ELP: The Great Gates Of Nurnberg. (Highland :: HL 557/558)
Recorded Live at Meistersingerhalle, Nuremberg, Germany - June 11, 1971.
Very Good Audience Recording :: Silver CDs :: Lossless FLAC.
02. The Gnome
04. The Sage
05. The Old Castle
06. Blues Variation
08. The Hut Of Baba Yaga
09. The Curse Of Baba Yaga
10. The Hut Of Baba Yaga
11. The Great Gates Of Kiev
12. The Barbarian
01. Take A Pebble (incl. piano improvisation)
02. Knife Edge
03. Rondo (incl. drum solo)
Files: 17. :: Size: 639 MB (flac).
Total Time: 02:06:02 hour/s.
Personnel: Keith Emerson :: Greg Lake :: Carl Palmer.
Notes: The Great Gates Of Nürnbergis one of two recent releases by the Highland label from ELP’s tour of Europe. This is right before the release of their second LP Tarkus and surpisingly only the title track is played. Some confusion about the date exists. Highland follows the common assumption and places this tape on June 11th which places it between the June 10th show in Offenbach and the June 12th appearance at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam. Other sources place this show a week earlier on June 2nd between the June 1st gig in Karlsruhe and the June 3rd Vienna tape.
The sound quality lies between fair too good. There is very little tape hiss so it is probably a low generation source used by the label. Parts of softer volume like Lake’s acoustic solo “The Sage” are more difficult to hear than the electric passages.<-(Info taken from Collectos Music Reviews).