Emerson, Lake and Palmer were one of the very first supergroups having converged from such groups as The Nice, King Crimson, Atomic Rooster and the Crazy World of Arthur Brown. And they lived up to the name being one of the prime innovators in the (at that time) youthful genre of progressive rock. They spawned many imitators, none quite approaching the genius of the original. Eventually they formed their own record label, Manticore Records, not only for their own releases, but for other progressive artists of the time (Pete Sinfield, Banco, PFM, etc.).
After the initial break up of the group in the late 70's, the label ceased operation as well. But in the last couple years Manticore Records has returned, initially to make available previously unreleased music. But one hopes the continued success of Manticore will bring about reissues of some of the original Manticore releases as well as some new original material!
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Emerson Lake & Palmer/Fanfare - The Best of Emerson Lake & Palmer ....CD $11.99
Daring to blend rock 'n' roll with pop, jazz and classical music, Emerson Lake & Palmer enjoyed hit singles and created blockbuster albums that sold in the millions. One of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s, ELP's first 7 albums reached the US Top 20 and first 9 albums attained RIAA GOLD Certification. Even when critics questioned their ambitions and called them monsters of prog rock, ELP cheerfully went on to stun audiences with diverse works like "Pictures at an Exhibition," "Fanfare for the Common Man' and the ballad "Lucky Man." And they were happy to finish off with a rousing retro blast of "Nutrocker."
3.2/The Rules Have Changed ....CD $13.99
3.2/The Rules Have Changed [Japanese pressing] ....import CD $39.99
In October 2015, conversations about a new "3" album started between Robert Berry and Frontiers President, Serafino Perugino as Robert had been speaking to Keith about releasing the long delayed 3 follow up album. Along with renewed fan interest in the band and those conversations, Berry had sparked revived enthusiasm from Keith Emerson for pursuing the project. The exchange of musical ideas and song collaborations ultimately paved the groundwork for this new release to be called 3.2. Everything was set. Song ideas, studio time, record contract and then, that dark day. Emerson's untimely death made the album an uncertainty. Robert was left with Keith Emerson's final musical ideas for the project. From old cassette tapes, keyboard parts written over the phone, to long discussions about style, the framework of the album was set and ready to be produced. After several months of grieving and contemplation about what to do with these co-written songs and musical fragments from Emerson, Robert decided to resume work on the material that was created and craft a record that would ultimately be a fitting tribute to Keith Emerson's musical legacy and at the same time re-energize and update the musical style started with '3' some 30 years ago. The final result is 3.2, a reboot of the original "3" project, centered on Robert Berry's amazing talents. This is a record that deserves to be heard by each and every fan of the great Keith Emerson and includes some exquisite musical parts, which every progressive music fan will be delighted to indulge in. The Japanese pressing includes one bonus track - the instrumental 'Sailor's Hornpipe.'
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Lucky Man ....double CD $16.99
The Masters Collection is a brand new label from BMG designed to give an introduction to an artist and their catalogue of work. Formed in 1970, Emerson Lake & Palmer were torchbearers of the progressive rock sound and one of rock's first super-groups. The world-conquering, stadium-filling prog giants helped to broaden the audience for the genre from hundreds of thousands into tens of millions and were one the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s. Their first 7 album releases all made the U.K. albums chart top 10 and U.S. top 20.
Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy/LIVE ....CD + DVD $19.99
Two disc release from Carl Palmer, perhaps the most highly rated drummer in the world, and now the sole surviving member of prog rock giants Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Features two amazing Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy gigs: CD live in New York 2014, DVD Live Miami 2016. DVD (2 hrs long) is a complete tribute show to Keith Emerson, featuring special guests Steve Hackett (Genesis), Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) and David Frangioni. Booklet with sleeve notes by Carl Palmer. Sensational instrumental versions of ELP and ELP inspired classics, featuring the prodigal talents of Simon Fitzpatrick on guitar and Paul Bielatowicz on bass.
Greg Lake/Live in Piacenza ....import CD $24.99
Recorded in sound demonstration quality this is the documentary of Greg Lake's last tour, recorded on November 28, 2012 in a sold out Teatro Municipale in Piacenza. It was a very special, magical evening, as Greg remembered in his outstanding autobiography, Lucky Man. The concert was a triumph and eventually on January 9, 2016 the trustees of Conservatorio Nicolini of Piacenza gave Greg Lake the first honorary degree ever given by the Conservatorio. This is a wonderful record, bringing the "Songs of a Lifetime" project to its highest point. Exclusively for this concert, Greg performed with some special guests: Le Orme's leader Aldo Tagliapietra, ex PFM and Acqua Fragile's great vocalist Bernardo Lanzetti and the young and talented Annie Barbazza, making the Piacenza show even more special and rare.
3 (Emerson Berry & Palmer)/Live - Rockin' the Ritz ....double CD $22.99
The British/American progressive rock band 3 was a spin off from Emerson Lake & Palmer, releasing just one album in 1988 called To the Power of Three produced by Palmer. This release was recorded on the successful tour they undertook to promote the then-new album. During the tour, the band mixed material from the new record with classics from ELP and The Nice. The show ended with a storming version of The Byrds classic 'Eight Miles High.' This two CD live set is a strong reminder of what a maestro Emerson was on the keyboards. "I am happy these rare 3 recordings have finally seen the light of day. This group was a transition for Keith, and myself that eventually got us back to Emerson, Lake & Palmer. We had formed "3" with Robert Berry, at the suggestion of Geffen Records and I think we made some pretty innovative music. This live concert proves the energy behind our music was very much alive and it still sounds relevant today. Some might say this was a left turn in our musical journey; but, in the end, the scenery was still enjoyable." Carl Palmer, September 2017. Tracks include: Fanfare for the Common Man, Desde la Vida, Lover to Lover, Band Introductions, Hoedown, You Do or You Don't, Talkin' 'Bout, Dream Runner, Creole Dance, On My Way Home, Runaway, Standing in the Shadow of Love, America - Rondo - Carl Palmer Drum Solo - Fugue in D Minor BMV 565, Eight Miles High - Peter Gunn.
Keith Emerson/Emerson Plays Emerson ....import CD $15.99
Keith Emerson was the co-founder of The Nice and Emerson Lake & Palmer (ELP). Emerson Plays Emerson has been out of print for many years and is sought after by his strong core fanbase. This re-release uses a fresh transfer of the master tapes by Abbey Road with a 2017 remaster. This release has full approval from the estate of Keith Emerson.
|Emerson Lake & Palmer/Black Moon ....double CD $17.99||Emerson Lake & Palmer/In the Hot Seat ....double CD $17.99|
A new batch of classic Emerson Lake & Palmer albums are being released. Black Moon and In the Hot Seat were the final studio records made by the legendary group, hailed as pioneers of progressive rock. Their release is part of a comprehensive re-issues program by BMG that began early in 2016 to spotlight ELP's legacy of nine studio albums, as well as their various 'live' recordings and compilations. Two CD reissue of 1992's Black Moon, which was ELP's 1st release following a 14 year hiatus. The first CD features the original Black Moon album plus single edit bonus tracks, second CD features 1992 performance from London's Royal Albert Hall. Bonus live material on CD features favorites "Fanfare for the Common Man," "Tarkus," & "Lucky Man." Two CD reissue of 1994's In the Hot Seat, the 9th and final studio album from ELP. The first CD features the original In the Hot Seat album plus bonus tracks, while the second CD features live performance from 1997 & 1998. Bonus live material on CD two includes favorites "Take a Pebble," "Lucky Man," & Keith Emerson's solo piano hit "Honky Tonk Train Blues."
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Works Volume 1 [2017 Remaster] ....double CD $17.99
CD reissue of the 5th studio album and 5th consecutive RIAA Certified GOLD studio album from Emerson Lake & Palmer. Features one their most popular and enduring pieces, "Fanfare for the Common Man." Originally released as a double LP in 1977, Works Volume 1 has now been expertly remastered for the first time in 24 bit/High Density formats from the original tapes, by world-renowned rock studio engineer Andy Pearce. The album features solo band member tracks as well as ones from the complete band. The double CD is packaged in gatefold, soft pack with extensive, exclusive sleeve notes with new band interviews, and rare ELP archive photos.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Works Volume 2 [2017 Remaster] ....double CD $17.99
Double CD reissue of ELP's 6th studio album and 6th consecutive to be RIAA GOLD certified. Originally released in 1977, now expertly remastered for the first time in 24 bit/High Density formats from the original tapes by world-renowned rock studio engineer Andy Pearce. Includes the massive, perennial, global hit single 'I Believe in Father Christmas,' Greg Lake's beautiful composition. The CD configuration also features tracks from the In Concert (1979) album (later reissued in 1993 as Works Live), recorded live during their 1977 World Tour. This double CD set is packaged in gatefold soft pack with extensive exclusive sleeve notes with new band interviews and rare ELP archive photos.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Love Beach [2017 Remaster] ....CD $12.99
Reissue of Love Beach, ELP's 7th studio album and final one from the classic 1970s era. Originally released in 1978, it has been expertly remastered for the first time in 24 bit/High Density formats from the original tapes by world-renowned rock studio engineer Andy Pearce. Recorded in Nassau, Bahamas, Love Beach includes fan and live favorites "The Gambler" and "Canario," while side two of the original release was taken up by "Memoirs of an Officer and a Gentleman." The CD features the remastered original album plus previously unreleased alternative mix versions and studio rehearsals packaged in a gatefold softpack with sleeve notes featuring new band interviews and rare ELP archive photos.
Keith Emerson/Off the Shelf ....import CD $18.99
Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the re-release of the archive collection "Off the Shelf" by Keith Emerson. Originally issued in 2006 and long deleted, this collection (compiled by Keith Emerson) was a marvellous anthology of various recordings in Emerson's archives. Keith Emerson's work as a virtuoso keyboard player, composer and arranger for The Nice, Emerson Lake & Palmer is legendary. During his extensive career, Keith was never restricted by musical norms or classification. His music revealed the breadth of his musical influences, from classical composers such as Mussorgsky to Charlie Parker, rock & roll to The Band to Frank Zappa. Off the Shelf was Keith Emerson's means of revealing a collection of recorded works for various projects dating as far back as 1968 with The Nice, some of which were consigned to the archives for a variety of reasons and destined to remain unreleased until Off the Shelf was first issued. They feature recordings with the London Philharmonic Orchestra, the London Jazz Orchestra and legendary musicians including Levon Helm & Garth Hudson (of The Band), Aynsley Dunbar, Pat Travers, Cozy Powell and more.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Trilogy ....double CD $16.99
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Trilogy ....double LP $29.99
Released after extensive global touring, ELP's 3rd studio album, Trilogy, was a bubbling cauldron of creativity, the group's most comfortable and laid-back recording. Originally released in 1972, Trilogy reached #5 on the Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and is RIAA GOLD Certified. Includes their highest charting US single, "From the Beginning" (#39 Billboard Hot 100). This two disc set includes a 2015 remaster of the original album plus a second CD of an Alternate Album inculding 2015 stereo mixes by King Crimson's Jakko M. Jakszyk plus a live version of Hoedown and an alternate version of From the Beginning.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Brain Salad Surgery
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Emerson Lake & Palmer/Brain Salad Surgery ....doubld LP $29.99
ELP's 4th studio album, Brain Salad Surgery, remains their boldest, most successful and popular album release. Originally released in 1973, Brain Salad Surgery hit #11 on the US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and is RIAA GOLD Certified. Features the epic nearly 30 minute composition, "Karn Evil 9"and iconic cover art from H.R. Giger. The first disc of this double CD includes the 2014 remaster of the original 1973 album. Disc two has an alternate version of the album from 2014 stereo mixes by King Crimson's Jakko M. Jakszyk plus a a lot of other bonus tracks.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Welcome Back My Friends to the Show
that Never Ends Ladies and Gentlemen ....double CD $16.99
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends Ladies and Gentlemen ....triple LP $49.99
Released in 1974, Welcome Back My Friends to the Show that Never Ends ~ Ladies and Gentlemen... is the groundbreaking, first triple-vinyl live rock album. Recorded during the 1973/1974 'Someone Get Me a Ladder' world tour, the adrenalin-fuelled live recordings capture the group at its creative best. Album hit #4 on US Billboard Top 200 Album Chart and is RIAA GOLD Certified. The 2-CD set is the new 24/96 2016 remaster of the original 1974 release from the master tapes, LP is the 2016 new remaster of the original album. LP original artwork faithfully reproduced - with die-cut triple gatefold sleeve, die-cut E,L,P sleeve letters, special metallic 5th colour and embossed logo.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Emerson Lake & Palmer
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Emerson Lake & Palmer/Emerson Lake & Palmer ....vinyl LP $29.99
Hot on the heels of their famous, critically acclaimed performance to 600,000 people at the Isle of Wight Festival in August 1970, came ELP's ground-breaking debut album Emerson Lake & Palmer (1970). ELP was a huge, instant success, reaching No. 18 on the U.S. Album Chart and achieving RIAA GOLD Certification. The last minute addition 'Lucky Man' reached the US Top 50 and is an enduring track on Classic Rock radio. Disc two of the CD set includes the 2012 alternate album stereo mix plus four alternate takes for bonus tracks. The LP is 140G black vinyl.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Tarkus ....double CD $16.99
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Tarkus ....vinyl LP $29.99
ELP's second LP Tarkus (1971) stretched their sound in new directions and dimensions with more complex electronic keyboard sounds. The title track took up the first side of the LP and ultimately defined the ELP sound - loud, bombastic and boundlessly exultant in its instrumental power. The album hit #9 on the US Album Chart and is RIAA GOLD Certified. The second disc includes the 2012 alternate stereo mix of the album plus three bonus tracks. The LP is 140G black vinyl.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Pictures at an Exhibition
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Emerson Lake & Palmer/Pictures at an Exhibition ....vinyl LP $29.99
On 3.21.71, at Newcastle City Hall - with ELP's extroverted stage act becoming the stuff of legend - they recorded a new feature of their live concerts, a rock adaptation of Mussorgsky's "Pictures at an Exhibition." Pictures at an Exhibition (1971) was another major hit, reaching #10 on the U.S. Album Chart and was their 3rd straight RIAA GOLD Certified album. The CDs contain additional live performances from the Mar y Sol Festival in Puerto Rico (1972) and at the Lyceum Theatre in London (1970). The LP is 140G black vinyl.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/The Anthology (1970 - 1998) ....triple CD $27.99
Formed in 1970, Emerson Lake & Palmer were torchbearers of the progressive rock sound and one of rock's first super-groups. ELP helped to broaden the audience for the genre from hundreds of thousands into tens of millions and were one the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s, achieving global sales of over 40 million albums. Their first 7 album releases all made the U.K. albums chart top 10 and U.S. top 20. Playing only their second ever concert - the Isle of Wight Festival, August 1970 - ELP astonished a crowd of more than half a million with their groundbreaking sound and instrumental prowess. Renowned for their extrovert and flamboyant on-stage performances, they went on to headline stadium tours around the world. This career-spanning 3CD collection (1970- 1998), showcases the immense musical talents of Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer and features tracks from all of their original albums: Emerson Lake & Palmer, Pictures at an Exhibition, Tarkus, Trilogy, Brain Salad Surgery, Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends, Works Volume 1, Works Volume 2, Works Live, Love Beach, Live At Nassau Coliseum '78, Black Moon, In The Hot Seat, Live at the Royal Albert Hall and Then & Now. Includes their global hit singles "Fanfare for the Common Man" and "Lucky Man." The Anthology was produced in association with all three band members and the booklet contains extensive liner notes with new band interviews by legendary rock journalist Chris Welch. The audio was mastered by world-renowned rock studio engineer Andy Pearce. This marks the start of a comprehensive re-issue campaign on BMG of Emerson Lake & Palmer's astonishing recorded music catalogue, including: high-quality CD and vinyl LP releases of all the original albums, a 'Best Of' compilation, live albums, and a deluxe box set. Packaging: 3-CD Casebound Book with Extended Booklet.
Keith Emerson/Nighthawks: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack ....CD $14.99
The original motion picture Soundtrack from the 1981 film Nighthawks starred Sylvester Stallone and Billy Dee Williams. It was Keith Emerson's first major American film score. The soundtrack includes Keith's vocal of the Stevie Winwood classic "I'm a Man." The album has been unavailable on CD for more than a decade, and it features new liner notes by Jerry McCulley.
Greg Lake/Greg Lake + Manouevres ....import double CD $21.99
Digitally remastered two CD set containing a pair of albums from the prog icon plus bonus tracks. This set collects together both of Lake's two solo albums, his first self-titled album (1981) and his second album Manoeuvres (1983). The set includes four bonus tracks which have never been included on any reissue of the albums, only on separate rarities albums. The first album and its three bonus tracks feature all of the members of Toto with the exception of Bobby Kimball as Lake handles all lead vocals. Both albums also feature appearances by Gary Moore on guitar. Both CDs have received a 2015 Remaster which has the personal approval of Greg Lake. The booklet includes extensive liner notes.
Keith Emerson Trio/Keith Emerson Trio ....import CD $15.99
Keith Emerson is the co-founder of The Nice and Emerson Lake & Palmer (ELP). This collection contains the earliest known recordings of The Keith Emerson trio taken from one of only four acetates ever produced. These recordings have never been for sale on CD before and have been lovingly restored. This release has the full approval of Keith Emerson. Tracks: 1 You Say You Care, 2 There Will Never Be Another You, 3 Teenies Blues, 4 Winkle Picker Stamp, 5 56 Blues, 6 You Came a Long Way from Saint Louis, 7 Soul Station
Greg Lake & Geoff Downes/Ride the Tiger ....import CD $15.99
2015 release. Greg Lake is the co-founder of King Crimson and Emerson Lake And Palmer (ELP). Greg wrote the hit "Lucky Man" and co-wrote 'I Believe In Father Christmas.' Geoff Downes is the keyboardist in The Buggles, Asia and Yes. Geoff co-wrote the hits 'Video Killed the Radio Star' and 'Heat of the Moment.' Ride the Tiger contains six songs which the duo wrote together - one went on to became an Asia song and two became ELP songs. Four of these tracks have been released on compilations before, but this is the first time they have been collected together with two previously unreleased tracks plus one alternate mix.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Live at Montreux 1997 ....double CD $17.99
Emerson, Lake and Palmer, known to all as ELP, were progressive rock's first supergroup. Keith Emerson (keyboards) came from The Nice, Greg Lake (guitar, bass & vocals) from King Crimson and Carl Palmer (drums) from Atomic Rooster. Formed in 1970 they were an instant success and went on to have a series of huge selling albums throughout the seventies before splitting up in the early eighties. Reunited in the early nineties they produced a new album, Black Moon, and began to tour again. In 1997 they embarked on a world tour which included this superb performance at Montreux on July 7. Previously only available as a video release, this now comes as a double CD set. Includes Karn Evil 9 1st Impression, Part 2, Tiger in a Spotlight, Hoedown, Touch and Go, From the Beginning, Knife Edge, Bitches Crystal, Creole Dance, Honky Tonk Train Blues, Take a Pebble, Lucky Man, Tarkus, Pictures at an Exhibition, Fanfare for the Common Man, Carmina Burana, Carl Palmer's Drum Solo, Rondo, Toccata & Fugue In D Minor.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Live at Montreux ....DVD
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Live at Montreux ....Blu-Ray $19.98
3 (Emerson Palmer Berry)/Live in Boston 1988 ....double CD $18.99
The short lived 80's offshoot band 3 (Three), a slight variation in the ELP timeline - when Keith Emerson and Carl Palmer teamed up with singer/guitarist Robert Berry. RockBeat Records "3 Live Keith Emerson Carl Palmer Robert Boston '88," captures a complete recording of the band in the perfect live setting, a small club the "Paradise Theater." Three musical geniuses... Amazing sound quality... Instant Classic! The power of "3" live is an awe-inspiring experience, just listen to Emerson's jaw dropping solo piece "Creole Dance." Palmer's superb playing and amazing drum solos show why he's a world famous rock drummer and Berry's vocals and bass work translates winding between the powerful synthesizer's, keyboards and electronic drums. The "3" power their way through classic ELP repertoire such as Fanfare for the Common Man, Hoedown, America, Rondo and even tackle a breathtaking psychedelic cover of The Byrds "Eight Miles High." The band also included a backing vocalist (Jennifer Steele) and a guitarist (Paul Keller) for the live gigs. For the ELP collector this is an essential title and valuable historic live recording.
Greg Lake/London '81 ....CD $14.99
Greg Lake/London '81 ....vinyl LP $24.99
Vocalist/guitarist/bassist from the legendary prog rock bands King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer launched a solo career in 1981 and embarked on a spectacular worldwide tour captured on this historic live album and made available on both CD & vinyl for the very first time! Includes performances of songs from Lake's self-titled solo debut album plus phenomenal live versions of ELP's "Lucky Man," King Crimson's "21st Century Schizoid Man," and more! Features a guest appearance by guitar virtuoso Gary Moore! Vinyl version comes with printed inner sleeve and limited edition clear vinyl!
Various Artists/Many Faces of Emerson Lake & Palmer ....import triple CD $41.99
Emerson Lake & Palmer (ELP) is one of the most popular and successful English progressive rock bands in history. The main characteristics that made the trio so popular were their technical skills and their showmanship. It wasn't very usual -back then- to see such technically proficient musicians like Keith Emerson (keyboards) or Carl Palmer (drums) to develop such a highly-visual concert experience; which in fact made an often quite complex music genre, instantly appealing to a broad audience. The Many Faces of Emeron, Lake & Palmer is a key release that shows uknown aspects of their successful career. Disc one features the individual members playing with other artists and bands such as The Nice, Garry Farr & The T Bones, Atomic Rooster, Chris Farlowe and Pete Sinfield. Disc two features artists that influenced them such as Booker T & The MGs and Jimmy Smith as well as artists they chose to work with on their own Manticore label such as PFM, Banco, Stray Dog, Thee Image and more. Disc three features works by composers that not only influenced ELP, but which they brought into their own repertoire such as Mancini's the Peter Gunn Theme, Bernstein's America, Copeland's Fanfare for the Common Man and Hoedown, Mussorgsky's Pictures at an Exhibition, Dave Brubeck's Blue Rondo a la Turk and more.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Once Upon a Time - Live in South America ....4 CD Set $34.99
Over their forty five year career, ELP has been a worldwide progressive rock phenomenon. Thoughout their career, the band have sold over thirty million albums. This collection gathers four cds worth of material from three concerts from their 1993 and 1997 South American stadium tours. Featuring extended workouts of their most known tunes, this value priced collection comes in a wallet pack and is priced to sell! The specific concerts are Estadio Chile in Santiago, April 1, 1993; Obras Stadium, Buenos Aires, Argentina on April 5, 1993; and Metropolitan Theater, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on August 16, 1997
Keith Emerson/At the Movies ....triple import CD $41.99
Following the break-up of Emerson Lake and Palmer, Keith Emerson ventured into the world of film soundtracks with his score for Italian director Dario Aregento's horror film Inferno in 1980. This led to Emerson scoring Nighthawks in 1981. More film scores followed. At the Movies gathers together Emerson's music for seven movies; Nighthawks, Best Revenge, Inferno, La Chiesa (The Church), Muderock, Harmagedon and Godzilla Final Wars. The box set includes an illustrated booklet with a new essay and photographs.
Keith Emerson/Changing States (Remastered Edition) ....import CD $24.99
Keith Emerson/Changing States - Founder of "The Nice" and "Emerson Lake & Palmer," frequently voted the world's top rock keyboard player. "Changing States" is a rare solo album fusing rock, jazz and classical, including an unreleased 1975 orchestral version of "Abaddon's Bolero." Changing States was produced, engineered and mixed by Kevin Gilbert. This edition was newly remastered in 2014 and features new cover artwork.
Keith Emerson/Christmas Album ....import CD $24.99
"One Christmas, I sat at the piano and discovered amongst my manuscripts a book of carols that my eldest son, Aaron, had brought home from school. I began improvising on some of the themes. My next door neighbour, Nigel, happened to drop by to take in some of my Christmas spirit and listened while I played. 'You should do a Christmas album,' he said." - Keith Emerson. Delightful holiday album originally recorded in 1988 with traditional carols and classical pieces infused with improvisational "Emerson" flavour, as well as his original pieces. One of the original pieces, "Glorietta" is one of Keith's personal favourites which he dedicated to his late mother, who use to be a cook supervisor at West Park School in Worthing, UK. The voices of the children from the same school can be heard on "Captain Starship Christmas".
Keith Emerson/Inferno [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] ....import CD $18.99
Keith Emerson's score for the Dario Argento horror film came at the end of '70s. Jumping between beautiful orchestral pieces and rock tracks, the album feels like a continuation of ELP's Works albums.
Keith Emerson/Keith Emerson Band ....CD $15.99
US version of his 2008 album includes one exclusive bonus track over the Japanese and European pressings, 'The Barbarian' (a reworking of the classic ELP track). Former ELP/Nice keyboardist and Prog Rock legend is joined on this album by guitarist vocalist Marc Bonilla. .Since the split of ELP, Emerson kept himself busy with soundtracks and live performances but he never returned with a proper band and a Rock set up to the sound that all his fans love. This new version of his band features an explosive combination of the classic EL&P sound and modern progressive hard rock. Emerson's keyboard is flamboyant and explosive more than ever and his songwriting is still top level. Gregg Bissonette (ex David Lee Roth Band and LA super session player) is also part of the band. 19 tracks including 'Ignition,' 'Crusaders Cross' and 'Last Horizon'.
Keith Emerson Band with Marc Bonilla/Moscow ....double CD $17.99
Recorded in 2008, this two CD set is the companion to the DVD release of MOSCOW issued last year. The album features two bonus studio tracks not included on the DVD, "Moscow Fantasia" and "Malambo (Orchestral Version)."
Keith Emerson Band/Moscow ....DVD $15.98
Filmed 2008 in Moscow, Russia with Dolby Digital 5.1 surround sound. Last year marked Keith Emerson's return as composer and performer with the highly acclaimed CD, The Keith Emerson Band Featuring Marc Bonilla. This DVD captures the live recordings of six songs from that CD. Highlights include re-workings of several classic ELP tracks such as a full version of Tarkus, Karn Evil 9, Lucky Man, Bitches Crystal and The Barbarian. What distingushes these new arrangements has been the addition of guitar wizard, Marc Bonilla, both as singer and co-arranger. When interviewed recently Keith confessed that these new re-constructions with guitar reflected more accurately the way he had originally envisioned them.
Keith Emerson Band/Three Fates Project ....CD $15.99
The Three Fates Project is unlike any previous album by keyboard legend Keith Emerson and pre-eminent rock guitarist and composer Marc Bonilla. It is a unique and dynamic inseparable hybrid of orchestral and rock unlike any that's ever been heard before. Keith's music has taken yet another step in a new direction with this album. Keith is truly a modern day composer, which is why Alberto Ginastera and Aaron Copland thought so highly of him - they recognized him as one of their kind. The Three Fates Project contains both orchestral re-workings of ELP classics such as "Tarkus," "The Endless Enigma," "Abaddon's Bolero," as well as Aaron Copland's "Fanfare For The Common Man," Alberto Ginastera's "Malambo" and "American Matador" from Marc Bonilla's second solo album, as well as brand new compositions: Emerson's "After All Of This" and Marc Bonilla's "Walking Distance," and "The Mourning Sun." The album was recorded in Munich and Los Angeles over a nine month period starting in the summer of 2011. It features the 70-piece Munchner Rundfunkorchester conducted by world-reknown maestro Terje Mikkelsen, who has been often referred to as "one of the few conductors with a rock 'n' roll soul," and the Keith Emerson Band with veteran Emerson bassist Travis Davis and drummer Troy Luccketta, from the multi-platinum band Tesla.
Emerson Hughes Bonilla/The Boys Club: Live from California ....double CD $15.99
The birth of The Boys Club started way back on April 6, 1974, at Ontario Motor Speedway in Southern California. At the Cal Jam rock festival. ELP and Deep Purple were the headlining acts and was the first time Keith Emerson and Glenn Hughes appeared together on the same stage. It wouldn't be until almost 25 years later that these two luminaries met again, this time under the new moniker of The Boys Club. The Boys Club was the start of Marc Bonilla's long musical collaborative partnership with Keith Emerson, and was the beginning of the very successful Keith Emerson Band, featuring Marc Bonilla. Live from California features classic Keith Emerson ELP tracks, as well as songs from Marc Bonilla's solo projects, and also includes Glenn Hughes' soulful rendition of the Procol Harum classic "A Whiter Shade Of Pale." The album features four previously unreleased performances, "Close to Home," "Creole Dance," "Honky Tonk Train Blues" and "Fanfare for the Common Man / Rondo." This two-disc set of the COMPLETE 1998 concert recorded live in California has never before been released anywhere. The Boys Club Features: keyboards: Keith Emerson; vocals: Glenn Hughes; guitar: Marc Bonilla; also includes bassists Bob Birch and Mick Mahan, drummer Joe Travers, keyboardist Ed Roth, and guitarist Mike Wallace better known as the infamous Dragonchoir.
Keith Emerson & Greg Lake/Live from Manticore Hall ....CD $18.99
Now available domestically at a lower price. Live from Manticore Hall captures Emerson's & Lake's unique two man versions of a selection of well known material taken from across ELP's celebrated catalogue and also includes a version of King Crimson's I Talk to the Wind. Tracks include: From the Beginning, Introduction, I Talk to the Wind, Bitches Crystal, The Barbarian, Take a Pebble, Tarkus, Cest Le Vie, Pirates, Moog Solo / Lucky Man. Recorded live in 2010.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/40th Anniversary Reunion Concert ....DVD $12.99
Now available at a Nice Price!!! The legendary rock band reunited to celebrate their 40th Anniversary and headlined London's 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.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/40th Anniversary Reunion Concert ....Blu-Ray $24.99
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Beyond the Beginning ....DVD-NTSC $23.99
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Put together by the same producers that gave us the widely praised Led Zeppelin anthology DVD, this long awaited two DVD set features selections from across ELP's career including performances from The Nice, King Crimson, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown and Emerson Lake & Powell. Also included is ELP's legendary California Jam performance! This DVD is an absolute must for any ELP fan! Total running time is over four hours!
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Come And See The Show: The Best Of ....CD $11.99
The biggest hits from progressive rock's first supergroup, remastered from the original tapes. Tracks include "Lucky Man," "From the Beginning," "Knife-Edge" and "C'est La Vie" among others.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Live at Montreux ....Blu-Ray $19.98
Previously released on DVD and now available on Blu-Ray! Founded in 1967, the Montreux Jazz Festival has established itself as one of the most prestigious annual music events in the world. The extraordinary list of artists who have played there is drawn from across the musical spectrum and from around the world. In 1997 Emerson Lake & Palmer made their debut at the Montreux Jazz Festival with a performance that included all their trademark virtuosity and shownmanship. The show includes classic tracks from across their career including Karnevil 9, Hoedown, Take a Pebble, Lucky Man, Tiger in the Spotlight, Tarkus, Fanfare for the Common Man and much more. This is the only video available documenting their 1997 World Tour.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Live at Montreux ....DVD $15.98
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Live at the Mar Y Sol Festival '72 ....CD $12.99
Want to hear a spectacular live set from ELP's prog-rock prime (the year they put out Pictures at an Exhibition and Trilogy )? And get this: it's previously unreleased! The notes boast band reminiscences as you hear the whole concert, nearly 80 minutes: Lucky Man; Hoedown; Tarkus; Rondo; Take a Pebble; the epic Pictures at an Exhibition, and more!
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Live at the Royal Albert Hall ....DVD-NTSC $14.99
Now available on DVD, rock legends Emerson, Lake & 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 which became part of their Black Moon album.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/On a Knife Edge ....import DVD $16.99
The first true super group of the seventies, Emerson Lake & 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. That's what makes this film so special. Extenstive improvisation and virtuoso playing by Keith Emerson, inventive percussion from Carl Palmer and a bravura performance at the mike by the young Greg Lake make this an essential addition to the collection of any fan of the progressive rock era. The DVD features Barbarian, Rondo/Bach Improvisations, Drum Solo, Nut Rocker, Take a Pebble, Knife Edge. 60 minutes.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Pictures at an Exhibition + Birth of a Band + Live at Montreux ....triple DVD $28.99
This Special Edition 3DVD set brings together concerts by Emerson Lake & Palmer from their very beginning in 1970 up to one of their latter performances in 1997. "Birth Of A Band" was filmed at the legendary Isle Of Wight Festival in the summer of 1970 and was ELP's first proper gig. "Pictures at an Exhibition" was filmed at the Lyceum in London in December 1970 and later released in cinemas in 1973. "Live At Montreux" was filmed at the famous Swiss festival in 1997 and sees the band playing tracks from across their hugely successful career.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/A Time and a Place ....4 CD set $32.99
Featuring 4 Discs of Never-Before-Released Remastered Live Tracks! Experience ELP live through the decades with this 4-CD box set. A Time And A Place features high-quality soundboard recordings on the first three discs and audience recordings on the fourth. This set brings together a select body of performances by Emerson Lake & Palmer captured before worldwide audiences during the band's career and tenure at the sharp end of the Progressive rock genre. From the group's raw and unrestrained sound of the early '70s, their rearrangements of compositions by internationally renowned composers, to their timeless conceptual pieces such as "Tarkus," "Karn Evil 9" and "Pirates," ELP have always been a band to push hard against musical boundaries.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer/Welcome Back ....DVD-NTSC $22.99
Still from the video
Welcome Back is a musical biography, a documentary outlining the birth and rebirth of a supergroup. In the first 10 years of their existence, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer produced six platinum and five gold albums. In 1991, the three musicians came together to work on a new album, and this video follows the creative and sometimes difficult reunion of one of rock's foremost progressive bands. Welcome Back features live performances from their sellout 1992/93 Black Moon Tour, proving that after a 10 year break, none of the magic has been lost. Including vintage footing, interviews with the band and over 70 minutes of classic ELP, this is a collector's piece for all true fans.
Emerson Lake & Powell/Live in Concert & More ....double CD $25.99
It was 1986 and a reunion was being planned for the 1970s British super-group, Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Carl Palmer however was still contractually obliged to record two more albums for Geffen Records with his own platinum band, Asia. So, with the blessing of Carl Palmer, Emerson and Lake decided to carry on with another drummer. After a brief search, it was suggested to Emerson and Lake that they should approach Cozy Powell, a handsome Brit with a long list of successful band memberships, would soon prove to be the best choice to fill Palmer's illustrious shoes. After only one rehearsal, it was clear to both Emerson and Lake that ELPowell would indeed be a very different sounding band than Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Previously, these recordings could only be heard on illegal bootlegs, with considerably poorer audio quality, but after locating a first generation board recording, the tapes were digitally re-mastered and are now sonically better than ever. Enjoy a trip back to 1986 and the year of Emerson, Lake and Powell!
Emerson Lake And Powell/The Sprocket Sessions ....import CD $18.99
Lemon - This is an Official Bootleg by Emerson, Lake & Powell, and the mid 1980s ELP-splinter group, formed when Carl Palmer was still contractually obligated to record with Asia. Live In Concert, features a rare live recording from the group's only tour in 1986, from recently discovered recordings in Greg Lake's personal archives. With Palmer's blessing Emerson and Lake recruited fellow Brit Cozy Powell to handle the drums on new material the two had written and were planning to record. Powell, whose drumming style was very powerful and considerably different than Palmer's, helped create a new sound for the progressive music written by Emerson & Lake. Live In Concert, taken from a 1986 show recorded in Lakeland, Florida and has been digitally re-mastered. This newly re-mastered set comes with new sleeve-notes with comments from Greg himself and a enhanced booklet with rare photos and memorabilia.
Greg Lake/Greg Lake ....import CD $21.97
2011 remastered reissue (24 BIT) of Greg's 1981 debut solo album, contains 12 page full color booklet with 3,000 new word essay with new interview with Greg Lake, plus memorabilia & rare photos. 10 tracks
Greg Lake/Greg Lake (Live 2005) ....CD $13.98
Greg Lake - The Voice of a Generation. From his initial days in the explosive London music scene of the late 1960s, through his time as founding member and voice of rock innovators King Crimson, and legendary British rock band, Emerson, Lake and Palmer (ELP); Greg Lake has continually made records that have endured the test of time. This album presents one of the most enduring musical figureheads of our time, performing many of his best-known classics, including King Crimsons In The Court Of The Crimson King and 21st Century Schizoid Man and Emerson, Lake and Palmers hit Lucky Man, Pictures At An Exhibition and Fanfare For The Common Man and much more! Live at Stevenage Concert Hall Arena 2005.
Greg Lake/Live ....DVD $19.99
From his initial days in the explosive 1960s London music scene, through his time as a founding member of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Greg Lake has made records that have endured the test of time. This DVD presents Greg performing live in a feature-length concert recorded during his European tour in 2005, and features the exclusive bonus Welcome Backstage a comprehensive look behind the scenes prior to his tour.
Greg Lake/Live On The King Biscuit Flower Hour ....import CD $15.99
Lemon - From the voluminous archives of the 'King Biscuit Flower Hour' comes this live set from Greg Lake (bass/guitar/vocals) at the Hammersmith Odeon in London on November 5, 1981. Lake, while on an extended hiatus from Emerson, Lake & Palmer (E.L.P.), recorded a pair of solo efforts in the early '80s. The show captured on Greatest Hits Live (2003) is circa his self-titled debut 'Greg Lake' (1981) and features the artist leading an impressive backing band with Gary Moore (guitar), Ted McKenna (drums), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), and Tristian Margetts (bass). The stage performance is interspersed with indisputable classics dating back to a pair of pre-ELP King Crimson cuts, as '21st Century Schizoid Man' and 'In the Court of the Crimson King' conclude this collection, both 'Fanfare for the Common Man' and 'Karn Evil 9' are given workouts. The sole acoustic side 'Lucky Man' is arguably the highlight, with Lake's skills as a performer and songwriter at their most prominent. This newly re-mastered set come with a new sleeve-note with comments from Greg himself and a enhanced booklet with rare photos and memorabilia.
Greg Lake/Manoeuvres ....import CD $21.97
2011 remastered reissue (24 BIT) of Greg's 1983 2nd solo album, contains 12 page full color booklet with 3,000 new word essay with new interview with Greg Lake, plus memorabilia & rare photos. 10 tracks.
Greg Lake And Various Artists/From The Underground Vol. 1 ....import CD $15.99
Lemon - Greg Lake was a founding member of the original incarnation of King Crimson, and was a member of the super-group Emerson, Lake and Palmer. He also toured briefly with the group Asia in 1985. 'From The Underground Volume 1' is a collection of rare and previously unreleased recordings dating back to 1969 and Greg Lake's days in King Crimson, rare live recordings from Emerson, Lake & Palmer; and unreleased tracks from two Greg Lake splinter projects, EL & Powell. Previously only ever released via Greg's website (and The Artist Shop) this is the first time this collection has been available commercially. With an enhanced booklet and new notes this is a must for Greg Lake fans everywhere.
Greg Lake And Various Artists/From The Underground Vol. 2 - Deeper Into The Mine ....import CD $15.99
Lemon - "From The Underground Volume 2 - Deeper Into The Mine," is a second collection of rare and previously unreleased recordings dating back to 1969 and Greg Lake's days in King Crimson. Also included are several never before-heard finished studio recordings taken from the sessions for Lake's two Chrysalis solo albums released in the 1980s; rare live recordings from Emerson, Lake & Palmer; and unreleased tracks from two Greg Lake splinter projects, EL & Powell and Greg Lake's Ride The Tiger (which included Yes/ Buggles/ Asia keyboardist, Geoff Downes). Among the rarest of the recordings on this collection are several finished studio masters of outtakes from the two Lake Chrysalis solo albums. He was backed by his 1981/83 solo band featuring guitarist Gary Moore and also by the Grammy Award winning pop band, Toto. Also included is a 1971 studio-quality live recording of Lake's most popular group, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, doing a previously unreleased song entitled 'Preacher Blues.'
The Nice/Here Come the Nice ....import 3 CD set $25.95
UK box-set for Keith Emerson's pre-ELP band. The first two discs from this release include all the music from their three Immediate albums in stereo while the third disc boasts previously unissued live tracks from the Immediate period plus various Immediate demo recordings & alternative mixes.
Carl Palmer/Decade - Celebrating the Music of Emerson Lake & Palmer ....DVD $17.99
2011 live concert from Carl Palmer's ELP inspired trio. Carl Palmer, among the most renowned drummers in rock history and a founding member of both ELP and Asia, returns with Decade which chronicles a complete 2011 solo band performance from Bethlehem, PA. Palmer, plus guitarist Paul Bielatowics and bassist Simon Fitzapatrick perform some of the best loved ELP classics. Celebrating 10 years of the Carl Palmer Band.
Carl Palmer/Do Ya Wanna Play Carl? ....double CD $17.99
First ever compilation for the Emerson Lake & Palmer drummer previously available only as an import. Remastered from original tapes. Featuring contributions from the rest of ELP, The Craig, The Chants, Chris Farlow, Atomic Rooster, Mike Oldfield, Asia, 3 and one bonus track, 'Shawnee' with Buddy Rich. This compilation also has a number of never before released tracks including the Concerto for Percussion and Orchestra - a 23 minute piece recording during the Works sessions, but released here for the first time - a collaboration with Mike Oldfield, and much more!
Carl Palmer/Drum Solos ....DVD $18.98
This title features Carl Palmer performing his most legendary drum solos, including the immortal "spinning" California Jam performance from 1974. From his early years in The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown and Atomic Rooster; through his legendary association with platinum superstar bands, Emerson Lake & Palmer and ASIA; and behind the drumkit of his own popular solo band; Carl Palmer remains one of the greatest rock drummers of all time.
Carl Palmer/The Solo ....DVD $14.99
The art film The Solo (directed by acclaimed art-filmmaker Andrew Cross), a 35-minute movie that portrays the drum solo as a work of physical art, and features Palmer behind his drum kit. ""The film is not a Carl Palmer drum solo, as one might expect,"" says Palmer. ""It explores how the drum kit and the person playing it can connect to create a live example of art, as one would view and absorb in a museum."" The film has gotten rave reviews from art and film critics, during its run in UK art museums.
Carl Palmer/Working Live Vol. 3 ....CD $13.98
He's been the percussionist for Crazy World of Arthur Brown (didn't ya love them??) also Emerson Lake and Palmer, and Asia! This release is the live album that completes the circle of recording past melodies from his career, including Nutcracker and many others. Tracks include: Peter Gunn, Romeo and Juliet, Pictures at an Exhibition, Bitches Crystal, Nutrocker, In a Moroccan Market.
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