On This Day (April 15)…Eight Miles High Above Boston

3 performed on this day at the Paradise in Boston, Massachusetts.

Keith Emerson, Robert Berry and Carl Palmer just couldn’t seem to get out of the Northeast at this point in their sole US tour! Though they had played gigs here and there that had taken them further south or off the coastal states, they had thus far always returned to the Atlantic coast. Throughout it, they continuously performed at small club locations, allowing for an intimate night with crowds. Not since Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s early days had the band performed in small venues.

On this particular night, the band played all but one of the songs on their album. That one song, “Chains”, was left off for reasons I do not currently know. Bolstering the setlist were songs from Keith Emerson’s tenure with the Nice, including “America” and “Rondo”. The only ELP songs to be played were “Fanfare for the Common Man” and “Hoedown”. Emerson also played two solo songs, “Dream Runner” from a movie score he had composed and “Creole Dance”, an adaptation of a piece by Alberto Ginastera.

This concert has been officially released by the band.

Album cover. Retrieved from here.

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