To the Power of Three

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To the Power of Three
3 - To the Power of Three.jpg
Studio album by 3
Released 25 March 1988[nb 1]
Recorded E-Zee Studios
(London, England)
West Side Studios
(London, England)
Length 37:57[nb 2]
Label Geffen
Singles from To the Power of Three
  1. "Talkin' Bout"
    Released: 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 2/5 stars[1]

To the Power of Three (stylised as ...To the Power of Three) is the only album by the British-American progressive rock band 3, a spin-off from Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Produced by Carl Palmer and Robert Berry, it was released in early 1988 by Geffen Records.

The album contains a version of the Byrds' classic song "Eight Miles High" with altered lyrics. The closing track, "On My Way Home", was dedicated to Tony Stratton-Smith.

To the Power of Three was met with negative reviews and was a commercial failure, having reached just number 97 in the U.S. Billboard 200.[2] Jason Ankeny wrote to AllMusic a one-sentence review in which he admitted that "...To the Power of Three fails to recapture the magic of Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer's past collaborations" and gave the album a 2-out-of-5 star rating.[1]

"Talkin' Bout", the only single released from the album, peaked at number 9 in the Mainstream Rock chart.[2]

Track listing[edit]

Side one
No. Title Writer(s) Length
1. "Talkin' Bout" Robert Berry 4:00
2. "Lover to Lover" Keith Emerson, Berry, Carl Palmer 4:12
3. "Chains" Sue Shifrin, Bob Marlette 3:42
4. "Desde la Vida"
  • (I) "La Vista"
  • (II) "Frontera"
  • (III) "Sangre de Toro"

  • Emerson, Berry, Palmer
  • Emerson
  • Emerson, Palmer
Side two
No. Title Writer(s) Length
5. "Eight Miles High" Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn, David Crosby[a] 4:08
6. "Runaway" Berry 4:42
7. "You Do or You Don't" Berry 5:02
8. "On My Way Home" Emerson 4:46
Total length: 37:57
  • ^a Lyrics were revised by Emerson, Berry, and Palmer.




  1. ^ Geffen: 32XD-937
  2. ^ Geffen: 9 24181-2
  1. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. 3: "To the Power of Three" > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
  2. ^ a b c d "3: "To the Power of Three" > Awards". AllMusic.