|A 3 CD set collecting highlights from the band's entire career.
Format: CD / Cat No: 4050538628326 / Released: 28/08/2020
Track Listing: CD 1: 1. Knife-Edge / 2. Lucky Man / 3. The Barbarian / 4. Take A Pebble / 5. Tarkus / 6. Bitches Crystal / 7. The Only Way (Hymn) / 8. Nutrocker / 9. Pictures At An Exhibition
CD 2: 1. Hoedown / 2. From The Beginning / 3. Trilogy / 4. The Endless Enigma, Part 1
5. Karn Evil 9 1st Impression, Part / 6. Karn Evil 9 1st Impression, Part / 7. Karn Evil 9 2nd Impression / 8. Jerusalem / 9. Still… You Turn Me On / 10. Piano Concerto No 1 / 11. Closer To Believing / 12. I Believe In Father Christmas
CD 3: 1. Fanfare For The Common Man / 2. C'est La Vie / 3. Pirates / 4. Watching Over You / 5. Tiger In A Spotlight / 6. Maple Leaf Rag / 7. Honky Tonk Train Blues / 8. Peter Gunn - Live / 9. Canario / 10. Taste Of My Love / 11. Romeo And Juliet / 12. Affairs Of The Heart / 13. Black Moon / 14. Daddy / 15. Hand Of Truth
More information: Progressive rock's first supergroup, Emerson Lake & Palmer fused together rock and classical music like no-one before. This 3CD set collects highlights from their entire career.
ELP were no strangers to extended instrumental suites and longer running times. 'Take A Pebble' from their debut album ran for twelve and a half minutes, whilst the follow-up, 'Tarkus', featured a twenty-minute title track. Piano and keyboard workouts by Keith Emerson, often adapted from the classical realm, dazzle on these longer pieces. Their UK #2 hit single 'Fanfare For The Common Man' was inspired by an Aaron Copland work.
Bassist Greg Lake would contribute shorter tracks, often ballads, that would become known via radio play: US hit 'Lucky Man', 'From The Beginning' and a single that is familiar to all, 'I Believe In Father Christmas'.
All are featured on 'Emerson Lake & Palmer - The Ultimate Collection'.