Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tarkus LP
Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tarkus LP
Genre: Pop Rock
Label: BMG
Size: 12"
Format: 33RPM,

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer Tarkus LP

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

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SKU:
BRMLP18005
UPC:
4050538180053

1971 Album Reissued On Vinyl LP!

Behold Tarkus, the mighty mythical beast! Rarely has such a powerful image come to define both a band and a genre of rock music with such forthright aggression. But Tarkus, the second album released by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, not only solidified the group's success but established 'progressive rock' an important facet of '70s music.

Tarkus, originally released in 1971, is one of only two ELP records to reach the Top 10 in the U.S., making it to #9, while in Britain it was their only number one album.

The cover artwork was commissioned to the artist painter and graphic designer William Neal. Keith Emerson said, "To everyone, it represented what we were doing in that studio. The next day on my drive up from Sussex the imagery of the armadillo kept hitting me. It had to have a name. Something guttural. It had to begin with the letter 'T' and end with a flourish. 'Tarka the Otter' may have come into it, but this armadillo needed a science fiction kind of name that represented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in reverse. Some mutilation of the species caused by radiation...'Tarkus!'"

Side one of the original LP is occupied by the 21-minute title epic track, beating both Genesis' 'Supper's Ready' and Yes' 'Close to the Edge' by a year. Unlike the latter group's cut-and-paste technique to obtain long suites, 'Tarkus' is a thoroughly written, focused piece of music. It remains among the Top Ten classic tracks in progressive rock history.
-Francois Couture, AllMusic

Features

  • 24 Bit/96khz remaster of the original 1971 LP
  • Mastered from the original tapes
  • Original gatefold sleeve & artwork
  • Foreword on the LP audio by Greg Lake
  • Live music

Selections

Side One:

  1. Tarkus
  2. i. Eruption
  3. ii. Stones Of Years
  4. iii. Iconoclast
  5. iv. Mass
  6. v. Manticore
  7. vi. The Battlefield
  8. vii. Aquatarkus

Side Two:

  1. Jeremy Bender
  2. B*tches Crystal
  3. The Only Way (Hymn)
  4. Infinite Space (Conclusion)
  5. A Time And A Place
  6. Are You Ready Eddy?
Description

1971 Album Reissued On Vinyl LP!

Behold Tarkus, the mighty mythical beast! Rarely has such a powerful image come to define both a band and a genre of rock music with such forthright aggression. But Tarkus, the second album released by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, not only solidified the group's success but established 'progressive rock' an important facet of '70s music.

Tarkus, originally released in 1971, is one of only two ELP records to reach the Top 10 in the U.S., making it to #9, while in Britain it was their only number one album.

The cover artwork was commissioned to the artist painter and graphic designer William Neal. Keith Emerson said, "To everyone, it represented what we were doing in that studio. The next day on my drive up from Sussex the imagery of the armadillo kept hitting me. It had to have a name. Something guttural. It had to begin with the letter 'T' and end with a flourish. 'Tarka the Otter' may have come into it, but this armadillo needed a science fiction kind of name that represented Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in reverse. Some mutilation of the species caused by radiation...'Tarkus!'"

Side one of the original LP is occupied by the 21-minute title epic track, beating both Genesis' 'Supper's Ready' and Yes' 'Close to the Edge' by a year. Unlike the latter group's cut-and-paste technique to obtain long suites, 'Tarkus' is a thoroughly written, focused piece of music. It remains among the Top Ten classic tracks in progressive rock history.
-Francois Couture, AllMusic

Features

  • 24 Bit/96khz remaster of the original 1971 LP
  • Mastered from the original tapes
  • Original gatefold sleeve & artwork
  • Foreword on the LP audio by Greg Lake
  • Live music

Selections

Side One:

  1. Tarkus
  2. i. Eruption
  3. ii. Stones Of Years
  4. iii. Iconoclast
  5. iv. Mass
  6. v. Manticore
  7. vi. The Battlefield
  8. vii. Aquatarkus

Side Two:

  1. Jeremy Bender
  2. B*tches Crystal
  3. The Only Way (Hymn)
  4. Infinite Space (Conclusion)
  5. A Time And A Place
  6. Are You Ready Eddy?
ISBN
ASSOC
R
Genre
Pop Rock
If Can Be Discounted
YES
Discontinued
NO
Inventory
.00
Construct
0
Dropship
0
Record Speed Record Size
12"
Artist
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Title
Tarkus
Composer
Additional Artists
Record Weight
Record Speed
33RPM
Multi Channel
Stereo
1
Mono
Colored
Picture Disc
1/2 Speed
DMM
Out of Print
Sell Hold/Repressing
Direct to disc
Creation Date
02-18-2021
Release Date
Scratch & Dent
0
Availability
Backordered
Format
Vinyl
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