Emerson Lake & Palmer Tarkus 12" VINYL LP ALBUM

  This is the Second Full-length album by Emerson, Lake and Palmer and was released in 1971.


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Album Description:

Sound/Recording engineer: Eddy "Are You Ready" Offord

this album has also been released with a gatefold cover


Album covert art paintings by William Neal

Record Label Information:

Manticore 87 225 XOT

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP Record  

Year & Country:

1971 Made in Germany  
Band Members and Musicians on: Emerson Lake & Palmer Tarkus
    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Keith Emerson (ex The Nice)
  • Greg Lake (ex King Crimson)
  • Carl Palmer (ex Atomic Rooster)
Track Listing of: Emerson Lake & Palmer Tarkus
    Tracks on Tarkus:
  1. Tarkus 20:35
    • Eruption (Emerson) 2:43
    • Stones of Years (Emerson, Lake) 3:44
    • Iconoclast (Emerson) 1:15
    • Mass (Emerson, Lake) 3:11
    • Manticore (Emerson) 1:52
    • Battlefield (Lake) 3:51
    • Aquatarkus (Emerson) 3:59
  2. Jeremy Bender (Emerson, Lake) 1:46
  3. Bitches Crystal (Emerson, Lake) 3:55
  4. The Only Way [hymn] (Emerson, Lake) 3:48
  5. Infinite Space [conclusion] (Emerson, Palmer) 3:18
  6. A Time and a Place (Emerson, Lake, Palmer) 2:57
  7. Are You Ready Eddy? (Emerson, Lake, Palmer) 2:10
Album cover photos of : Emerson Lake & Palmer Tarkus

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Enlarged High Resolution Photo of the Record's label Manticore with Lion Logo 

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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.