Originally released in 1970, the debut album from the newly formed supergroup combined musicianship and showmanship in a glowing ball or energy. The keyboard-dominated instrumentals and romantic ballads clearly showcased each of the three members' individual talents, and demonstrated the variety of influences each artist brought with them to the band.
In addition to a remastered version of the original album, the new Deluxe Edition contains two full discs of previously unreleased material, the Alternate ELP New 2012 Stereo Mixes and DVD Audio of 2012 5.1 mix and High Res 2012 Stereo mixes by Steven Wilson are a must for any ELP fan. Wilson, a skilled producer and engineer as well as founder of the band Porcupine Tree, has received three Grammy nominations for his surround sound mix work, Porcupine Tree's Fear Of A Black Planet and The Incident, and most recently for his solo record, Grace For Drowning. Wilson has also remixed back catalogues for Jethro Tull and King Crimson.