Progrography

Emerson, Lake & Palmer
As prog rock goes, so goes Emerson, Lake & Palmer. When prog peaked in the early '70s, none rode higher than ELP. As the genre fell into ignominy, ELP's fortunes waned accordingly. Today, the band invokes images of baroque excess, the final indignity seemingly served by Blender's readers in a September 2003 poll that ranked them the 2nd worst band of all time. In a strange way, that speaks to the power of ELP as much as anything. Their music was so intimidating, so laden with a pretense to awesome potentialities, that it frightens people. Of course, prog fans are musical adventurers by their very nature, willing to plumb the most profund pits of darkness, to climb the tallest spires of truth, to dance with the invisible spirits of music in an embrace of faith. Naturally, they revere ELP as a loose rule. ELP may not be your favorite band (or second or third), but they remain one of the principal gods in the great Pantheon, and to assail their virtues is to shake the foundation of the building itself.

Date ALBUMS / Singles
1970 November EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER
1971 March Lucky Man
1971 June 14 TARKUS
1971 September Stone of Years
1971 November PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION
1972 March Nutrocker
1972 July 6 TRILOGY
1972 August From The Beginning
1973 November 19 BRAIN SALAD SURGERY
1973 December Jerusalem
unk! Brain Salad Surgery
1974 August 19 WELCOME BACK MY FRIENDS TO THE SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS - LADIES AND GENTLEMEN... EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER
1975 November I Believe In Father Christmas
1977 March 17 WORKS VOLUME 1
1977 June Fanfare For The Common Man (Edit)
1977 August C'est La Vie
1977 November 10 WORKS VOLUME 2
1978 January Watching Over You
1978 November 18 LOVE BEACH
1978 November All I Want Is You
1979 October EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER IN CONCERT
1979 December Peter Gunn (live)
1980 November THE BEST OF EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER
1986 June EMERSON, LAKE & POWELL
1986 June Touch And Go
1986 The Score
1986 Lay Down Your Guns
1988 February TO THE POWER OF THREE
1988 February Talkin' About
1992 April BLACK MOON
1992 May 11 Black Moon
1992 July 14 THE ATLANTIC YEARS
1992 November Affairs of the Heart
1993 January 26 LIVE AT THE ROYAL ALBERT HALL
1993 November 2 WORKS LIVE
1993 November 16 THE RETURN OF THE MANTICORE
1994 June 6 CLASSIC ROCK FEATURING "LUCKY MAN"
1994 September 27 IN THE HOT SEAT
1994 October 18 THE BEST OF EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER (Victory)
1995 November 7 I BELIEVE IN FATHER CHRISTMAS (EP)
1997 August 26 GREATEST HITS LIVE
1997 October 1 LIVE AT THE ISLE OF WIGHT FESTIVAL
1998 November 17 THEN & NOW
2000 July 18 EXTENDED VERSIONS
2000 October 17 THE VERY BEST OF EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER
2002 April 30 THE SHOW THAT NEVER ENDS
2002 September 16 LIVE IN POLAND
2006 THE ESSENTIAL EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER
2007 March 27 THE SPIRIT OF ELP
2007 September 17 FROM THE BEGINNING
2007 October 2 GREATEST HITS
2008 April 8 THE BEST OF EMERSON LAKE AND PALMER: COME AND SEE THE SHOW
2009 September 29 BEST
2010 July 13 THE SPROCKET SESSIONS: AN OFFICIAL BOOTLEG
2010 July 27 HIGH VOLTAGE
2010 October 5 HIGH VOLTAGE FESTIVAL
2011 February 22 LIVE AT NASSAU COLISUEM '78
2011 May 3 FROM THE BEGINNING - THE BEST OF ELP

SEE ALSO...
Encores, Legends & Paradox: A Tribute...
ASIA discography
KEITH EMERSON discography
GREG LAKE discography
THE NICE discography

 

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