Original 1972 Album Newly Cut on Vinyl for First Time from 24 Bit / HD Remasters (2012)
Emerson, Lake & Palmer were one of the most successful, innovative and ground breaking British groups of the golden age of progressive rock. As well as creating spectacular ‘live' shows that incorporated advanced technology and showmanship, they also recorded a cascade of powerful albums that sold in millions around the world. During 2016 and 2017 the band's musical legacy will be celebrated by BMG with an important and comprehensive re-issue program that will put the spotlight on ELP's nine studio albums as well as their ‘live' recordings and compilations.
ELP were formed in 1970 by flamboyant keyboard player Keith Emerson (formerly of The Nice), singer and guitarist Greg Lake (formerly of King Crimson) and drummer/percussionist Carl Palmer (formerly of Atomic Rooster). Blending jazz and classical music with a wide-screen hard-rock style, ELP were one of the torchbearers of the progressive rock sound and were one of the most commercially successful bands of the 1970s. By 1974 they were as big as Led Zeppelin as a live draw.
1972's Trilogy, produced by Greg Lake was ELP's triumphant third album complete with cover art designed by the legendary Hipgnosis. Typical of ELP, Trilogy covers a broad musical landscape from the ever-impressive display of virtuosity on the often-live highlight "Hoedown," the softer delicate composition "From The Beginning," and displaying their sense of humor on "The Sheriff." Ambitious and often other worldly; If ever there was an album that showed ELP at their fullest and finest, Trilogy was the band's moment of magnificence.