Live in Poland (Emerson, Lake & Palmer album)

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Live in Poland
Live in Poland.jpg
Live album by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Released 1997 (Officially released - Austria: 2001, Rest of the world: 2003)
Recorded June 22, 1997
Genre Progressive rock
Length 69:09 Officially released
77:07 The Austrian edition
Label Sanctuary Records - Castle Records The Austrian edition
Producer Tomasz Dziubinski
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock 2/5 stars[2]

Live in Poland is a live album by the progressive rock group Emerson, Lake & Palmer. It features a performance in Katowice, Poland, during June 1997. The performance was originally released exclusively in Poland in 1997, with a different cover, by Polish music company Metal Mind Productions (the track list was the same as on the Austrian release, with piano solo as a separate track; "Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Part 2" was entitled "Welcome Back"). It would be released internationally for the first time at Austria in 2001, and for the rest of the world during April 2003.

The setlist features all-time classics of the band (The classic concert opening from "Karn Evil 9", "Knife-Edge," "Take a Pebble," "Lucky Man," and "Tarkus," the last one presented here in a medley with two sections from the Pictures at an Exhibition suite.), uncommon performances (A remake of the Emerson, Lake & Powell classic "Touch and Go," and "Bitches Crystal") and solos by all the three members of the band (Keith Emerson on track 6, on an 8-minute performance on Grand Piano, Greg Lake on "From the Beginning" and "Lucky Man," and Carl Palmer on a section of "Blue Rondo a la Turk"). The only track omitted from the show - due to time constraints - was "Tiger In A Spotlight", which preceded "Touch And Go"; the remainder of the concert is presented here in its entirety.

Track listing (Officially released)[edit]

  1. "Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 2" (Emerson, Lake) – 5:26
  2. "Touch and Go" (Emerson, Lake) – 3:54
  3. "From the Beginning" (Lake) – 4:07
  4. "Knife-Edge" (Emerson, Richard Fraser, Leoš Janáček, Lake) – 5:44
  5. "Bitches Crystal" (Emerson, Lake) – 4:04
  6. "Take a Pebble" (Emerson, Lake, Palmer) – 6:36
  7. "Lucky Man" (Lake) – 4:21
  8. "Medley" – 16:59
    • "Tarkus (Emerson, Lake)/Pictures at an Exhibition (Modest Mussorgsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake)"
  9. "Medley" – 17:54

Track listing (The Austrian edition)[edit]

  1. "Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 2" (Emerson, Lake) – 5:26
  2. "Touch and Go" (Emerson, Lake) – 3:54
  3. "From the Beginning" (Lake) – 4:07
  4. "Knife-Edge" (Emerson, Fraser, Janáček, Lake) – 5:44
  5. "Bitches Crystal" (Emerson, Lake) – 4:04
  6. "Piano Solo" – 7:57
    1. "Creole Dance" (Alberto Ginastera)
    2. "Honky Tonk Train Blues" (Meade Lux Lewis)
  7. "Take a Pebble" (Emerson, Lake, Palmer) – 6:36
  8. "Lucky Man" (Lake) – 4:21
  9. "Medley" – 16:59
    1. "Tarkus"
      1. "Eruption" (Emerson)
      2. "Stones of Years" (Emerson, Lake)
      3. "Iconoclast" (Emerson)
      4. "Mass" (Emerson, Lake)
    2. "Pictures at an Exhibition"
      1. "The Hut of Baba Yaga" (Mussorgsky)
      2. "The Great Gates of Kiev" (Lake, Mussorgsky)
  10. "Fanfare for the Common Man/Blue Rondo a la Turk" (Brubeck, Copland) – 17:54
  • The Austrian edition is the unique which features Emerson's piano solo on a separate track, and presents Karn Evil 9 under the title "Welcome Back".


Band members[edit]


  1. ^ Planer, L. (2011). "Live in Poland - Emerson, Lake & Palmer | AllMusic". Retrieved 26 July 2011. 
  2. ^ Fielder, Hugh (February 2005). "Eight by Three". Classic Rock. 76. London, UK: Future Publishing Ltd. p. 104.