3 (2) ‎– … To The Power Of Three

Geffen Records ‎– GHS 24181
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Talkin' Bout
Written-By – R. Berry*
A2 Lover To Lover
Written-By – Palmer*, Emerson*, Berry*
A3 Chains
Written-By – Marlette*, Shifrin*
Desde La Vida (7:06)
A4a (I) La Vista
Written-By – Emerson*, Berry*, Palmer*
A4b (II) Frontera
Written-By – Emerson*
A4c (III) Sangre De Toro
Written-By – Emerson*, Palmer*
B1 Eight Miles High
Lyrics [Revised] By – Palmer*, Emerson*, Berry*Written-By – Crosby*, Clark*, McGuinn*
B2 Runaway
Written-By – R. Berry*
B3 You Do Or You Don't
Written-By – R. Berry*
B4 On My Way Home
Written-By – Emerson*

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Copies came with inner photo/lyric sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side 1 Runout Etched): GHS-24181-A SR1 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side 2 Runout Etched): GHS-24181-B SR1 1-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped Both SIdes): SRC [Logo] Artisian [Logo]
  • Barcode (Text From Jacket): 0 7599-24181-1 9
  • Barcode (Scanned): 0075992418119
  • Rights Society: ASCAP
  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Rights Society: PRS

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
GHS 24181 3 (2) … To The Power Of Three(LP, Album, Club, CH) Geffen Records GHS 24181 US 1988 Sell This Version
M5G 24181 3 (2) … To The Power Of Three(Cass, Album, SR,) Geffen Records M5G 24181 US 1988 Sell This Version
P-13628 3 (2) … To The Power Of Three(LP, Album, Promo) Geffen Records P-13628 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
LWB-6716 3 (2) … To The Power Of Three(LP, Album) Geffen Records LWB-6716 Mexico 1988 Sell This Version
UICY-9127 3 (2) … To The Power Of Three(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Geffen Records UICY-9127 Japan 2001 Sell This Version


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December 20, 2018
Am I the only person who actually liked this album? I realize that the band included 2/3 of the celebrated progressive rock act Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Greg Lake is replaced here by former Hush vocalist Robert Berry), but expecting another ELP is just not realistic. I think a lot of that band's success came from the chemistry between the three key players. Removing one changes the whole dynamic. It's also a bit unrealistic to expect a serious progressive rock album in the late 80's. Hell, even Yes was more pop than prog at that point.

I think it helps to look at 3's 1988 debut album To the Power of Three like you would an Asia album. You know the players involved will have the technical chops to pull off progressive rock, but that making a good pop/rock album is the main focus. To that end, I think 3 passed with flying colors. To the Power of Three is a very solid effort, and is the kind of 80's pop-oriented rock album on par with what Asia and GTR were releasing at the time. It should surprise no one that this is a strong album musically. Keith Emerson's keyboard work really carries the album. Robert Berry gives a string vocal performance as well, with a warm and steady voice that is perfectly suited for this kind of music. The album ventures into prog territory at times, such as the three-part "Desde La Vida", and closing track "On My Way Home" sounds a lot like ELP, but for the most part it is a pop-oriented rock/AOR album, and a strong one at that.

I recommend this to open-minded ELP fans, not to mention fans of Asia, GTR, and 80's pop/rock/AOR in general. The key is judging the album on its own merits rather than expecting something unrealistic.