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/Live in Montreal 1977 ....double CD $15.99
Shout! Factory continues its campaign of archival ELP live releases with Live in Montreal, 1977, the first-ever official release of this legendary concert which captured the band during the legendary Works tour, just before they jettisoned the orchestra due to financial reasons, after only a handful of performances, making this document all the more valuable. Says Keith Emerson, "the concert for me remains one of the highlights of my musical life." With Keith Emerson on keyboards, Greg Lake on bass and vocals and Carl Palmer on drums, ELP broadened the audience for progressive rock. The band released a series of landmark albums in the 1970s, and several more in the '90s after a 14-year hiatus.
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.
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 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.
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/Live In California 1974 ....CD $13.99
Shout! Factory continues its campaign of archival ELP live releases with Live in California 1974, the first-ever official release of this legendary concert which captured the band at its peak, playing for the largest audience in its career. Says Greg Lake, "The band was at the very pinnacle of their performing powers, the event was of biblical proportions and the performance itself was almost flawless." With Keith Emerson on keyboards, Greg Lake on bass and vocals and Carl Palmer on drums, ELP broadened the audience for progressive rock. The band released a series of landmark albums in the 1970s, and several more in the '90s after a 14-year hiatus.
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.
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.
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
(still from the video)
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/Emerson Lake & Palmer ....double CD + DVD-A $19.99
An essential reissue of ELP's genre-defining 1970 debut release. Fusing classical influences with jazz spontaneity and rock power, the musically bold trio of Emerson Lake and Palmer created an engaging combination of the lyrical (Lucky Man, Take A Pebble) and the explosive (The Barbarian, Tank, Knife Edge). A 2012 2cd/1dvd version featuring stereo and 5.1 mixes from the King of surround sound, Mr. Steven Wilson, the original album is augmented by several previously unreleased songs and alternate versions. The comprehensive booklet contains sleeve notes by Chris Welch.
Emerson Lake & Palmer/From the Beginning ....5 CD Box Set $27.99
Deluxe five CD box set in long book package. The CDs in From The Beginning celebrates ELP's entire career, both live and in the studio. Featuring 52 tracks comprising of singles, B-sides, rare tracks and live performances including a complete unreleased live concert from 1972. Also a booklet with liner notes written by the band featuring rare photos, memorabilia and more.
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 and Palmer/The Manticore Special; Works Orchestral Tour ....DVD NTSC $27.99
Many fans have been anxious for The Manticore Special and Works Orchestral Tour videos to come out on DVD's. Well finally it's happening. But the news is doubly good as they've been combined on a single DVD! As an added bonus, also included is the music video for Black Moon! The Manticore Special - Step into the rock'n'roll time machine and experience first hand the magic and excitement of Emerson, Lake & Palmer as they were in 1973. Filmed while the band was writing, recording and touring the material that eventually became the Brain Salad Surgery album, this historic fim captures the legendary British rock band during what was unquestionably one of the most artistically fertile phases of its entire career. Called The Manticore Special, this 53 minute documentary was originally aired on broadcast television in the UK and Canada in late 1973, and finally in the United States on January 9th, 1974.
Works Orchestral Tour - Shot on August 26th, 1977 at Montral's famed Olympic Stadium, this concert film documents ELP's legendary Works Tour where, in 1977, Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer became the first rock band to assemble and tour with a full 65 piece symphony orchestra. Pulling this concert off was no small feat for the members of ELP who were under enormous pressure when this performance occurred before a sold out audience of 70,000 enthusiastic fans. At show time, however, it all came together in a powerful combination of musicianship, sound and lights. This video will put you in the front row for a concert that no one in the audience has ever forgotten!
Emerson Lake & Palmer/Tarkus ....double CD + DVD-A $19.99
An essential reissue of ELP's ambitious 1971 sophomore release. The searing 22 minute anti-war title suite is arguably the most celebrated composition in ELP's history. The original album is augmented by several previously unreleased songs and alternate versions. Presented as a deluxe 2012 2cd/1dvd version featuring stereo and 5.1 mixes from the patron saint of surround sound, Mr. Steven Wilson, the armour-plated armadillo has never sounded so good. The comprehensive booklet contains sleeve notes by Chris Welch.
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 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/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/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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