Release date
1979
Running length
8 tracks
Running time
43:50

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Introductory Fanfare 0:52 4,387
2 Peter Gunn 3:40 14,113
3 Tiger In A Spotlight 4:36 19,390
4 C'est La Vie 4:28 45,611
5 The Enemy God Dances With the Black Spirits (Excerpt From 'the Scytian Suite' 2nd… 2:49 5
6 Knife Edge (Excerpt From 'Sinfonietta' by Janacek) 5:14 18
7 Piano Concerto No. 1 (Third Movement: Toccata con Fuoco) 6:35 19
8 Pictures At An Exhibition 15:36 6,989

About this album

Emerson, Lake and Palmer in Concert is a live album by Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP), recorded at 26 August 1977 show at the Olympic Stadium, Montreal, which is featured on the album cover. It was released by Atlantic Records in November 1979, following ELP’s breakup. It was later re-released and repackaged as Works Live in 1993.
Similar to most live albums, In Concert showcased fan favourites of previously released material. However, “Peter Gunn”, ELP’s take on the classic TV theme song, was never released on any of their other albums (a slightly edited version of this live recording was included on the 1980 “Best of” compilation and released as a single in some countries). ELP frequently opened with this song on the Works Volume II tour.
The band hired a 70-piece orchestra for some concerts of this tour but eventually had to dismiss the orchestra due to budget constraints that almost bankrupted the group. On the original release, the orchestra performs on “C’est la Vie”, “Knife Edge”, on Keith Emerson’s piano concerto, and on “Pictures at an Exhibition”. Works Live adds other four songs performed with the orchestra: “Fanfare for the Common Man”, “Abaddon’s Bolero”, “Closer to Believing” and “Tank”.
Original releases of the album carried no producer credit, but production and mixing of the album were largely carried out by Keith Emerson.

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