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Considered by many to be one of rock's original first super-groups, Emerson Lake & Palmer formed in England in 1970 consisting of Keith Emerson (keyboards), Greg Lake (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Carl Palmer (drums, percussion). The band created a brand new world of music, combining classical and symphonic rock fused with beautiful vocals. Their penchant for appropriating themes ... Read more in Amazon's Emerson, Lake & Palmer Store

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  • Audio CD (11 Mar. 2002)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Castle
  • ASIN: B00005V33A
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  DVD Audio  |  Vinyl  |  DVD  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (142 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 379,672 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Philip A.Cohen on 20 May 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
If you are considering purchasing this boxed set, then obviously you are familiar with the album, the group's 5th, and most popular, featuring the lengthy progressive rock epic "Karn Evil 9", plus four shorter selections.

A general summary of the boxed set's contents: CD 1: the original 1973 mix. CD2: outtakes, alternate mixes & non-L.P. B-sides. CD3:A new 2014 stereo mix by engineer Jacko Jakcsyk. DVD-audio: The original 1973 stereo mix, the 2014 stereo mix and a 2014 surround sound mix engineered by Jakcsyk. DVD-Video: The Manticore special. Disc 6: a vinyl L.P. containing the original 1973 mix. If you're not equipped to play the high-resolution(better than CD sound quality) DVD-Audio, don't worry, because the DVD-Audio disc also contains lossy DTS & Dolby Digital versions that will play on any DVD player.

The packaging: The set is housed in a package identical in construction to the 2013 35th anniversary edition of "Fleetwood Mac-Rumours". You get a sturdy 12" x 12" slipcase containing the vinyl L.P. in a gatefold sleeve. The L.P. fits into the left side of the sleeve, the 5 optical discs are in cardboard mini-sleeves and the right inside of the gatefold has pockets to hold 4 of the 5 optical discs. Apparently, it was a last minute decision to include the video documentary, so that DVD-video & its sleeve are included, free-floating inside the left side of the sleeve. Perhaps this oversight can be addressed if there is a second production run of this set. As with the Fleetwood Mac set, there is a 12" x 12" 19-page booklet of liner notes and photos, and additionally, this set includes a 6-panel insert of photos and lyrics(it's identical to the one included with the original 1973 L.P.). Fans will bemoan that the L.P.
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25 of 26 people found the following review helpful By Peter N. Ingleby on 4 Jun. 2014
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This would have been a 10 star review if it wasn't for the unforgivable way the record companies are treating the fans. When I pre-ordered this I not unreasonably expected the DVD to come with the 5.1 mix and it DOESN'T. There is no excuse for this. Add to this the unforgiveable absence of the now crsytal clear lyrics and it's clear just how cynically the record company are behaving here. What makes things worse is that the booklet refers to the 5.1 mix on disc 4,which clearly suggests that they've saved money by using the same booklet in this version and in the super deluxe edition.
Musically this album cannot be faulted, it is justifiably widely regarded as ELP's finest achivement, and the 2014 remaster is just superb with everything sounding better than ever, which almost makes this worth the asking price, but the missing 5.1 mix is unacceptable.
So 10 stars for the music and NO stars for the atrocious way the fans are being treated.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By S. DINSDALE on 2 Jun. 2014
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The first thing to point out is that the budget edition (very reasonably priced as it is) does NOT include the 5.1 mix. For that, you have to shell out for the super deluxe edition. What you do get is a very good remaster of the original album on Disc 1. It is bright, clear and well defined. It's the best I have heard the original album sounding. Disc 2 features the alternative versions used on a previous edition, and frankly these are so minimally different as to be pretty redundant. The saving grace of Disc 2 and for me worth the price of admission, is the inclusion for the first time of an entirely different instrumental version of the non album `Brain Salad Surgery'. This is not merely the released version stripped of vocals, but a completely different take where the guitar actually takes the vocal melody, and the synth sounds are significantly different. Then there is a completely different early instrumental take of Karn Evil 9 3rd Impression, which again is very different from the final version. There is a bit of a drum car crash at one point which makes it easy to see why this take was abandoned, but it is a fascinating alternative performance.

Disc 3 is the DVD-A whose main feature is Jakko's 2014 remix, which although fascinating and containing several surprises, will never replace the original mix as the definitive version. The glossy sheen of reverb heard on the original mix is gone, and a much drier sound ensues. The drums are rather upfront at the expense of the keys in places, particularly in `Toccata', and in `Karn Evil 9: 3rd Impression' Jakko has made the decision to blend two takes of the organ solo we all know and love, and the effect is somewhat disorientating and messy. The 2014 remix is therefore of academic interest only.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By David Parker on 30 Jun. 2014
Format: Audio CD
After I read all the reviews bemoaning the lack of 5.1 on this edition, I thought I would write in. I recently "found" the new 5.1 mix (if you know what I mean!) and I must say that it is one of the worst examples of surround I have heard in a long time. There is no punch, it's low in volume, Lake's vocals are relegated to the background (no matter what you do with your middle channel), and in many spots, you can't even make out certain instrumental passages that you have memorized for years. So I put on my 2000 edition 5.1, and it absolutely blows this away! Save your money, and find the older Rhino 5.1 edition. It's so much better. Shame on whatever-his-name-is for doing this mix so poorly. He obviously learned very little from Steven Wilson (who did NO favors to ELP with his own surround mix of 'Tarkus'!) Unfortunately, I am now NOT looking forward to the forthcoming edition of "Trilogy"!!
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