LEGENDARY PROG ROCKERS EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER (ELP)
AND RAZOR & TIE ANNOUNCE EXCLUSIVE NEW
CATALOG PARTNERSHIP FOR NORTH AMERICA
Greatest Hits Compilation The Best Of Emerson Lake & Palmer: Come & See The Show Available Now
(New York, NY) – Razor & Tie has signed Emerson, Lake & Palmer to an exclusive new multi-year, multi-rights licensing deal for North America. Razor & Tie will re-issue ELP’s prestigious back catalogue with the first release, The Best Of Emerson Lake & Palmer: Come & See The Show available now for purchase on iTunes and in traditional retail outlets. The best of, 14-track compilation includes some of the band’s most beloved compositions including “Lucky Man,” “From The Beginning,” “I Believe In Father Christmas,” and the full 9-minute version of the classic, “Fanfare For The Common Man.”
A full catalogue re-issue campaign will kick off later this year with the release of newly expanded, re-mastered, editions of the band’s first six albums: Emerson, Lake and Palmer (1970- Studio Album), Tarkus (1971- Studio Album), 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).
Razor & Tie will actively seek licensing opportunities for the catalog and set up a new direct to consumer store which will feature an array of newly created limited-edition items.
“As Emerson, Lake & Palmer remain unique in their categories, it’s only fitting that they are now with a record company with a unique name like ‘Razor & Tie,” explains Keith Emerson. He continues “Don’t question anything as the music speaks for itself and ‘Razor & Tie’ yells volumes on ELP’s behalf.” Carl Palmer offers, “The time was right to make this move. It’s a great, enthusiastic music company.” Greg Lake also enthuses, “We are looking forward to a long and productive relationship together.”
Razor & Tie co-owner Cliff Chenfeld adds, “We are very excited and honored to distribute and represent the Emerson Lake and Palmer catalog. ELP helped create prog rock and we will use this opportunity to bring ELP’s amazing body of work to an even broader audience and to finally understand what the Tarkus album cover means.”
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.
The Best Of Emerson Lake & Palmer: Come & See The Show, Track List:
1. Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression – Part 2
2. Lucky Man
3. From The Beginning
5. Hoedown (Taken From Rodeo)
7. C’est La Vie
8. Still…You Turn Me On
10. Fanfare For The Common Man
12. Peter Gunn
14. I Believe In Father Christmas