On This Day (February 6)…Works Go to College

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1978 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New York.

Ticket stub. Retrieved from here.

ELP’s Works Tour spanned North America, visiting several institutes of higher education as they went. This was, in fact, the fourth college at which they played!

Although they now performed without an orchestra, the group still got several of the pieces from Works, Volume 1 onto their setlist, including the truly epic “Pirates”. Setlist.fm indicates they played a short set that night, but I have no idea under what circumstances that would happen.

There is no extant audio recording for me to verify the actual setlist, unfortunately. There is, however, a short, sound-free video from the night!

Audio is not from the night.

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