The Original Bootleg Series from the Manticore Vaults

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The Original Bootleg Series from the Manticore Vaults
Live album series by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Released 2001, 2002, 2006
Genre Progressive rock
Label Castle
Volume One
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Volume Two
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]
Volume Three
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[3]

The Original Bootleg Series from the Manticore Vaults is a four-volume "official bootleg" release by Emerson, Lake & Palmer on Castle Records[1] containing live recordings.[2] Each of the four volumes comprised four shows and contained seven or eight CDs. A two disc set of highlights from the first two volumes was released under the name Best of the Bootlegs in 2002.[4]

Volume One[edit]

Discs 1 & 2: "Stomping Encore" Gaelic Park, Riverdale, Bronx, New York, 1 September 1971
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "The Barbarian"   Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Béla Bartók 5:37
2. "Take a Pebble" (including "Piano Improvisation" (Emerson)) Lake 20:07
3. "Tarkus"   Emerson, Lake 25:31
4. "Knife-Edge"   Emerson, Richard Fraser, Leoš Janáček, J. S. Bach, Lake 7:08
5. "Rondo"   Dave Brubeck, arr. by Emerson 18:47
6. "Piano Interlude"   Emerson 1:23
7. "Hoedown"   Aaron Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Carl Palmer 4:32
Discs 3 & 4: Louisville Town Hall, Louisville, Kentucky, 21 April 1972
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hoedown"   Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 4:06
2. "Tarkus"   Emerson, Lake 25:53
3. "Take a Pebble"   Lake 5:00
4. "Lucky Man"   Lake 3:06
5. "Piano Improvisation" (including "Take a Pebble Conclusion" (Lake)) Emerson 11:14
6. "Abaddon's Bolero"   Emerson 8:39
7. "Pictures at an Exhibition"   Modest Mussorgsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 15:41
8. "Nutrocker"   Kim Fowley, Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 3:44
9. "Rondo"   Brubeck, arr. by Emerson 22:34
Discs 5 & 6: Long Beach Arena, Long Beach, California, 28 July 1972
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Tarkus"   Emerson, Lake 26:46
2. "The Endless Enigma"   Emerson, Lake 8:34
3. "The Sheriff"   Emerson, Lake 3:23
4. "Take a Pebble/Lucky Man"   Lake 8:22
5. "Take a Pebble (Reprise)" (including "Piano Improvisation" (Emerson)) Lake 10:22
6. "Pictures at an Exhibition"   Mussorgsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 16:51
7. "Hoedown"   Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 3:49
8. "Rondo"   Brubeck, arr. by Emerson 19:51
Disc 7: Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, New York, 13 August 1972
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hoedown"   Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 4:12
2. "Tarkus"   Emerson, Lake 22:53
3. "The Endless Enigma"   Emerson, Lake 9:12
4. "The Sheriff"   Emerson, Lake 3:24
5. "Take a Pebble" (including "Lucky Man" (Lake) and "Piano Improvisation" (Emerson)) Lake 21:13
6. "Pictures at an Exhibition"   Mussorgsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 15:18

Volume Two[edit]

Discs 1 & 2: Hammersmith Odeon, London, 26 November 1972
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hoedown"   Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 4:14
2. "Tarkus"   Emerson, Lake 25:20
3. "The Endless Enigma"   Emerson, Lake 8:46
4. "At the Sign of the Swinging Cymbal"   Brian Fahey 0:55
5. "The Sheriff"   Emerson, Lake 3:57
6. "Take a Pebble"   Lake 6:23
7. "Lucky Man"   Lake 3:15
8. "Piano Improvisation" (including "Take a Pebble Conclusion" (Lake)) Emerson 12:18
9. "Pictures at an Exhibition"   Mussorgsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 16:53
10. "Nutrocker"   Fowley, Tchaikovsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 18:15
Discs 3 & 4: Henry Levitt Arena,[note 1] Wichita, Kansas, 26 March 1974
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hoedown"   Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 3:41
2. "Jerusalem"   William Blake, Hubert Parry, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 2:53
3. "Toccata"   Alberto Ginastera, arr. Emerson 7:25
4. "Tarkus"   Emerson, Lake 30:44
5. "Benny the Bouncer"   Emerson, Lake, Peter Sinfield 2:17
6. "Jeremy Bender"   Emerson, Lake 4:13
7. "Take a Pebble"   Lake 5:43
8. "Still...You Turn Me On"   Lake 3:08
9. "Lucky Man"   Lake 2:46
10. "Piano Improvisation"   Emerson 14:49
11. "Take a Pebble (Conclusion)"   Lake 3:13
12. "Karn Evil 9: First Impression"   Emerson, Lake 21:49
13. "Karn Evil 9: Second Impression"   Emerson 4:34
14. "Karn Evil 9: Third Impression"   Emerson, Lake, Sinfield 10:25
Discs 5 & 6: Rich Stadium, Buffalo, New York, 26 July 1974
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hoedown"   Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 4:02
2. "Jerusalem"   Blake, Parry, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 3:08
3. "Toccata"   Ginastera, arr. Emerson 7:48
4. "Tarkus"   Emerson, Lake 30:38
5. "Take a Pebble"   Lake 4:40
6. "Still...You Turn Me On"   Lake 3:02
7. "Lucky Man"   Lake 3:03
8. "Piano Improvisation"   Emerson 11:51
9. "Take a Pebble (Conclusion)"   Lake 2:38
10. "Karn Evil 9: First Impression"   Emerson, Lake 18:22
11. "Karn Evil 9: Second Impression" (incomplete recording) Emerson 4:02
12. "Karn Evil 9: Third Impression"   Emerson, Lake, Sinfield 9:34
13. "Pictures at an Exhibition"   Mussorgsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 24:06
Discs 7 & 8: New Haven Civic Centre, New Haven, Connecticut, 30 November 1977
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Peter Gunn"   Henry Mancini, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 3:15
2. "Hoedown"   Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 4:11
3. "Tarkus"   Emerson, Lake 17:47
4. "Take a Pebble"   Lake 3:11
5. "Piano Concerto No. 1, First Movement"   Emerson 5:00
6. "Maple Leaf Rag"   Scott Joplin 1:13
7. "Take a Pebble (Conclusion)"   Lake 2:52
8. "C'est la Vie"   Lake, Sinfield 4:16
9. "Lucky Man" (incomplete recording) Lake 2:28
10. "Karn Evil 9: First Impression, Pt. 2"   Emerson, Lake 4:30
11. "Tiger in a Spotlight"   Emerson, Lake, Palmer, Sinfield 4:30
12. "Watching Over You"   Lake, Sinfield 4:10
13. "Nutrocker"   Fowley, Tchaikovsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 3:30
14. "Pirates"   Emerson, Lake, Sinfield 13:07
15. "Fanfare for the Common Man"   Copland, arr. Emerson, Lake, Palmer 14:37

Volume Three[edit]

Disc One: Anaheim Convention Center, California, USA, 10 February 1974 and Wheeling Colosseum 1977
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hoedown"   Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 4:18
2. "Tiger in a Spotlight"   Emerson, Lake, Palmer, Sinfield 4:14
3. "C'est la Vie"   Lake, Sinfield 4:16
4. "Still...You Turn Me On"   Lake 3:10
5. "Lucky Man"   Lake 2:42
6. "Tank/The Enemy God Dances With the Black Spirits"   Palmer, Sergei Prokofiev, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 2:59
7. "Karn Evil 9: First Impression"   Emerson, Lake 4:48
8. "Karn Evil 9: Second Impression"   Emerson 9:58
9. "Fanfare for the Common Man"   Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 8:08
10. "Take a Pebble"   Lake 6:28
11. "Pictures at an Exhibition"   Mussorgsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 9:03
Discs 2 & 3: Royal Albert Hall, London, England, 2 October 1992
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Tarkus"   Emerson, Lake 9:36
2. "Knife-Edge"   Emerson, Fraser, Janáček, Bach, Lake 5:55
3. "Paper Blood"   Emerson, Lake, Palmer 4:17
4. "Black Moon"   Emerson, Lake, Palmer 6:50
5. "Close to Home"   Emerson 4:15
6. "Creole Dance"   Ginastera 3:20
7. "From the Beginning"   Lake 3:02
8. "Still...You Turn Me On"   Lake 4:09
9. "Lucky Man"   Lake 4:48
10. "Honky Tonk Train Blues"   Meade "Lux" Lewis 3:58
11. "Romeo And Juliet"   Prokofiev 3:37
12. "Pirates"   Emerson, Lake, Sinfield 13:41
13. "Pictures at an Exhibition"   Mussorgsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 10:41
14. "Fanfare for the Common Man"   Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 14:43
Discs 4 & 5: Wiltern Theater, Los Angeles, California, USA, March 1993
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 2"   Emerson, Lake 1:18
2. "Tarkus: Eruption"   Emerson 2:22
3. "Tarkus: Stones of Years"   Emerson, Lake 4:36
4. "Tarkus: Iconoclast"   Emerson 1:52
5. "Knife-Edge"   Emerson, Fraser, Janáček, Bach, Lake 5:43
6. "Paper Blood"   Emerson, Lake, Palmer 4:11
7. "Black Moon"   Emerson, Lake, Palmer 4:55
8. "Close to Home"   Emerson 3:54
9. "Creole Dance"   Ginastera 4:24
10. "Still...You Turn Me On"   Lake 3:52
11. "C'est la Vie"   Lake, Sinfield 5:08
12. "Lucky Man"   Lake 4:49
13. "Honky Tonk Train Blues"   Lewis 2:02
14. "Touch and Go"   Emerson, Lake 3:06
15. "Pirates"   Emerson, Lake, Sinfield 14:50
16. "Hoedown"   Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 3:48
17. "Promenade"   Mussorgsky, arr. by Emerson 1:40
18. "The Gnome"   Mussorgsky, Palmer 2:11
19. "Promenade"   Mussorgsky, Lake 1:38
20. "The Hut of Baba Yaga"   Mussorgsky, arr. by Emerson 1:24
21. "Carl Palmer Solo"   Palmer 8:01
22. "The Great Gates of Kiev"   Mussorgsky, Lake 7:06
23. "Fanfare for the Common Man"   Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 17:34

Volume Four[edit]

Discs 1 & 2: Hartford Civic Center, Connecticut, 10 July 1977
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 2"   Emerson, Lake 4:37
2. "Hoedown"   Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 4:12
3. "Tarkus"   Emerson, Lake 16:24
4. "Take a Pebble" (including "Piano Concerto No. 1, 1st Movement" (Emerson)) Lake 10:54
5. "Still...You Turn Me On"   Lake 4:12
6. "Knife-Edge"   Emerson, Fraser, Janáček, Bach, Lake 5:23
7. "Pictures at an Exhibition"   Mussorgsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 15:54
8. "C’est la Vie"   Lake, Sinfield 4:23
9. "Lucky Man"   Lake 2:19
10. "Tank"   Emerson, Palmer 9:58
11. "Nutrocker"   Fowley, Tchaikovsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 3:35
12. "Pirates"   Emerson, Lake, Sinfield 13:13
13. "Fanfare for the Common Man"   Copland, arr. Emerson, Lake, Palmer 15:03
Discs 3 & 4: Chicago 1978
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Peter Gunn"   Mancini, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 4:11
2. "Hoedown"   Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 4:12
3. "Tarkus"   Emerson, Lake 17:03
4. "Take a Pebble" (including "Piano Concerto No.1, 3rd Movement" (Emerson) and "Maple Leaf Rag" (Joplin)) Lake 13:03
5. "C'est la Vie"   Lake, Sinfield 4:24
6. "Lucky Man"   Lake 3:08
7. "Pictures at an Exhibition"   Mussorgsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 15:48
8. "Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 2"   Emerson, Lake 5:05
9. "Tiger in a Spotlight"   Emerson, Lake, Palmer, Sinfield 4:11
10. "Watching Over You"   Lake, Sinfield 4:27
11. "Tank/The Enemy God Dances With the Black Spirits"   Palmer, Prokofiev, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 13:14
12. "Nutrocker"   Fowley, Tchaikovsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 3:52
13. "Pirates"   Emerson, Lake, Sinfield 13:12
14. "Fanfare for the Common Man/Rondo"   Brubeck, Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 16:02
15. "Show Me the Way to Go Home"   L. James Campbell, Reginald Connelly 4:09
Discs 5 & 6: Pennsylvania, 22 July 1992
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Fanfare for the Common Man"   Copland, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 7:06
2. "Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 2"   Emerson, Lake 1:25
3. "Tarkus"   Emerson, Lake 8:24
4. "Knife-Edge"   Emerson, Fraser, Janáček, Bach, Lake 5:34
5. "Paper Blood"   Emerson, Lake, Palmer 4:42
6. "Black Moon"   Emerson, Lake, Palmer 6:44
7. "Creole Dance"   Ginastera 2:55
8. "Close to Home"   Emerson 3:19
9. "Affairs of the Heart"   Geoff Downes, Lake 4:08
10. "From the Beginning"   Lake 3:45
11. "Romeo and Juliet"   Prokofiev 9:07
12. "Greg Plays"     0:59
13. "Farewell to Arms"   Emerson, Lake 5:43
14. "Pirates"   Emerson, Lake, Sinfield 13:54
15. "Lucky Man"   Lake 5:01
16. "Pictures at an Exhibition"   Mussorgsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 18:40
17. "Medley: Changing States/America/Rondo"   Emerson, Bernstein, Brubeck, arr. by Emerson 8:21
18. "Another Frontier"   Emerson 6:23
Discs 7 & 8: Jones Beach, New York, 25 July 1992
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Pt. 2"   Emerson, Lake 1:49
2. "Tarkus"   Emerson, Lake 9:16
3. "Knife-Edge"   Emerson, Fraser, Janáček, Bach, Lake 5:51
4. "Paper Blood"   Emerson, Lake, Palmer 4:41
5. "Black Moon"   Emerson, Lake, Palmer 7:03
6. "Creole Dance"   Ginastera 4:15
7. "Piano Instrumental"   Emerson 4:02
8. "From the Beginning"   Lake 2:59
9. "Affairs of the Heart"   Downes, Lake 4:12
10. "Romeo and Juliet"   Prokofiev 3:55
11. "Farewell to Arms"   Emerson, Lake 6:01
12. "Pirates"   Emerson, Lake, Sinfield 14:09
13. "Lucky Man"   Lake 5:10
14. "Pictures at an Exhibition"   Mussorgsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 18:25
15. "Fanfare for the Common Man"   Copland, arr. Emerson, Lake, Palmer 13:28

Best of the Bootlegs[edit]

Disc One
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Hoedown" (from Volume 1 – Saratoga) Copland, arr. Emerson, Lake, Palmer 4:03
2. "Knife-Edge" (from Volume 1 – Gaelic Park) Emerson, Lake 7:09
3. "Pictures at an Exhibition" (from Volume 1 – Long Beach) Mussorgsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 16:55
4. "Take a Pebble/Lucky Man" (from Volume 1 – Long Beach) Lake 8:23
5. "Tarkus" (from Volume 1 – Louisville) Emerson, Lake 25:18
6. "Endless Enigma" (from Volume 1 – Saratoga) Emerson, Lake 9:05
7. "Nutrocker" (from Volume 1 – Louisville) Fowley, Tchaikovsky, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 3:51
Disc Two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Jerusalem" (from Volume 2 – Wichita) Blake, Parry, arr. by Emerson, Lake, Palmer 2:54
2. "Pirates" (from Volume 2 – New Haven) Emerson, Lake, Sinfield 13:07
3. "Karn Evil 9: First Impression" (from Volume 2 – Wichita) Emerson, Lake 21:50
4. "Still...You Turn Me On" (from Volume 2 – Buffalo) Lake 3:04
5. "The Barbarian" (from Volume 1 – Gaelic Park) Emerson, Lake, Bartók 5:20
6. "C'est la Vie" (from Volume 2 – New Haven) Lake, Sinfield 4:15
7. "Fanfare for the Common Man" (from Volume 2 – New Haven) Copland, arr. Emerson, Lake, Palmer 14:37

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Misnamed "Henry Lewitt Arena" in packaging

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