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ELP To Release All Inclusive Fanfare 1970-1997 Box

When it comes to Emerson, Lake & Palmer, few bands have had the luxury they’ve enjoyed of being revisited in many ways in a short time. But they’ve been worth it. You may not need to replenish an already existing library as frequently as they’ve had their albums revisited, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t have the opportunity or choice. I sure wish that many bands that I’ve loved over the years had just a portion of that attention to music.

(For years, I’ve envisioned a Deluxe Edition of Wishbone Ash’s magnificent Live Dates. With two discs of cherry-picked performance tracks from four shows, I’d LOVE to hear each show in their entirety. What a package that’s be!! Additionally, I have love for Crawler, the band that evolved from Back Street Crawler after Paul Kossoff’s death. I’d love to hear the original album (with “Stone Cold Sober”) remastered, as well as some live material, and perhaps some embryonic demos and alternate tracks. To hear “Stone Cold Sober” in its early form would be very, very cool!! And let’s not forget the insights a new booklet would provide us for both albums!)

On October 27, BMG will produce a Limited Edition Deluxe Box named Fanfare 1970-1997 that will house all eleven official ELP album releases (in their most recent remastering) within a lavish, numbered rigid matte-black Box with foil-blocked cover text. Those albums are:

  • Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970)
  • Pictures At An Exhibition (1971)
  • Tarkus (1971)
  • Trilogy (1972)
  • Brain Salad Surgery (1973)
  • Welcome Back , My Friends, To The Show That Never Ends (1974)  (2CD)
  • Works Volume 1 (1977) (2CD)
  • Works Volume 2 (1977)
  • Love Beach (1978)
  • Black Moon (1992)
  • In The Hot Seat (1994)

But nothing great sits alone. The box will also be blessed with:

  • Live in Rome & Milan Italy 1973 (previously unreleased) as a gatefold vinyl 3LP set
  • Previously unreleased CD albums, mastered by the
    internationally celebrated studio engineering team of
    Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham of:
    LONG POND, PA, U.S.A., 9TH JULY 1972
    U.K., 27TH NOVEMBER 1992
  • A Blu-ray Audio with hi-res Stereo and 5.1 Surround mixes of:
    – Emerson, Lake & Palmer (STEVEN WILSON, 2012)
    – Tarkus (STEVEN WILSON, 2012)
    – Trilogy(JAKKO M JAKSZYK, 2015)
    – Brain Salad Surgery (JAKKO M JAKSZYK, 2014)
  • Remastered 7″ vinyl singles wih reproduced original sleeve art of:
    – Lucky Man b/w Knife-Edge (1970)
    – Fanfare For The Common Man b/w Brain Salad Surgery (1977)
  • A Deluxe hardbound 12″ book with foil-blocked cover text containing photos, extensive notes and quotes
  • a reprinted original1970 promo poster, a 1972 promo brochure, and 1974 and 1992 tour programs replications
  • Metal and Enamel ELP logo pin badge

Overall, this Box contains 16CDs, 3LPs, 4BD-Audio, 2 7″ vinyl singles, as well as the previously mentioned printed material.

If you need the vast track-list, let me know, and I’ll get them to you.


Final Two ELP Remasters, Black Moon, and In The Hot Seat, Planned For July

Not long ago, a revitalized BMG label began to reissue remastered and expanded ELP titles. To date, they’ve moved through Love Beach (which released on May 26 along with both Works volumes). Remaining are the two final studio issues, Black Moon (1992), and In The Hot Seat (1994). both albums failed to make great impact, and were of marginal interest even to long term fans. Nevertheless, both albums were original band issues and, having said that, should be historically respected for the music that was released. Personally, I enjoyed both albums.

Musically, Black Moon, and In The Hot Seat simply were caught in a period of indifference to what was enthusiastically received in the ’70s with Trilogy, Brain Salad Surgery, the Works volumes, and their great predecessors. The songs found on both were good listens, worthy of their release.

On July 28, BMG rolls out the last of the intended studio reissues with new remastering by Andy Pearce. Both titles will be offered on 2CD sets, HD DD, and 140g-weight vinyl LP.

Black Moon will offer four bonus tracks that will include radio edits of “Black Moon”, “Affairs Of The Heart”, “Paper Blood”, and the cover of Prokofiev’s “Romeo and Juliet”. On CD 2, the newly remastered complete album release of Live At The Royal Albert Hall (1993) will be provided as more bonus.

In The Hot Seat will offer not only the original album remastered, but will include a studio version of Mussorgsky’s “Pictures At An Exhibition”, along with “A Time And A Place”, and Emerson’s “Piano Concerto No. 1: Third Movement”. The second CD will provide twelve remastered live performance tracks including “Hoedown”, “Honky Tonk Train Blues”, “Tiger In The Spotlight”, and a medley of “Fanfare For The Common Man”, “Rondo”, “America”, and 21st Century Schizoid Man”. The album will include a booklet with a track by track commentary written by Greg Lake. (Lake had also contributed liner notes for Black Moon.

Previously released remastered BMG-issued ELP titles includes Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970), Tarkus (1971), Pictures At An Exhibition (1971), all reissued on June 6, 2016; Trilogy (1972), Brain Salad Surgery (1973), Welcome Back My Friends… (1974), all reissued on September 30, 2016; and Works, Volume 1 (1977), Works, Volume 2 (1977), and Love Beach (1978).

Carl Palmer is touring ELP Legacy with an eight-date (for now) England tour beginning in November of 2017.


BMG To Reissue ELP’s Works, Volumes 1 and 2, and Love Beach, in May

Late to the party, I know. but such is life…

When it comes to Emerson, Lake & Palmer, well, many of us are already fans. It may be that some of us only respect the early periods, and some gradually climb the board until an album is found that is unpalatable. Typically – and for most fans – this occurs at Love Beach, which did not receive overly favorable reviews. As that would go, Love Beach would be the final stand of the original run of ELP. (They returned for a few more later.) And for some, the Works periods would be considered a bit overkill. Thankfully, that opinion isn’t held by most fans.

The Works period began with Works, Volume 1, released on March, 17 in 1977. Their last previous was Brain Salad Surgery. In that regard, Works could be considered a bit of strange release incorporating three sides of personal interest music, and finalized by a side of ELP pieces including the well-received band’s version of Aaron Copland’s “Fanfare For The Common Man”, which, I must admit, was a favored track in my time.

Unfortunately, and unbeknownst to ELP’s fans, it was Brain Salad Surgery that was actually the end of a creative and cohesive embodiment of perfection that was the band. That album would be the last widely accepted fount of ELP that yielded  contributed originality in studio form. None of these observations are designed to dismiss both Works volumes. For me, they are considered necessities in the body of ELP titles. And so, I’m pleased to find that the resurrected BMG will be reissuing Works, Volume 1, and Works, Volume 2.

On May 26, you can expect 2017 remastered (and expanded) 2CD Deluxe Editions of Works, Volume 1, and Works, Volume 2. Volume 2 will be expanded with live tracks, fifteen in all.

Also planned is their 1978 album, Love Beach.

Works, Volume One – ELP
01. Piano Concerto No. 1 (i. 1st Movement: Allegro Giojoso; ii. 2nd Movement: Andante Molto Cantabile; iii. 3rd Movement: Toccata Con Fuoco)
02. Lend Your Love to Me Tonight
03. C’est La Vie
04. Hallowed Be Thy Name
05. Nobody Loves You Like I Do
06. Closer to Believing

01. The Enemy God Dances With the Black Spirits
02. L.A. Nights
03. New Orleans
04. Two Part Invention in D Minor
05. Food for Your Soul
06. Tank
07. Fanfare for the Common Man
08. Pirates

Works, Volume Two – ELP

01. Tiger in a Spotlight
02. When the Apple Blossoms Bloom in the Windmills of Your Mind I’ll Be Your Valentine
03. Bullfrog
04. Brain Salad Surgery
05. Barrelhouse Shake-Down
06. Watching Over You
07. So Far to Fall
08. Maple Leaf Rag
09. I Believe in Father Christmas
10. Close but Not Touching
11. Honky Tonk Train Blues
12. Show Me the Way to Go Home
13. Introductory Fanfare (Live)
14. Peter Gunn (Live)
15. Tiger in a Spotlight (Live)
16. C’est la Vie (Live)
17. Watching Over You (Live)
18. Maple Leaf Rag (Live)
19. The Enemy God Dances With the Black Spirits (Live)

01. Fanfare for the Common Man (Live)
02. Knife Edge (Live)
03. Show Me the Way to Go Home (Live)
04. Abaddon’s Bolero (Live)
05. Pictures At an Exhibition: i. Promenade, ii The Gnome, iii. Promenade, iv. The Hut of Baba Yaga, v. The Curse of Baba Yaga, vi. The Hut of Baba Yaga, vii. The Great Gates of Kiev (Live)
06. Closer to Believing (Live)
07. Piano Concerto, Third Movement: Toccata con Fuoco (Live)
08. Tank (Live)


In Memoriam: Greg Lake (King Crimson/ELP)

The world turns. Time moves inexorably onward. And people pass on because of that. We age. We get time-worn. Yes, it seems unfair…and it is! But that’s the paradigm we have. That becomes especially difficult when someone who meant much to so many people reaches the end of their lifespan. Today, the thought is on Greg Lake, who helped power the greatness that was King Crimson (in their first album), and Emerson, Lake & Palmer. Greg Lake was a talented person who created a wealth of songs that will carry him into infinity. Of course, his physical being has shed the mortal coil, but his spirit is exuberantly alive in every song he was a part of. Whether that is the first music of King Crimson, or the wealth of music created with ELP, including my personal favorite, “From The Beginning” from my equally favorite ELP album, Trilogy.

As time changed, the power of ELP lost its charm. Of course, that charm depends on how long you stayed with the band’s output. But regardless of how far you went with them, and how long you hung with Greg Lake as a solo performer, the fact remains, the world is less a concept of continuity with the loss of Greg Lake.

But, while I am sad that he is gone from this world, I am pleased that, until the day I pass myself, I have the music of King Crimson, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and the fluidity of Greg Lake’s performances of his original material after the fact with which to console myself with. And that is a timeless offering that he has left behind.

Now, go listen to some of his music from whatever source you find most comforting to you. For me, it’s “From The Beginning”. I’ll be listening to that a lot.

Greg Lake


New ELP Reissues, Trilogy, Brain Salad Surgery, Welcome Back My Friends…, In September

In July, we got brand new reissues of the first three Emerson, Lake & Palmer original titles that included their eponymous debut, Tarkus, and Pictures At An Exhibition. To add to that, the acquiring label, BMG, will release a 3CD career-spanning collection of ELP music called The Anthology on August 12.

On September 30, BMG will reissue the next three classic ELP titles that include Trilogy, Brain Salad Surgery, and the 1974 live set, Welcome Back My Friends…! All titles are newly remastered. Bonus content accompanies the studio efforts.

Trilogy, released in 1972, will be issued in 2CD, and 140g-weight vinyl LP editions. The 2CD set will be newly remastered for the original album, with the second CD containing the 2011 Jakszyk remix of the album, an alternate version of “From The Beginning”, and a live performance track of “Hoedown”.


Brain Salad Surgery (1973), is scheduled for a 2CD set, as well as a 140g vinyl edition. This album will be newly remastered, and provide a second CD with thirteen bonus tracks that include b-sides (“When The Apple Blossoms Bloom In The Windmills Of Your Mind/I’ll Be Your Valentine”, “Brain Salad Surgery”), first mixes (“Jerusalem”, “Still…You Turn Me On”), alternate versions (“Karn Evil 9”, all four), an instrumental playback of “Brain Salad Surgery”, a different version of “Karn Evil 9, Third Impression” including an original backing track of the same, and a replay of an NME flexidisc of excerpts from the ELP album.


Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends, Ladies and Gentlemen, Emerson, Lake & Palmer will be reissued featuring new remastering. It will be reissued on 2CD, and 140g-weight 2LP vinyl sets.

ELP Welcome Back My Friends

All remastering are 24-bit quality. The vinyl LPs have been cut from 24-bit HD remasters.

These titles have been revisited quite a bit recently but I’m always one to hear better clarity and perfection from music that I love and that is still important to me.

To pre-order, please visit the Pledge Music page here.


Emerson, Lake & Palmer Gets Reissues and 3CD Anthology In July

ELPLate last year, the news that Emerson. Lake & Palmer has signed the global rights to their complete catalog over to Germany’s BMG label was announced along with the promise to reissue the first seven albums from that grand catalog. Well, that promise is about to come true.

On July 29, BMG will reissue the first three ELP albums (Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Tarkus, Pictures At An Exhibition), as well as a massive 3CD career-spanning collection, Emerson, Lake & Palmer – The Anthology.

The first two albums (Emerson, Lake & Palmer, and Tarkus)will be reissued as 2CD sets that will include (as I understand it) the 2012 Steven Wilson remasters and remixes of each set. If you have already attained earlier reissues of these, then these may not be all that exciting for you.  Still, keeping the band in the light as they have managed to be kept since their Shout! Factory reissues, to me, is a good thing. Pictures At An Exhibition, however, will be reissued with a new 2016 remaster of the original album, plus add in the bonus track of the five-part “Pictures At An Exhibition” as performed at the Mar Y Sol Festival in Puerto Rico on December 4, 1972. The second CD will offer a fifteen-track Live set, Live At the Lyceum Theatre, London, December 9, 1970.

What is most of interest to me is the 3CD Anthology package. It’s is expected to contain 39 tracks and to be cased in a specially designed book-styled housing. This will present new liner notes, more photographs, and potentially other good things.

BMG will reissue Trilogy, Brain Salad Surgery, and Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never End…Ladies And Gentlemen, Emerson, Lake & Palmer later in 2016.

Yes, it’s true that the catalog featuring the great albums of ELP have already been remastered and reissued extensively. But you still have the power of choice.

ELPELP2012Emerson, Lake & Palmer (1970)
Original album with 2012 SW remaster
01 – The Barbarian
02 – Take A Pebble
03 – Knife Edge
04 – The Three Fates:
05 – Clotho – Royal Festival Hall Organ
06 – Lachesis – Piano Solo
07 – Atropos – Piano Trio
08 – Tank
09 – Lucky Man

Alternative 2012 SW Stereo mix
01 – The Barbarian
02 – Take A Pebble
03 – Knife Edge
04 – Promenade
05 – The Three Fates: Atropos
06 – Rave Up
07 – Drum Solo
08 – Lucky Man
09 – Take A Pebble (Alternate Take)
10 – Knife Edge (Alternate Take)
11 – Lucky Man (First Greg Lake Solo Version)
12 – Lucky Man (Alternate Version)

ELPTarkusTarkus (1971)
Original album with 2012 SW remaster
01 – Tarkus
02 – Eruption
03 – Stones Of Years
04 – Iconoclast
05 – Mass
06 – Manticore
07 – Battlefield
08 – Aquatarkus
09 – Jeremy Bender
10 – Bitches Crystal
11 – The Only Way (Hymn)
12 – Infinite Space (Conclusion)
13 – A Time And A Place
14 – Are You Ready Eddy?

Alternative 2012 SW Stereo mix
01 – Tarkus
02 – Eruption
03 – Stones Of Years
04 – Iconoclast
05 – Mass
06 – Manticore
07 – Battlefield
08 – Aquatarkus
09 – Jeremy Bender
10 – Bitches Crystal
11 – The Only Way (Hymn)
12 – Infinite Space (Conclusion)
13 – A Time And A Place
14 – Are You Ready Eddy?
15 – Oh, My Father
16 – Unknown Ballad
17 – Mass (Alternate Take)

ELP Pictures At An ExhibitionPictures At An Exhibition (1971)
Original album 2016 Remaster
01 – Promenade (Pt. 1)
02 – The Gnome
03 – Promenade (Pt. 2)
04 – The Sage
05 – The Old Castle
06 – Blues Variation
07 – Promenade (Pt. 3)
08 – The Hut Of Baba Yaga (Pt. 1)
09 – The Curse Of Baba Yaga
10 – The Hut Of Baba Yaga (Pt. 2)
11 – The Great Gates Of Kiev
12 – Nut Rocker
Bonus track
Live at the Mar Y Sol Festival, Puerto Rico, December 4, 1972

13 – Pictures At An Exhibition (Medley):
i. Promenade
ii. The Hut Of Baba Yaga
iii. The Curse Of Baba Yaga
iv. The Hut Of Baba Yaga
v. The Great Gates Of Kiev

Live At The Lyceum Theatre, London, Dec 9, 1970
01 – Promenade (Pt. 1)
02 – The Gnome
03 – Promenade (Pt. 2)
04 – The Sage
05 – The Old Castle
06 – Blues Variation
07 – Promenade (Pt. 3)
08 – The Hut Of Baba Yaga (Pt. 1)
09 – The Curse Of Baba Yaga
10 – The Hut Of Baba Yaga (Pt. 2)
11 – The Great Gates Of Kiev
12 – The Barbarian
13 – Knife Edge
14 – Rondo
15 – Nut Rocker

ELP The AnthologyEmerson, Lake & Palmer: The Anthology (2016)
01 – The Barbarian
02 – Take A Pebble
03 – Knife Edge
04 – Lucky Man
05 – Tank
06 – Tarkus:
i. Eruption
ii. Stones Of Years
iii. Iconoclast
iv. Mass
v. Manticore
vi. Battlefield
vii. Aquatarkus
07 – Bitches Crystal
08 – The Only Way (Hymn)
09 – Infinite Space (Conclusion)
10 – A Time And A Place

01 – The Sage (Live at Newcastle City Hall, 1971)
02 – The Great Gates Of Kiev (Live at Newcastle City Hall, 1971)
03 – Nutrocker (Live at Newcastle City Hall, 1971)
04 – The Endless Enigma (Part 1)
05 – From The Beginning
06 – The Sheriff
07 – Hoedown
08 – Abaddon’s Bolero
09 – Jerusalem
10 – Toccata
11 – Still… You Turn Me On
12 – Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Part 1
13 – Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Part 2
14 – Toccata (Live In Anaheim, 1974)

01 – Piano Concerto No.1 (1st Movement) (Allegro Giojoso)
02 – Fanfare For The Common Man
03 – Brain Salad Surgery
04 – I Believe In Father Christmas
05 – Honky Tonk Train Blues
06 – Peter Gunn (Live – 1977/1978)
07 – C’est La Vie (Live at Olympic Stadium, Montreal, 1977)
08 – Love Beach
09 – Canario
10 – The Pirates (Live in Nassau 1978)
11 – Affairs Of The Heart
12 – Romeo And Juliet
13 – Hand Of Truth
15 – Paper Blood (Live)
16 – Tiger In A Spotlight (Live – NOW Tour: 1997/1998)


In Memoriam: Keith Emerson (ELP)

The days of 2016 just seem to get sadder and sadder.

It is reported and confirmed that Keith Emerson of The Nice, but best known for his strong role in Emerson, Lake & Palmer, has passed away on March 10. The reports are still unavailable as to what led to his death. He was 71 at the time of his passing.

Keith Emerson, along with Greg Lake and Carl Palmer exploded onto the progressive music stage with a hybrid of classical music and rock. What began as  “toes in the water” sessions that led to the eponymous first album soon became full blown experimentation that led to the Works series. But before those, there were Tarkus, Pictures At An Exhibition (live), the brilliant Trilogy, and the best-selling peak of Brain Salad Surgery. There was a great live set, Welcome Back My Friends…, and the Works series. There were several albums after those, some not as warmly received.

Keith Emerson contributed no small part in the evolution of ELP. It was his expertise with the keyboards, his experimentation with the Moog and other electronic keyboards, and his penchant for stage antics and displays of acrobatic prowess as he rose into the air above the stage playing his piano. Of course, more than anything, there is his love of the classical music that permeated the music that Emerson, Lake and Palmer created.

While one cannot cast aside the efforts and contributions of Carl Palmer and Greg Lake, it was Keith Emerson that was the musical heart of the band. His stage walls of boards and wires revealed his love for the advancement of the art of music, which he took  great part in. even on stage, he would playfully show what he could do with those electronic enhancements.

As with all that have passed before Keith Emerson, especially in this all too young year of 2016, we will greatly miss the legacy of a great part of many of our childhood. You cannot listen to ELP without hearing – and seeing – the influence of Keith Emerson. So it goes without saying, “O, what a lucky man he was.”

And what lucky fans we were.

Keith Emerson

Keith Emerson

You were meant to be here…from the beginning!

Emerson, Lake & Palmer Live In Montreux 1997 Released In September

ELP Live At Montreux 1997There is little that needs to be written about Emerson, Lake & Palmer. They’ve enjoyed two distinct go-arounds that included their rise to fame career that gave us four stunning albums, and a forgettable, tired album (Love Beach – 1978) that do not include the two indulgent volumes of collections that were entitled Works. With a decline in interest, the band broke up. Their second turn gave us two more albums (Black Moon – 1992, In The Hot Seat – 1994), however, tensions and other issues brought ELP to an end. Nevertheless, ELP STILL commands a respect that is often satisfied by multiple reissue and remastering of their classic era albums, and a handful of other issues.

On September 11, Eagle Rock Entertainment will look back and release a live set featuring the ELP of the second period. The album, Live At Montreux 1997 will feature familiar ELP classics like “From The Beginning”, “Karn Evil 9”, “Lucky Man”, and a medley of songs from the catalog. In addition, this live set from their show on July 7, 1997, also features tracks that never had a place on any of the band’s studio albums (“Touch And Go”, “Creole Dance”, “Carmina Burana”)

ELP – Live At Montreux 1997 will be released for the first time. It is expected on 2CD sets as well as being made digitally available. The 2CD set will contain a booklet with newly-written individual notes by each member of Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

Live At Montreux 1997 – Emerson, Lake & Palmer

01 – Karn Evil 9 – 1st Impression, Part 2
02 -Tiger In The Spotlight
o3 – Hoedown
04 -Touch And Go
05 -From The Beginning
06 -Knife Edge
07 -Bitches Crystal
08 -Creole Dance
09 -Honky Tonk Train Blues
10 -Take A Pebble

01 -Lucky Man
02 -Medley: Tarkus / Pictures At An Exhibition
03 -Medley: Fanfare For The Common Man / Rondo / Carmina Burana / Carl Palmer’s Drum Solo / Toccata In D Minor

TAPSheet: Release Notes – 07/28/2015

It’s been a while since I posted a TAPSheet, so it’s time:

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release three cool new titles that include The Unity Sessions by Pat Metheny; a Taste (Rory Gallagher) live set, What’s Going On Taste Live At The Isle Of Wight 1970; and a Jeff Lynne’s ELO release, Live In Hyde Park. These titles are being released in various formats. The Taste set will be released on CD, LP, DD, BD, and DVD, scheduled for September 18. The Pat Metheny set will be released on Blu-ray, also on September 18. The Jeff Lynne’s ELO title is planned for September 11 on Blu-ray, and DVD.

On CD, Eagle Rock will issue Live At Montreux 2011, An Invitation to Illumination. This album features the classic pairing of Carlos Santana and John McLaughlin. This album is planned for September 11.

Rhino will release a 4LP Box of The Replacements classics called The Twin/Tone Years. It’s scheduled for

Replacements The TwinTone Years

Green Hill Productions will release Native Dreams, a new album from David Arkenstone. It’s scheduled for September 11.

The Welk Music Group will release a new Jewel album, Picking Up the Pieces, on September 11.

4AD Records, the famed UK label, will release a 9LP Box featuring The National called A Lot Of Sorrow. This Limited Edition Box is pegged at 1500 sets only.

The National A Lot Of Sorrow 4AD 9LP Box

Dualtone Music will re-release History From Below (2010) by Delta Spirit on vinyl LP planning for September 18.

Capitol Records will release new music from Don Henley with Cass County, expected on September 25.

Don Henley Cass County

Spinefarm Records will release Long Live in both Explicit and Edited versions. The new live set from Atreyu is on the calendar for September 18.

Decca Records will release Another Country by Rod Stewart planned for October 23.

Columbia Records have Rattle That Lock by Pink Floyd alumni, David Gilmour, planned for September 18 in a number of varieties that include CD, 2CD, DD, LP, and expansive BD/CD and DVD/CD sets.

David Gilmour Rattle That Lock

On September 11, the cool folks over at Eagle Rock will release Live at Montreux 1997 featuring resurrected Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

Nusic Sounds plan an album featuring The 30th Anniversary Mixes of 19, by Paul Hardcastle.

Audio Fidelity will release a Multi-channel, and Stereo SACD of John McLaughlin and Mahavishnu Orchestra classic, Birds of Fire (1973). The reissue is planned for August 21.

Mahavishnu Orchestra Birds Of Fire

On September 18, Omnivore Records will release The Atco/Atlantic Singles 1968-1974 featuring the music of Max Rebennack, better known as Dr John. The new set will offer twenty-two tracks that include “Right Place Wrong Time”, “Iko Iko”,and “Such A Night”.

Track Listing – The Atco/Atlantic Singles 1968-1974 
01.The Patriotic Flag Waver
02.Mama Roux
03.Jump Steady
04.I Walk On Gilded Splinters
05.I Walk On Gilded Splinters
06.Gris-Gris Gumbo Ya Ya
07.Loop Garoo
08.Wash Mama Wash
09.Iko Iko
10.Huey Smith Medley
11.Wang Dang Doodle
12.Big Chief
13.A Man Of Many Words
14.Right Place Wrong Time
15.I Been Hoodood
16.Such A Night
17.Cold Cold Cold
19.Let’s Make A Better World
20.Me – You = Loneliness
21.(Everybody Wanna Get Rich) Rite Away
22.Mos’ Scocious

Dr John Atco Atlantic Singles 1968-1974


New US Date For 40th Anniversary Remix Of Trilogy by Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP)

ELPTrilogyWith a series of false starts, it now appears that our Deluxe Edition of Trilogy by Emerson, Lake & Palmer will finally be made available on June 30 (US). The last date was scheduled for May of 2015 . However, this newest date does seem well cemented.

If you’re an Emerson, Lake & Palmer fan like myself, then you wait like the rest of us for the latest updating of their classic albums. Not too long ago, we were rewarded with the Jakko Jakszyk remix of Brain Salad Surgery. Jakko picked up the restoration processes of the ELP albums after Stephen Wilson lost interest in the rest of the catalog after finishing Emerson, Lake & Palmer. and Tarkus. With Brain Salad Surgery and its various bonus features that include the 5.1 surround bonus finished, the next in line was the brilliant, extremely different Trilogy album, originally released in 1972.

Trilogy toned things down quite a bit after Tarkus, maintaining what the band was all about musically, but moving into a bit of territory that blended their first album with the second. Of course, with the eventual release of Brain Salad Surgery, that avenue was no longer traveled. But while they were on it, Trilogy provided a beautifully executed blend of acoustic folk (“In The Beginning”), futuristic jazz (“The Endless Enigma (Part One)”) and its progressive twin, “The Endless Enigma (Part Two)”, the classicism of “Fugue”, the grand scope jam of “Hoedown”, the expansive “Trilogy”, and so on. Needless to say, there are those who would call Trilogy their best. I’m one who does.

Trilogy was announced to follow Brain Salad Surgery in the 40th Anniversary remix and expansion packages, with an expectant release on several dates in 2014 and a February, May date for 2015. All those dates came and went.

As with the previous ELP titles, there will be remixed Stereo, hi resolution Stereo, and a new 5.1 Surround mix planned for Trilogy. The song selections, of course, include the original tracks, as well as DVD-Audio, Blu-ray- Audio discs, and bonus tracks. I have yet to see any Blu-ray content, however. See the track-list below:

Track Listing

01. The Endless Enigma (Part One)
02. Fugue
03. The Endless Enigma (Part Two)
04. From The Beginning
05. The Sheriff
06. Hoedown
07. Trilogy
08. Living Sin
09. Abaddon’s Bolero

01. From The Beginning [Alternate Version]
02. The Endless Enigma (Part One) [New Stereo Mix]
03. Fugue [New Stereo Mix]
04. The Endless Enigma (Part Two) [New Stereo Mix]
05. From The Beginning [New Stereo Mix]
06. The Sheriff [New Stereo Mix]
07. Hoedown [New Stereo Mix]
08. Trilogy [New Stereo Mix]
09. Living Sin [New Stereo Mix]
10. Abaddon’s Bolero [New Stereo Mix]

01. The Endless Enigma (Part One) {DVDA5.1}
02. Fugue)
03. The Endless Enigma (Part Two)
04. From The Beginning
05. The Sheriff)
06. Hoedown)
07. Trilogy
08. Living Sin
09. Abaddon’s Bolero
10. From The Beginning [Alternate Version]
11. The Endless Enigma (Part One)
12. Fugue
13. The Endless Enigma (Part Two)
14. From The Beginning
15. The Sheriff
16. Hoedown
17. Trilogy
18. Living Sin
19. Abaddon’s Bolero
20. From The Beginning [Alternate Version]) {DVDA5.1}