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 the Byrds classic song "Eight Miles High", with revamped 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", being 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.