History Trivia / EmersonLakeAndPalmer

17th Jan '17 3:36:11 PM CassandraLeo
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* ApprovalOfGod: The composer of "Toccata", Alberto Ginastera, praised Emerson, Lake & Palmer's adaptation of it as "diabolical" and said the band had "captured the essence of my music, and no one's ever done that before". Music/AaronCopland was also very pleased with their adaptation of "Hoedown" and also liked their adaptation of "Fanfare for the Common Man" (although he didn't consider it as inventive as their version of "Hoedown").

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* ApprovalOfGod: The composer of "Toccata", Alberto Ginastera, praised Emerson, Lake & Palmer's adaptation of it as "diabolical" and said the band had "captured the essence of my music, and no one's ever done that before". Music/AaronCopland was also very pleased with their adaptation of "Hoedown" and also liked their adaptation of "Fanfare for the Common Man" (although he didn't consider it as inventive as their version of "Hoedown"). On the reverse side, Keith Emerson was quite complimentary to Music/JordanRudess' covers of "Tarkus" and a few other ELP songs.
17th Jan '17 3:30:27 PM CassandraLeo
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* ApprovalOfGod: The composer of "Toccata", Alberto Ginastera, praised Emerson, Lake & Palmer's adaptation of it as "diabolical" and said the band had "captured the essence of my music, and no one's ever done that before". Music/AaronCopland was also very pleased with their adaptation of "Rodeo".

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* ApprovalOfGod: The composer of "Toccata", Alberto Ginastera, praised Emerson, Lake & Palmer's adaptation of it as "diabolical" and said the band had "captured the essence of my music, and no one's ever done that before". Music/AaronCopland was also very pleased with their adaptation of "Rodeo"."Hoedown" and also liked their adaptation of "Fanfare for the Common Man" (although he didn't consider it as inventive as their version of "Hoedown").
17th Jan '17 3:29:15 PM CassandraLeo
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* ApprovalOfGod: The composer of "Toccata", Alberto Ginastera, praised Emerson, Lake & Palmer's adaptation of it as "diabolical" and said the band had "captured the essence of my music, and no one's ever done that before". Music/AaronCopland was also very pleased with their adaptation of "Rodeo".
16th Mar '16 3:09:07 PM DavidDelony
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* CreatorKiller: ''Works'' started their decline, but ''Love Beach'' was the final nail in their coffin. To be fair, they only made it because they owed their label another album.

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* CreatorKiller: ''Works'' started their decline, but ''Love Beach'' was the final nail in their coffin. To be fair, they only made it because they owed their label another album.album and were already planning on disbanding anyway.
3rd Apr '15 9:03:50 PM jedidarrick
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* Creator/HRGiger: Did two paintings for ''Brain Salad Surgery''.
11th Mar '15 5:39:48 PM DavidDelony
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* CreatorKiller: ''Works'' started their decline, but ''Love Beach'' was the final nail in their coffin. To be fair, they only made it because they owed their label another album.
13th Dec '14 8:40:24 AM Patachou
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* Creaqtor/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art for ''Trilogy''.

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* Creaqtor/{{Hipgnosis}}: Creator/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art for ''Trilogy''.



** According to Keith Emerson in the book "Pictures of an Exhibitionist", this was a not-entirely-true rumor. The way he described it, when he and Greg Lake were looking for a drummer, they at one point considered Mitch Mitchell (formerly of the Music/JimiHendrix Experience), who mentioned to them "Maybe I could get Jimi interested in joining", but that's as far as it went. Jimi was apparently supposed to try jamming with them, but he died first.

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** According to Keith Emerson in the book "Pictures of an Exhibitionist", a pun on ''Music/PicturesAtAnExhibition'', this was a not-entirely-true rumor. The way he described it, when he and Greg Lake were looking for a drummer, they at one point considered Mitch Mitchell (formerly of the Music/JimiHendrix Experience), who mentioned to them "Maybe I could get Jimi interested in joining", but that's as far as it went. Jimi was apparently supposed to try jamming with them, but he died first.
11th Nov '14 9:15:01 AM MarkLungo
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* Creaqtor/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art for ''trilogy''.

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* Creaqtor/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art for ''trilogy''.''Trilogy''.
8th Nov '14 10:02:11 AM MarkLungo
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* ThrowItIn: "Lucky Man" - the synth solo was recorded in one single take, which is something that Emerson's been [[CreatorBacklash embarassed about]]. Also, Palmer's Ringo-esque exclamation "They've only got ham or cheese!" at the end of "Are You Ready Eddy?".

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* Creaqtor/{{Hipgnosis}}: Did the cover art for ''trilogy''.
* ThrowItIn: "Lucky Man" - the synth solo was recorded in one single take, which is something that Emerson's been [[CreatorBacklash embarassed about]]. Also, Palmer's Ringo-esque [[Music/RingoStarr Ringo]]-esque exclamation "They've only got ham or cheese!" at the end of "Are You Ready Eddy?".



** According to Keith Emerson in the book "Pictures of an Exhibitionist", this was a not-entirely-true rumor. The way he described it, when he and Greg Lake were looking for a drummer, they at one point considered Mitch Mitchell (formerly of the Jimi Hendrix Experience), who mentioned to them "Maybe I could get Jimi interested in joining", but that's as far as it went. Jimi was apparently supposed to try jamming with them, but he died first.

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** According to Keith Emerson in the book "Pictures of an Exhibitionist", this was a not-entirely-true rumor. The way he described it, when he and Greg Lake were looking for a drummer, they at one point considered Mitch Mitchell (formerly of the Jimi Hendrix Music/JimiHendrix Experience), who mentioned to them "Maybe I could get Jimi interested in joining", but that's as far as it went. Jimi was apparently supposed to try jamming with them, but he died first.
13th May '13 1:25:11 PM Sen
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** In fact, the story of "Lucky Man" makes the whole of the song a ThrowItIn: the band were one song short of the label's quota on the last day of recording. Lake proceeded to play the ballad he wrote when he was 12, which nobody else was very receptive to but he reminded them they needed one more song. Emerson told him to record it himself and went off to the pub. Lake and Palmer took a first try at the song, and the result was, by their own admission, awful. Lacking any alternatives, Lake overdubbed a bassline onto the song, which suddenly improved it. He then proceeded to overdub the choir-like vocal harmonies and electric guitar, including a solo, with the result being, in his own words, "it sounded good... it sounded like a record". Emerson chose this time to return from the pub and listened to the song, being surprised at how it had gone from a piss-take to being ready to make the album, and he commented "oh, I have to play on that!" before Lake reminded him the song already had a guitar solo. Emerson instead suggested he play over the conclusion, and that he use his recently acquired Moog synthesizer that he hadn't had the chance to test before. Thus, Emerson fetched his Moog synth, asked engineer Eddy Offord to run the tape "as an experiment", and recorded the ending solo in one take.

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** In fact, [[http://www.songfacts.com/detail.php?id=3661 the story of "Lucky Man" Man"]] makes the whole of the song a ThrowItIn: the band were one song short of the label's quota on the last day of recording. Lake proceeded to play the ballad he wrote when he was 12, which nobody else was very receptive to but he reminded them they needed one more song. Emerson told him to record it himself and went off to the pub. Lake and Palmer took a first try at the song, and the result was, by their own admission, awful. Lacking any alternatives, Lake overdubbed a bassline onto the song, which suddenly improved it. He then proceeded to overdub more guitars, the choir-like vocal harmonies and an electric guitar, including a guitar solo, with the result being, in his own words, "it sounded pretty good... it sounded like a record". Emerson chose this time to return from the pub and listened to the song, being surprised at how it had gone from a piss-take to being ready to make the album, an actual song, and he commented "oh, "Wow, I have to suppose I better play on that!" before that!". Lake reminded him the song already had a guitar solo. solo, to which Emerson instead suggested he play over the conclusion, and that he use his recently acquired Moog synthesizer that he hadn't had the chance to test before. Thus, Emerson fetched his Moog synth, asked engineer Eddy Offord to run the tape "as an experiment", and recorded the ending solo in one take.
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