ELP - Fanfare: EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER 1970-1997 Box Set Due In September; Summer Dates Announced For CARL PALMER’s ELP LEGACY Tour

July 20, 2017, 5 months ago

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ELP - Fanfare: EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER 1970-1997 Box Set Due In September; Summer Dates Announced For CARL PALMER’s ELP LEGACY Tour

BMG’s comprehensive Emerson, Lake & Palmer release series continues with Fanfare: Emerson, Lake & Palmer 1970-1997, available from September 29th. Pre-order at this location.

This lavishly produced impressive box set collates nearly three decades of work from the immense musical talent of keyboardist Keith Emerson, bassist/vocalist Greg Lake and drummer Carl Palmer.

The Fanfare box set offers a wealth of ELP treasure for their ever increasing fanbase: All of ELP’s remastered 11 albums; five previously unreleased CDs of never issued recordings; a never before issued triple vinyl set (Live In Italy, May 1973); 1 x Surround Sound Blu Ray audio, plus some high quality memorabilia including a 40-page hardback book with rare band photos, as well as tour programmes and a must-have repro 7” of “Fanfare For The Common Man”. An expansive set befitting for one of rock’s great super groups.

ELP were one the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s, their wild stage act and dynamic music achieved global sales of over 40 million albums. Their first seven album releases all made the UK chart Top 10 and US Top 20. 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.

Despite the sad recent deaths of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, Carl Palmer continues to play sell-out shows all over the world with his group Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy and they will be appearing in the US August 2017 (see dates below).

Box Set Contents:

The remastered 11 classic original ELP albums (1970-94), on CD, with original sleeve artwork reproduced:

- Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970)
- Pictures At An Exhibition (1971)
- Tarkus (1971)
- Trilogy (1972)
- Brain Salad Surgery (1973)
- Welcome Back, My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends (1974) (2 CD)
- Works Volume 1 (1977) (2 CD)
- Works Volume 2 (1977)
- Love Beach (1978)
- Black Moon (1992)
- In The Hot Seat (1994)  

Previously unreleased, gatefold, triple vinyl LP album:

- Live At Velodromo Vigorelli, Milan, Italy, May 4th,1973 & Stadio Flaminio, Rome, Italy, May, 2nd 1973

Previously unreleased CD albums, mastered by the internationally celebrated studio engineering team of Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham:

- Live At Pocono International Raceway, Long Pond, PA, 9th July 1972
- Live At Waterloo Concert Field, Stanhope, NJ, 13th August 1992
- Live At Birmingham Symphonic Hall, UK, 27th November 1992
- On The BBC: The Old Grey Whistle Test 1979, Pop Goes Summer 1993  
- Live At Élysée Montmartre, Paris, France, 2nd July 1997     

Audio Blu-Ray, containing the stereo 5:1 and surround sound mixes of the albums:

- Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Steven Wilson, 2012)
- Tarkus (Steven Wilson, 2012)
- Trilogy (Jakko M Jakszyk, 2015)
- Brain Salad Surgery (Jakko M Jakszyk, 2014)

Remastered 7” singles with reproduced original sleeve artwork:

- “Lucky Man” / “Knife-Edge” (1970)
- “Fanfare For The Common Man” / “Brain Salad Surgery” (1977)

- Deluxe, hardback 12” book with band photos and extensive notes from acclaimed journalist Chris Welch, featuring quotes from Keith Emerson, Greg Lake & Carl Palmer
- Reprinted original 1970 promo poster, 1972 promo brochure, 1974 and 1992 tour programs
- Metal & enamel ELP logo pin badge

Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy tour dates (appearing on the YEStival tour):

August
4 - Greensboro, NC - White Oak Amphitheatre at Greensboro Coliseum Complex
5 - Boone, NC - Holmes Convocation Center
7 - Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion
8 - Upper Darby, PA - Tower Theatre
10 - Mashantucket, CT - MGM Grand at Foxwoods
11 - Brooklyn, NY - Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk
12 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Center
16 - Greensburg, PA - The Palace Theatre
17 - Clarkston, MI - DTE Energy Music Theatre
19 - Elgin, IL - Festival Park - Grand Victoria Casino
20 - Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica
22 - Oklahoma City, OK - The Zoo Amphitheatre
23 - Sugar Land, TX - Smart Financial Centre
25 - Phoenix, AZ - Celebrity Theatre
26 - Las Vegas, NV - The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino
29 - Los Angeles, CA - Microsoft Theater

September
3 - Tulalip, WA - Tulalip Amphitheatre

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