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The Nice

The Nice are a progressive rock band from the 1960s, known for their unique blend of rock, jazz and classical music. Keith Emerson, a keyboardist, formed the group and released their debut, The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack[?] to immediate acclaim; this is often considered the first progressive rock album. A long and wildly popular tour followed, spawning controversy when Emerson burned an American flag onstage.

By 1969, Emerson and the other band members were frustrated with their lack of mainstream success and they soon broke up. Emerson formed a band with Greg Lake[?] (of King Crimson and Carl Palmer[?] (of Atomic Rooster)-- Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

Albums

  • The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack
  • Ars Longa, Vita Brevis
  • Nice
  • Autumn '67 - Spring '68 (compilation of alternate takes and remixes) (AKA The Nice Featuring America)
  • Five Bridges
  • Elegy
  • Many posthumous compilations

CD versions of Five Bridges and Elegy also include between them the whole of Autumn '67 - Spring 68 in the form of bonus tracks



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