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Tarkus

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

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1.1
Tarkus: ii. Eruption, ii. Stones of Years, iii. Iconoclast, iv. Mass, v. Manticore, vi. Battlefield, vii. Aquatarkus (2012 - Remaster)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
20:38
1.2
Jeremy Bender (2012 - Remaster)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
1:46
1.3
Bitches Crystal (2012 - Remaster)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
3:58
1.4
The Only Way (Hymn / 2012 - Remaster)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
3:46
1.5
Infinite Space (Conclusion / 2012 - Remaster)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
3:21
1.6
A Time and a Place (2012 - Remaster)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
2:59
1.7
Are You Ready Eddy? (2012 - Remaster)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer
2:09
Total Playing Time    38:37
Tarkus is the second studio album by the English progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in June 1971 on Island Records. Following their 1970 European tour, the group returned to Advision Studios in London, in January 1971 to prepare material for a new album. The first side is the seven-part "Tarkus", with a collection of shorter tracks on side two.

The "Tarkus" suite caused tensions within the band—Lake objected to the music Emerson was developing and nearly left the group over it; one of the band's managers persuaded him to stay. He eventually came to see the work's value, and even contributed the "Battlefield section."

"Tarkus" is a suite in seven parts—one of the earliest multipart progressive-rock suites. The recorded version lasts nearly 21 minutes and takes up a full side of the album. The odd-numbered sections are instrumentals, and the even-numbered ones vocal tracks. It is a concept piece whose concept is gleaned not from the music and lyrics alone, but also from the album artwork and the section titles; nevertheless the concept and narrative remain ambiguous and open to interpretation.

This 2012 remaster was overseen by Steven Wilson of Porcupine Tree.
96 kHz / 24-bit PCM – BMG Rights Management (UK) Studio Masters

Tracks 1-7 – contains high-resolution digital transfers of material originating from an analogue master source

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