Trilogy – Emerson, Lake & Palmer – 1972

Album

Album Trilogy by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Album Trilogy by Emerson, Lake & Palmer

“Trilogy” is the third studio album by the British progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP), released in 1972. The album is considered one of the iconic works in the progressive rock genre and features the band’s signature blend of classical influences, virtuosic musicianship, and complex arrangements.

The album’s tracklist includes:

1. “The Endless Enigma (Part One)”
2. “Fugue”
3. “The Endless Enigma (Part Two)”
4. “From the Beginning”
5. “The Sheriff”
6. “Hoedown”
7. “Trilogy”
8. “Living Sin”
9. “Abaddon’s Bolero”

“Trilogy” showcases the individual talents of its members: Keith Emerson on keyboards, Greg Lake on vocals and bass, and Carl Palmer on drums and percussion. The album incorporates a wide range of musical styles, including classical, rock, folk, and even country elements.

Some of the standout tracks include “From the Beginning,” which became a hit single for the band, and “Trilogy,” a composition that incorporates a three-part structure and highlights ELP’s progressive and symphonic sound.

The album was well-received by critics and fans alike, contributing to ELP’s reputation as one of the pioneering bands in the progressive rock movement of the early 1970s. “Trilogy” remains an important and influential album in the band’s discography.

Trilogy is a must-have album for any fan of progressive rock music. It is a timeless classic that continues to be enjoyed by listeners of all ages.

Personnel

  • Keith Emerson – keyboards, piano, harpsichord, accordion, Moog modular synthesizer, Minimoog
  • Greg Lake – vocals, bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitars, harmonica
  • Carl Palmer – drums, percussion, gongs

 

 

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