1992 Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Black Moon

Black Moon is the eighth studio album, and the first in fourteen years, by progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released on 27 June 1992. The band had broken up in 1979, and recorded Black Moon to kick off their 1990s revival.

The track “Affairs of the Heart” originated in summer 1988 sessions by Lake with Geoff Downes under the project name Ride the Tiger. Another song from the sessions, “Money Talks”, became “Paper Blood” with a different chorus and new music. Ride the Tiger was finally released in 2015.


1  Black Moon (Keith Emerson; Greg Lake; Carl Palmer) 06:59
2  Paper Blood (Keith Emerson; Greg Lake; Carl Palmer) 04:28
3  Affairs Of The Heart (Geoff Downes; Greg Lake) 03:47
4  Romeo And Juliet (Sergei Prokofiev) 03:42
5  Farewell To Arms (Greg Lake; Keith Emerson) 05:10
6  Changing States (Keith Emerson) 06:02
7  Burning Bridges (Mark Mancina) 04:45
8  Close To Home (Greg Lake; Keith Emerson) 04:29
9  Better Days (Greg Lake; Keith Emerson) 05:36
10  Footprints In The Snow (Greg Lake) 03:52


BassGreg Lake
DrumsCarl Palmer
GuitarGreg Lake
KeyboardsKeith Emerson
PianoKeith Emerson
HarmonicaGreg Lake
PercussionCarl Palmer
VocalsGreg Lake
ProgrammingKeith Emerson
ProgrammingGary Hodgson
ProgrammingIan Morrow
ProgrammingJohn van Tongeren
ProgrammingTim Heintz

Liner Notes

Producer – Mark Mancina
Arranged By – Keith Emerson (Track 4)
Arranged By (Background Vocal) – Mark Mancina (Track 1)
Arranged By (Background Vocal) – Mark Holding (Track 2)
Edited By – Jay Rifkin
Engineer – Steve Kempster (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9)
Engineer – David Mitchell (Tracks: 4, 8, 10)
Engineer (Assistant) – Anthony Danbury, Brett Swain, Charlie Watts, Gil Morales, Marnie Riley
Mastered By – Stephen Marcussen
Mixed By – Steve Kempster (Tracks 1, 2, 3, 5, 6, 7, 9)
Mixed By – David Mitchell (Tracks: 4, 8, 10)

Art Direction, Illustration – AWest, Brass Ring Circus Studios
Artwork – Arina, Brass Ring Circus Studios
Design – DZN

Mastered At Precision Lacquer
Mixed At Conway Studios
Recorded At Marcus Recording Studios
Recorded At Front Page Recorders
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