Deluxe Re-Issues From Emerson, Lake & Palmer Set for 9.25

By on September 8, 2012

DELUXE RE-ISSUE SETS OF LEGENDARY PROG ROCKERS
EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER’S
DEBUT ALBUM AND TARKUS OUT ON SEPTEMBER 25
(RAZOR & TIE)
3 Disc Albums To Include New 5.1 And Stereo Mixes
Both Albums To Be Released On Limited Edition 180 Gram Audiophile Vinyl
Special ELP Merchandise Pre-order Bundles Now Available Now At http://elp.merchnow.com
The Emerson, Lake & Palmer 40th Anniversary Concert To Exclusively Premiere On AXS TV This August
(New York, NY) – Razor & Tie is set to release the first two Emerson, Lake & Palmer re-issues of the band’s first two albums: Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970 – Studio Album) and Tarkus (1971 – Studio Album) on September 25th.  Both records will be available as 3-disc deluxe editions containing never before released 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo Mixes, including previously unheard out-takes.  Three time Grammy-nominated producer and engineer Steven Wilson (who has also recently remixed classic albums by Jethro Tull and King Crimson for acclaimed 40th anniversary editions) worked from the original Greg Lake produced multi-track tapes to remix both albums.
Fans can also purchase Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Tarkus deluxe editions at http://elp.merchnow.com/ where the albums will be bundled with a variety of ELP t-shirts perfect for any collector.  Pre-orders are available now for the deluxe albums, vinyl re-presses and a selection of Emerson, Lake & Palmer t-shirts.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Tarkus will also be released on limited edition 180 gram audiophile vinyl.  The records will be re-pressed and released with their original packaging and track listings.  The vinyl re-presses will be available September 25th as well. 
Both albums will also be digitally, specifically mastered for iTunes by Grammy-award winning engineer Brad Blackwood (Alison Krauss & Union Station, Maroon 5, North Mississippi Allstars, Saving Abel).
AXS TV will also exclusively premiere the Emerson, Lake & Palmer 40thAnniversary concert this August.  The legendary Rock Band reunited to celebrate their 40th Anniversary and headlined London’s first High Voltage Rock Festival. This was the historic moment when Emerson Lake and Palmer performed for the first time since 1998. This spectacular performance with extravagant special effects and lighting recaptured the magic and musical genius of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer as they performed their greatest hits in front of thousands of fans and leaving a lasting memory of the stunning musicianship of these three legendary performers.
Razor & Tie’s full catalogue re-issue campaign will continue with the release of newly expanded, re-mastered, editions of four additional ELP classic albums: Pictures At An Art Exhibition (1971- Live Album), Trilogy (1972- Studio Album), Brain Salad Surgery (1973- Studio Album), and Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends – Ladies & Gentlemen (1974- Live Album). 
Considered by many to be one of rock’s original first super-groups, Emerson Lake & Palmer formed in England in 1970 consisting of Keith Emerson (keyboards), Greg Lake (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Carl Palmer (drums, percussion). The band created a brand new world of music, combining classical and symphonic rock fused with beautiful vocals.  Their penchant for appropriating themes from classical music and the group’s more nuanced, textured approach to symphonic arrangements set ELP apart from their more bombastic guitar-based contemporaries of the time.   This subtler and more sublime approach carries on today in the expansive atmospherics of Radiohead and Muse and also in the prog-influenced sphere of band’s like Porcupine Tree, Dream Theatre, Opeth and many others, making ELP one of the more relevant torchbearers of the progressive rock sound.  Along with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, and Rush, Emerson Lake and Palmer ushered in the Prog era and as one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970’s having sold over 40 million albums.  ELP’s dramatic flair, sincere passion, labyrinthine song structures, and symphony-worthy virtuosity proved that classical rockers could compete for arena-scale audiences as the band headlined stadium tours around the world. 

Emerson, Lake & Palmer Deluxe Edition Track List:
Disc One:  Original Album
1. The Barbarian
2. Take A Pebble
3. Knife-Edge
4. The Three Fates
     i. Clotho ROYAL FESTIVAL HALL ORGAN
     ii. Lachesis PIANO SOLO
     iii. Atropos PIANO SOLO
5. Tank
6. Lucky Man
Disc Two:  Bonus Tracks (2012) THE ALTERNATE ELP NEW 2012 STEREO MIXES (Previously Unreleased)
1. The Barbarian
2. Take A Pebble
3. Knife Edge (with Extended Outro)
4. Promenade
5. The Three Fates: Atropos
6. Rave Up
7. Drum Solo
8. Lucky Man
Bonus Tracks:
9. Take A Pebble (Alternate Take)
10. Knife Edge (Alternate Take)
11. Lucky Man (First Greg Lake Solo Version)
12. Lucky Man (Alternate Version
Disc Three:  DVD-Audio
NEW 2012 – 5.1 MIX (Previously Unreleased)
1. The Barbarian
2. Take A Pebble
3. Knife-Edge
4. The Three Fates: Atropos
5. Rave Up
6. Lucky Man
NEW HIGH RES 2012 STEREO MIXES (Previously Unreleased)
7. The Barbarian
8. Take A Pebble
9. Knife Edge (with Extended Outro)
10. Promenade
11. The Three Fates: Atropos
12. Rave Up
13. Drum Solo
14. Lucky Man
15. Take A Pebble (Alternate Take)
16. Knife Edge (Alternate Take)
17. Lucky Man (First Greg Lake Solo Version)
18. Lucky Man (Alternate Version)

Tarkus Deluxe Edition Track List:
Disc One:  Original Album
1. Tarkus
     i. Eruption
     ii. Stones Of Years
     iii. Iconoclast
     iv. Mass
     v.  Manticore
     vi. The Battlefield
     vii. Aquatarkus
2. Jeremy Bender
3. Bitches Crystal
4. The Only Way (Hymn)
5. Infinite Space (Conclusion)
6. A Time And A Place
7. Are You Ready Eddy?
Disc Two:  The Alternate Tarkus 2012 Stereo Mixes
1. Tarkus
     i. Eruption
     ii. Stones Of Years
     iii. Iconoclast
     iv. Mass
     v. Manticore
     vi. The Battlefield
     vii. Aquatarkus
2. Jeremy Bender
3. Bitches Crystal
4. The Only Way (Hymn)
5. Infinite Space (Conclusion)
6. A Time And A Place
7. Are You Ready Eddy?
8. Oh, My Father
9. Unknown Ballad
10. Mass (Alternate Take)
Disc Three:  DVD-Audio New 2012 5.1 Mixes
1. Tarkus
     i. Eruption
     ii. Stones Of Years
     iii. Iconoclast
     iv. Mass
     v. Manticore
     vi. The Battlefield
     vii.  Aquatarkus
2. Jeremy Bender
3. Bitches Crystal
4. The Only Way (Hymn)
5. Infinite Space (Conclusion)
6. A Time And A Place
7. Are You Ready Eddy?
8. Oh, My Father
      2012 Stereo Mixes
9. Tarkus
     i. Eruption
     ii. Stones Of Years
     iii. Iconoclast
     iv. Mass
     v. Manticore
     vi. The Battlefield
     vii. Aquatarkus
10. Jeremy Bender
11. Bitches Crystal
12. The Only Way (Hymn)
13. Infinite Space (Conclusion)
14. A Time And A Place
15. Are You Ready Eddy?
16. Oh, My Father
17. Unknown Ballad
18. Mass (Alternate Take)
  
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