2014 Remastered Version
Emerson, Lake & Palmer were one of the most successful, innovative and ground breaking British groups of the golden age of progressive rock. ELP were formed in 1970 by flamboyant keyboard player Keith Emerson (formerly of The Nice), singer and guitarist Greg Lake (formerly of King Crimson) and drummer/percussionist Carl Palmer (formerly of Atomic Rooster). Blending jazz and classical music with a wide-screen hard-rock style, ELP were one of the torchbearers of the progressive rock sound and were one of the most commercially successful bands of the 1970s.
The trio's fourth studio album overall, bold 1973 masterpiece Brain Salad Surgery, made it to No. 2 in the U.K. and No. 11 in the U.S and boasted some of ELP's most popular compositions including the ballad "Still...You Turn Me On," the spellbinding "Jerusalem" and the epochal "Karn Evil 9." Add to that a sleeve design that regularly tops artwork polls, a thought-provoking title and Brain Salad Surgery remains one of the most effectively packaged, performed and produced records of all time.