- Keith Emerson nailed the synthesizer solo on "Lucky Man" in one take. Probably the culmination of the generally Throw It In recording that makes "Lucky Man" so impressive.
- Karn Evil 9 is arguably the band at their best. In particular, there's the EPIC opening of 'First Impression, Part 2':
Welcome back my friends to the show that never endsWe're so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside