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Jimmy, meet Keith...

If music critics hammer Jimmy Page's thieving ways, then we shouldn't let Keith Emerson off the hook.

But Keith "borrowed" (mostly) from dead guys†—great composers who have had their classical works adapted into pop hits since the 1920s. Wiki has a section on the music that "inspired" Keith

†OK, so Dave Brubeck wasn't dead and he really should've credited him for Rondo (Dave's Blue Rondo à la Turk)
 

Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack / Arzial (Angel Of Death)¹
Emerson-O'List (2:49) / Emerson-Jackson (3:44)
Immediate 5004, 1/68

 

The Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack
Immediate Z12-52004
2/68
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Side One
Flower King Of Flies Emerson-Jackson 3:56
Thoughts Of Emerlist Davjack Emerson-O'List 2:47
Bonnie K Jackson-O'List 3:22
Rondo Emerlist Davjack 8:25
Side Two
War And Peace Emerlist Davjack 5:13
Tantalising Maggie Emerson-Jackson 4:30
Dawn Davison-Emerson-Jackson 5:07
The Cry Of Eugene Emerson-Jackson-O'List 4:30
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Keith Emerson-piano, organ, harpsichord, vocals
Davy O'List-guitar, vocals
Lee Jackson-bass, guitar, vocals
Brian Davison-drums, bells, tympani, tubular bells
Produced by: The Nice

 

America (From "West Side Story")/2nd Movement² / Diamond Hard Apples Of The Moon¹
Bernstein-Sondheim/Davjack (6:20) / Davjack (2:46)
Immediate 5008, 11/68

 

Ars Longa Vita Brevis
Immediate Z12-52020
3/69
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Side One
America/2nd Amendment Bernstein-Sondheim/Davjack 3:55
Daddy, Where Did I Come From? Emerson-Jackson 3:44
Little Arabella Emerson-Jackson 4:18
Happy Freuds Emerson-Jackson 3:25
Intermezzo From The Karelia Suite Sibelius 8:57
Don Edito el Gruva Davison-Emerson-Jackson :13
Side Two
Ars Longa Vita Brevis
   Prelude
   1st Movement - Awakening
   2nd Movement - Realization
   3rd Movement - Acceptance "Brandenburger"
   4th Movement - Denial
   Coda - Extension To The Big Note

   Emerson
   Davison
   Emerson-Jackson-O'List
   Davison-Emerson-Jackson
   Davison-Emerson-Jackson
   Emerson
19:20
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Keith Emerson-piano, organ, harpsichord, vocals
Davy O'List-guitar, vocals
Lee Jackson-bass, vocals
Brian Davison-drums
with:
Orchestra conducted by Robert Stewart (Side Two only)
Produced by: The Nice

Note: For the UK release, side two was subtitled: Symphony For Group And Orchestra; America/2nd Amendment added for US issue

Davy O'List fired, continue as trio

Nice
Immediate Z12-52022
6/69
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Reissue Cover

 
UK Cover

 
UK Back Cover

 
UK Inside

Side One
Azrael Revisited Emerson-Jackson 5:52
Hang On To A Dream Hardin 4:46
Diary Of An Empty Day Emerson-Jackson 3:54
For Example Emerson-Jackson 8:51
Side Two
Rondo '69 Davison-Emerson-Jackson 7:53
She Belongs To Me Dylan 12:15
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Keith Emerson-piano, organ, vocals
Lee Jackson-bass, vocals
Brian Davison-drums
Produced by: The Nice

Note: Side 2 recorded live at The Fillmore East, 4/9-10/69; Rondo '69 is based on Dave Brubeck's Blue Rondo A La Turk
Reissued (with new cover - see note) as Everything As Nice As Mother Makes It (Immediate IMOCS-102) 9/69 when
record distribution changed to Capitol
 

 ➜ Live: 12/19-20/69, Fillmore East; released 2009: Live At The Fillmore East December 1969 

Country Pie-Brandenburg Concerto #6-Part 1 / One Of Those People
Dylan/Bach (2:48) / Emerson-Jackson (3:08)
Mercury 73114, 6/70

 
Keith forms ELP with Greg Lake (from King Crimson)
and Carl Palmer (from Atomic Rooster)

Five Bridges
Mercury SR-61295
9/70 BB
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Inside Cover

Side One
Fantasia: 1st Bridge Emerson-Jackson 6:08
2nd Bridge Emerson-Jackson 3:59
Chorale: 3rd Bridge Emerson-Jackson 3:30
High Level Fugue: 4th Bridge Emerson-Jackson 1:02
Final: 5th Bridge Emerson-Jackson 3:34
Side Two
Intermezzo "Karelia Suite" Sibelius, arr Eger-Emerson 9:00
"Pathetique" Symphony No. 6, 3rd Movement Tchaikovsky, arr Eger-Emerson 9:27
Country Pie/Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 Dylan/Bach 5:40
One Of Those People Emerson-Jackson 3:08
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Keith Emerson-organ, piano
Lee Jackson-bass, vocals
Brian Davison-drums
with:
Sinfonia of London Orchestra, Joseph Eger-conductor
Produced by: The Nice

Note: Side One and first two tracks on Side Two recorded 10/17/69, Fairfield Hall, Croydon
Side Two, track three (Country Pie..) recorded 4/10/69, Fillmore East
 


Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Cotillion SD-9040
1/1/71 BB
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Side One
The Barbarian Bartok, arr Emerson-Lake-Palmer 4:27
Take A Pebble Lake 12:32
Knife Edge Emerson-Frazer-Lake 5:04
Side Two
The Three Fates: Clotho/Lachesis/Atropos Emerson 7:46
Tank Emerson-Palmer 6:49
Lucky Man Lake 4:36
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Keith Emerson-organ, piano, celeste, moog synthesizer
Greg Lake-guitar, bass, vocals
Carl Palmer-drums, percussion
Produced by: Greg Lake

 

Lucky Man / Knife Edge
Lake (4:36) / Emerson-Frazer-Lake (5:04)
Cotillion 44106, 3/71 BB

 

Elegy
Mercury SR-61324
4/71
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UK Full Cover

 
UK Inside Cover

Side One
Hang On To A Dream† Hardin 12:43
My Back Pages Dylan 9:12
Side Two
"Pathétique" Symphony No. 6, 3rd Movement Tchaikovsky 7:05
America† Bernstein-Sondheim 10:27
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Keith Emerson-piano, organ, vocals
Lee Jackson-bass, vocals
Brian Davison-drums
Produced by: The Nice

Note: †recorded 12/19-20/69, Fillmore East
 


Tarkus
Cotillion SD-9900
8/71 BB
Full Cover

 
Inside Cover

Side One
Tarkus:
   Eruption
   Stone Of Years
   Iconoclast
   Mass
   Manticore
   Battlefield
   Aquatarkus
Emerson-Lake 20:35
Side Two
Jeremy Bender Emerson-Lake 1:41
Bitches Crystal Emerson-Lake 3:54
The Only Way (Hymn) Emerson-Lake 3:50
Infinite Space (Conclusion) Emerson-Palmer 3:18
A Time And A Place Emerson-Lake-Palmer 3:00
Are You Ready Eddy? Emerson-Lake-Palmer 2:09

Keith Emerson-organ, piano, celeste, moog synthesizer
Greg Lake-guitar, bass, vocals
Carl Palmer-drums, percussion
Produced by: Greg Lake

 

Stone Of Years³ / A Time And A Place
Emerson-Lake (2:44) / Emerson-Lake-Palmer (2:58)
Cotillion 44131, 9/71

 

Links!  

Official Keith Emerson web site
Official ELP web site

 


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