There must be someone who can set them free: To take their sorrow from this odyssey – To help the helpless and the refugee: To protect what’s left of humanity.
This is where I’ll be talking about the Album Art that I like. That is one of the benefits of 12″ vinyl albums, the cool packaging that surrounded the record. Here I’ll research the creations that we all loved as children, teenagers, and adults. I’ll try to find as much information on the artists as I can.
My second inductee of 2022, and ninth so far, is the progressive rock supergroup, Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP). I wrote about the member’s beginnings, back in the Circle Sky Record store days for our magazine Melody Hill and posted the story, From The Beginning, for you to read.
Were you there to watch the earth be scorched?
Did you stand beside the spectral torch?
Know the leaves of sorrow turned their face
Scattered on the ashes of disgrace
Tarkus is Emerson. Lake & Palmer’s second album, the first of two in 1971. Recorded at the Advision Studios in London and released on Island Records. It would reach number 1 on the UK Albums Chart, number 9 in the United States and number 12 in Canada. Tarkus was produced by Greg Lake who also wrote all the lyrics.
Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends…
Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP) will be releasing “Out Of This World: Live (1970-1997)” a 10LP/7CD box set on October 29, 2021, on BMG Records. This set five of the biggest and most important shows of the last 50 years. Each album has been reimagined with brand new artwork. The vinyl will be five gatefold sleeves with high quality, fully-restored audio mastering.