This reissue includes exclusive 5.1 and Stereo mixes from Porcupine Tree’s Steven Wilson along with unheard and rare recordings, and features comprehensive new liner notes by Chris Welch and original artwork retreated to stunning effect.
Available now for a limited period in deluxe 3 disc digipack..
"Take A Pebble" was the first ever ELP original song written and rehearsed. Lake developed it from a guitar line he wrote for an old song while in The Shame. The band had signed with Island Records for Europe, and an Atlantic subsidiary, Cotillion Records, for the US. The recording commenced in July, 1970, with Lake producing. "Knife's Edge" was written by Emerson and Lake, and one of ELP's roadies, Robert Fraser, and much of the remainder of the album were instrumental pieces that fused the band's contemporary rock with the subtle nuances of European classical music and American jazz. The album, simply entitled Emerson, Lake & Palmer
, remains one of the most popular rock albums of all time. It would be the album's final recording, an acoustic/folk ballad called "Lucky Man" - penned solely by Lake - that would launch the group, bring Greg Lake's voice to the forefront of the pop music scene, and give the band its biggest hit.