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Top Ten Tunes: Emerson, Lake & Palmer

My top ten tunes from Emerson, Lake & Palmer

“Do you want some more music?”

  1. Still … You Turn Me On
  2. Karn Evil 9 (1st, 2nd & 3rd Impressions)
  3. Nutrocker (live March 1971)
  4. The Sage (live March 1971)
  5. Battlefield (live 1973, including Epitaph)
  6. Tarkus: a.Eruption b.Stones Of Years c.Iconoclast d.Mass e.Manticore f.Battlefield g.Aquatarkus
  7. Toccata
  8. Knife-Edge
  9. From The Beginning
  10. The Old Castle / Blues Variation (live at the Lyceum December 1970, from Pictures At An Exhibition film)

Disclaimer: I have decided to limit myself to only ten tunes, so of course some of my other favourites have had to be omitted.

The mix below, created in December 2016, is part of my “Old, New, Borrowed & Blues” series which features some old tunes and live versions, a few more recent songs, out-takes and remixes, a handful of cover versions and a blues-ey track.


BRIAN CURRIN MUSIC: PLAYLISTS | RESEARCH | MARKETING The son of a church organist father and pianist mother, South African born Brian Currin grew up surrounded by music. In his pre-teen years he realised that he had no real talent for playing music and he couldn't sing, so he immersed himself in the world of music by listening, exploring and researching. Which he still does today. He served in the military for five years, then spent many years in corporate sales and marketing until his involvement in the re-discovery of Rodriguez, opened up a whole new world for him. He was the Content Editor for Rhythm Online, South Africa's first online music store, from 2006 to 2012. He ran Mabu Vinyl, the iconic music store seen in the Oscar-winning "Searching For Sugar Man" film from 2013 to 2019. His voice could be heard on the streaming radio station All Jazz Radio where he hosted the Vagabond Show from 2012 to 2019. He is very involved in promoting South African music, and is the co-owner of a number of music-related websites including which he founded in 1999.

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