Years ago, Shout! Factory embarked on an across-the-board remastered reissue of all of Emerson, Lake & Palmer titles. After they released the original titles sets, they set about digging deep into the ELP vaults, and unearthing live material from the band.
In July of 2010, Shout! Factory assembled a 4CD live collection called A Time And A Place. In that set, there was collected prime unreleased live material ranging from 1970 to 1998. What set the collection apart was that the first three CDs contained the cream of the crop soundboard audio recordings, while the fourth CD contained the best of bootleg fan recordings. This made for a compelling addition to any ELP library.
Live At The Mar y Sol Festival ’72 followed in 2011 along with Live At Nassau Coliseum ’79, with the last one, Live In California ’74 arriving in the latter part of 2012.
On November 11, Shout! Factory will release the next live set featuring Emerson, Lake & Palmer, called Live In Montreal ’77.
Live In Montreal ’77 will represent the band during their illustrious Works Tour that yielded several ambitious album sets. This set is a 2CD set that contains 13 performance tracks, all recorded with a full orchestra. As some fans will remember, this full-scale orchestral extravaganza met a quick death due to its immense costs to transport and incorporate. This 2CD set captures songs (some previously released on Works Live) before the orchestra dismissal.
Live In Montreal ’77 represents the complete show (save for two songs that were lost due to a recording error) of the band’s immense show at Olympic Stadium in Montreal on August 26, 1977.
TRACK-LIST of Live In Montreal ’77
- Abaddon’s Bolero
- Karn Evil 9. 1st Impression Pt 2
- The Enemy God Dance With The Black Spirit
- C’est La Vie
- Lucky Man
- Pictures At An Exhibition
- Piano Concerto No 1, 3rd Movement
- Closer To Believing
- Knife Edge
- Fanfare For The Common Man (including Rondo)