To Fly – 3:52 – Emerson, Lake
3.  The Miracle – 7:02 – Emerson, Lake
Side Two:
1.  Touch And Go – 3:35 – Emerson, Lake
2.  Love Blind – 3:08 – Emerson, Lake
3.  Step Aside – 3:42 – Emerson, Lake
4.  Lay Down Your Guns – 4:20 – Emerson, Lake, Steve Gould
5.  Mars, The Bringer Of War – 7:53 – Gustav Holst

 

Black Moon

Victory 383 480 003-2
Billboard Album Chart:  entry – 27 Jun. 1992, peak – 78, stay – 4 weeks
Produced by Mark Mancina
Side One:
1.  Black Moon – 6:56 – Emerson, Lake, Palmer
2.  Paper Blood – 4:26 – Emerson, Lake, Palmer
3.  Affairs Of The Heart – 3:46 – Geoff Downes, Lake
4.  Romeo And Juliet – 3:43 – Sergei Prokofiev
5.  Farewell To Arms – 5:08 – Emerson, Lake
Side Two:
1.  Changing States – 6:02 – Emerson
2.  Burning Bridges – 4:41 – Mark Mancina
3.  Close To Home – 4:33 – Emerson
4.  Better Days – 5:33 – Emerson, Lake
5.  Footprints In The Snow – 3:50 – Lake

 

Live At The Royal Albert Hall

Victory 383 480 011-2
Feb. 1993
Producer not listed
Side One:
1.  Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 2 – 1:50 – Emerson, Lake
2.  Tarkus – 9:26
A.  Eruption – Emerson
B.  Stones Of Years – Emerson, Lake
C.  Iconoclast – Emerson
3.  Knife-Edge – 5:26 – Leos Janacek
4.  Paper Blood – 4:09 – Emerson, Lake, Palmer
5.  Romeo And Juliet – 3:41 – Sergei Prokofiev
6.  Creole Dance – 3:20 – Alberto Ginastera
7.  Still…You Turn Me On – 3:13 – Lake
8.  Lucky Man – 4:38 – Lake
Side Two:
1.  Black Moon – 6:31 – Emerson, Lake, Palmer
2.  Pirates – 13:21 – Emerson, Lake, Peter Sinfield
3.  Finale – 14:40
A.  Fanfare For The Common Man – Aaron Copland
B.  America – Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim
C.  Rondo – Dave Brubeck

 

In The Hot Seat

Victory 383 480 034-2
Sep. 1994
Produced by Keith Olsen
Disc One:
1.  Hand Of Truth – 5:22 – Emerson, Lake
2.  Daddy – 4:42 – Lake
3.  One By One – 5:16 – Lake, Emerson, Keith Olsen
4.  Heart On Ice – 4:17 – Lake, Keith Olsen
5.  Thin Line – 4:45 – Emerson, Keith Olsen, Wray
6.  Man In The Long Black Coat – 4:12 – Bob Dylan
7.  Change – 4:43 – Emerson, Lake Keith Olsen, Wray
8.  Give Me A Reason To Stay – 4:14 – Steve Diamond, Sam Lorber
9.  Gone Too Soon – 4:11 – Keith Wechsler, Lake, Wray
10.  Street War – 4:24 – Emerson, Lake

 

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