If there were seven wonders of the prog-rock world, the nearly 21-minute title track of this 1971 LP would be one of ’em. Emerson’s keyboard wizardry powers this titanic trio through that plus "Bitches Crystal," "The Only Way (Hymn)," "Infinite Space (Conclusion)," "A Time and a Place" and more. ELP’s first U.S. Top 10 LP returns here, on CD or vinyl, via the 2012 remaster; the second CD adds the 2012 stereo remix of the album plus the bonus tracks "Oh, My Father," "Unknown Ballad" and an alternate take of the "Mass" movement of "Tarkus"! BMG.
1 Tarkus (I. Eruption, II. Stones of Years, III. Iconoclast, IV. Mass, V. Manticore, VI. Battlefield
2 Jeremy Bender (2012 Stereo Mix)
3 Bitches Crystal (2012 Stereo Mix)
4 The Only Way (Hymn) [2012 Stereo Mix]
5 Infinite Space (Conclusion) [2012 Stereo Mix]
6 A Time and a Place (2012 Stereo Mix)
7 Are You Ready Eddy? (2012 Stereo Mix)
8 Oh, My Father (2012 Stereo Mix)
9 Unknown Ballad (2012 Stereo Mix)
10 Mass (Alternate Take; 2012 Stereo Mix)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer were one of the most successful, innovative and ground breaking British groups of the golden age of progressive rock. As well as creating spectacular 'live' shows that incorporated advanced technology and showmanship, they also recorded a cascade of powerful albums that sold in millions around the world. During 2016 and 2017 the band's musical legacy will be celebrated by BMG with an important and comprehensive re-issue program that will put the spotlight on ELP's nine studio albums as well as their 'live' recordings and compilations. The band's second album Tarkus (1971) saw ELP take a new direction with yet more complex keyboard sounds. The title track took up the whole of side one of the original LP, and defined the band's exultant, bombastic approach."Jeremy Bender," "Bitches Crystal," "The Only Way (Hymn)," "Infinite Space (Conclusion)," "A Time And A Place," and the rocking "Are You Ready Eddy?" complete this groundbreaking Number One U.K. album that also shot to Number 9 on the U.S. charts.