Posts tagged emerson
Greg Lake is pudgy like the Pillsbury dough boy, Keith Emerson has a bit of a struggle knocking over his keyboard as a perennial part of the stage show, and when Carl Palmer pulls off his sweat soaked shirt to reveal his love handles, he looks like your weird uncle Henry. But none of that matters, because this is E, L freaking P. The masters of seventies whatever the hell it was rock, the combining of classical elements and rock, the brilliant, one of a kind sound that sold a zillion albums. And the thoughts of the three of them together again was enough to get many of us old fans lit up.
The resulting live concert contains everything a fan could want. The band reunited to celebrate their 40th Anniversary and headlined London’s first High Voltage Rock Festival. This was the historic moment when Emerson Lake and Palmer performed for the first time since 1998.
This week, we’re kicking off with an Emerson, Lake & Palmer reunion concert filmed last year, followed by a career retrospective from Ben Folds. The third installment in the Johnny Cash Bootleg series just arrived as part of an 80th birthday campaign (Johnny would’ve turned 80 on Feb. 26, 2012) and The B-52s’ first official live album brings our musical adventure to a close.
The release date for this impressive DVD/Blu-ray is Aug. 23, but it came to me slightly later. One of the most impressive examples of classical-level virtuosity in a rock-band format, Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Keith Emerson/keyboards, Greg Lake/bass, guitar & vocals, and Carl Palmer/drums) bridged the worlds of classical music, jazz, pop, technology and theatrical showmanship impressively during their initial 1970-1977 run. They released six platinum albums during that time, as well. This show, filmed at England’s High Voltage Festival on Sunday, July 25, 2010, was their first reunion since 1998. Bonus material includes new interviews with Emerson, Lake and Palmer plus other principals. Emerson explains that due to festival time constraints, they were just getting into Palmer’s drum solo when a tech said “Seven minutes left!”
For One Night Only promo
For One Night Only promo
We’re now booked in for a very special ‘one off’ unique HD Music Documentary screening about ELP. The screening will take place at The HMV Forum in Kentish Town (London) on Monday 14th November in conjunction with Planet Rock Radio.
The 120 minute screening contains footage from ELP’s performance at HIGH VOLTAGE plus extensive archive footage of the band’s ’40 year journey’ and will be followed by a live on-stage Q&A with Carl Palmer and Nicky Horne of Planet Rock Radio.
This screening will only happen on the one night in the UK (the next one is in New York in January 2012) – so it’s really rather special.
Doors open at 7:00pm and the screening starts at 7:30pm.
Tickets are going on sale now and can be bought as follows (everyone who buys a ticket, also gets a goody bag – and can send in a question for Carl Palmer, many of which will be posed to him live on stage, on the night).
For VIP ticket holders, Canapés and drinks will be served in the VIP room and all VIP ticket holders will have the opportunity of a ‘meet and greet’ with Carl Palmer.
We have a STAGGERINGLY exciting and exclusive competition for Concert-One & Planet Rock VIPs – how do you fancy a three day trip to New York in January to see the US premiere of the Emerson Lake & Palmer’s documentary film – which shows amazing archive footage of the band’s 40 year journey and footage from their final show recorded at last year’s High Voltage Festival.
We’ll fly you to New York and put you up in a hotel for two nights so that you can enjoy one of the most rock n roll cities in the world in style, and see one of the most anticipated music films in recent years, which will screen on 19th January 2012.
One runner up will bag a pair of VIP tickets to the London premiere of the film at the HMV Forum, Kentish Town on Monday 14 November.
EMERSON LAKE & PALMER:
40TH ANNIVERSARY REUNION CONCERT
ELP’s 40th Anniversary Reunion Concert took place when they headlined High Voltage 2010.
For more info, just click here.
To enter the New York Competition, click here.