[–] derram 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago 

[–] cynicaloldfart 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago  (edited ago)

The album, and this song, is a recording of the band's arrangement of Pictures at an Exhibition by Modest Mussorgsky, performed at Newcastle City Hall on 26 March 1971. Emerson wished to arrange the piece after seeing an orchestral performance of it several years before. He bought a copy of the score, and pitched the idea to Lake and Palmer, who agreed to adapt it. The Great Gates of Kiev is the last picture of Mussorgsky's piano-cycle, with vocals and lyrics added by the group. The piece features a refrain in the middle containing Hammond organ feedback.

Here's a live version in Munich 1997.

[–] BillMarshall [S] 0 points 0 points (+0|-0) ago 

with a synthesizer tearing it up...