Emerson, Lake & Palmer - "Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression"
on February 18, 2017 | Last updated February 19, 2017
Emerson, Lake & PalmerKarn Evil 9: 1st Impression
Release Type: User Audio Type: Single-track Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT) Pitched Vocals: Yes Vocals Gender: Male (1)
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"Karn Evil 9" consists of three movements (called "impressions") with the first impression divided into two parts. The work's most recognizable portion to many is First Impression Part 2 and its introduction ("Welcome back, my friends / To the show that never ends"), which eventually became the title of their second live album. It is often used as a song dedicated to the opening of sports seasons. First Impression Part 2 is also a common radio staple, although it opens with the intro line and can leave casual radio listeners a bit surprised, not necessarily knowing what led up to that point from Part 1 (the common problem being that combined, First Impression lasts over 13 minutes, and hence would not be well accessible on radio played with Parts 1 and 2 together due to its length, so the shorter Part 2 is just played by itself instead).