Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Second Wave of Emerson, Lake & Palmer Deluxe Reissues to Include "Trilogy", "Brain Salad Surgery" & "Welcome Back Friends"

by VVN Music

The second wave of reissued Emerson, Lake and Palmer albums are ready to go on September 30 with Trilogy, Brain Salad Surgery and Welcome Back, My Friends, to the Show That Never Ends: Ladies and Gentlemen, Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

The three new deluxe sets follow in the footsteps of the July 29 release of Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Tarkus, Pictures at an Exhibition and a new three-CD Anthology collecting some of the best music from throughout the band's career.

Each of the new deluxe sets includes a booklet with extensive liner notes with new band interviews by legendary rock journalist Chris Welch and the audio has been re-mastered by world renowned rock studio engineer Andy Pearce.

Trilogy

Trilogy was the group’s third studio album that shot to number 2 in the U.K and number 5 in the U.S. album charts in 1972. It has eight classical-rock numbers, including a joyful version of Aaron Copland’s Hoedown that would become the band’s signature tune, as well as Greg Lake’s U.S. Top 40 hit single ballad From The Beginning.

One of the group’s own favorite albums, it is packed with exciting, challenging music, and is full of stunning musicianship, with Keith Emerson playing grand piano, organ and synthesizer with commanding expertise. The Sheriff shows his versatility when he plays authentic ragtime piano.

Trilogy will be presented in a 2-CD format. Disc 1 has the original nine track 1972 album, as remastered in 2015. Disc 2 is an 11-track ‘Alternate Album’ utilising Jakko M. Jakszyk’s 2015 stereo mixes, with an alternate version of From The Beginning and a ‘live’ Hoedown from 1972. The LP version is cut from 2014 remastered files with the original sleeve and distinctive artwork faithfully reproduced, together with a foreword by Greg Lake.

Disc 1 (Trilogy, The Original 1972 Album - The 2015 Remaster)

  • The Endless Enigma (Part One)
  • Fugue
  • The Endless Enigma (Part Two)
  • From The Beginning
  • The Sheriff
  • Hoedown
  • Trilogy
  • Living Sin
  • Abaddon's Bolero
Disc 2 (The Alternate Album (Jakko M Jaksyzk 2015 stereo mixes))
  • From The Beginning (alternate version)
  • The Endless Enigma (Part One)
  • Fugue
  • The Endless Enigma (Part Two)
  • From The Beginning
  • The Sheriff
  • Hoedown
  • Trilogy
  • Living Sin
  • Abaddon's Bolero
  • Hoedown (Live, 1972)

Brain Salad Surgery

ELP’s boldest and most popular album. A massive best seller it represented the group at its best in terms of playing, production and creativity. The first release on their own label Manticore Records it dominated the charts and airwaves, reaching number 2 in the U.K. and number 11 in the U.S. album charts.

Disc 1 of the 2-CD set has the original 8 track 1973 album, presented in its 2014 re-mastered version. Among the highlights is Greg Lake’s superb vocal rendition of the much loved hymn Jerusalem and the ballad Still…You Turn Me On while Keith Emerson’s keyboard brilliance shines through the aggressive Toccata and extended concept piece Karn Evil 9.

Disc 2 is ‘The Alternate Album’ with Jakko M. Jakszyks’ 2014 Stereo Mixes of 13 tracks including B-Side single versions of the tongue in cheek When The Apple Blossoms Bloom In The Windmills Of Your Mind I’ll Be Your Valentine and Brain Salad Surgery. Together with alternate versions of the Karn Evil 9 tracks and an extract from a rare NME Flexi Disc, this will be of special interest to die-hard ELP fans and collectors.

The vinyl LP is cut for the first time from 2014 re-mastered files and the elaborate original sleeve is reproduced with a die-cut gatefold sleeve and fold out poster and a foreword from Greg Lake about the 140 gsm LP format.

Disc 1 (Brain Salad Surgery, The Original 1973 Album - The 2014 Remaster)
  • Jerusalem
  • Toccata
  • Still... You Turn Me On
  • Benny The Bouncer
  • Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Part 1
  • Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Part 2
  • Karn Evil 9 2nd Impression
  • Karn Evil 9 3rd Impression
Disc 2 (The Alternate Album (Jakko M Jaksyzk 2014 stereo mixes))
  • Karn Evil 9 3rd Impression (Original Backing Track)
  • Jerusalem (First Mix)
  • Still... You Turn Me On (First Mix)
  • Toccata (Alternate Version)
  • Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Part 1 (Alternate Version)
  • Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Part 2 (Alternate Version)
  • Karn Evil 9 2nd Impression (Alternate Version)
  • Karn Evil 9 3rd Impression (Alternate Version)
  • Excerpts from Brain Salad Surgery (NME Flexi Disc Version)
  • When The Apple Blossoms Bloom In The Windmills Of Your Mind I'll Be Your Valentine (B Side Single K13503)
  • Brain Salad Surgery (B Side Single K10946)
  • Brain Salad Surgery (Instrumental)
  • Karn Evil 9 3rd Impression (Different Version)

Welcome Back, My Friends, to the Show That Never Ends: Ladies and Gentlemen, Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Originally released in 1974 as the first ever triple vinyl ‘live’ rock album, Welcome Back My Friends… would reach number 4 on the Billboard chart, the group’s highest ever placing in America. It was an artistic triumph, with superb in-concert performances of many of ELP’s finest compositions and arrangements capturing the adrenaline fueled atmosphere created during the band’s marathon 1973/74 Get Me A Ladder world tour.

Among the nine tracks are dynamic renditions of Hoedown, Jerusalem, Toccata, Tarkus, Take a Pebble and Karn Evil 9 played with the zest of a band responding to ecstatic audience reactions.

The 2-CD set features a new 24/96 2016 remaster of the original 1974 release taken from the master tapes. As with all the CDs there is a booklet with liner notes by Chris Welch, including revealing new band member interviews. The vinyl LP version is a 2016 remaster of the original album and the original LP artwork is faithfully reproduced, with a die-cut triple gatefold sleeve and embossed logo. The CD and vinyl formats are accompanied by the first release of MFiT and HD digital versions of the original album.

Disc 1
  • Hoedown (Taken From Rodeo)
  • Jerusalem
  • Toccata (An Adaption Of Ginastera's 1st Piano Concerto, 4th Movement)
  • Tarkus: Eruption / Stones Of Years / Iconoclast / Mass / Manticore / Battlefield (Including Epitaph) /
  • Aquatarkus (Conclusion)
  • Take A Pebble (Including Still... You Turn Me On and Lucky Man)
Disc 2
  • Piano Improvisations (Including Friedrich Gulda's Fugue And Joe Sullivan's Little Rock Getaway)
  • Take A Pebble (Conclusion)
  • Jeremy Bender / The Sheriff (Medley)
  • Karn Evil Nine: 1st Impression / 2nd Impression / 3rd Impression

1 comments:

Yeshawk said...

first ever triple vinyl ‘live’ rock album

Not Yessongs then?

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