The Best of Emerson, Lake & Palmer

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The Best of Emerson, Lake & Palmer
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Greatest hits album by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Released 1994
Genre Progressive rock
Symphonic rock
Length 76:49
Label Manticore
Atlantic
Producer Keith Emerson
Greg Lake
Carl Palmer
Mark Mancina
Ian Morrow
John Van Tongeren
Emerson, Lake & Palmer chronology
Emerson, Lake and Palmer Live at the Royal Albert Hall (1993) The Best of Emerson, Lake, & Palmer (1994) In the Hot Seat (1994)
Alternative cover
1980 cover

The Best of Emerson, Lake & Palmer is an album by British progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1994. This supersedes a 1980 compilation with a shorter, different track list and Japanese ukiyo-e cover.

Track listing[edit]

The Best of Emerson, Lake & Palmer has a running time of 76 minutes and 49 seconds spread amongst fourteen tracks, one of which has multiple sections:

  1. "From the Beginning" (Greg Lake) (4:13)
  2. "Jerusalem" (William Blake, Hubert Parry, arr. by Keith Emerson, Lake, Carl Palmer) (2:44)
  3. "Still...You Turn Me On" (Lake) (2:53)
  4. "Fanfare for the Common Man" (Aaron Copland) (Single version, 2:57)
  5. "Knife-Edge" (Leoš Janáček, J. S. Bach, arr. by Emerson) (5:05)
  6. "Tarkus" (Emerson, Lake) (20:35)
    1. "Eruption" (2:43)
    2. "Stones of Years" (3:44)
    3. "Iconoclast" (1:15)
    4. "Mass" (3:11)
    5. "Manticore" (1:52)
    6. "Battlefield" (3:51)
    7. "Aquatarkus" (3:59)
  7. "Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 2" (Emerson, Lake) (4:43)
  8. "C'est la Vie" (Lake, Peter Sinfield) (4:16)
  9. "Hoedown" (Copland) (3:43)
  10. "Trilogy" (Emerson, Lake) (8:53)
  11. "Honky Tonk Train Blues" (Meade "Lux" Lewis, arr. by Emerson) (3:09)
  12. "Black Moon" (Emerson, Lake, Palmer) (Single version, 4:46)
  13. "Lucky Man" (Lake) (4:37)
  14. "I Believe in Father Christmas" (Lake) (Original single version, 3:30)

Original 1980 track listing[edit]

Original had only 9 tracks.

No. Title Writer(s) From album Length
1. "Hoedown"   Copland Trilogy, 1972 3:46
2. "Lucky Man"   Lake Emerson, Lake & Palmer, 1970 4:38
3. "Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Part 2"   Emerson Brain Salad Surgery, 1973 4:48
4. "Jerusalem"   Blake, Parry Brain Salad Surgery 2:45
5. "Peter Gunn"   Henry Mancini Emerson, Lake and Palmer in Concert, 1979 3:37
6. "Fanfare for the Common Man"   Copland Single version; originally from Works Volume 1, 1977 2:57
7. "Still...You Turn Me On"   Lake Brain Salad Surgery 2:54
8. "Tiger in a Spotlight"   Emerson, Lake, Palmer, Sinfield Works Volume 2, 1978 4:35
9. "Trilogy"   Emerson, Lake Trilogy 8:51
Total length:
38:51

1984 German Track listing[edit]

The German version has different versions of tracks 1, 5, 6, and 8 and three additional tracks.

No. Title Writer(s) From album Length
1. "Hoedown"   Copland Welcome Back My Friends..., 1974 4:31
2. "Lucky Man"   Lake Emerson Lake & Palmer 4:40
3. "Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Part 2"   Emerson Brain Salad Surgery 4:46
4. "Jerusalem"   Blake, Parry Brain Salad Surgery 2:48
5. "Peter Gunn"   Mancini Emerson, Lake and Palmer in Concert 4:31
6. "Fanfare for the Common Man"   Copland Works Volume 1 9:44
7. "Still...You Turn Me On"   Greg Lake Brain Salad Surgery 2:55
8. "Tiger in a Spotlight"   Emerson, Lake, Palmer, Sinfield Emerson, Lake and Palmer in Concert 4:14
9. "Trilogy"   Emerson, Lake Trilogy 8:56
10. "C'est la Vie"   Lake, Sinfield Emerson, Lake and Palmer in Concert 4:21
11. "New Orleans"   Palmer Works Volume 1  
12. "Toccata"   Alberto Ginastera, arr. by Emerson Welcome Back My Friends... 7:28
Total length:
61:42