Pictures at an Exhibition is a live album by the English progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in November 1971 on Island Records. It is a recording of the band's arrangement of Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, performed at Newcastle City Hall on 26 March 1971. Emerson wished to arrange the piece after seeing an orchestral performance of it several years before. He bought a copy of the score, and pitched the idea to Lake and Palmer, who agreed to adapt it. Pictures at an Exhibition went to number 2 on the UK Albums Chart and number 10 on the US Billboard 200.
"Pictures at an Exhibition" is an album by British progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1971 as a live album.
Album was recorded at Newcastle City Hall in North East England.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer, also known as ELP, are a sporadically active English progressive rock supergroup. They found success in the 1970s and have sold over forty million albums and headlined large stadium concerts. The band consists of Keith Emerson (keyboards), Greg Lake (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Carl Palmer (drums, percussion). They are one of the most popular and commercially successful progressive rock bands.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Tomita did it, and now also German band Stern-Combo Meissen has done it. Together with the Leipziger Symphonieorchester, a big choir and a vibrating Hammond Organ they`ve played the Mussorgski classic Pictures At An Exhibition…