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On January 4, 1975.

On January 4, 1975, “Atco” and “Vertigo” labels released “Elysian Encounter”, the second Baker Gurvitz Army studio album. It was recorded in 1974, at “Ramport Studios” in London, and was produced by Eddy Offord.


  • Adrian Gurvitz– lead and backing vocals, guitar
  • Peter Lemer – keyboards
  • Paul Gurvitz – bass, backing vocals
  • Ginger Baker- drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Snips- lead vocals

Track listing:

  1. People – Ginger Baker, Adrian Gurvitz
  2. The Key – Ginger Baker, Adrian Gurvitz
  3. Time – Adrian Gurvitz
  4. The Gambler – Adrian Gurvitz
  5. The Dreamer – Adrian Gurvitz
  6. Remember – Ginger Baker, Adrian Gurvitz
  7. The Artist – Adrian Gurvitz
  8. The Hustler – Ginger Baker, Adrian Gurvitz, Paul Gurvitz

In September 1967.

In September 1967, “Regal Zonophone” label released the debut, self-titled Procol Harum album. It was recorded in June 1967, at “Olympic Studios” in London, and was produced by Denny Cordell. “Classic Rock” magazine included it in its list of the “50 Albums That Built Prog Rock”. It 2007, “Rolling Stone” magazine included it in its list of the “The 40 Essential Albums of 1967”.


  • Gary Brooker– vocals, piano
  • Robin Trower– guitar
  • Matthew Fisher– organ
  • Dave Knights– bass
  • J. Wilson– drums
  • Ray Royer– guitar
  • Keith Reid– lyrics
  • Bill Eyden– drums
  • Simon Platz – executive producer
  • Eddy Offord, Frank Owen, Gerald Chevin, Keith Grant, Laurence Burridge – engineer

Track listing:

All tracks by Gary Brooker and Keith Reid, except where noted.

  1. Conquistador
  2. She Wandered Through the Garden Fence
  3. Something Following Me
  4. Mabel
  5. Cerdes (Outside the Gates Of)
  6. A Christmas Camel
  7. Kaleidoscope
  8. Salad Days (Are Here Again)
  9. Good Captain Clack
  10. Repent Walpurgis – Matthew Fisher

On November 20, 1970.


On November 20, 1970, “Island” label released the debut, self-titled Emerson, Lake & Palmer studio album. It was recorded July – September 1970, at “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by Greg Lake. The cover art painting was by British artist Nic Dartnell.


  • Keith Emerson– Hammond organ, piano, clavinet, pipe organ, Moog modular synthesizer
  • Greg Lake– vocals, bass, acoustic and electric guitar
  • Carl Palmer– drums, percussion
  • Eddy Offord– engineer
  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer – arrangement, direction
  • Barry Diament – mastering

Track listing:

  1. The Barbarian – Béla Bartók-  Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Carl Palmer
  2. Take a Pebble – Greg Lake
  3. Knife-Edge – Greg Lake, Richard Fraser, Leoš Janáček,  S. Bach- arr. Emerson
  4. The Three Fates – Keith Emerson
  • Clotho
  • Lachesis
  • Atropos
  1. Tank – Keith Emerson, Carl Palmer
  2. Lucky Man – Greg Lake


On July 6, 1972.


On July 6, 1972, “Island” label released “Trilogy”, the third Emerson, Lake & Palmer studio album. It was recorded October 1971 – January 1972,at “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by Greg Lake. The album cover was designed by “Hipgnosis”.


  • Keith Emerson: Hammond organ C3, Steinway piano, Moog synthesizer III-C, Mini-Moog model D, Zurna
  • Greg Lake: vocals, electricand acoustic guitars, bass guitar
  • Carl Palmer: drums, percussion
  • Eddy Offord: engineer
  • Barry Diament: mastering

Track listing:

  1. The Endless Enigma (Part One) – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  2. Fugue – Keith Emerson
  3. The Endless Enigma (Part Two) – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  4. From the Beginning – Greg Lake
  5. The Sheriff – Keith Emerson, Greg lake
  6. Hoedown – Aaron Copland, arr. Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Carl Palmer
  7. Trilogy – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  8. Living Sin – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Carl Palmer
  9. Abaddon’s Bolero – Keith Emerson



On June 14, 1971.


On June 14, 1971, “Island” label released “Tarkus”, the second Emerson, Lake & Palmer album. It was recorded in January 1971, at “Advision Studios” in London, and was produced by Greg Lake.


  • Keith Emerson– Hammond organ, St Marks church organ, piano, celesta, Moog modular synthesizer, arrangements
  • Greg Lake– vocals, bass guitar, electric and acoustic guitar, arrangements,
  • Carl Palmer– drums, assorted percussion, arrangements
  • Eddy “Are You Ready” Offord – engineer
  • William Neal (C.C.S. Assoc.) – paintings

Track listing:

All lyrics by Greg Lake.

  1. Tarkus
  • Eruption – Keith Emerson
  • Stones of Years – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  • Iconoclast – Keith Emerson
  • Mass – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  • Manticore – Keith Emerson
  • Battlefield – Greg Lake
  • Aquatarkus – Keith Emerson
  1. Jeremy Bender – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  2. Bitches Crystal – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  3. The Only Way (Hymn) – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake
  4. Infinite Space (Conclusion) – Keith Emerson, Carl Palmer
  5. A Time and a Place – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Carl Palmer
  6. Are You Ready, Eddy? – Keith Emerson, Greg Lake, Carl Palmer


On December 7, 1973.


On December 7, 1973, “Atlantic” label released “Tales from Topographic Oceans”, the sixth Yes studio album. It  was recorded in 1973, at the “Morgan Studios” in London, and was produced by Eddy Offord, Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Alan White.  Rick Wakeman disagreed with the direction that Yes took and spent little time writing and recording with them, and he left the band in 1974.

  • Jon Anderson– lead vocals, harp, drums, percussion
  • Steve Howe– guitars, vocals
  • Chris Squire– bass guitar, timpani, vocals
  • Rick Wakeman– Minimoog synthesiser, Mellotron, Hammond organ, pipe organ, RMI Electra Piano, grand piano
  • Alan White– drums, percussion, piano
  • Guy Bidmead – tapes
  • Mansell Litho – plates
  • Roger Dean– cover design, illustrations

Track listing:

All lyrics by Jon Anderson and Steve Howe, all music by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Chris Squire, Rick Wakeman and Alan White.

  1. The Revealing Science of God (Dance of the Dawn)
  2. The Remembering (High the Memory)
  3. The Ancient (Giants Under the Sun)
  4. Ritual (Nous Sommes du Soleil)

On November 28, 1974.

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On November 28,, 1974, “Atlantic” label released “Relayer”, the seventh Yes studio album. It was recorded August – October 1974, at the “New Pipers” in Surrey, and was produced by Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Patrick Moraz, Chris Squire, Alan White and Eddy Offord. This was the only studio album recorded with keyboardist Patrick Moraz who replaced Rick Wakeman.


  • Jon Anderson– lead vocals
  • Steve Howe– vocals, acoustic and electric guitars
  • Patrick Moraz– keyboards
  • Chris Squire– vocals, bass guitar
  • Alan White– drums, percussion
  • Roger Dean– sleeve design , illustration
  • Jean Ristori – photography

Track listing:

All tracks by Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Steve Howe, Alan White and Patrick Moraz.

  1. The Gates of Delirium
  2. Sound Chaser
  3. To Be Over

On November 26, 1971.


On November 26, 1971, “Atlantic” label released “Fragile”, the fourth Yes studio album. “Fragile” was band’s first album with keyboardist Rick Wakeman, who replaced Tony Kaye and first collaboration with artist and designer Roger Dean. The album was recorded in September 1971, at the “Advison Studios” in London, and was produced by Eddy Offord and Yes. “RIAA” certified the album double platinum for two million copies sold in US.


  • Jon Anderson– lead and backing vocals
  • Steve Howe– electric and acoustic guitars, backing vocals
  • Chris Squire– bass guitars, backing vocals, electric guitar
  • Rick Wakeman– Hammond organ, grand piano, Mellotron, Minimoog
  • Bill Bruford– drums, percussion
  • Roger Dean– photography, sleeve design
  • David Wright – photography

Track listing:

  1. Roundabout – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe
  2. Cans and Brahms – Johannes Brahms, arranged by Rick Wakeman
  3. We Have Heaven – Jon Anderson
  4. South Side of the Sky – Jon Anderson, Chris Squire
  5. Five Per Cent for Nothing – Bill Bruford
  6. Long Distance Runaround – Jon Anderson
  7. The Fish – Chris Squire
  8. Mood for a Day – Steve Howe
  9. Heart of the Sunrise – Jon Anderson, Chris Squire, Bill Bruford

On September 13, 1972.

Yes-Close to the edge

On September 13, 1972, “Atlantic Records” released “Close to the Edge”, the fifth Yes studio album. . It was recorded at the “Advison Studios” in London, and was produced by Yes and Eddy Offord. After the album recording was finished, drummer left the band and joined King Crimson.


  • Jon Anderson – lead vocals, production
  • Steve Howe – electric and acoustic guitars, vocals, production
  • Chris Squire – bass guitar, vocals, production
  • Rick Wakeman – Hammond organ, Minimoog, Mellotron, grand piano, RMI 368 Electra-Piano and Harpsichord, pipe organ at St. Giles, Cripplegate church, production
  • Bill Bruford – drums, percussion, production

Track listing

  1. Close to the Edge – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe
  • The Solid Time of Change
  • Total Mass Retain
  • I Get Up, I Get Down
  • Seasons of Man
  1. And You and I – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Bill Bruford, Chris Squire
  • Cord of Life
  • Eclipse
  • The Preacher, the Teacher
  • The Apocalypse
  1. Siberian Khatru – Jon Anderson, Steve Howe, Rick Wakeman