Hot on the heels of their breakthrough Isle of Wight performance, ELP soared to #18 U.S. with this 1970 debut: their classic hit "Lucky Man" plus "The Barbarian," "Take a Pebble," "Knife Edge," "Tank" and "The Three Fates: Clotho/Lachesis/Atropos." Rediscover the tracks that introduced the world to a truly mind-blowing band as you hear the original album’s 2012 remaster on CD or vinyl; the second CD adds the 2012 stereo mix of the album plus alternate takes of "Take a Pebble" and "Knife Edge" and two alternate versions of "Lucky Man"! BMG.
Vinyl LP pressing. 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. Emerson, Lake & Palmer was first released after the group's critically acclaimed debut show at the 1970 Isle of Wight Festival, when they performed to 600,000 people. Its dynamic original compositions and classical adaptations are brimful of Emerson's superb piano and Moog synthesizer work, Lake's magnificent vocals, bass and acoustic guitar playing and Palmer's lightning fast drumming. Bartok's "The Barbarian," together with originals "Take A Pebble," "Knife Edge," and the three part suite "The Three Fates" are followed by "Tank" and Lake's ballad "Lucky Man" which was the band's debut single.