Showing posts with label Keith Emerson. Show all posts
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4/27/2022

Keyboard Legend Keith Emerson’s Life and Legacy Illustrated and Celebrated in New Book Now Available For Pre-order!

The legendary keyboard giant remembered; stories, tributes, rare and unseen photographs

Now available for pre-order, a lavish, fully illustrated book in which family, friends, colleagues, and fans talk to author Chris Welch about the life, work, and legacy of Keith Emerson from before The Nice and ELP through 3 to The Keith Emerson Band. Illustrated throughout with previously unseen photos from family, friends, and professional photographers, this official celebration tells the remarkable tale of Keith’s musical evolution, his personal relationships, and the creation of his astounding musical legacy. Includes new interviews with Keith’s children, ex-wife, close personal friends, Mari Kawaguchi, Carl Palmer, Rick Wakeman, Lee Jackson, Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter, Alan White, Dave Kilminster, Marc Bonilla, Rachel Flowers, Darius Brubeck, Geoff Downes and others.

The book draws on the private Emerson family archives for photographs of Keith at home, at work and play. Close family and friends share memories and stories from throughout his life, revealing the true man, while fellow musicians from the worlds of prog, rock and classical attest to Keith’s talent and dedication, while others who worked with him tell of his spirit, generosity and sense of humor.

Keith Emerson celebrates the life and legacy of the man who first played the Hammond organ like a lead guitarist, introduced the European classical music tradition to rock fans with The Nice and helped create the template for prog rock with the very first Moog synthesizers with ELP. He also wrote movie soundtracks, performed with world-renowned jazz musicians and toured the world as a solo artist. All of that and more is explored in this deluxe book.

Pre-order now at www.keithemersonbook.com and choose to have a name printed in the book and be a part of this unique project.

Watch the video of Keith Emerson’s grandson Ethan playing “Quatermass Boogie Woogie” written by Keith when he was 12 years old! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5SDgZgItMXU

Keith Emerson official website: www.keithemersonbook.com

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3/04/2021

The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert and Tribute Concert Online Reunion

In May 2016, I was invited to be part of a fantastic tribute concert event at the El Rey theatre in Los Angeles. So many great artists turned out to be part of this history making event. It's pretty amazing, and I feel very honored to have been part of it.” - Brian Auger

Blistering performances of Emerson, Lake & Palmer... the affection for the originals is unmistakable and the sound is exceptional.” - Record Collector

A prolonged demonstration of exceptional virtuosity and showmanship.” - Uncut

“Emerson would surely have applauded this display of thunderous reverence” - Mojo

Join us Friday, March 5, at 12:00 pm PST (USA) / 8:00 pm GMT (UK) for an up-close-and-personal reunion with the artists who performed at the famed El Rey Theater in Los Angeles in May of 2016 celebrating the life and music of legendary keyboardist / composer Keith Emerson.  

This special event will be hosted by Mark Thompson (Radio Hall of Famers Mark & Brian Show) and will give fans the opportunity to hear these artists’ stories and personal experiences working with Keith and to see sneak previews from the upcoming Keith Emerson Tribute Concert DVD slated for worldwide release on March 11.

Watch the New Trailer: 

Guests will include:
Jordan Rudess, Steve Porcaro, Gregg Bissonette, Brian Auger, Karma Auger, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter,  Steve Lukather, CJ Vanston, Marc Bonilla, Philippe Saisse, Troy Luccketta, Aaron Emerson, Jonathan Sindelman, Rachel Flowers, Joe Travers, Terje Mikkelsen, Ed Roth, Mike Wallace,  Mick Mahan, Rick Livingstone, Travis Davis, Mari Kawaguchi, and album cover artist Jerry LoFaro.

The event will be free to watch on www.alerttheglobe.com and Facebook Live.

The DVD/CD Concert Set will be digitally released in HD on March 11, 2021. DVD copies will be available starting March 19, 2021. The expanded 4-disc set will include not only the concert, but also interviews with the artists, tribute speeches and an extensive photo gallery with many never-before-seen photos from the Emerson estate.

Pre-orders available at: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/fanfare-for-the-uncommon-man-the-official-keith-emerson-tribute-concert-2cd-2dvd-edition/

All proceeds from the DVD will be donated to the Keith Emerson Fund at the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation to increase awareness of this debilitating disease. To find out more information or to make a donation to the charity please click here: https://dystonia-foundation.org/friends/keith-emerson-fund/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert and Tribute Concert Online Reunion

In May 2016, I was invited to be part of a fantastic tribute concert event at the El Rey theatre in Los Angeles. So many great artists turned out to be part of this history making event. It's pretty amazing, and I feel very honored to have been part of it.” - Brian Auger

Blistering performances of Emerson, Lake & Palmer... the affection for the originals is unmistakable and the sound is exceptional.” - Record Collector

A prolonged demonstration of exceptional virtuosity and showmanship.” - Uncut

“Emerson would surely have applauded this display of thunderous reverence” - Mojo

Join us Friday, March 5, at 12:00 pm PST (USA) / 8:00 pm GMT (UK) for an up-close-and-personal reunion with the artists who performed at the famed El Rey Theater in Los Angeles in May of 2016 celebrating the life and music of legendary keyboardist / composer Keith Emerson.  

This special event will be hosted by Mark Thompson (Radio Hall of Famers Mark & Brian Show) and will give fans the opportunity to hear these artists’ stories and personal experiences working with Keith and to see sneak previews from the upcoming Keith Emerson Tribute Concert DVD slated for worldwide release on March 11.

Watch the New Trailer: 

Guests will include:
Jordan Rudess, Steve Porcaro, Gregg Bissonette, Brian Auger, Karma Auger, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter,  Steve Lukather, CJ Vanston, Marc Bonilla, Philippe Saisse, Troy Luccketta, Aaron Emerson, Jonathan Sindelman, Rachel Flowers, Joe Travers, Terje Mikkelsen, Ed Roth, Mike Wallace,  Mick Mahan, Rick Livingstone, Travis Davis, Mari Kawaguchi, and album cover artist Jerry LoFaro.

The event will be free to watch on www.alerttheglobe.com and Facebook Live.

The DVD/CD Concert Set will be digitally released in HD on March 11, 2021. DVD copies will be available starting March 19, 2021. The expanded 4-disc set will include not only the concert, but also interviews with the artists, tribute speeches and an extensive photo gallery with many never-before-seen photos from the Emerson estate.

Pre-orders available at: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/fanfare-for-the-uncommon-man-the-official-keith-emerson-tribute-concert-2cd-2dvd-edition/

All proceeds from the DVD will be donated to the Keith Emerson Fund at the Dystonia Medical Research Foundation to increase awareness of this debilitating disease. To find out more information or to make a donation to the charity please click here: https://dystonia-foundation.org/friends/keith-emerson-fund/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

12/11/2020

'The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert' Scheduled For March 11, 2021 Release Adds DVD Format To Its Roster

Due to popular demand, The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert, which is scheduled for March 11, 2021 release, has added the DVD format to its roster. The concert will now be available in both the DVD Digipak format and also in a Blu-Ray Hi-Def downloadable version, playable on any device, both accompanied by a bonus audio version of the concert.

To be released on Cherry Red Records, this official 3-disc set brings you the historical 2016 tribute show in Los Angeles featuring a once-in-a-lifetime lineup of musical luminaries performing music from Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Nice, Emerson, Lake & Powell, The Keith Emerson Band and the Three Fates Project.

The 2 1/2 - hour concert film features many stellar performances by over two dozen prominent artists in rock, jazz and classical music as well as artist interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, tribute speeches, and a gallery of personal never-before-seen photos from the Emerson estate.

This highly-anticipated concert captures the essence of what made Keith Emerson a pioneer of prog rock, a treasure among his many fans and friends, and a legendary keyboardist and composer with the iconic supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

“Performing ‘Tarkus’ at the Keith Emerson Tribute event was incredibly meaningful. It was truly an amazing night. Having the opportunity to pay my respects to the man who changed my life by playing my favorite piece of music with incredible musicians, made it a memory that will never be forgotten. I’m so thrilled that this incredible evening of music is now going to be shared with the world.” - Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)

“It’s difficult to express what an honor it was to participate in this tribute to Keith. Surrounded by friends and heroes, it was such a privilege to be part of a group of musicians who were as affected by Keith’s life, music and friendshipas I was. Not surprisingly there’s a lot of us. To play Hammond on The Barbarian, the first song I ever saw him play live, is a cherished memory I’ll never forget. Many thanks to Marc and Mari for keeping this idea and dream alive.” - Steve Porcaro (Toto)

THE OFFICIAL CONCERT ROSTER AND SONG LIST:

The Keith Emerson Band
(Marc Bonilla - Gregg Bissonette - Jonathan Sindelman - Mike Wallace - Joe Travers - Mick Mahan - Travis Davis - Troy Luccketta)
With
Eddie Jobson - Jordan Rudess - Brian Auger - Steve Porcaro - Philippe Saisse - Rachel Flowers - CJVanston - Jeff “Skunk” Baxter - Steve Lukather - Vinnie Colaiuta - Terje Mikkelsen - Rick Livingstone - Kae Matsumoto - Michael Fitzpatrick

1. PRELUDE TO A HOPE (Featuring Kae Matsumoto)
2. KARN EVIL 9 (1ST IMPRESSION, PT.2) (Featuring Jonanthan Sindelman & Gregg Bissonette)
3. THE BARBARIAN (Featuring Steve Porcaro & Rachel Flowers)
4. HOEDOWN (Ed Roth & Jeff “Skunk” Baxter)
5. TOUCH AND GO (Featuring Steve Porcaro)
6. A PLACE TO HIDE (Featuring Ed Roth & Steve Lukather)
7. TRIBUTE TO KEITH (Featuring CJ Vanston & Michael Fitzpatrick)
8. THE ENDLESS ENIGMA (Featuring Rachel Flowers & Troy Luccketta)
9. TAKE A PEBBLE (Featuring CJ Vanston, Travis Davis & Gregg Bissonette)
10. TANK (Featuring Joe Travers & Brian Auger)
11. FANFARE FOR THE COMMON BLUE TURKEY (Featuring Brian Auger, Karma Auger & Dan Lutz)
12. RIDE (Featuring Aaron Emerson)
13. FROM THE BEGINNING (Featuring Philippe Saisse)
14. BITCHES CRYSTAL (Featuring Eddie Jobson)
15. NUTROCKER (Featuring Philippe Saisse)
16. TARKUS (Featuring Jordan Rudess & Troy Luccketta)
16. LUCKY MAN (Featuring Eddie Jobson, Steve Lukather & Rick Livingstone)
17. GREAT GATES OF KIEV (Featuring Eddie Jobson)
18. FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN (Featuring Eddie Jobson, Steve Lukather & Maestro Terje Mikkelsen)
19. ARE YOU READY, EDDY? (Featuring CJ Vanston & Rick Livingstone)
THE PRE-SALES LINK HAVE JUST BEEN ESTABLISHED IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! (Add link)

All proceeds go to the The Leon Fleisher Foundation for Musicians with Dystonia. All of the artists, crew, and support personnel have kindly donated their skills and time gratis for this worthy cause, which afflicts thousands of musicians annually.

To pre-order: https://fanfarefortheuncommonman.com

NEW! Commemorative T-Shirts and Posters designed by digital artist Jerry LoFaro are now available for pre-order here: jerrylofaro@mcttelecom.com

You can see the entire line of Keith Emerson commemorative art at: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jerry-lofaro
• Pre-Shrunk, Medium Weight, 100% Cotton
• Relaxed, Classic Fit
• Hand-Dyed and Printed Using Soft, Non-Toxic Water-Based Inks
• Reinforced Double-Stitching On All Seams
Printed directly to garment, not dye-sublimation transfers!


For more information and updates on the Blu-ray & DVD releases, please visit:
www.keithemerson.com  
www.facebook.com/officialkeithemerson
www.facebook.com/keithemersontributeconcert

Contact: Mari Kawaguchi, info@keith-emerson.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

'The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert' Scheduled For March 11, 2021 Release Adds DVD Format To Its Roster

Due to popular demand, The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert, which is scheduled for March 11, 2021 release, has added the DVD format to its roster. The concert will now be available in both the DVD Digipak format and also in a Blu-Ray Hi-Def downloadable version, playable on any device, both accompanied by a bonus audio version of the concert.

To be released on Cherry Red Records, this official 3-disc set brings you the historical 2016 tribute show in Los Angeles featuring a once-in-a-lifetime lineup of musical luminaries performing music from Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Nice, Emerson, Lake & Powell, The Keith Emerson Band and the Three Fates Project.

The 2 1/2 - hour concert film features many stellar performances by over two dozen prominent artists in rock, jazz and classical music as well as artist interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, tribute speeches, and a gallery of personal never-before-seen photos from the Emerson estate.

This highly-anticipated concert captures the essence of what made Keith Emerson a pioneer of prog rock, a treasure among his many fans and friends, and a legendary keyboardist and composer with the iconic supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

“Performing ‘Tarkus’ at the Keith Emerson Tribute event was incredibly meaningful. It was truly an amazing night. Having the opportunity to pay my respects to the man who changed my life by playing my favorite piece of music with incredible musicians, made it a memory that will never be forgotten. I’m so thrilled that this incredible evening of music is now going to be shared with the world.” - Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)

“It’s difficult to express what an honor it was to participate in this tribute to Keith. Surrounded by friends and heroes, it was such a privilege to be part of a group of musicians who were as affected by Keith’s life, music and friendshipas I was. Not surprisingly there’s a lot of us. To play Hammond on The Barbarian, the first song I ever saw him play live, is a cherished memory I’ll never forget. Many thanks to Marc and Mari for keeping this idea and dream alive.” - Steve Porcaro (Toto)

THE OFFICIAL CONCERT ROSTER AND SONG LIST:

The Keith Emerson Band
(Marc Bonilla - Gregg Bissonette - Jonathan Sindelman - Mike Wallace - Joe Travers - Mick Mahan - Travis Davis - Troy Luccketta)
With
Eddie Jobson - Jordan Rudess - Brian Auger - Steve Porcaro - Philippe Saisse - Rachel Flowers - CJVanston - Jeff “Skunk” Baxter - Steve Lukather - Vinnie Colaiuta - Terje Mikkelsen - Rick Livingstone - Kae Matsumoto - Michael Fitzpatrick

1. PRELUDE TO A HOPE (Featuring Kae Matsumoto)
2. KARN EVIL 9 (1ST IMPRESSION, PT.2) (Featuring Jonanthan Sindelman & Gregg Bissonette)
3. THE BARBARIAN (Featuring Steve Porcaro & Rachel Flowers)
4. HOEDOWN (Ed Roth & Jeff “Skunk” Baxter)
5. TOUCH AND GO (Featuring Steve Porcaro)
6. A PLACE TO HIDE (Featuring Ed Roth & Steve Lukather)
7. TRIBUTE TO KEITH (Featuring CJ Vanston & Michael Fitzpatrick)
8. THE ENDLESS ENIGMA (Featuring Rachel Flowers & Troy Luccketta)
9. TAKE A PEBBLE (Featuring CJ Vanston, Travis Davis & Gregg Bissonette)
10. TANK (Featuring Joe Travers & Brian Auger)
11. FANFARE FOR THE COMMON BLUE TURKEY (Featuring Brian Auger, Karma Auger & Dan Lutz)
12. RIDE (Featuring Aaron Emerson)
13. FROM THE BEGINNING (Featuring Philippe Saisse)
14. BITCHES CRYSTAL (Featuring Eddie Jobson)
15. NUTROCKER (Featuring Philippe Saisse)
16. TARKUS (Featuring Jordan Rudess & Troy Luccketta)
16. LUCKY MAN (Featuring Eddie Jobson, Steve Lukather & Rick Livingstone)
17. GREAT GATES OF KIEV (Featuring Eddie Jobson)
18. FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN (Featuring Eddie Jobson, Steve Lukather & Maestro Terje Mikkelsen)
19. ARE YOU READY, EDDY? (Featuring CJ Vanston & Rick Livingstone)
THE PRE-SALES LINK HAVE JUST BEEN ESTABLISHED IN TIME FOR THE HOLIDAYS! (Add link)

All proceeds go to the The Leon Fleisher Foundation for Musicians with Dystonia. All of the artists, crew, and support personnel have kindly donated their skills and time gratis for this worthy cause, which afflicts thousands of musicians annually.

To pre-order: https://fanfarefortheuncommonman.com

NEW! Commemorative T-Shirts and Posters designed by digital artist Jerry LoFaro are now available for pre-order here: jerrylofaro@mcttelecom.com

You can see the entire line of Keith Emerson commemorative art at: https://fineartamerica.com/profiles/jerry-lofaro
• Pre-Shrunk, Medium Weight, 100% Cotton
• Relaxed, Classic Fit
• Hand-Dyed and Printed Using Soft, Non-Toxic Water-Based Inks
• Reinforced Double-Stitching On All Seams
Printed directly to garment, not dye-sublimation transfers!


For more information and updates on the Blu-ray & DVD releases, please visit:
www.keithemerson.com  
www.facebook.com/officialkeithemerson
www.facebook.com/keithemersontributeconcert

Contact: Mari Kawaguchi, info@keith-emerson.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

11/02/2020

All-Star Keith Emerson Tribute Concert Release Announced

Los Angeles, CA - In celebration of Keith Emerson's 76th birthday, The Keith Emerson Estate and Cherry Red Records announce the long-awaited release of The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert on March 11, 2021 (the 5th anniversary of Keith's passing). This official 3-disc set brings you the historical 2016 tribute show in Los Angeles featuring a once-in-a-lifetime lineup of musical luminaries performing music from Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Nice, Emerson, Lake & Powell, The Keith Emerson Band and the Three Fates Project.

The 2 1/2 - hour concert film features many stellar performances by over two dozen prominent artists in rock, jazz and classical music as well as artist interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, tribute speeches, and a gallery of personal never-before-seen photos from the Emerson estate. The concert will be released on Blu-Ray along with a bonus 2-CD set which features an exclusive audio recording of the show.

Performers include Brian Auger, Eddie Jobson, Jordan Rudess, Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Vinnie Colaiuta, Marc Bonilla, Gregg Bissonnette, CJ Vanston, Troy Luccketta, Rachel Flowers, Terje Mikkelsen, Philippe Saisse, Joe Travers, Travis Davis, Ed Roth, Jonathan Sindelman, Mike Wallace, Mick Mahan, Karma Auger, Rick Livingstone, Kae Matsumoto, Aaron Emerson, Dan Lutz, and Michael Fitzpatrick.

This highly-anticipated concert captures the essence of what made Keith Emerson a pioneer of prog rock, a treasure among his many fans and friends, and a legendary keyboardist and composer with the iconic supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

“It was a great honor to be asked to play in tribute to not only a friend but a musical giant and hero to us all.  I hope he smiles from heaven knowing the spirit this was done in. So many unreal musicians and thanks to Marc for putting it all together like that! RIP Keith. You are so missed...” - Steve Lukather, 2020

All proceeds go to the charity The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, which was close to Keith’s heart. Artists, crew and all involved have donated their skills and time gratis for this worthy cause, which afflicts thousands of musicians annually.

For more information and updates on the Blu-ray release, please visit:
www.keithemerson.com  
www.facebook.com/officialkeithemerson
www.facebook.com/keithemersontributeconcert

Contact: Mari Kawaguchi, info@keith-emerson.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

All-Star Keith Emerson Tribute Concert Release Announced

Los Angeles, CA - In celebration of Keith Emerson's 76th birthday, The Keith Emerson Estate and Cherry Red Records announce the long-awaited release of The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert on March 11, 2021 (the 5th anniversary of Keith's passing). This official 3-disc set brings you the historical 2016 tribute show in Los Angeles featuring a once-in-a-lifetime lineup of musical luminaries performing music from Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Nice, Emerson, Lake & Powell, The Keith Emerson Band and the Three Fates Project.

The 2 1/2 - hour concert film features many stellar performances by over two dozen prominent artists in rock, jazz and classical music as well as artist interviews, behind-the-scenes footage, tribute speeches, and a gallery of personal never-before-seen photos from the Emerson estate. The concert will be released on Blu-Ray along with a bonus 2-CD set which features an exclusive audio recording of the show.

Performers include Brian Auger, Eddie Jobson, Jordan Rudess, Steve Lukather, Steve Porcaro, Jeff “Skunk” Baxter, Vinnie Colaiuta, Marc Bonilla, Gregg Bissonnette, CJ Vanston, Troy Luccketta, Rachel Flowers, Terje Mikkelsen, Philippe Saisse, Joe Travers, Travis Davis, Ed Roth, Jonathan Sindelman, Mike Wallace, Mick Mahan, Karma Auger, Rick Livingstone, Kae Matsumoto, Aaron Emerson, Dan Lutz, and Michael Fitzpatrick.

This highly-anticipated concert captures the essence of what made Keith Emerson a pioneer of prog rock, a treasure among his many fans and friends, and a legendary keyboardist and composer with the iconic supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer.

“It was a great honor to be asked to play in tribute to not only a friend but a musical giant and hero to us all.  I hope he smiles from heaven knowing the spirit this was done in. So many unreal musicians and thanks to Marc for putting it all together like that! RIP Keith. You are so missed...” - Steve Lukather, 2020

All proceeds go to the charity The Dystonia Medical Research Foundation, which was close to Keith’s heart. Artists, crew and all involved have donated their skills and time gratis for this worthy cause, which afflicts thousands of musicians annually.

For more information and updates on the Blu-ray release, please visit:
www.keithemerson.com  
www.facebook.com/officialkeithemerson
www.facebook.com/keithemersontributeconcert

Contact: Mari Kawaguchi, info@keith-emerson.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

3/20/2020

Prog Rock Luminaries Join Forces To Pay Respects To Two Eternal Legends On A Very Special TRIBUTE TO KEITH EMERSON & GREG LAKE!


Appearances by Todd Rundgren, Larry Fast (Peter Gabriel), David Sancious, Thijs Van Leer (Focus), Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theatre) and more!

Los Angeles, CA - 2016 has been nicknamed “The Year The Music Died” as it saw the passing of such musical giants as David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen (not to mention George Michael, Leon Russell and Alan Vega of Suicide, among many others). Two more names that should absolutely be mentioned in the same breath as these legendary figures are keyboardist Keith Emerson & singer/songwriter/bassist Greg Lake both of whom passed away in 2016 and both of whom had a massive impact on modern rock music not only collectively as part of the brilliant Emerson, Lake & Palmer but individually as well with Emerson as part of pioneering English prog band The Nice and Lake as a founding member of juggernaut King Crimson.

Now a pantheon of well-respected musicians, vocalists and performers have come together, under the watchful ear of highly celebrated producer Billy Sherwood, to offer new interpretations of some of the best loved songs from the careers of these two towering figures of prog rock. From King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man” to ELP’s incredible “Karn Evil #9” and of course the mainstream hit single “Lucky Man,” A Tribute to Keith Emerson & Greg Lake offers a fresh and comprehensive look into some of the 20th century’s most daring compositions re-imagined by a the likes of Todd Rundgren, Larry Fast (Peter Gabriel), Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash), Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theatre),  and Arthur Brown plus a very special performance from Emerson's son Aaron & grandson Ethan!

Producer Billy Sherwood shares his thoughts about the project, saying “The music these guys created is timeless. And is there for future generations to discover. I’m honored to be a part of this project which displays an amazing collection of songs as well as artists contributing to the record. I think fans of the original will appreciate the attention to detail, love and care that went into the production of this project.”

A Tribute To Keith Emerson & Greg Lake will be available starting April 10 on both digital, CD and vinyl (limited edition ORANGE) courtesy of Purple Pyramid Records, a division of Cleopatra Records, Inc.

To purchase: https://orcd.co/keithemersonandgreglake

1. 21st Century Schizoid Man feat. Todd Rundgren & Brian Auger
2. A Time And A Place feat. Leslie Hunt & Derek Sherinian
3. The Sheriff feat. Billy Sherwood & David Sancious
4. C’est La Vie feat. Jon Davison & Larry Fast
5. From The Beginning feat. Thijs Van Leer & John Wesley
6. Hoedown feat. Patrick Moraz
7. Still…YouTurn Me On feat. Sonja Kristina & Steve Porcaro
8. Lucky Man feat. Martin Turner & Geoff Downes
9. Fanfare For The Common Man feat. Aaron & Ethan Emerson
10. Karn Evil #9 1st Impression Part 2 feat. Arthur Brown & Jordan Rudess
BONUS TRACK [CD ONLY]
11. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - ELP Suite: Tarkus / From The Beginning / Tarkus (Reprise)

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
Billy James
PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com


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Prog Rock Luminaries Join Forces To Pay Respects To Two Eternal Legends On A Very Special TRIBUTE TO KEITH EMERSON & GREG LAKE!


Appearances by Todd Rundgren, Larry Fast (Peter Gabriel), David Sancious, Thijs Van Leer (Focus), Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theatre) and more!

Los Angeles, CA - 2016 has been nicknamed “The Year The Music Died” as it saw the passing of such musical giants as David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen (not to mention George Michael, Leon Russell and Alan Vega of Suicide, among many others). Two more names that should absolutely be mentioned in the same breath as these legendary figures are keyboardist Keith Emerson & singer/songwriter/bassist Greg Lake both of whom passed away in 2016 and both of whom had a massive impact on modern rock music not only collectively as part of the brilliant Emerson, Lake & Palmer but individually as well with Emerson as part of pioneering English prog band The Nice and Lake as a founding member of juggernaut King Crimson.

Now a pantheon of well-respected musicians, vocalists and performers have come together, under the watchful ear of highly celebrated producer Billy Sherwood, to offer new interpretations of some of the best loved songs from the careers of these two towering figures of prog rock. From King Crimson’s “21st Century Schizoid Man” to ELP’s incredible “Karn Evil #9” and of course the mainstream hit single “Lucky Man,” A Tribute to Keith Emerson & Greg Lake offers a fresh and comprehensive look into some of the 20th century’s most daring compositions re-imagined by a the likes of Todd Rundgren, Larry Fast (Peter Gabriel), Martin Turner (Wishbone Ash), Sonja Kristina (Curved Air), Geoff Downes (Yes/Asia), Derek Sherinian (Dream Theatre),  and Arthur Brown plus a very special performance from Emerson's son Aaron & grandson Ethan!

Producer Billy Sherwood shares his thoughts about the project, saying “The music these guys created is timeless. And is there for future generations to discover. I’m honored to be a part of this project which displays an amazing collection of songs as well as artists contributing to the record. I think fans of the original will appreciate the attention to detail, love and care that went into the production of this project.”

A Tribute To Keith Emerson & Greg Lake will be available starting April 10 on both digital, CD and vinyl (limited edition ORANGE) courtesy of Purple Pyramid Records, a division of Cleopatra Records, Inc.

To purchase: https://orcd.co/keithemersonandgreglake

1. 21st Century Schizoid Man feat. Todd Rundgren & Brian Auger
2. A Time And A Place feat. Leslie Hunt & Derek Sherinian
3. The Sheriff feat. Billy Sherwood & David Sancious
4. C’est La Vie feat. Jon Davison & Larry Fast
5. From The Beginning feat. Thijs Van Leer & John Wesley
6. Hoedown feat. Patrick Moraz
7. Still…YouTurn Me On feat. Sonja Kristina & Steve Porcaro
8. Lucky Man feat. Martin Turner & Geoff Downes
9. Fanfare For The Common Man feat. Aaron & Ethan Emerson
10. Karn Evil #9 1st Impression Part 2 feat. Arthur Brown & Jordan Rudess
BONUS TRACK [CD ONLY]
11. The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - ELP Suite: Tarkus / From The Beginning / Tarkus (Reprise)

Press inquiries:
Glass Onyon PR
Billy James
PH: 828-350-8158
glassonyonpr@gmail.com


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Los Angeles CA 90025
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11/08/2019

The Keith Emerson Estate Announces the Release of the ‘Selections From Emerson Plays Emerson and Other Works’ Music Transcriptions Book – OUT NOW!


The Keith Emerson Estate is pleased to announce the completion and release of the music transcriptions book that Keith Emerson had been approving at the time of his passing.

The 25 transcriptions were created by a group of fans of the late composer’s work, and began as just the compositions on the ‘Emerson Plays Emerson’ album, before the book was expanded to include other works including “Piano Concerto No 1.”

The Emerson Estate would like to thank Jean Casavant and Gianfelice Riccardi for leading the groups of fans preparing these transcriptions. The Emerson Estate has commissioned its own quality control of the transcriptions and approved this book.

The book features a foreword adapted from Emerson’s emails about the project and a previously unpublished poem about composing which gives us an insight into Emerson’s mind.

Part of the late Keith Emerson’s foreword reads “So imagine my delight when news reached me that people had felt moved enough by my compositions to create transcriptions of them! Hopefully the “Emerson Plays Emerson” transcriptions will, in some small way, be useful to the next generation of composers to play and practice upon. I am humbled.”



The book is exclusively available as an Amazon Print-on-Demand book via the below link: https://geni.us/EPlaysEtranscriptions

The ‘Emerson Plays Emerson’ album continues to be available via the below links:
Amazon CD: https://geni.us/EplaysE
iTunes: https://geni.us/KE002dig
GooglePlay: https://geni.us/EPlaysEGP
Spotify: https://geni.us/EPlaysESpotify

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

The Keith Emerson Estate Announces the Release of the ‘Selections From Emerson Plays Emerson and Other Works’ Music Transcriptions Book – OUT NOW!


The Keith Emerson Estate is pleased to announce the completion and release of the music transcriptions book that Keith Emerson had been approving at the time of his passing.

The 25 transcriptions were created by a group of fans of the late composer’s work, and began as just the compositions on the ‘Emerson Plays Emerson’ album, before the book was expanded to include other works including “Piano Concerto No 1.”

The Emerson Estate would like to thank Jean Casavant and Gianfelice Riccardi for leading the groups of fans preparing these transcriptions. The Emerson Estate has commissioned its own quality control of the transcriptions and approved this book.

The book features a foreword adapted from Emerson’s emails about the project and a previously unpublished poem about composing which gives us an insight into Emerson’s mind.

Part of the late Keith Emerson’s foreword reads “So imagine my delight when news reached me that people had felt moved enough by my compositions to create transcriptions of them! Hopefully the “Emerson Plays Emerson” transcriptions will, in some small way, be useful to the next generation of composers to play and practice upon. I am humbled.”



The book is exclusively available as an Amazon Print-on-Demand book via the below link: https://geni.us/EPlaysEtranscriptions

The ‘Emerson Plays Emerson’ album continues to be available via the below links:
Amazon CD: https://geni.us/EplaysE
iTunes: https://geni.us/KE002dig
GooglePlay: https://geni.us/EPlaysEGP
Spotify: https://geni.us/EPlaysESpotify

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 1-828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

10/01/2017

The Keith Emerson Estate Announces the Re-release of "Emerson Plays Emerson" on CD & Download. OUT NOW!


London - The Keith Emerson Estate is pleased to announce the re-release of the celebrated album of Keith Emerson keyboard (and rare) pieces, Emerson Plays Emerson, which has long been out of print and a collector's item.

The re-release uses a fresh transfer of the master tapes by Abbey Road, a 2017 remaster, and artwork from the original art files. The booklet contains the liner notes in English, Italian and German.

The re-release is the Estate's own imprint label Emersongs, via Cherry Red.

The members of Keith's family have personally overseen the preparation of this re-release and they are also preparing to approve a music transcriptions book of the album for release in early 2018. The family is focused on celebrating and enhancing Keith Emerson’s musical legacy and supporting projects which further the appreciation of his life's work…

Keith's eldest son, Aaron said of the release: “Since the passing of my father, we have been inundated with requests for a reissue of the album 'Emerson Plays Emerson'. This album was a labour of love for Dad, so we decided to go with the original artwork to stay as true to the original as possible as we understand how happy Dad was with it. I know he would be happy with this re-issue, so on behalf of myself, Jo and my boys, of Damon and his family, of my mother Elinor, and of my father's fiancĂ© Mari, and with thanks to Daniel Earnshaw, Martin Darvill and Stewart Young for all their hard work, we hope you enjoy it!”

The album can be ordered via the below links:
Amazon CD: http://geni.us/EplaysE
iTunes: http://geni.us/KE002dig

Keith Emerson's official website: http://www.keithemerson.com/
Keith Emerson's official Facebook page: https://en-gb.facebook.com/officialkeithemerson/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

The Keith Emerson Estate Announces the Re-release of "Emerson Plays Emerson" on CD & Download. OUT NOW!


London - The Keith Emerson Estate is pleased to announce the re-release of the celebrated album of Keith Emerson keyboard (and rare) pieces, Emerson Plays Emerson, which has long been out of print and a collector's item.

The re-release uses a fresh transfer of the master tapes by Abbey Road, a 2017 remaster, and artwork from the original art files. The booklet contains the liner notes in English, Italian and German.

The re-release is the Estate's own imprint label Emersongs, via Cherry Red.

The members of Keith's family have personally overseen the preparation of this re-release and they are also preparing to approve a music transcriptions book of the album for release in early 2018. The family is focused on celebrating and enhancing Keith Emerson’s musical legacy and supporting projects which further the appreciation of his life's work…

Keith's eldest son, Aaron said of the release: “Since the passing of my father, we have been inundated with requests for a reissue of the album 'Emerson Plays Emerson'. This album was a labour of love for Dad, so we decided to go with the original artwork to stay as true to the original as possible as we understand how happy Dad was with it. I know he would be happy with this re-issue, so on behalf of myself, Jo and my boys, of Damon and his family, of my mother Elinor, and of my father's fiancĂ© Mari, and with thanks to Daniel Earnshaw, Martin Darvill and Stewart Young for all their hard work, we hope you enjoy it!”

The album can be ordered via the below links:
Amazon CD: http://geni.us/EplaysE
iTunes: http://geni.us/KE002dig

Keith Emerson's official website: http://www.keithemerson.com/
Keith Emerson's official Facebook page: https://en-gb.facebook.com/officialkeithemerson/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

5/05/2016

The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert - Saturday, May 28


The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert will be held Saturday, May 28, at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles presented by Goldenvoice. It will be a retrospective of Keith’s entire career from the Nice, to ELP, to the Keith Emerson Band and Three Fates Project. Many of the artists who were close friends and have worked with Keith will be performing some of his most famous works.

It promises to be a great night of music and homage to one of the most influential musicians and composers of the twentieth century.

Featuring Performances by:

Eddie Jobson (U.K./ Roxy Music)
Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
Steve Porcaro (Toto)
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Steely Dan / Doobie Bros.)
Vinnie Colaiuta (Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa)
Cj Vanston (Spinal Tap)
Steve Lukather (Toto)
Brian Auger (Oblivion Express)
Rachel Flowers
Philippe Saisse (Al Dimeola)
Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr)
Keith Emerson Band
Marc Bonilla (Keith Emerson Band / Toy Matinee)
Troy Luccketta (Tesla, Three Fates Project)
Joe Travers (Zappa’s Universe)
Travis Davis (Keith Emerson Band)
Mick Mahan (Pat Benatar)
Mike Wallace (Boys Club / Dragonchoir)
Jonathan Sindelman (Alan White Band)
Maestro Terje Mikkelsen (Three Fates Project)
Rick Livingstone (The Best)
Kae Matsumoto (Kae M Black)
Ed Roth (Boys Club/CTA)

Hosted by “Uncle Joe” Benson – 100.3 The Sound
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
El Rey Theatre 5515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA

For more information: http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/309437
Tickets available at Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/officialkeithemersontribute

The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert - Saturday, May 28


The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert will be held Saturday, May 28, at the El Rey Theatre in Los Angeles presented by Goldenvoice. It will be a retrospective of Keith’s entire career from the Nice, to ELP, to the Keith Emerson Band and Three Fates Project. Many of the artists who were close friends and have worked with Keith will be performing some of his most famous works.

It promises to be a great night of music and homage to one of the most influential musicians and composers of the twentieth century.

Featuring Performances by:

Eddie Jobson (U.K./ Roxy Music)
Jordan Rudess (Dream Theater)
Steve Porcaro (Toto)
Jeff “Skunk” Baxter (Steely Dan / Doobie Bros.)
Vinnie Colaiuta (Jeff Beck, Frank Zappa)
Cj Vanston (Spinal Tap)
Steve Lukather (Toto)
Brian Auger (Oblivion Express)
Rachel Flowers
Philippe Saisse (Al Dimeola)
Gregg Bissonette (Ringo Starr)
Keith Emerson Band
Marc Bonilla (Keith Emerson Band / Toy Matinee)
Troy Luccketta (Tesla, Three Fates Project)
Joe Travers (Zappa’s Universe)
Travis Davis (Keith Emerson Band)
Mick Mahan (Pat Benatar)
Mike Wallace (Boys Club / Dragonchoir)
Jonathan Sindelman (Alan White Band)
Maestro Terje Mikkelsen (Three Fates Project)
Rick Livingstone (The Best)
Kae Matsumoto (Kae M Black)
Ed Roth (Boys Club/CTA)

Hosted by “Uncle Joe” Benson – 100.3 The Sound
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Doors 7pm / Show 8pm
El Rey Theatre 5515 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA

For more information: http://www.theelrey.com/events/detail/309437
Tickets available at Tickets: http://tinyurl.com/officialkeithemersontribute

11/07/2015

Keyboard Legend Keith Emerson To Release Early 1960's Recordings on CD and Download!


London, UK - Due for release on the 6th November 2015 is the CD and download editions of long lost THE KEITH EMERSON TRIO recordings made in Keith's parents' living room when he was a teenager. These recordings come from one of only four acetates ever made!

These 7 tracks were previously been made available by Record Collection (in early 2015) as a limited edition vinyl release. This is the first time these recordings have been released on CD and download.

Of the CD and download editions, Keith Emerson said: “Well, we all have to start somewhere! I'm happy that Cherry Red is releasing my very earliest beginnings and I hope it will inspire future generations of musicians.”

Keith Emerson first found success with The Nice in the late 1960's before going on to become a founding member of Emerson, Lake & Palmer in 1970. ELP were critically and commercially successful through much of the 1970's, becoming one of the best-known progressive rock groups of the era. Emerson is widely regarded as one of the top keyboard players of the progressive rock era.

To purchase THE KEITH EMERSON TRIO recordings:
Amazon CD: http://geni.us/sxo
Amazon Digital: http://geni.us/3zKG
iTunes: http://geni.us/3DIY
LP edition: http://shop.recordcollectormag.com/product/VINKEITH/buy-keith-emerson-trio-rare-vinyl-lp

Keith Emerson's official website: http://www.keithemerson.com/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Keyboard Legend Keith Emerson To Release Early 1960's Recordings on CD and Download!


London, UK - Due for release on the 6th November 2015 is the CD and download editions of long lost THE KEITH EMERSON TRIO recordings made in Keith's parents' living room when he was a teenager. These recordings come from one of only four acetates ever made!

These 7 tracks were previously been made available by Record Collection (in early 2015) as a limited edition vinyl release. This is the first time these recordings have been released on CD and download.

Of the CD and download editions, Keith Emerson said: “Well, we all have to start somewhere! I'm happy that Cherry Red is releasing my very earliest beginnings and I hope it will inspire future generations of musicians.”

Keith Emerson first found success with The Nice in the late 1960's before going on to become a founding member of Emerson, Lake & Palmer in 1970. ELP were critically and commercially successful through much of the 1970's, becoming one of the best-known progressive rock groups of the era. Emerson is widely regarded as one of the top keyboard players of the progressive rock era.

To purchase THE KEITH EMERSON TRIO recordings:
Amazon CD: http://geni.us/sxo
Amazon Digital: http://geni.us/3zKG
iTunes: http://geni.us/3DIY
LP edition: http://shop.recordcollectormag.com/product/VINKEITH/buy-keith-emerson-trio-rare-vinyl-lp

Keith Emerson's official website: http://www.keithemerson.com/

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), glassonyonpr@gmail.com

9/30/2014

Keyboard Legend Keith Emerson's 70th Birthday Tribute Concert – Long Island, NY – Oct. 10 & 11, 2014


New York, NY - The South Shore Symphony Orchestra presents Keith Emerson's 70th Birthday Tribute Concert - The Classical Legacy of a Rock Star Featuring: Keith Emerson! The concerts will be held at The Madison Theatre at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York on October 10 (Fri) at 8:00PM and October 11 (Sat) at 8:00PM.

Along with performing, Keith Emerson will be conducting his own composition "Glorietta Pass", orchestrated by Kjetil Bjerkestrand. The piece has never been recorded in orchestrated form. Also featured on Piano Concerto No. 1 (1977), pianist Jeffrey Biegel, originator of the project.

Program
Scott Jackson Wiley: Conductor and Music Director
Keith Emerson: Glorietta Pass (Conducted by Keith Emerson)
Keith Emerson: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1977) - Jeffrey Biegel: Piano Soloist
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
Keith Emerson's Piano Solos - Titles: TBA

Featuring:
Keith Emerson, Conductor
Keith Emerson & Jeffrey Biegel, Piano
Scott Jackson Wiley, Conductor and Musical Director
A very special thanks to Wayne Lipton, President of South Shore Symphony and Cellist

Ticket info:
http://madisontheatreny.org/current-season/the-south-shore-symphony-the-classical-legacy-of-a-rock-star-featuring-keith-emerson-2/
Tickets: $30, $45 and $55

For more information:
http://www.keithemerson.com/
https://www.facebook.com/KEITH.EMERSON.OFFICIALPAGE
"LIKE!" and post your comment about this event on Keith Emerson Official Facebook Page

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Keyboard Legend Keith Emerson's 70th Birthday Tribute Concert – Long Island, NY – Oct. 10 & 11, 2014


New York, NY - The South Shore Symphony Orchestra presents Keith Emerson's 70th Birthday Tribute Concert - The Classical Legacy of a Rock Star Featuring: Keith Emerson! The concerts will be held at The Madison Theatre at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, Long Island, New York on October 10 (Fri) at 8:00PM and October 11 (Sat) at 8:00PM.

Along with performing, Keith Emerson will be conducting his own composition "Glorietta Pass", orchestrated by Kjetil Bjerkestrand. The piece has never been recorded in orchestrated form. Also featured on Piano Concerto No. 1 (1977), pianist Jeffrey Biegel, originator of the project.

Program
Scott Jackson Wiley: Conductor and Music Director
Keith Emerson: Glorietta Pass (Conducted by Keith Emerson)
Keith Emerson: Piano Concerto No. 1 (1977) - Jeffrey Biegel: Piano Soloist
Mussorgsky/Ravel: Pictures at an Exhibition
Keith Emerson's Piano Solos - Titles: TBA

Featuring:
Keith Emerson, Conductor
Keith Emerson & Jeffrey Biegel, Piano
Scott Jackson Wiley, Conductor and Musical Director
A very special thanks to Wayne Lipton, President of South Shore Symphony and Cellist

Ticket info:
http://madisontheatreny.org/current-season/the-south-shore-symphony-the-classical-legacy-of-a-rock-star-featuring-keith-emerson-2/
Tickets: $30, $45 and $55

For more information:
http://www.keithemerson.com/
https://www.facebook.com/KEITH.EMERSON.OFFICIALPAGE
"LIKE!" and post your comment about this event on Keith Emerson Official Facebook Page

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158, glassonyonpr@gmail.com

Prog Rock Review: Keith Emerson and Greg Lake-Live From Manticore Hall

Release Date: 14thJuly 2014
Label:   Manticore Records

This particular duo require very little in the way of an introduction, as they completed 2/3rds of one of the biggest names in symphonic prog, Emerson, Lake and Palmer, or ELP. This live recording from 2010, Live From Manticore Hall, brings together Keith Emerson (keyboards) and Greg Lake (vocals, bass, electric and acoustic guitars), with a selection of ELP compositions from the albums, Emerson, Lake and Palmer (1970), Tarkus (1971), Trilogy (1972) and Works Vol 1 (1977). The duo also covers a track from the very first King Crimson album, In The Court Of The Crimson King, with Greg being a member of that band at the time.

There is an explanation of the origins and reason behind this particular release, given by Greg on the album, but I will briefly give the information here. The album, Live From Manticore Hall, came about when Keith and Greg were writing together in 2010 and did some versions of older ELP songs to relax and unwind, with both deciding that what was happening could translate very well to an intimate style concert. What you will find on this album are instantly recognizable tunes, but with some experimentation and new slants.

Live From Manticore Hall, is a 10 track live album with a running time of around 77 minutes. The longest track on offer is a version of “Tarkus” stretching out over the 17 minute point, (17:08), with the “Introduction” being the shortest track at just over a minute (1:05).

The opening track on Live From Manticore Hall is the aptly titled, “From The Beginning” (6:09) which has a majestic keyboard introduction from Keith with that instantly recognizable voice of Greg appearing around the 1:30 minute mark. This song flows along so well with the superb guitar of Greg and the piano of Keith adding a slightly different sound to the original. What comes across quickly from this track is how intimate and relaxed the whole atmosphere of this gig is.

“Introduction” (1:05) does exactly what it suggests and leads into the track “I Talk To The Wind” (5:33) from the debut album by King Crimson, and as Greg explains, he had not sung live since 1969. Stunning piano by Keith sets the scene for this beautiful rendition of what is one of my favorite tracks from In The Court Of The Crimson King album. Yet again the powerful timbre of Greg’s voice “nails” the vocals, even after 41 years. This is a re-visitation of an old song, but set in a slightly different style which adds to the class of the original.

“Bitches  Crystal” (6:18), “The Barbarian” (6:22) and “Take A Pebble” (5:20) then follow, with the first having an intro from Keith explaining how he and Greg met up when sharing the billing at the Fillmore West in 1969, as members of The Nice and King Crimson respectively. “Bitches Crystal” highlights the two great showmen on offer on this album, with stunning keyboards and superb vocals/guitar, before moving on to “The Barbarian” which has classic keyboards from the off, and can still send shivers up your spine. “Take A Pebble” gets an explanation as to how it came about from Greg, before they settle into the song with more pristine piano by Keith and lyrics being delivered in crystal clear vocals by Greg.

“Tarkus” (17:08) is a slimmed down version of the title track from the album released in 1971, which ran on for over 20 minutes. As with all the tracks on the album, these revamped versions add to the originals by allowing superb keyboards and guitar interplay to breathe new life into the old classics. 

Next up is the beautiful “C’est La Vie” (6:01) from the Works album and there is a nice little bit of info that Johnny Halliday covered the song and had a French No 1. The acoustic guitar, the voice and the atmosphere make this a simply amazing track.

The penultimate track, “Pirates” (13:30) is also from the Works album and was the “epic” track from that release. The spoken word intro, blending in to the keyboards, drums and bass, produce a superb grandiose chunk of music, which ebbs and flows, recalling vividly the atmosphere of sailing ships and battles.

The finale to the album, Live From Manticore Hall, is the majestic “Lucky Man” (10:35), again with a little intro by Greg. The start allows Keith to show his skills on the moog (apparently the original instrument used in the recording) before the song gets properly started. The moog solo goes on for about 1:40 minutes before the piano takes over, building towards the actual song which appears around 5:30 minutes, with Greg’s guitar and vocal taking center stage. As the song progresses, the moog reappears, as it does on the original and Keith takes the track out to rapturous applause.

Live From Manticore Hall is a superb album, showcasing two giants of the “classic prog” era, but with the twist that the songs are not note for note covers, but, dare I say it, two more mature musicians putting a more mature slant on the music. The atmosphere simply exudes the feeling of laid back relaxation, which Keith and Greg seem to have immersed themselves in, and the whole album simply flows.

The advice for this album is to settle comfortably into a seat and listen to Live From Manticore Hall several times, and be astounded at how “fresh” these old tracks sound. “One To Buy” and “The Experience Will Last Forever” stickers adorn the front cover and this should be a perfect addition to any prog collection.

5/5 Stars

Key Tracks: From The Beginning, I Talk To The Wind, Lucky Man

Jim “The Ancient One” Lawson-Sr. Reviewer Prog Rock Music Talk

September 30, 2014

Review Provided By Prog Rock Music Talk