Pictures at an Exhibition: ELP revisits Mussorgsky's work

Pictures at an Exhibition: ELP revisits Mussorgsky's work

MISE & Agrave; DAY

After the single Lucky Man and the interesting musical colors unveiled on their debut album, Emerson, Lake & amp; Palmer wanted to continue with an adaptation of the work Pictures at an Exhibition by Russian composer Mussorgsky. Chilly, the record company refused.

Atlantic Records executives viewed this transaction as a high-risk venture because of its classic character. We were far from being convinced that this album was going to be sold and played on radios. & Nbsp;

They had offered to the musicians to release this disc on the Nonesuch Records label, specializing in classic albums avant-garde, but the trio, in turn, refused.

Emerson, Lake & amp; Palmer returned to the studio to record the opus Tarkus , which will be released on June 14, 1971.

Keyboardist Keith Emerson discovered Pictures at an Exhibition during a classical concert. He convinced Greg Lake and Carl Palmer to embark on the adaptation of this piece by Mussorgsky and it will be part of the shows of the British formation from the summer of 1970.

A promise

Pictures at an Exhibition was originally recorded on December 9, 1970, during a concert at the Lyceum Theater. The release was scheduled for the summer of 1971. Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer find that the recording is of very poor quality and decide to make another, in March 1971, at Newcastle City Hall in the northeast. from England.

The trio wanted to use the Harrison & amp; Harrison moved into this room in 1928. He obtained permission, but Keith Emerson had to promise that he would not stick knives in the instrument. & Nbsp;

Emerson's album, Lake and Palmer , which turns 50, takes up four of the ten movements of Mussorgsky's work, written in 1874, paired with six original segments. & nbsp;

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