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Emerson Lake & Palmer: The Anthology

To round out the initial wave of ELP deluxe edition reissues we have this new 3CD compilation titled The Anthology, which collects some of their best material from throughout their lengthy discography. House in a lovely casebound book package, the CDs are complemented by a lush booklet stacked with photographs, album cover images, and a complete history of the band courtesy of Chris Welch. If you've never experienced the wonders of one of the most influential of all the '70s British progressive rock bands, this is as good collection to get your feet wet.

Touching upon all the classic albums, such as Emerson Lake & Palmer, Tarkus, Pictures at an Exhibition, Trilogy, and Brain Salad Surgery, as well as material from their later, lesser known efforts, this set gives you a good cross section of their entire career, though, as you might expect, no songs from the excellent Emerson Lake & Powell album when Carl Palmer was briefly replaced by Cozy Powell. Just about all the hits, FM radio staples, and live favorites are here, including of course "Lucky Man", "Hoedown", "Still...You Turn Me On", "Karn Evil 9", "From the Beginning", "Knife-Edge", "Tank", selections from "Tarkus", "Fanfare for the Common Man", "Toccata", "Jerusalem", as well as Greg Lake's holiday favorite "I Believe in Father Christmas." The sound throughout is spectacular, and you also should know that the tracklisting here was picked out and approved by all three members, shortly before Keith Emerson passed away earlier this year.

So, along with the reissues of Emerson Lake & Palmer, Tarkus, and Pictures at an Exhibition, this anthology completes the first wave of BMG's ELP reissue campaign, with Trilogy, Brain Salad Surgery, and the live album Welcome Back My Friends to the Show That Never Ends due later this year.

See more about this release on our recent YouTube show!

Track Listing
Disc: 1
1. The Barbarian
2. Take a Pebble
3. Knife-Edge
4. Lucky Man
5. Tank
6. Tarkus
7. Bitches Crystal
8. The Only Way (Hymn)
9. Infinite Space (Conclusion)
10. A Time And A Place

Disc: 2
1. The Sage (Live At Newcastle City Hall, 1971)
2. The Great Gates Of Kiev (Live At Newcastle City Hall, 1971)
3. Nutrocker (Live At Newcastle City Hall, 1971)
4. The Endless Enigma, Pt. One (Remastered)
5. From the Beginning (Remastered)
6. The Sheriff (Remastered)
7. Hoedown (Remastered)
8. Abaddon's Bolero (Remastered)
9. Jerusalem (Remastered Version)
10. Toccata (Remastered Version)
11. Still… You Turn Me On (Remastered Version)
12. Karn Evil 9 1st Impression, Pt. I (Remastered Version)
13. Karn Evil 9 1st Impression, Pt. 2 (Remastered Version)
14. Toccata (Live In Anaheim, 1974)

Disc: 3
1. Piano Concerto No. 1 (1st Movement)
2. Fanfare for the Common Man
3. Brain Salad Surgery
4. I Believe in Father Christmas (Greg Lake)
5. Honky Tonk Train Blues (Keith Emerson)
6. Peter Gunn (Live 1977/1978)
7. C'est La Vie (Live At Olympic Stadium, Montreal, 1977)
8. Love Beach
9. Canario
10. Pirates (Live in Nassau, 1978)
11. Affairs Of The Heart
12. Romeo And Juliet
13. Hand Of Truth
14. Paper Blood
15. Tiger in a Spotlight (Live – Now Tour '97/ '98)

Added: September 2nd 2016
Reviewer: Pete Pardo
Related Link: Band Facebook Page
Hits: 2008
Language: english

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