Eagle Rock Entertainment are proud to announce the issue on 11 September 2015 of Emerson, Lake & Palmer “Live At Montreux 1997” on 2CD [Cat No EDGCD640]. This is the first ever release of the audio from this concert which includes ELP classics from across their career including Karn Evil 9 (“Welcome back my friends to the show that never ends”), Hoedown, Take A Pebble, Lucky Man, Tarkus, Pictures At An Exhibition and Fanfare For The Common Man. Also featured are rare tracks that have never appeared on ELP studio albums such as Touch And Go, Dance Creole and Carmina Burana.
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.
DISC ONE: 1) Karn Evil 9 – 1st Impression, Part 2 2) Tiger In The Spotlight 3) Hoedown 4) Touch And Go 5) From The Beginning 6) Knife Edge 7) Bitches Crystal 8) Creole Dance 9) Honky Tonk Train Blues 10) Take A Pebble
DISC TWO: 1) Lucky Man 2) Medley: Tarkus / Pictures At An Exhibition 3) Medley: Fanfare For The Common Man / Rondo / Carmina Burana / Carl Palmer’s Drum Solo / Toccata In D Minor
This release shows a truly great band at their best and is bursting with some of their greatest work. The booklet for this release features individual sleeve notes from Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer.