Emerson, Lake & Powell (album)

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Emerson, Lake & Powell
Emerson, Lake & Powell - Emerson, Lake & Powell (1986) Front Cover.jpg
Studio album by Emerson, Lake & Powell
Released May 26, 1986
Recorded 1985-1986 at Maison Rouge in London and Fleetwood Mobile in Sussex
Genre Progressive rock[1]
Length 42:50
Label Polydor
Producer Tony Taverner and Greg Lake
Emerson, Lake & Powell chronology
Emerson, Lake & Powell
The Sprocket Sessions
(2003)The Sprocket Sessions2003
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[1]

Emerson, Lake & Powell is the only studio album by the band Emerson, Lake & Powell and was released in 1986. 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 a logo used from the 1930s until the 1950s by 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]

With the death of Cozy Powell on 5th April 1998, of Keith Emerson on 11th March 2016 and Greg Lake on 7th December 2016, there are no surviving members of the band.

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" Traditional, arr. 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: 42:50
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
Total length: 52:24


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]