A new, 2-disc digipack release from Carl Palmer, perhaps the most highly rated drummer in the world alive today and sole surviving member of prog rock giants Emerson, Lake & Palmer, will be released by BMG on 29th June 2018. Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy Live encompasses two outstanding Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy shows captured on CD and DVD and presented in a deluxe booklet with sleeve notes by Carl Palmer.
Recorded on 25th November 2015, this masterclass of a performance includes a full-length version of ELP’s Tarkus played alongside Mars, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor, The God Of War / 21st Century Schizoid Man, Knife-Edge, Trilogy and more, performed before a sell-out crowd at New York’s Tralf Music Hall.
A 2 hrs long complete and spectacular tribute show to Keith Emerson, featuring special guests: Steve Hackett (Genesis), Mark Stein (Vanilla Fudge) and David Frangioni. Recorded at Olympia Theater Miami on 24th June 2016, the show includes much loved ELP classics such as Bitches Crystal, Hoedown, Karn Evil 9 (Welcome Back My Friends), Romeo & Juliet, Fanfare For The Common Man, Jerusalem and The Barbarian.
Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy was formed in 2001 and comprises Carl Palmer alongside the enormous talents of guitarist Paul Bielatowicz and bassist Simon Fitzpatrick. This power trio is taking classic ELP works and reconstructing them with drums, bass & guitar rather than replicating the unique keyboard/synth work of the great Keith Emerson. The line-up injects new life into both ELP and ELP
related favourites such as Hoedown, Peter Gunn, The Barbarian, Knife-Edge, Pictures At An Exhibition, Lucky Man, Fanfare For The Common Man and King Crimson’s 21st Century Schizoid Man’. “It’s metal prog-rock playing Emerson, Lake and Palmer,” Carl says. “It’s original and unique, and that’s important to me.” The trio’s dynamic live show has proved a triumphant success with sold-out world tours, festival appearances and rave reviews.
Crowned ‘Prog God of 2017’, Carl Palmer is taking the ELP legacy forward throughout 2018 in new directions, whilst showcasing his immeasurable talents as one of the great technical drummers alive today. Says Carl, “My philosophy is very simple; if I keep on improving, which I am at the moment, or I can’t improve but can maintain a standard, then I will carry on. The minute I can’t do that, then I’m gone.”
CD: TRALF MUSIC HALL BUFFALO, NEW YORK, U.S.A., 25TH NOVEMBER 2014
1. Rondeau Des Indes Galantes / Ride Of The Valkyries
2. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor
3. Mars, The God Of War / 21st Century Schizoid Man
4. Tarkus (Full Version)
7. Trilogy (Short Version)
CD running time: 48 mins. CD album previously unavailable digitally
DVD: PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION – A TRIBUTE TO KEITH EMERSON. OLYMPIA THEATER,
MIAMI, FLORIDA, U.S.A., 24TH JUNE 2016. SPECIAL GUESTS: STEVE HACKETT, MARK STEIN
& DAVID FRANGIONI
2. Peter Gunn
3. Karn Evil 9 (Welcome Back My Friends)
4. The Barbarian
5. Bitches Crystal
7. Romeo & Juliet
8. 21st Century Schizoid Man
9. Clair De Lune
12. Take A Pebble
13. Carmina Burana
14. Pictures At An Exhibition
15. Fanfare For The Common Man / Drum Solo
17. Behind The Scenes At The Tribute For Keith Emerson
To find out further details of what Carl is up to and when he’s out on tour can be found via this official website.
All words by Matt Mead. Further articles by Matt can be found at the Louder Than war authors archive page.