In the mid-1970s I became a fan of Emerson, Lake and Palmer. Their music, like me, was by turns literary, showoffy, introspective, and cheesy.
In 1977 I went to my local independent record store and they special-ordered this double album for me, for all of $3.77. I was curious to see what other stuff Keith Emerson had done.
Well, it is definitely a mixed bag. But fun.
There is a CD release of SOME of this music, but it leaves out a song or two. My rip includes those. To make room for them, I did not include one of the two versions of the same song that were on the double LP -- that is, one of their versions of Tchaikovsky's Pathetique Symphony No. 6, 3rd Movement.
Here are the tracks:
1. The Five Bridges Suite:
I. Fantasia - First Bridge (6:08)
II. 2nd Bridge (3:59)
III. Chorale - 3rd Bridge (3:30)
IV. High Level Fugue - 4th Bridge (1:02)
V. Finale - 5th Bridge (3:34)
2. Intermezzo Karelia Suite (8:57)
3. Pathetique Symphony No. 6, 3rd Movement (9:22)
4. Country Pie/Brandenburg Concerto No. 6 (5:39)
5. One of Those People (3:07)
6. Hang On To A Dream (12:39)
7. America (10:15)
8. My Back Pages (9:12)
Here is the link to my version: http://www.megaupload.com/?d=KCXWMUSB