On August 30th the CVR blog ran a press release of RAZOR & TIE's re-issue of these classic Emerson Lake & Palmer LPs
The CVR blog has obtained advance copies straight from Razor and Tie Marketing Director Bob Hoch!!
These copies (one of each) will be given away to the fifth email (who gets the debut ELP set) and the seventh email (who gets the Tarkus set) to firstname.lastname@example.org with the words "Razor &Tie ELP Re-Issue Contest" in the subject line (one email entry per email address please - US entrants only) Contest is time sensitive, so get your entry in today!
RAZOR & TIE RE-ISSUES OF LEGENDARY PROG ROCKERS EMERSON, LAKE & PALMER’S DEBUT ALBUM AND TARKUS.
BOTH ALBUMS AVAILABLE AS 3-DISC DELUXE SETS ON SEPTEMBER 25th
Both records will be available as 3-disc deluxe editions containing never before released 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo Mixes, including previously unheard out-takes. Three time Grammy-nominated producer and engineer Steven Wilson (who has also recently remixed classic albums by Jethro Tull and King Crimson for acclaimed 40th anniversary editions) worked from the original Greg Lake produced multi-track tapes to remix both albums.
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 from classical music and the group’s more nuanced, textured approach to symphonic arrangements set ELP apart from their more bombastic guitar-based contemporaries of the time. This subtler and more sublime approach carries on today in the expansive atmospherics of Radiohead and Muse and also in the prog-influenced sphere of band’s like Porcupine Tree, Dream Theatre, Opeth and many others, making ELP one of the more relevant torchbearers of the progressive rock sound. Along with Yes, King Crimson, Genesis, and Rush, Emerson Lake and Palmer ushered in the Prog era and as one of the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970’s having sold over 40 million albums.
Razor & Tie’s full catalogue re-issue campaign will continue with the release of newly expanded, re-mastered, editions of four additional ELP classic albums: Pictures At An Art Exhibition (1971- Live Album), Trilogy (1972- Studio Album), Brain Salad Surgery (1973- Studio Album), and Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends – Ladies & Gentlemen (1974- Live Album).
Fans can also purchase Emerson, Lake & Palmer and Tarkus deluxe editions at elp.merchnow.com where the albums will be bundled with a variety of ELP t-shirts perfect for any collector. Pre-orders are available now for the deluxe albums, vinyl re-presses and a selection of Emerson, Lake & Palmer t-shirts.
Good luck to all entrants!!!