Awesome / Emerson, Lake & Palmer

  • 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 ends
    We're so glad you could attend, come inside, come inside
  • Generally, it's sometimes hard to believe that the incredibly loud, bombastic, complicated music they were famous for originated from only three guys.
  • There's something kind of awesome (not to mention a little bit heartwarming) about the rendition of Lucky Man from this concert (skip to about 49:15 if you want that particular song, though the whole concert is worth listening to). As Lake is singing, the entire audience joins in.