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Additional songs were recorded during the Brain Salad Surgery sessions but not included on the album:

WHEN THE APPLE BLOSSOMS BLOOM IN THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND I'LL BE YOUR VALENTINE
TIGER IN A SPOTLIGHT
BRAIN SALAD SURGERY


Greg Lake:
"When recording an album the band run through several of these semi-improvised pieces which are then stored away as sort of audio home movies. We basically had finished the album and had all agreed that it was what we wanted it to be. It was well-balanced with regard to each of our performances, and that is most important with our recordings. Yet we had studio time still left, so we dug out some of the tapes of things that we maybe jammed on for two minutes in between takes.
There were three or four tracks in there that weren't really anything, but they were things that could be used ... good basics. They were very loose and that's something that we’ve never actually put on record, you see. These tracks were very, you know, very disorganized ... brutish in a way ... and with our left over time we re-cut the tracks. 'Brain Salad Surgery', the tune, came from that. Then there's 'Tyrone's Spotlight'. That's a fantastic track, you ought to hear it. Really a basher. Heavy rock 'n roll."


WHEN THE APPLE BLOSSOMS BLOOM IN THE WINDMILLS OF YOUR MIND I'LL BE YOUR VALENTINE

Music: Keith Emerson / Greg Lake / Carl Palmer

The instrumental 'When The Apple Blossoms Bloom In The Windmills Of Your Mind I'll Be Your Valentine' appeared on the B-side of the single version of 'Jerusalem'. The title is obviously an indication of ELP's collective sense of humour. Keith Emerson also seems to have a thing about long titles with the word 'apple' in them - remember 'Diamond Hard Blue Apples Of The Moon' on the flip-side of 'America' by 'The Nice'. This song also demonstrate the perfect 'collaboration' between the Moog Lyra and the Moog Apollo. Keith used on this track only this two keyboards.

Keith Emerson:
"It was surely one of the most poetic ways of saying 'no' in musical history. In fact, it was just a jam which we had left over when we'd finished the album. It wasn't really treated with any degree of seriousness, we just rolled the tapes."



TIGER IN A SPOTLIGHT

Music: Keith Emerson
Lyrics: Greg Lake / Peter Sinfield

'Tiger In A Spotlight' might have appeared on this album if Ginastera had refused permission to use 'Toccata'. Released on 'Works Vol.2' and as a 7'' single.

Keith Emerson:
"One Saturday, we were jamming in the studios. Suddenly Greg stopped, and scribbled down some lyrics. In fifteen minutes we had overdubbed the whole thing and one hour later, we had a new track, 'Tiger In a Spotlight'."



BRAIN SALAD SURGERY

Music: Keith Emerson
Lyrics: Greg Lake / Peter Sinfield

The song 'Brain Salad Surgery' (finally released on Works Vol. 2) surprisingly did not appear on the album of the same name, but was first released on the promotional 7" flexi-disc together with excerpts from the album. It is almost a straight 12-bar, apart from some expectedly unusual embellishment from Keith Emerson. The initial idea was to release it as the B-side of 'Tiger In A Spotlight'. Keith once said they didn't include it on the album as they didn't want people to think that it was the reason for the name of the album, which it wasn't. It was later used as the B-side of 'Fanfare For The Common Man'.

Greg Lake:
"When it came to making the flexi-disc we dug up these old reels to see what we'd got and see what we could develop. The actual track developed from four different ideas we found."

Keith Emerson:
"The track was actually recorded after we'd got all the pieces of the album together and and the artwork had been done. It was a throwaway track."





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