On This Day (June 24)…ELP at Wetzikon

Emerson, Lake & Palmer performed on this day in 1972 at Mehrzweckhalle in Wetzikon, Switzerland.

Ad for the show. Retrieved from here.

ELP were at this time on their Trilogy Tour, supporting the album of the same name. As Trilogy featured many studio overdubs and thus was notoriously difficult to perform onstage, a great deal of the music was rarely performed. The one exception was “Hoedown”, which became a concert staple. The title track was dropped early in the first leg of the tour, for instance. “The Endless Enigma”, which was never performed after this tour, showed up in full on this night. Otherwise, at least one song from each of their previous albums showed up, including the title track of Tarkus and an abbreviated take on “Pictures at an Exhibition”.

This concert is known to have been recorded, and is in circulation online.

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