BMG Rights Management
1973 album newly cut from the 24-bit/96kHz master files
Emerson, Lake & Palmer were one of the most successful, innovative and ground breaking British groups of the golden age of progressive rock. As well as creating spectacular ‘live' shows that incorporated advanced technology and showmanship, they also recorded a cascade of powerful albums that sold in millions around the world. During 2016 and 2017 the band's musical legacy will be celebrated by BMG with an important and comprehensive re-issue program that will put the spotlight on ELP's nine studio albums as well as their "live" recordings and compilations.
ELP were formed in 1970 by flamboyant keyboard player Keith Emerson (formerly of The Nice), singer and guitarist Greg Lake (formerly of King Crimson) and drummer/percussionist Carl Palmer (formerly of Atomic Rooster). Blending jazz and classical music with a wide-screen hard-rock style, ELP were one of the torchbearers of the progressive rock sound and were one of the most commercially successful bands of the 1970s. By 1974 they were as big as Led Zeppelin as a live draw.
Emerson, Lake, & Palmer reached their progressive climax with their fourth studio album Brain Salad Surgery. It was the group's most ambitious and commercially successful album, with a mixture of rock and classical along with some cutting edge electronic sounds, used for the first time on any of the group's records.
Lead vocalist Greg Lake co-wrote the album's lyrics with former King Crimson bandmate Pete Sinfield, who was also signed to ELP's new Manticore record label. This was the first time any outside musician appeared on an album by the trio.
|3. Still....You Turn Me On|
|4. Benny The Bouncer|
|5. Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression - Part 1)|
|6. Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression - Part 2)|
|7. Karn Evil 9 (2nd Impression)|
|8. Karn Evil 9 (3rd Impression)|