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To the Power of Three (stylised as ...To the Power of Three) is the first album by the British-American progressive rock band 3, a spin-off from Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Produced by Carl Palmer and Robert Berry, it was released in early 1988 by Geffen Records.

To the Power of Three
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Studio album by
Released25 March 1988[nb 1]
RecordedE-Zee Studios
(London, England)
West Side Studios
(London, England)
Length37:57[nb 2]
Singles from To the Power of Three
  1. "Talkin' Bout"
    Released: 1988
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic2/5 stars[1]

The album contains a version of the Byrds' classic song "Eight Miles High" with altered lyrics. The closing track, "On My Way Home", was dedicated to Tony Stratton-Smith.

To the Power of Three was met with negative reviews and was a commercial failure, having reached just number 97 in the U.S. Billboard 200.[2] Jason Ankeny wrote to AllMusic a one-sentence review in which he admitted that "...To the Power of Three fails to recapture the magic of Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer's past collaborations" and gave the album a 2-out-of-5 star rating.[1]

"Talkin' Bout", the only single released from the album, peaked at number 9 in the Mainstream Rock chart.[2]


Track listingEdit

Side one
1."Talkin' Bout"Robert Berry4:00
2."Lover to Lover"Keith Emerson, Berry, Carl Palmer4:12
3."Chains"Sue Shifrin, Bob Marlette3:42
4."Desde la Vida"
  • (I) "La Vista"
  • (II) "Frontera"
  • (III) "Sangre de Toro"

  • Emerson, Berry, Palmer
  • Emerson
  • Emerson, Palmer
  • 7:06
    Side two
    5."Eight Miles High"Gene Clark, Roger McGuinn, David Crosby[a]4:08
    7."You Do or You Don't"Berry5:02
    8."On My Way Home"Emerson4:46
    Total length:37:57
    • ^a Lyrics were revised by Emerson, Berry, and Palmer.




    1. ^ Geffen: 32XD-937
    2. ^ Geffen: 9 24181-2
    1. ^ a b Ankeny, Jason. 3: "To the Power of Three" > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved 23 March 2015.
    2. ^ a b c d "3: "To the Power of Three" > Awards". AllMusic.