ELP EMERSON LAKE & PALMER - Brain Salad Surgery England artwork H.R. Giger 12" Vinyl LP Album

  "Brain Salad Surgery" is the fourth studio album by progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1973 and the first under their Manticore Records imprint. It fuses rock and classical themes. Lyrics were co-written by Greg Lake with fellow ex-King Crimson member (and, beginning with this album, frequent ELP collaborator) Peter Sinfield. Cover art is by H. R. Giger.


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The original Gatefold (FOC) Cover designed by HR Giger (Aliens) 

Music Genre:

Progressive Rock, Acid, Psych, Synth  

Collector's info:

This is the UK pressing of Brain Salad Surgery.
Collector's Notes: The label text is printed in white , the title on the record label reads: "Emerson Lake, Palmer / Brain Salad Surgery"
 Other pressing have text printed in silverish and the title on the record label starts with "Brain Salad Surgery"

Album Packaging / Information:

Fold Open Cover design, Original company inner sleeve, includes poster  

Record Label Information:

Manticore Records LTD MC 6669  

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP Record  

Year & Country:

1973 Made in England
Band Members and Musicians on: EMERSON LAKE & PALMER - Brain Salad Surgery
Track Listing of: EMERSON LAKE & PALMER - Brain Salad Surgery

  1. Jerusalem
  2. Toccata
  3. Still.. you turn me on
  4. Benny the Bouncers
  5. Karn Evil 9
Photo of EMERSON LAKE & PALMER - Brain Salad Surgery Album's Front Cover 
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Photo of EMERSON LAKE & PALMER - Brain Salad Surgery Album's Inside

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High Resolution Photo of the Original Custom Inner Sleeve (OIS) #1  

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Enlarged High Resolution Photo of the Record's label  

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Emerson Lake Palmer Vinyl Album Discography and Album Cover Gallery

Band Description:

 Emerson, Lake, and Palmer (ELP) were a progressive rock supergroup that emerged in the early 1970s. The band was composed of keyboardist Keith Emerson, bassist and vocalist Greg Lake, and drummer Carl Palmer. Together, they produced some of the most complex and innovative music of the era, blending classical and jazz influences with rock and roll to create a unique sound that continues to inspire musicians to this day.

 Keith Emerson was already a well-respected keyboardist before joining ELP. He had previously played with the Nice, a British band known for its progressive sound. Greg Lake had also made a name for himself as a member of King Crimson, another influential progressive rock group. Carl Palmer, meanwhile, had played with Atomic Rooster and the Crazy World of Arthur Brown.

 The three musicians first came together in 1970, when they formed ELP in London. They quickly gained a reputation for their virtuosic playing and intricate arrangements. Their eponymous debut album, released later that year, featured a mix of original songs and covers, including a memorable version of Aaron Copland's "Hoedown."

 ELP's second album, "Tarkus," was a concept album that told the story of a mythical creature. The album showcased the band's ability to blend rock and classical music, with Keith Emerson's virtuosic keyboard playing taking center stage. The title track, a twenty-minute epic, remains one of ELP's most iconic songs.

 The band's third album, "Trilogy," continued in the same vein as "Tarkus," with tracks like "The Endless Enigma" and "Living Sin" showcasing the band's musical range. ELP also began to experiment with synthesizers on this album, further expanding their sound.

 ELP's fourth album, "Brain Salad Surgery," was another concept album that featured a longer, more complex version of "Karn Evil 9," a song that had previously been performed live. The album also included a cover of "Jerusalem," a song that had become popular in England as a kind of unofficial national anthem.

 Despite their critical and commercial success, ELP were not immune to the changing musical tastes of the 1970s. The band's later albums, such as "Works Volume 1" and "Works Volume 2," featured more mainstream rock songs and failed to resonate with fans in the same way as their earlier work. The band eventually broke up in 1979, with Emerson and Lake going on to form a new version of the band in the 1980s.

 ELP's influence on rock and roll cannot be overstated. Their intricate arrangements and virtuosic playing helped to define the progressive rock genre and inspired countless musicians in the decades since. Despite their short career, their impact on the music world continues to be felt today.