11/10/2015

Weekly Basslines #159: From The Beginning (Emerson, Lake & Palmer)

Today is Greg Lake's 68th Birthday and therefore I want to show you the bassline to one of my favorite Greg Lake compositions: "From The Beginning". It was released in 1972 on ELP's third studio album 'Trilogy'.

In an interview with Rolling Stone Magazin from 2013 Lake said about this song:


"I've always seen that as a special song. I don't know where it came from. I just felt an inspiration to do it, and it flowed through me in a natural way. My hands fell upon these very unusual chords. It's a very simple song, but the chords are very unusual. It was kind of a gift."