Emerson, Lake & Palmer ‎- Welcome Back My Friends (1974) UK 1st Pressing - 3 LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Posted By: Fran Solo
Emerson, Lake & Palmer ‎- Welcome Back My Friends (1974) UK 1st Pressing - 3 LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends / Ladies And Gentlemen
Vinyl | LP Cover (1:1) | FLAC + cue | 24bit/96kHz | 2200mb
Label: Manticore Records / K 63500 | Released: 1974 | Genre: Symphonic-Rock

A1 Hoedown (Taken From Rodeo)
A2 Jerusalem
A3 Toccata (An Adaption Of Ginastera's 1st Piano Concerto, 4th Movement)
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Tarkus
B1 1. Eruption
B2 2. Stones Of Years
B3 3. Iconoclast
B4 4. Mass
B5 5. Manticore
B6 6. Battlefield (Including Epitaph)
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C1 Tarkus (Conclusion) Aquatarkus
C2 Take A Pebble (Including Still… You Turn Me On And Lucky Man)
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D1 Piano Improvisations (Including Friedrich Gulda's 'Fugue' And Joe Sullivan's 'Little Rock Getaway')
D2 Take A Pebble (Conclusion)
D3 Jeremy Bender / The Sheriff (Medley)
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E Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression)
F Karn Evil 9 (2nd And 3rd Impression)


Distributed By – WEA Records Ltd.
Phonographic Copyright (p) – Manticore Records Ltd.
Copyright © – Manticore Records Ltd.
Made By – Gothic Print Finishers Ltd.
Printed By – Gothic Print Finishers Ltd.
Published By – Manticore Music Ltd.
Published By – Boosey & Hawkes
Published By – E.G. Music Ltd.
Published By – Essex Music
Published By – Josef Weinberger Ltd.
Published By – Robbins Music
Credits
Arranged By – Emerson, Lake & Palmer (tracks: A1, A2), Keith Emerson (tracks: A3)
Design, Concept By [Package] – Michael Ross (3)
Engineer – Andy Hendriksen, Peter Granet
Photography By – Carl Dunn
Producer – Greg Lake
Notes
Recorded live on Emerson, Lake & Palmer's 1973-74 World Tour.
[In small type]Track E includes percussion solo.

Packaged in folded three-leaf jacket.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
Matrix / Runout: K-63500-A1
Matrix / Runout: K-63500-B1
Matrix / Runout: K-63500-C1
Matrix / Runout: K-63500-D1
Matrix / Runout: K-63500-E1
Matrix / Runout: K-63500-F1


Emerson, Lake & Palmer ‎- Welcome Back My Friends (1974) UK 1st Pressing - 3 LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Emerson, Lake & Palmer ‎- Welcome Back My Friends (1974) UK 1st Pressing - 3 LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz

Emerson, Lake & Palmer ‎- Welcome Back My Friends (1974) UK 1st Pressing - 3 LP/FLAC In 24bit/96kHz



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I challenge you all to call me a fanboy - I can't see any collabs/reviewers five star rating for this beast. Fine. Let me be first.
First of all, the full title of this issue is "Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends; Ladies And Gentlemen, Emerson, Lake And Palmer"! Let it be shown in all of it's pompousness!
It's a pompous, lengthy record, and great one at that.

Okay. If the best genre of music is progressive rock, and ELP are the best band within the genre and if we cherry-pick some of the band's best songs in a greatest live version from the band's catalogue, how would you rate it?

Don't spare the superlatives! Obviously, I'm a fanboy. But childish defense aside, ELP were the core of the symphonic progressive rock movement. They had egos bigger than galaxies, alright, but they verified that quite successfully with their records.

Maybe I should start describing song by song, otherwise I will never stop saying how this thing great is.

The songs are SAVAGE, yet controlled. I admit, it's possible to trace Keith's sloppier keyboard playing here and there. That had the same reaction on me as cold shower; not because I was convinced that Mr. Emerson is imperfect (well..ehm, I was) but because that reminded me that I'm actually listening to something made by humans, from this planet. Which is not so easy to believe.

The sound is great. I'm not about perfect, 64-bit digitally remastered, hissless digital wizardry here, I'm talking about raw but clear, furious but defined sound. Greg's guitars and bass sound warmer, more vivid and colorful then on studio recordings. Drums are beyond description. That electronic steel drums (or whatever they are) on Karn Evil 9 sound shocking - I was shocked indeed when I heard them for the first time. Keith keyboards are great too, Hammond is furious as it should be, Moog is apocalyptic. Keith is adding an extra touch of melody or long and slow glides, taking the role of bass when necessary (when Lake is playing guitar). It's hard to believe that all the time only three individuals are playing all that! Greg's voice is angelic when necessary, raw when necessary. He went out of tune for a moment or two though, in a same way (and quantity) as Keith's playing went sloppy.

That is the sound, the atmosphere,the performances, my impressions in general. What about the substances?

I won't repeat myself. Please check my reviews of other ELP records. They're all justifying each other, including this one.
Review by clarke2001, progarchives.com


"Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends - Ladies And Gentlemen …" prays the title of this triple-LP, one of the great historical concerts of symphonic-rock, I mean "Emerson, Lake & Palmer" . The title phrase is taken from one of his great compositions "Karn Evil 9". This album is a gem from start to finish, ELP, is at its best (creativity and execution). The brilliance of each freaks me, I have a particular fascination with the Lake's interpretation "Still … You Turn Me On" (one of the most refined and powerful voices in rock history).
Let's welcome back to the "Emerson, Lake & Palmer".
Fran Solo, MMXII
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