For a period of 10 years, Emerson, Lake & Palmer ruled the airwaves, sales markets, attendance for stage productions, and fan support. Even a brief hiatus failed to dampen interest. ELP released seven classic albums (not including the important live sets of Pictures at an Exhibition (1971), and Welcome Back My Friends… (1974)) during their initial peak run. Their last peak studio album was Love Beach, issued in 1978. There are three other ELP albums released after Love Beach (one a Emerson, Lake & Powell set). All in all, ELP left behind a strong mark on the legacy of Rock and Roll, particularly in the Progressive genre.

In celebration of 50 years, BMG will release a concentrated celebratory collection of live shows with the original ELP lineup. The shows range from 1970 through 1997, with one show a previously unreleased performance (the Union Hall show in Phoenix, AZ on September 23, 1997). The Boxed collection of five live shows deemed highly representative of the band’s peak will be called Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Out Of This World: Live (1970-1997). These box sets are scheduled for October 29.

Out Of This World: Live (1970-1997) will be issued in two sets – a 7CD Box, and a 10LP Box. Both sets will contain a 32-page glossy photobook with expansive notes and photos. All the shows feature new remastering for the best quality sound. Each LP is packaged as 2LP gatefold sets with flashy artwork to represent each set. Remember, all but one of these shows have been previously released.

Out Of This World: Live (1970-1997)Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP)

Isle of Wight Festival – Newport UK – August 29, 1970
01 The Barbarian
02 Take A Pebble
03 Pictures At An Exhibition:
Promenade Part 1 / The Gnome /
Promenade Part 2 / The Sage /
The Old Castle / Blues Variation
04 Pictures At An Exhibition
(Continued): Promenade Part 3 /
The Hut Of Baba Yaga /
The Curse Of Baba Yaga /
The Hut Of Baba Yaga /
The Great Gates Of Kiev
05 Rondo
06 Nutrocker
07 Interview

California Jam – Ontario Motor Speedway – April 6, 1974
01 Toccata
02 Still … You Turn Me On
03 Lucky Man
04 Piano Improvisations (Including ‘Fugue’ And ‘Little Rock Getaway’)
05 Take A Pebble
06 Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Part 2
07 Karn Evil 9 3rd Impression
08 Pictures At An Exhibition: The Great Gates Of Kiev

Works Live – Stade Olympique De Montréal – Montréal, Quebec, Canada – August 26, 1977
01 Introductory Fanfare
02 Peter Gunn
03 Tiger In A Spotlight
04 C’est La Vie
05 Watching Over You
06 Maple Leaf Rag
07 The Enemy God Dances With The Black Spirits
08 Fanfare For The Common Man
09 Knife-Edge
10 Show Me The Way To Go Home
11 Abaddon’s Bolero
12 Pictures At An Exhibition:
Promenade Part 1 / The Gnome /
Promenade Part 2 / The Hut Of
Baba Yaga / The Curse Of Baba
Yaga / The Hut Of Baba Yaga /
The Great Gates Of Kiev
13 Closer To Believing
14 Piano Concerto, Third Movement: Toccata Con Fuoco
15 Tank

The Royal Albert Hall – London, UK – October 2-3, 1992
01 Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Part 2
02 Tarkus: Eruption / Stones Of Years / Iconoclast
03 Knife-Edge
04 Paper Blood
05 Romeo And Juliet
06 Creole Dance
07 Still … You Turn Me On
08 Lucky Man
09 Black Moon
10 Pirates
11 Fanfare For The Common Man / America / Rondo

Union Hall – Phoenix, AZ – September 23, 1997 [Previously Unreleased]
01 Karn Evil 9 1st Impression Part 2
02 Hoedown
03 Touch And Go
04 From The Beginning
05 Knife-Edge
06 Bitches Crystal
07 Creole Dance
08 Honky Tonk Train Blues
09 Take A Pebble
10 Lucky Man
11 Tarkus: Eruption / Stones Of Years / Iconoclast / Mass
12 Pictures At An Exhibition: The Hut Of Baba Yaga / The Great Gates Of Kiev
13 Fanfare For The Common Man (including drum solo) / Blue Rondo A La Turk
14 21st Century Schizoid Man / America

By MARowe

4 thoughts on “ELP Celebrate Live Career With 7CD and 10LP Box Sets, Out Of This World: Live (1970-1997)”
  1. Um, I think you mean “deemed” and not “deigned”.
    “What’s the meaning of deign?
    : to condescend reluctantly and with a strong sense of the affront to one’s superiority that is involved : stoop would not even deign to talk to him. One iconoclastic architect, for example, doesn’t deign to speak of bathrooms.”
    Just FYI :) please feel free to delete

  2. Why why why do we have to go on and on with this idea of ELP. There are tons of s/b bootlegs that are not released or remastered. Why the same numerous songs that have been released. Why not put the unreleased songs on several cds and Honor these great musicians. Emerson lake and Palmer were the best on stage and every show had a different flair in music. We can thank Keith Emerson for that.

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