Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Pictures At An Exhibition

I was 13yo, growing up in England and just starting to explore different musical styles. According to the press Emerson, Lake & Palmer were a “supergroup” so I thought this would be a good place to start. A few weeks of saving pocket money and I had my first album: Pictures At An Exhibition. The fact it is based on a classical piece of work was a bonus as my Dad owned our only record player (HMV) and he liked classical music so I was able to get it played without too much hassle. Not that he liked it! It is the first album I bought with my own money and I remember agonising over the purchase. The other contenders were Slade and Uriah Heep.