Trilogy (Emerson, Lake & Palmer album)

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Trilogy is the third studio album by English progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in June 1972, by Island Records. The group had spent most of 1971 touring, which paused in September so they could record a new album at Advision Studios with Eddy Offord resuming his role as engineer. The album features "Hoedown", an arrangement of Aaron Copland's ballet composition which became a live favourite.

Quick facts: Trilogy, Studio album by Emerson, Lake & ...
Studio album by
Released23 June 1972
RecordedOctober-November 1971; January 1972
StudioAdvision, London[1]
GenreProgressive rock
ProducerGreg Lake
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Singles from Trilogy
  1. "Hoedown"
    Released: July 1972 (FRA)
  2. "From the Beginning"
    Released: August 1972

The album was a commercial success, reaching No. 2 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 5 on the US Billboard 200. Lake's acoustic song, "From the Beginning", was released as a single in August 1972 and became the band's highest charting US single, reaching No. 39. Lake picked Trilogy as his favourite Emerson, Lake & Palmer album.[2]