In November 1968.

In November 1968, “Immediate” label released “Ars Longa Vita Brevis”, the second Nice studio album. It was recorded in 1968, and was produced by Keith Emerson, Lee Jackson and Brian Davison.


  • Keith Emerson– keyboards, background and lead vocals
  • Lee Jackson– bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Brian Davison– drums
  • Malcolm Langstaff – guitar
  • Robert Stewart – orchestral arranger, conductor
  • Don Brewer – engineer, consultant
  • Gered Mankowitz– cover photograph

Track listing:

All tracks by Keith Emerson and Lee Jackson, except where noted.

  1. Daddy, Where Did I Come From
  2. Little Arabella
  3. Happy Freuds
  4. Intermezzo from the Karelia Suite -Sibelius
  5. Don Edito el Gruva – Keith Emerson, Lee Jackson, Brian Davison
  6. Ars Longa Vita Brevis
  • Prelude – Keith Emerson
  • 1st Movement – Awakening – Brian Davison
  • 2nd Movement – Realisation – Lee Jackson, David O’List, Keith Emerson
  • 3rd Movement – Acceptance “Brandenburger” – S.Bach, Brian Davison, Keith Emerson, Lee Jackson
  • 4th Movement – Denial – Brian Davison, Keith Emerson, Lee Jackson
  • Coda – Extension to the Big Note – Keith Emerson

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