Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Brain Salad Surgery

Remastered Vinyl Replicating Original Sleeve & Artwork

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Brain Salad Surgery is the fourth studio album by British progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, originally released in November 1973 by Manticore Records.

Emerson, Lake & Palmer's most successful and well-realised album (after their first), and their most ambitious as a group, as well as their loudest, Brain Salad Surgery was also the most steeped in electronic sounds of any of their records.

The main focus, thanks to the three-part "Karn Evil 9", is sci-fi rock, approached with a volume and vengeance that stretched the art rock audience's tolerance to its outer limit, but also managed to appeal to the metal audience. "Karn Evil 9" is the piece and the place where Keith Emerson and his keyboards finally matched in both music and flamboyance the larger-than-life guitar sound of Jimi Hendrix.

"Karn Evil 9" also marked the point in the group's history in which they brought in their first outside creative hand, in the guise of ex-King Crimson lyricist Pete Sinfield. Sinfield was also responsible for Emerson's choice of title, persuading the keyboardist that the music he'd come up with was more evocative of a carnival and fantasy than the pure science fiction concept that Emerson had started with.

Greg Lake pulled out all the stops with his heaviest singing voice in handling Sinfield’s, and amid Carl Palmer's prodigious drumming, it was all a showcase for Emerson, who employed more keyboards and more sounds here - including electronic voices - than had previously been heard on one of their records.

The songs on Brain Salad Surgery are also among their best work. Their arrangement of Sir Charles Hubert Parry's setting of William Blake's "Jerusalem" manages to be reverent yet rocking (a combination that got it banned by the BBC for potential "blasphemy"), while Emerson's adaptation of Alberto Ginastera's music in "Tocatta" outstrips even "The Barbarian" and "Knife Edge" from the first album as a distinctive and rewarding reinterpretation of a piece of serious music.

The sound quality is stunning, and the whole album represented a high point that the trio would never again achieve, or even aspire to - after this, each member started to go his own way in terms of creativity and music.

Check out the tracks: “Jerusalem” and “Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression - Part 1”.

This remastered LP on black vinyl featuring the 2014 remaster with the original artwork faithfully replicated with a foreword by Greg Lake is pressed in Europe by BMG.














Still… You Turn Me On



Benny The Bouncer



Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression – Part 1



Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression – Part 2



Karn Evil 9: 2nd Impression



Karn Evil 9: 3rd Impression


SKU 4050538180299
Record Label BMG
Label / Model # Warner
Catalogue Number BMGCATLP6
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 30 September 2016
Original Release Date (Year) 19 November 1973
Barcode # 4050538180299
Shipping Weight 0.3400kg
Shipping Width 0.006m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000592000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, Black Vinyl, Reissue, Featuring 2014 Remaster, Newly Cut from the 24 Bit Master Files, Replicated Original Sleeve & Artwork with Poster, Foreward by Greg Lake
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Progressive Rock

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