Emerson, Lake & Powell (album)

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Emerson, Lake & Powell
Studio album by Emerson, Lake & Powell
Released June 1986
Recorded 1985-1986 at Maison Rouge in London and Fleetwood Mobile in Sussex
Genre Progressive rock, symphonic rock, heavy metal, alternative metal
Length 42:50
Label Polydor
Producer Tony Taverner and Greg Lake
Emerson, Lake & Powell chronology
Emerson, Lake & Powell
The Sprocket Sessions
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Emerson, Lake & Powell is the only studio album by the ELP offshoot band of the same name, released in 1986. However, two further albums comprising rehearsals (The Sprocket Sessions) and live material (Live in Concert) were subsequently issued in 2003.

The album's cover graphic is based on the corporate logo used in the 1930s by the German cigarette manufacturer, Haus Bergmann.[citation needed]

"The Score" is used as the company theme music of professional wrestling promotion New Japan Pro Wrestling, played at live events, press conferences and to signify New Japan wrestlers' involvement on other companies' shows (usually to provoke a negative crowd reaction from said promotions' core fans).

"Touch and Go" is based on the traditional English folk song "Lovely Joan", though uncredited.[2]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Greg Lake, all music composed by Keith Emerson except as indicated.

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Score"   Emerson / Lake 9:01
2. "Learning to Fly"   Emerson / Lake 3:52
3. "The Miracle"   Emerson / Lake 7:02
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
4. "Touch and Go"   Emerson / Lake 3:37
5. "Love Blind"   Emerson / Lake 3:08
6. "Step Aside"   Emerson / Lake 3:42
7. "Lay Down Your Guns"   Emerson / Lake / Gould (lyrics) 4:20
8. "Mars, the Bringer of War"   Gustav Holst adapted by Emerson, Lake & Powell 7:53
Total length:
1990 CD reissue bonus tracks
No. Title Writer(s) Length
9. "The Loco-Motion"   Goffin / King 4:39
10. "Vacant Possession"   Emerson / Lake 4:43
11. "Mars The Bringer Of War (Single Cut)"   See 8 (Gustav Holst) 6:28
Total length:


Emerson, Lake & Powell[edit]

Technical personnel[edit]

  • Produced by Tony Taverner and Greg Lake
  • Recorded in 1985-1986 at Maison Rouge in London and Fleetwood Mobile in Sussex
  • Engineered and mixed by Tony Taverner
  • Assisted by Russell Leahy, Andy Rose, Bruce Robbins
  • Design-Debra Bishop – Koppel & Scher
  • Management – Alex Grobb



Year Chart Position
1986 UK Albums Chart 35[3]
Billboard 200 23[4]


Year Single Chart Position
1986 "Touch and Go" Billboard Hot 100 60[4]
Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks 2[4]


  1. ^ Eder, Bruce. "Emerson, Lake & Powell review". Allmusic. 
  2. ^ Duxbury, Janell R. (April 25, 1985). "SS0197". Rockin' the Classics and Classicizin' the Rock: A Selectively Annotated Discography. Westport, CT: Greenwood. p. 86. ISBN 978-0313246050. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "Emerson, Lake & Palmer chart positions in the UK". The Official Charts Company. 
  4. ^ a b c "Emerson, Lake & Powell and "Touch and Go" chart positions in the US". Billboard.