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Emerson Lake & Palmer*Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Genre:Rock
Style:Prog Rock
Year:

Tracklist

The Barbarian
Take A Pebble
Knife-Edge
The Three Fates
Clotho
Lachesis
Atropos
Tank
Lucky Man

Credits (4)

Notes

Emerson, Lake & Palmer's debut album. The first edition was released by Island Records in the UK in November 1970 and in January 1971 in US by Cotillion. Reissues on vinyl and cassette also appeared on the Atlantic and Manticore labels.

Please Note: USA pressing plant manufacturing variations are coded as abbreviations like: "PR", "MO", "RI", "SP" "CTH" to show in the Master Release as (LP, Album, MO) etc.

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    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970-11-00, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Pink Label
    Island Records – ILPS 9132, Island Records – ILPS-9132UK1970UK1970
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
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    Island Records – 6339 026France1970France1970
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    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
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    Gatefold
    Island Records – 6339 026, Island Records – ILPS 9132Germany1970Germany1970
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    Atlantic – SD 9040, Atlantic – SD-9040Australia1970Australia1970
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    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    Island Records – 10.287224.35Portugal1970Portugal1970
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    Atlantic – SD.9040New Zealand1970New Zealand1970
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    Cassette, Album
    Island Records – 7148 013France1970France1970
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    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    First Press
    Gamma (4) – GX 01-591, Atlantic – GWEA 5024Mexico1970Mexico1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    Atlantic – SD 42038Israel1970Israel1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
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    Atlantic – LWA-5024Mexico1970Mexico1970
    New Submission
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    Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Reel-To-Reel, 7 ½ ips, 4-Track Stereo
    Island Records – ILPS 9132, Island Records – ILPS-9132UK1970UK1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970, 8-Track CartridgeEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    8-Track Cartridge, Album
    Island Records – Y8I 9132UK1970UK1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970-11-00, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    Cotillion – SD 9040Philippines1970Philippines1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970-11-06, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Test Pressing, Stereo
    Island Records – ILPS 9132UK1970UK1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970, CassetteEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    Cassette, Album
    Atlantic – TC-SD 9040New Zealand1970New Zealand1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    Atlantic – SD 9040New Zealand1970New Zealand1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Atlantic – SD 9040, Atlantic – SD-9040Australia1970Australia1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1970, VinylEmerson Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    Gatefold
    Island Records – 6339 026, Island Records – ILPS 9132Germany1970Germany1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    Atlantic – SD 9040, Atlantic – SD-9040Australia1970Australia1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    MO - Monarch Press
    Cotillion – SD 9040US1971US1971
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    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
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    RCA Smith Falls Pressing
    Cotillion – SD 9040Canada1971Canada1971
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    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Island Records – ILPS 19132Italy1971Italy1971
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    Atlantic – P-8033AJapan1971Japan1971
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    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    Island Records – 6339 026 LItaly1971Italy1971
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Club Edition
    PR
    Cotillion – SD 9040US1971US1971
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    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Promo
    Monarch Pressing
    Cotillion – SD 9040US1971US1971
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    Atlantic – 2048Venezuela1971Venezuela1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    PRC Pressing
    Cotillion – SD 9040US1971US1971
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    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, CassetteEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    Cassette, Album
    Cotillion – M 59040US1971US1971
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    Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Cassette, Album
    Island Records – VR. 54210Spain1971Spain1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Stereo
    SP - Specialty Pressing
    Cotillion – SD 9040US1971US1971
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    Island Records – 85.382-SESpain1971Spain1971
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    CTH
    Cotillion – SD 9040US1971US1971
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    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    Cotillion – SD 9040Canada1971Canada1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    Island Records – 63 39 026Spain1971Spain1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Promo, Mono
    SP
    Cotillion – 9040, Cotillion – SD 9040US1971US1971
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    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Promo
    SP
    Cotillion – SD 9040US1971US1971
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    Island Records – 85.382-SESpain1971Spain1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    BW - Bestway Pressing
    Cotillion – SD 9040US1971US1971
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    Cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Red Label
    Atlantic – ATC 9319South Africa1971South Africa1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, CassetteEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    Cassette, Album, Reissue
    Atlantic – CS 19120US1971US1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Repress
    Island Records – 6339 026France1971France1971
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1971, Reel-To-ReelEmerson Lake & Palmer
    Reel-To-Reel, 7 ½ ips, 4-Track Stereo, Album
    Cotillion – M 9040US1971US1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
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    PR - Presswell
    Cotillion – SD 9040US1971US1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer , 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Club Edition, Stereo
    Jacksonville Pressing
    Cotillion – ST-93797, Cotillion – SD 9040US1971US1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
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    Atlantic – P-8033AJapan1971Japan1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, CassetteEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    Cassette, Album
    Island Records – ZCI 9132UK1971UK1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971-07-24, CassetteEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    Cassette, Album
    Island Records – IL-K 719132Italy1971Italy1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, 8-Track CartridgeEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    8-Track Cartridge, Album
    Cotillion – A8TC 9040Canada1971Canada1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, 8-Track CartridgeEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    8-Track Cartridge, Album
    Cotillion – A8TC 9040Canada1971Canada1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo
    Cotillion – SD 9040Canada1971Canada1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971-04-00, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    Gatefold
    Island Records – 6339 026, Island Records – ILPS 9132South Africa1971South Africa1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, CassetteEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    Cassette, Album
    Cotillion – M 59040US1971US1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971-01-00, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Cotillion – SD 9040US1971US1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
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    SP - Specialty Press
    Cotillion Records – SD 9040US1971US1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Stereo
    SP - Specialty Pressing
    Cotillion – SD 9040US1971US1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Promo, Stereo
    Cotillion – SD 9040US1971US1971
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    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Stereo
    SP - Specialty Pressing
    Cotillion – SD 9040US1971US1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1971, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album
    PR
    Cotillion – SD 9040US1971US1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1972, VinylEmerson Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Repress
    Island Records – 85 382 ITGermany1972Germany1972
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    Cover of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1972, VinylEmerson, Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Pink Rim Label
    Island Records – ILPS 9132, Island Records – ILPS-9132UK1972UK1972
    Cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1972, VinylEmerson Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Club Edition, Reissue
    Orlador – 53009, Universal (7) – 53009Spain1972Spain1972
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    Island Records – 85 382 ITGermany1972Germany1972
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    Cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1972, VinylEmerson Lake & Palmer
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    Atlantic – P-8033AJapan1972Japan1972
    Cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1972, VinylEmerson Lake & Palmer
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    Cotillion – SD 9040Canada1972Canada1972
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1973, VinylEmerson Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Manticore – 43503, Manticore – 43 503France1973France1973
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    Manticore – MAL 2004Italy1973Italy1973
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    Manticore – K 43503UK1973UK1973
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    Cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1973, CassetteEmerson Lake & Palmer
    Cassette, Album, Reissue
    Manticore – 443 503France1973France1973
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1973, VinylEmerson Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Repress
    Manticore – 87.224-ISpain1973Spain1973
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1973, VinylEmerson Lake & Palmer
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    Atlantic – 50.040, Atlantic – 50040Venezuela1973Venezuela1973
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1973, CassetteEmerson Lake & Palmer
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    Dolby-B
    Manticore – 54 737 DT, Manticore – 54 737 GTGermany1973Germany1973
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1973, VinylEmerson Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Repress
    Manticore – 87.224-ISpain1973Spain1973
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1973, VinylEmerson Lake & Palmer
    LP, Album, Reissue
    Pink Rim Label
    Island Records – ILPS 9132, Island Records – ILPS-9132UK1973UK1973
    New Submission
    Cover of Emerson Lake & Palmer, 1973, CassetteEmerson Lake & Palmer
    Cassette, Album, Reissue
    Manticore – D-54737Spain1973Spain1973
    New Submission
    • Nyjeffy1967's avatar
      Nyjeffy1967
      Knife Edge written by Leos Janacek and is credited on the album. You can hear it on the Glagolitic Mass/ Sinfonietta cd the beginning of Sinfonietta is where you'll hear the knife edge melody. It's only available on EBay
      • pbdisc's avatar
        pbdisc
        My copy with this typeface and deadwax is on Dynaflex vinyl. Likely pressed by RCA, maybe for their record club.
        • BlasphemousRumour's avatar
          My Cotillion – SD 9040 copy has very loud surface noise in Take A Pebble and Three Fates and between tracks. Close to unlistanable. I saw the same copy in the shop, same problem
          • tearaway's avatar
            tearaway
            Edited 4 months ago
            I have this and Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson Lake & Palmer, bot at least VG. The dynamics are much more impressive on Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Emerson Lake & Palmer. Here the mix sounds a bit muddy and blended, even a tad compressed, certainly not as lively and dramatic.

            Makes sense to me. CTH was a contract pressing and I feel IMHO that when I hear pressings Columbia-owned facilities did for non-Columbia labels, it seems like they didn't try as hard. Warner Communications Inc. purchased Specialty in 1978 along with Allied Record Company in 1979 to form WEA Manufacturing Inc. Even if the SRC one was 1977 or whatever, in comparison it was much more an inhouse pressing and indeed lacquer handling is proudly identified in the runouts where no one bothered or wanted to for this one...
            • tomwebb101's avatar
              tomwebb101
              DO NOT pay attention to the other reviewer stating the MOV release to be inferior to this... he got the rarest of rare MOV lemon and has made the assumption they are all lemons. Mine isnt a lemon and it walks all over this weak and puny and downright defective effort.

              Because it doesnt show where this is pressed i ordered this 2016 from Amazon expecting a useful companion to my 2LP MOV i want to preserve. So first one.... vast swathes of non-fill. Runouts dont indicate where pressed but can rule out MPO or record industry so it would seem Optimal or GZ. So onto the second copy and..... vast swathes of non fill to track one side two just like the first one! This time i figured ok best to play it.... even before the non fill ripping and distortion kicks in the mastering is completely lame.... no stage depth and only a hint of width, no punch with the drums esepcially sounding like a little toy kit, no warmth, just weedy sounding and combined with the non fill and further occasional pops really embarrassingly bad sounding. Then theres the dynamic peaks... distorted and harsh. Emersons keyboard highs are painful at points. This isnt a record..... this is compressed digital mastering etched into a noisy defective slice of PVC. I wont even mention the third attempt. Ive given up. This isnt a case of a one off this is three equally dud LPs produced with zero care or audible chops.

              Dont touch this with a barge pole, seek out the MOV or a NM original.

              Furthermore after additional research and further proof of what i speak head over to Juno.co.uk... search emerson lake and palmer releases, hit the "show out of stock" titles filter and load up the rips of both this and the MOV versions where you will hear an adminttedly not brilliant quality rip of each version where you can at least get a basic comparo... it reveals perfectly just how bigger, warmer, meatier and deeper the MOV release sounds.

              There is also the MOV two disc with the wilson remix which sounds different but not as good as the OG imo albeit still smashes this 2016 dud.
              • TheS0ftMachine's avatar
                Likely my favourite album of all time. Adore the fusion of Jazz, Classical and Rock that borders on metal on songs like “The Barbarian”!
                • Sebstich's avatar
                  Sebstich
                  The best version on cd, a flawless master, very nice and warm stage sound, excellent
                  • mkesse's avatar
                    mkesse
                    Even a VG copy sounds great, with some tremendous dynamic range in the mix. Just a great prog album in general.
                    • jobuh's avatar
                      jobuh
                      Edited 8 months ago
                      Do not pay attention to the other reviewer that denigrated this pressing. He's obviously one of those audiophile snobs with golden ears that knows better than any of us plebes what sounds good and what doesn't.

                      I have bought and sold many versions of this album. So far this one is the absolute quietest and best remastered version that I’ve come across. Even the Music On Vinyl version is horribly pressed and noisy so make sure to avoid that one.

                      UPDATE: I have since bought three more copies of the MOV pressing and they were all equally noisy and poorly pressed. To be sure, that's exceptionally rare for MOV but they simply missed the mark on this one. (Trilogy too for that matter.) I would strongly suggest buying this one.
                      • jobuh's avatar
                        jobuh
                        Unusual for MOV but my copy was horribly pressed with spectacular noise throughout the album.

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