Showing posts with label Emerson Lake and Palmer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Emerson Lake and Palmer. Show all posts

Sunday, 26 July 2009

Peter Gunn (live) - Emerson Lake and Palmer

Peter Gunn is an American private eye television series which aired on American television networks between 1958 and 1961. The innovative jazz theme was composed by Henry Mancini and his orchestra. A hip, bluesy, brassy number with an insistent piano-and-bass line, the song became an instant hit for Mancini, earning him an Emmy Award and two Grammys

The Peter Gunn theme has been covered by numerous jazz, blues, and rock artists since, including Emerson Lake & Palmer. Their live performance of the theme was included on their 1979 album 'In concert' and released as a single. While not a hit, it became one of my favourite tracks of 1980.

My collection: 7" single no. 2052
Found: Record fair, Amsterdam, November 20, 1993
Cost: 2 guilders
Tracks: 'Peter Gunn (live)' / 'Knife-edge (live)'

Thursday, 25 June 2009

Fanfare for the common man - Emerson Lake and Palmer

'Fanfare for the common man' is a 20th-century American classical music work by American composer Aaron Copland. The piece was written in 1942 for the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra.

Copland's fanfare was reincarnated in 1977 by British rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer on their album 'Works Volume I'. Keith Emerson had long been an admirer of Copland's Americana style. The track became one of the band's biggest hits when an edited version was released as a single that year. It reached number 2 in the UK singles chart.

My collection: 7" single no. 2644
Found: Disco Market, Den Haag, May 24, 1996
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Fanfare for the common man' / 'Brain salad surgery'

Monday, 11 May 2009

Lucky man - Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Keith Emerson from the band The Nice and Greg Lake and Carl Palmer from King Crimson started working together after their two respective bands shared the same venue on two occasions in 1969. They released their debut album, the self-titled 'Emerson, Lake and Palmer' in 1970. This album brought forth the single 'Lucky man'. It didn't chart in the UK but it was a number 12 hit in the Netherlands.

The single pictured here is a re-release. The sleeve nor the label lists a year of release, but I could tell because the backside of the sleeve pictures subsequent albums by the band.

My collection: 7" single no. 2805
Found: January 25, 1995
Cost: 1 guilder
Tracks: 'Lucky man' / 'Knife edge'

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