Emerson Lake & Palmer Pictures At An Exhibition 1971

Pictures At An Exhibition is the first live album released by progressive rock group Emerson Lake & Palmer. It is their interpretation of the Mussorgsky classical composition and was recorded at a concert in Newcastle, England in March 1971.

Have ELP butchered a classic with their pretentious keyboard excesses or have they charmingly updated it?

I bought Pictures At An Exhibition as a teenager and I’ve always had a soft spot for it.

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Emerson Lake & Palmer Works Live 1977

Works Live is a live album of an Emerson, Lake & Palmer concert in Montreal, Canada that also featured a 70 piece orchestra that nearly bankrupted the group.

Parts of this album were previously issued as Emerson Lake & Palmer In Concert.

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Best Emerson Lake & Palmer Live & Studio Albums

This page has two readers polls to find the best live album by Emerson Lake & Palmer and the best studio album.

What Is The Best Emerson Lake & Palmer Live Album?

Emerson Lake & Palmer (or ELP as they are better known) have issued a lot of live albums. Which are the best?

I wish many groups and artists would issue more live albums to show how their concerts have changed over the years. ELP are at the other extreme along with groups like The Grateful Dead.

There are too many for all but the most dedicated of fans.

Unfortunately with so many, it is difficult to pick the best although the former triple album Welcome Back My Friends is probably the obvious place to start.

This is where I hope you can help my other readers who want to get to know more about ELP so please vote in the poll.

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Emerson Lake & Palmer Welcome Back My Friends 1974

The full title is of this live album by ELP is Welcome Back My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends… Ladies And Gentlemen, Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

When I was a young lad I used to look at this album and Yessongs by Yes and dream about the days when I could afford to buy a triple LP. It seemed so extravagant.

These two bands, Pink Floyd, Jethro Tull and Genesis were at the very top of progressive rock’s list of dinosaurs.

Welcome Back My Friends was recorded on the 1973/74 world tour to promote the Brain Salad Surgery album. It was ELP’s second live album to be released after Pictures At An Exhibition.

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