From the Beginning (box set)

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From the Beginning
From the Beginning (box set).jpg
Box set by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Released 17 September 2007
Genre Progressive rock
Symphonic rock
Length CD: 390:26
DVD: approx. 53 minutes
Label Sanctuary Records Group Ltd.
Producer Keith Emerson
Greg Lake
Carl Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer chronology
The Essential Emerson, Lake & Palmer
(2007)
From the Beginning
(2007)
Gold Edition
(2007)

From the Beginning is a box set which presents aural and visual documentation celebrating Emerson, Lake & Palmer's career; consisting of five discs that include a number of single b-sides, significant live recordings, alternative studio mixes and material taken from band rehearsals, plus a bonus DVD featuring 'The Manticore Years' documentary, presented in a deluxe book-style sleeve complete with a 60-page picture booklet containing extensive sleeve notes by the band discussing the ELP years. It also contains rare and previously unseen photographs and images.

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

  1. "Decline and Fall" – Atomic Rooster (Vincent Crane, Carl Palmer, Nick Graham) – 5:47
  2. "Fantasia: Intermezzo Karelia Suite" – The Nice (Jean Sibelius, arr. by Keith Emerson, Joseph Eger) – 8:51
  3. "Lucky Man" (Lake) – 4:38
  4. "Tank" (Emerson, Palmer) – 6:48
  5. "Take a Pebble" (Lake) – 12:28
  6. "The Barbarian" (Live version) (Emerson, Lake, Palmer, Béla Bartók) – 5:20
  7. "Knife-Edge" (Live version) (Emerson, Lake, Leoš Janáček) – 8:01
  8. "Rondo" (Live version) (Dave Brubeck, arr. by Emerson) – 18:18

Disc two[edit]

  1. "Tarkus" – 20:40
    a) "Eruption" (Emerson)
    b) "Stones of Years" (Emerson, Lake)
    c) "Iconoclast" (Emerson)
    d) "Mass" (Emerson, Lake)
    e) "Manticore" (Emerson)
    f) "The Battlefield" (Lake)
    g) "Aquatarkus" (Emerson)
  2. "Bitches Crystal" (Emerson) – 3:54
  3. "A Time and a Place" (B-side single version) (Emerson, Lake, Palmer) – 3:55
  4. "Oh, My Father" (Previously unreleased) (Lake) – 2:58
  5. "The Endless Enigma (Part One)" (Emerson, Lake) – 4:04
  6. "Fugue" (Emerson, Lake) – 4:54
  7. "The Endless Enigma (Part Two)" (Emerson, Lake) – 2:00
  8. "From the Beginning" (Lake) – 4:13
  9. "Trilogy" (Emerson, Lake) – 8:52
  10. "Abbadon's Bolero" (Emerson) – 8:07
  11. "Hoedown" (Live version) (Aaron Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer) – 3:54
  12. "Jerusalem" (First mix) (Hubert Parry, William Blake, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer) – 2:54
  13. "Still...You Turn Me On" (First mix) (Lake) – 2:51
  14. "When the Apple Blossoms" (B-side single version) (Emerson, Lake, Palmer) – 3:56

Disc three[edit]

  1. "Karn Evil 9" – 29:42
    a) "1st Impression Pt.1" (Emerson, Lake)
    b) "1st Impression Pt.2" (Emerson, Lake)
    c) "2nd Impression" (Emerson)
    d) "3rd Impression" (Emerson, Lake, Peter Sinfield)
  2. "Jeremy Bender/The Sheriff" (Live) (Emerson, Lake) – 5:03
  3. "C'est la Vie (Early version)" (Lake, Sinfield) – 4:16
  4. "I Believe in Father Christmas" (Early version) (Lake, Sinfield, Sergei Prokofiev) – 3:29
  5. "The Enemy God Dances with the Black Spirits" (Prokofiev, arr. by Palmer) – 3:20
  6. "Piano Concerto No.1" (Emerson) – 18:25
    1. First Movement: "Allegro Giocoso"
    2. Second Movement: "Andante Molto Cantabile"
    3. Third Movement: "Toccata Con Fuoco"
  7. "Pirates (Non-orchestral live version)" (Emerson, Lake, Sinfield) – 13:23

Disc four[edit]

  1. "Aaron Copland Interview 1977" (From Keith Emerson's archives) – 1:37
  2. "Fanfare for the Common Man" (Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer) – 9:42
  3. "Honky Tonk Train Blues" (Lewis) – 3:09
  4. "Tiger in a Spotlight" (Emerson, Lake, Palmer, Sinfield) – 4:33
  5. "Watching Over You" (Lake/Sinfield) – 3:54
  6. "Introductory Fanfare/Peter Gunn Theme (Live version)" (Emerson, Henry Mancini) – 4:26
  7. "Canario (Rehearsal)" (Joaquín Rodrigo) – 3:57
  8. "Mars – The Bringer of War" (Gustav Holst, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Cozy Powell) – 7:54
  9. "Desede La Vida" (Emerson, Robert Berry, Palmer) – 7:06
    1. "Desede La Vida"
    2. "LaVista"
    3. "Sangre De Toro"
  10. "Black Moon (Single version)" (Emerson, Lake, Palmer) – 4:47
  11. "Footprints in the Snow" (Emerson, Lake, Palmer) – 3:51
  12. "Romeo and Juliet (Live at the Royal Albert Hall)" (Prokofiev, arr. by Emerson) – 3:32
  13. "Man in the Long Black Coat" (Bob Dylan, arr. by Emerson) – 4:12
  14. "Daddy" (Lake) – 4:42
  15. "Hang on to a Dream" (ELP cover of a song from The Nice) (Tim Hardin, Aber) – 4:28
  16. "Touch and Go" (Live in Poland) (Emerson, Lake) – 3:53

Disc five[edit]

(Live from the Mar y Sol Pop Festival, Manatí, Puerto Rico, 2 April 1972)

  1. "Hoedown" (Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer) – 4:18
  2. "Tarkus" – 22:33
    a) "Eruption" (Emerson)
    b) "Stones of Years" (Emerson, Lake)
    c) "Iconoclast" (Emerson)
    d) "Mass" (Emerson, Lake)
    e) "Manticore" (Emerson)
    f) "The Battlefield" (Lake)
    g) "Aquatarkus" (Emerson)
  3. "Take a Pebble" (Lake) – 4:36
  4. "Lucky Man" (Lake) – 3:00
  5. "Piano Improvisation - 'Take a Pebble' conclusion" (Emerson) – 9:44
  6. "Pictures at an Exhibition" – 14:39
    a) "Promenade" (Modest Mussorgsky, Lake)
    b) "The Gnome" (Palmer)
    c) "Promenade – Vocal" (Mussorgsky, Emerson, Lake)
    d) "The Hut of Baba Yaga" (Mussorgsky, Emerson)
    e) "The Great Gates of Kiev" (Emerson, Lake)
  7. "Rondo" (Brubeck, arr. by Emerson) – 18:29

Disc six[edit]

  • "The Manticore Special" – DVD containing highlights from the 1973 World Tour.
  • Written and directed by Nick Hague
  • Edited by Chris Fraser
  • Director of photography – John Rosenberg
  • Production manager – Peter Jaques
  • Sound recordist – Tony Jackson
  • Produced by Miker Rosenberg

Personnel[edit]

  • Keith Emerson – keyboards (Hammond Organ, Mini Moog, Moog Modular, Grand Piano, Upright Piano)
  • Greg Lake – guitars, bass guitar, vocals
  • Carl Palmer – drums, percussion