Essential: a masterpiece of prog rock music
I challenge you all to call me a fanboy - I can't see any collabs/reviewers five star rating for this beast. Fine. Let me be first.
First of all, the full title of this issue is "Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends; Ladies And Gentlemen, Emerson, Lake And Palmer"! Let it be shown in all of it's pompousness!
Emerson, Lake and Palmer in Concert is a live album by Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP), recorded at 26 August 1977 show at the Olympic Stadium, Montreal, which is featured on the album cover. It was released by Atlantic Records in November 1979, following ELP's breakup…
The first true super group of the seventies Emerson, Lake and Palmer were a worldwide phenomenon and rose to prominence as one of the highest grossing acts in the history of rock. This is Emerson Lake and Palmer captured at the very beginning of a legendary career. Filmed at the time when the band had only just recorded their ground breaking first album ELP had to use all of their huge individual creative talents to create a full show.
On 25 July 2010, Emerson, Lake and Palmer played a one-off 40th anniversary concert, headlining the High Voltage Festival event in Victoria Park, London. The entire concert was later released as the double-CD live album "High Voltage".
Sony Music / Legacy Recordings have today, unveiled the full extent of the ultimate expansion of ‘Brain Salad Surgery’, the definitive and indispensible album by British rock giants Emerson Lake And Palmer (ELP). The Super Deluxe Edition of ‘Brain Salad Surgery’ will be released on 12 May 2014, and will contain a massive 6 discs, including previously unreleased versions, alternate takes, DVDA with Hi-Res original, stereo MLP lossless surround mix and 5.1 versions as well as a documentary and 180gm Vinyl. The ultimate ELP collectors dream. Originally announced on the 40th Anniversary of its original release, the Super Deluxe Edition of Brain Salad Surgery is the result of months of work delving into the archive with the full co-operation of Greg Lake, Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer. Packaged in a stunning hardcover 12” slipcase with inner gatefold and the original HR Giger artwork digitally restored and enhanced.
New title in the excellent value "Booksets" range. These are limited edition, multi-CD sets packaged in DVD sized Ecol-books, containing the contents of rare, expensive & hitherto unavailable box sets. Finally, EL&P has a retrospective to match the band's music. 5 CDs, basically chronologically arranged. The set includes unheard mixes and an excellent unreleased 'Tarkas'-era track that would have benefitted that album greatly. After a raft of chances missed where presenting the 'band that never ends' were concerned, the record label has, as this review's title says, at last made up for it all. Anyone hearing these CDs will be unable to laugh at the band or take them lightly. Emerson, Lake and Palmer truly were the greatest progressive act on earth. And, now, here's the proof.
This is the definitive critical review of the music of Emerson, Lake and Palmer in concert, on record and on stage. During the seventies ELP were the biggest band in the world playing to colossal crowds and mounting ever more spectacular and flamboyant stage shows. When the band split in 1978 the legacy disappeared almost overnight. Featuring rare archive footage, every ELP studio album is reviewed and critically assessed by a leading team of critics, working musicians and musicologists to explore the secrets behind the phenomenal rise to success and the equally spectacular fall from grace of this legendary band.
Welcome Back…to the show that never ends! Rock legends Emerson, Lake and Palmer in their spectacular 25th anniversary concert at The Royal Albert Hall. This video captures the excitement and nostalgia of a superb concert performance, which includes favorites from ELP's classic gold and platinum albums plus new material. Songs include: Welcome Back, Tarkus, Knife Edge, Paper Blood, Creole Dance, From the Beginning, Lucky Man, Honky Tonk Train Blues, Romeo and Juliet, Pirates, Pictures at an Exhibition, Fanfare for the Common Man.