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Emerson Lake & Palmer
(Island Records  1972  ILPS9132  Island Pink Rim Labels)
Matrix No’s: A2/B1 – UK Pressing

Sleeve in Excellent+ condition
– some sellotape discolouration along bottom edge
Original Blue Island Inner Sleeve in Nr MINT/Excellent+ condition
– no splits just some light discolouration around edges

Vinyl in Nr MINT condition
(there are some surface marks visible on the vinyl when held up to the light but they don’t affect the sound quality)

Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) were an English progressive rock supergroup formed in London in 1970. The band consisted of keyboardist Keith Emerson, singer, bassist and producer Greg Lake and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer. 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).

Emerson, Lake & Palmer is the eponymous debut album of British progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1970. The album was intended not as an effort by a unified band, but as a general collaborative recording session, and as such, some of the tracks are essentially solo pieces.

The album peaked at #18 on the Billboard 200. “Lucky Man” reached #48 on the Billboard Hot 100. On the U.K. charts the album peaked at #4.

Track listing

Side one
No. Title Length
1. “The Barbarian” (Béla Bartók, arr. Emerson, Lake & Palmer) 4:27
2. “Take a Pebble” (Greg Lake; arr. Emerson, Lake & Palmer, but not always credited) 12:32
3. “Knife-Edge” (Leoš Janáček & J. S. Bach, arr. Keith Emerson, lyrics by Lake & Richard Fraser) 5:04
Side two
No. Title Length
4. “The Three Fates

  • Clotho
  • Lachesis
  • Atropos” (Emerson)
5. “Tank” (Emerson and Palmer) 6:49
6. “Lucky Man” (Lake) 4:36


  • Keith Emerson: piano, clavinet, Hammond organ, Moog synthesizer
  • Greg Lake: bass, guitars, vocals
  • Carl Palmer: drums, percussion


  • Producer: Greg Lake
  • Engineer: Eddie Offord
  • Arranger: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • Director: Emerson, Lake & Palmer
  • Mastering: Barry Diament
Weight 1.00000000 kg


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