Album Art – Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Brain Salad Surgery

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.

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The T-Bones

I had thought that the T-Bones were an instrumental group

My friend Donnie gave me a T-Bones album for my 2022 birthday, “Everyone’s Gone To The Moon (And Other Trips)” on Liberty Records. I went home and played the record and noticed that they had a singer on all but “Paint It Black”, an excellent instrumental cover of one of my favorite Rolling Stones songs, on side one. Side two is all instrumentals, so I decided to research the group.

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Doyle’s Space: Music Hall of Fame

Welcome back my friends…

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.

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My Favorite Albums – Tarkus – Emerson, Lake & Palmer

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.

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From The Beginning [The Origins of Emerson, Lake & Palmer]

The show that never ends …

By Doyle Tatum

Melody Hill was the Circle Sky Records official magazine while we were open between 2002 and 2010.

June Jam, our big all-day Saturday concert in 2003 was coming up soon and was advertised heavily in this issue of Melody Hill. We fought off a rainy morning and ended up having a great day!

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Moog Synthesizer

Synthesizers generate audio through methods including subtractive synthesis, additive synthesis, and frequency modulation synthesis.

The RCA Mark II Sound Synthesizer was the first programmable electronic synthesizer that was the size of a room and contained hundreds of vacuum tubes. Robert Moog would use recently available silicon transistors.

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Emerson, Lake & Palmer to Release Live Box Set October 2021

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.

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