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ELP - Wheeling, West Virginia (2 CD)

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ELP - Wheeling, West Virginia (2 CD)Live show recorded in West Virginia in 1977 released in full for the first time
Format: CD / Cat No: SMCD970 / Released: 17/01/2020

Track Listing: CD 1: 1. Peter Gunn Theme (4:05) / 2. Hoedown (4:00) / 3. Tarkus (16:48) / 4. Take A Pebble (12:47) / 5. C'est La Vie (4:12) / 6. Lucky Man (3:27) / 7. Pictures At An Exhibition (17:02)

CD 2: 1. Karn Evil 9 (5:01) / 2. Tiger In The Spotlight (4:07) / 3. Watching Over You (4:14) / 4. Tank/Enemy God (13:46) / 5. Nut Rocker (4:08) / 6. Pirates (Part 1) (9:00) / 7. Pirates (Part 2) (6:32) / 8. Fanfare For The Common Man/Show Me The Way To Go Home (21:19)

More information: Emerson, Lake & Palmer took an extended break in 1974, but regrouped in ‘76 to record Works Volume 1 at Mountain Studios in Montreux and EMI Studios in Paris. The double album featured one side of each LP containing songs by each member and a fourth of group material. Emerson's side consisted of his 18-minute, three-movement ‘Piano Concerto No. 1’. Lake contributed five songs he co-wrote with Pete Sinfield, and Palmer's included two covers of classical pieces by Prokofiev and Bach. One of the two group tracks, ‘Fanfare for the Common Man’, is a cover of the same-titled orchestral piece by Aaron Copland, which was released and reached No. 2 in the UK single charts, in the band's highest charting UK single in May 1977.

Works Volume 2 followed in November 1977 featuring shorter tracks recorded between ‘73 and ‘76, and the two Works albums were supported by North American tours which lasted from May 1977 to February 1978, spanning over 120 dates. Among the finest concert of the tours was performed in Wheeling, West Virginia on 12th November 1977, where the trio put on a mesmerising show which fans who attended still speak of in hallowed tones. Recorded for live radio broadcast at the time, incredibly the show has not previously been released in its full edition.