Best Emerson, Lake & Palmer Songs

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The Top Ten

1 Tarkus

The ultimate prog rock composition. Has it all: Emerson's trademark hammond and synthesizers, complex rhythms and fantastic percussions, wonderfully played bass patterns, Greg Lake's poetic voice, mysterious lyrics, silly mythological storyline and an overall futuristic feel. Why I'm giving this one the edge over Karn Evil 9 1st is the brilliant composition and execution of the keyboard parts and the overall more "compact" nature of Tarkus.

Great epic! I especially love the way the music modulates during the second part, "Stones of Ages" and, of course, Emerson's incredible playing- that Hammond going for 20 minutes is orgasmic to my ears! - Led_Rush_Floyd

Tarkus is basically the ultimate prog rock epic. Contains all that an incredible song should have. Especially part IV: Mass. Tarkus is up there with Echoes, Octavarium, Close To The Edge, 2112, and Suppers Ready. - Beatlesboy9

Why tf isn't this progrock essential in the top 10? It should in fact be number 1! Its ELP at their absolute best.
All the parts of it are masterful. And especially Aquatarkus, Stones of years and Battlefield.

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2 Karn Evil 9 1st Impression, Pt. 2

Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends

3 Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 1

I'll Be There!

I don't get why part two is rated above part 1. Part one has part 2 and even more.

However, Karn Evil 9 is my favorite song altogether.

4 Fanfare for the Common Man

This is truly epic and my personally favourite - FredTheGooner

Got to be somewhere!

5 Hoedown
6 Lucky Man
7 From the Beginning
8 Trilogy
9 Toccata

Toccata. The truly innovative and versatile being the most underrated song ever. I can never get tired of hearing this. - Beatlesboy9

10 Nutrocker

The Contenders

11 Knife-Edge
12 Still... You Turn Me On
13 Bitches Crystal
14 Jerusalem

This song is amazing. - SammySpore

15 Take a Pebble

The song of my life...

One of the best examples of the talent of these incredible musicians. Music at it’s best by those who knew how to play it.

16 Peter Gunn
17 The Endless Enigma, Pt. 1

Great work, Mr Emerson R.I.P

18 The Only Way (Hymn)
19 Blues Variation
20 Karn Evil 9: 2nd Impression
21 C'est la Vie
22 Benny the Bouncer
23 Abaddon's Bolero
24 Tank
25 The Barbarian
26 Karn Evil 9: 3rd Impression
27 The Sheriff
28 The Three Fates
29 Jeremy Bender
30 Infinite Space (Conclusion)
31 A Time and a Place
32 Are You Ready Eddy?
33 Fugue
34 Living Sin
35 For You
36 Piano Concerto No. 1
37 Oh, My Father
38 Drum Solo
39 Watching Over You
40 Hallowed Be Thy Name
41 I Believe in Father Christmas

This the best Christmas song ever! Greg Lake said it was about the commercialization of Christmas. It’s also a beautiful song. Greg Lake has the perfect voice for it.

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1. The Only Way (Hymn)
2. Trilogy
3. Tarkus
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2. From the Beginning
3. Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 1
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2. Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 1
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