Remastered for the First Time by Celebrated Rock Studio Engineer Andy Pearce
Emerson, Lake & Palmer were one of the most successful, innovative and groundbreaking 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.
The trio's remarkable style, combining original compositions with rock, jazz, folk and classical influences, was performed with passion and integrity by the founding members: keyboard maestro Keith Emerson; singer, guitarist, bass player and producer Greg Lake; and drummer and percussionist Carl Palmer. Their phenomenal mix of melodic songs, dynamic arrangements, brilliant musicianship and electrifying sound broadened the audience for progressive rock and guaranteed ELP massive international appeal, as they headlined stadium tours throughout the '70s and '90s and achieved sales of over 40 million albums.
Black Moon was ELP's first studio album since 1978's Love Beach and marked the reunion of the three original members after a 14-year hiatus. Originally released in 1992, it was produced by Mark Mancina and engineered by Steve Kempster, who achieved a powerful, updated sound. The title track was inspired by TV images of oil fields set ablaze in 1991 during the first Gulf War. Lake recalls: "It really was a well-made, well-conceived record and all the new material was specifically written for the album." Expertly remastered for the first time by celebrated rock studio engineer Andy Pearce.