EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER Announces definitive reissues of Debut and Tarkus albums

EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER Announces definitive reissues of Debut and Tarkus albums

All with new 5:1 mixes, unheard and rare material August 6th Plus Ltd Edition Fine Art print signed by ELP

Sony Music Entertainment and Emerson Lake & Palmer are proud to re-issue  ELP’s extraordinary music, starting with their first two albums – remastered and featuring previously unheard archive recordings.

 

ELP, one of the worlds greatest prog bands, found extraordinary success in the 1970s and have sold in excess of 40 million albums. The band are Keith Emerson (keyboards) Greg Lake (bass, guitar and vocals) and Carl Palmer (drums, percussion).

 

ELP’s self titled debut "Emerson, Lake & Palmer" and "Tarkus" now both include exclusive 5.1 and Stereo mixes from Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson along with unheard and rare recordings. These are the definitive versions of two of Progressive music’s stand out albums. Each features comprehensive new liner notes by Chris Welch and original artwork retreated to stunning effect. And will be  for a limited period as deluxe 3 disc digipacks.

To commerate these releases ELP is releasing a very limited edition fine art print of the gatefold artwork of their self titled album.

This art print is limited to only 500 units and will be signed by all three members of the band and artist Nic Dartnell.  The art print has been designed to match the Brain Salad Surgery print released many years ago and is the second in what will become a series of prints.

 

This highly collectable piece of artwork will be available to purchase exclusively from ELP’s official website  http://www.emersonlakepalmer.com/

 

Emerson, Lake & Palmer

6 August 2012

Physical…
Format. Limited 2CD + 1DVD deluxe digipack
Catalogue No. 88691937972
Barcode. 886919379723

Digital …
Barcode. 886443327498 G No. G0100027508811

"Take A Pebble" was the first ever ELP original song written and rehearsed. Lake developed it from a guitar line he wrote for an old song while in The Shame. The band had signed with Island Records for Europe, and an Atlantic subsidiary, Cotillion Records, for the US.

The recording commenced in July, 1970, with Lake producing.
"Knife’s Edge" was written by Emerson and Lake, and one of ELP’s roadies, Robert Fraser and much of the remainder of the album were instrumental pieces that fused the band’s contemporary rock with the subtle nuances of European classical music and American jazz.
The album, simply entitled Emerson, Lake & Palmer , remains one of the most popular rock albums of all time.
It would be the album’s final recording, an acoustic / folk ballad called " Lucky Man" – penned solely by Lake – that would launch the group, bring Greg Lake’s voice to the forefront of the pop music scene, and give the band its biggest hit.

Disc One

 

1.     The Barbarian

2.     Take A Pebble

3.     Knife-Edge

4.     The Three Fates

5.     Clotho [Royal Festival Hall Organ]

6.     Lachesis [Piano Solo]

7.     Atropos [Piano Trio]

8.     Tank

9.     Lucky Man

Disc Two

1.     The Barbarian 2012 Stereo Mix

2.     Take A Pebble 2012 Stereo Mix

3.     Knife-Edge 2012 Stereo Mix (with Extended
Outro)

4.     Promenade 2012 Stereo Mix

5.     The Three Fates: Atropos (Piano Trio)2012 Stereo
Mix

6.     Rave Up 2012 Stereo Mix

7.     Drum Solo 2012 Stereo Mix

8.     Lucky Man 2012 Stereo Mix

9.     Take A Pebble 2012 Stereo Mix (Alternate
Version)

10.                        Knife-Edge 2012 Stereo Mix (Alternate Version)

11.                        Lucky Man 2012 Stereo Mix (First Greg Lake Solo
Version)

12.                        Lucky Man 2012 Stereo Mix (Alternate Version)

DVD

1.     The Barbarian 2012 5.1 Mix

2.     Take A Pebble 2012 5.1 Mix

3.     Knife-Edge 2012 5.1 Mix

4.     The Three Fates: Atropos (Piano Trio) 2012 5.1
Mix

5.     Rave Up 2012 5.1 Mix

6.     Lucky Man 2012 5.1 Mix

7.     The Barbarian High Res 2012 Stereo Mix

8.     Take A Pebble High Res 2012 Stereo Mix

9.     Knife-Edge High Res 2012 Stereo Mix (with
Extended Outro)

10.                        Promenade High Res 2012 Stereo Mix

11.                        The Three Fates: Atropos (Piano Trio) High Res
2012 Stereo Mix

12.                        Rave Up High Res 2012 Stereo Mix

13.                        Drum Solo High Res 2012 Stereo Mix

14.                        Lucky Man High Res 2012 Stereo Mix

15.                        Take A Pebble High Res 2012 Stereo Mix
(Alternate Version)

16.                        Knife-Edge High Res 2012 Stereo Mix (Alternate
Version)

17.                        Lucky Man High Res 2012 Stereo Mix (First Greg
Lake Solo Version)

18.                        Lucky Man High Res 2012 Stereo Mix (Alternate
Version)

Tarkus

6 August 2012

Physical…
Format. Limited 2CD + 1DVD deluxe digipack Price £7.77
Catalogue No. 88691937962
Barcode. 886919379624

Digital …
Barcode. 886443327580 G No. G010002750896O

In early 1971, ELP began work on its next studio album. During its tour of Europe, Keith developed the "Tarkus" theme. He also picked the name and later said that the motif was inspired by Alberto Ginastera, the Argentinean composer whose "Piano Concerto No.1" Emerson later adapted to write "Toccata". (Emerson later performed "Creole Dance ", which was loosely based on Ginastera’s "Suite de Danzes Cirallas").

The second album, called simply Tarkus, was completed in February of 1971. In a February 29, 1971 interview with the NME, Lake said: " It’s about the futility of conflict expressed in (the) context.. of soldiers and war. But it’s broader than that. The words are about revolution that’s gone, that has happened. Where has it got anybody? Nowhere. "
Keith told Contemporary Keyboard magazine in 1977, "I’m very aware of what Carl and Greg like to do and in the case of Tarkus, Carl was very struck by different time signatures. He told me that he’d like to do something in 5/4 , so I said that I’d keep that in mind and started writing ‘Tarkus’ from there. Greg wasn’t too sure about it from the beginning. It was too weird. But he agreed to try it, and afterwards he loved it."
ELP spent six days recording Tarkus .
Tarkus is still considered to be one of ELP’s finest, to this day. Tarkus contains a variety of music: Honky Tonk ("Jeremy Bender"), to 50s rock and roll ("Are You Ready Eddy?", written for their engineer Eddy Offord). Of course, it also contained plenty of solid progressive rock.

The LP went straight to #1 in the UK and #9 on the US charts. A single," Stones of Years"/"A Time and Place", was released in the US but didn’t chart. ELP hadn’t yet released any singles in their native England, a practice shared, at that time, by Led Zeppelin.

Tarkus Disc One

 

1.     Tarkus

2.     Eruption

3.     Stones Of Years

4.     Iconoclast

5.     Mass

6.     Manticore

7.     Battlefield

8.     Aquatarkus

9.     Jeremy Bender

10.                        Bitches Crystal

11.                        The Only Way (Hymn)

12.                        Infinite Space (Conclusion)

13.                        A Time And A Place

14.                        Are You Ready Eddy?

Disc Two

1.     Tarkus [2012 Stereo Mix]

2.     Eruption

3.     Stones Of Years

4.     Iconoclast

5.     Mass

6.     Manticore

7.     Battlefield

8.     Aquatarkus

9.     Oh, My Father [2012 Stereo Mix ]

10.                        Bitches Crystal [2012 Stereo Mix ]

11.                        The Only Way (Hymn) [2012 Stereo Mix ]

12.                        Infinite Space (Conclusion) [2012 Stereo Mix
]

13.                        A Time And A Place [2012 Stereo Mix ]

14.                        Unknown Ballad [2012 Stereo Mix ]

15.                        Mass [2012 Stereo Mix (Alternate Take)]

DVD

1.     Tarkus [2012 5.1 Mix ]

2.     Eruption

3.     Stones Of Years

4.     Iconoclast

5.     Mass

6.     Manticore

7.     Battlefield

8.     Aquatarkus

9.     Jeremy Bender [2012 5.1 Mix]

10.                        Bitches Crystal [2012 5.1 Mix ]

11.                        The Only Way (Hymn) [2012 5.1 Mix]

12.                        Infinite Space (Conclusion) [2012 5.1 Mix]

13.                        A Time And A Place [2012 5.1 Mix]

14.                        Are You Ready Eddy? [2012 5.1 Mix]

15.                        Tarkus High Res [2012 Stereo Mix]

16.                        Eruption

17.                        Stones Of Years

18.                        Iconoclast

19.                        Mass

20.                        Manticore

21.                        Battlefield

22.                        Aquatarkus

23.                        Jeremy Bender [High Res 2012 Stereo Mix]

24.                        Bitches Crystal [High Res 2012 Stereo Mix]

25.                        The Only Way (Hymn) [High Res 2012 Stereo
Mix]

26.                        Infinite Space (Conclusion) [High Res 2012
Stereo Mix]

27.                        A Time And A Place [High Res 2012 Stereo
Mix]

28.                        Are You Ready Eddy? [High Res 2012 Stereo
Mix]

29.                        Oh, My Father [High Res 2012 Stereo Mix]

30.                        Unknown Ballad [High Res 2012 Stereo Mix]

31.                        Mass [High Res 2012 Stereo Mix (Alternate
Take)]

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