The Anthology Set
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Audio CD, August 12, 2016
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ELP began their illustrious career with an astonishing performance in front of 600,000 people at the Isle Of Wight Festival, in August 1970, to widespread acclaim ELP were torchbearers of the progressive rock sound who helped to broaden the audience for the genre from hundreds of thousands into tens of millions. One of rock's first super-groups and among the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s, they headlined stadium tours around the world and achieved global sales of over 40 million albums. Their first 7 album releases all made the U.K. albums chart top 10 and U.S. top 20. ELP achieved two monumental hit singles with ‘Fanfare For The Common Man and ‘Lucky Man’ The 21-minute long ‘Tarkus’ is among the top ten classic tracks in progressive rock history This is a comprehensive, career spanning 3CD / download set featuring classic tracks from ELPs original albums: 1970-1998: ELP, Pictures At An Exhibition, Tarkus, Trilogy, Brain Salad Surgery, Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends, Works Volume 1, Works Volume 2, Works Live, Love Beach, Live At Nassau Coliseum '78, Black Moon, In The Hot Seat, Live At The Royal Albert Hall 1993, Then & Now First 3CD ELP ‘Best Of’ (previously 1CD or 2CD) Tracklist and artwork were approved by all 3 band members - Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer Special ‘casebound book’ packaging giving this a special ‘Anthology feel’ and point of difference with previous ELP Best Ofs. Booklet features sleeve notes from legendary rock journalist Chris Welch plus rare band photos www.emersonlakepalmer.com https://www.facebook.com/EmersonLakePalmer?fref=ts
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I bought this to celebrate ELP after the death of Greg Lake. Emerson had already taken his life. How sad.
The first two CD's are the best of the best. The third CD is a bit weak with stuff from Love Beach that I did not care for as much. Still, this 3-CD set will give you hours of great musicianship. Carl Palmer shines in Tank and Toccata just to name a few. There is a live and studio version of Toccata.