A new compilation collection from Emerson, Lake & Palmer is to be released, this time focusing on their legendary live performances: Out Of This World: Live (1970-1997), it will be a new deluxe 10LP 7CD box to be released. by BMG on October 29 as part of the group’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
Out Of This World: Live (1970-1997) brings together five of ELP’s biggest and most important concerts throughout its 50 illustrious years. In addition to their dynamism on record and in the studio, ELP’s audacious live performances proved they could rock with the greats. It was a facet of the band that often set them apart from their early ’70s peers such as Yes, Genesis, Pink Floyd and Jethro Tull, and yet as can be heard in the five wonderful live shows contained on this set , not everything was hype and cymbal. The band members’ own fondness for classical music and jazz allowed Emerson, Lake & Palmer to enjoy moments of great depth.
Each album has been reimagined with a stunning new illustration, reflecting various aspects of the band and their epic and groundbreaking music. The LP box contains 5 deluxe double layered double LPs with high quality audio, fully restored and mastered by ELP expert and renowned mastering engineer Andy Pearce.
Most of the LPs are unreleased on vinyl, Phoenix 1997 has never been released. CDs have been out of print for many years and have never been released with this level of art and audio. Each Box Set is completed with a brilliant 32 page photo book, with many intimate, rare and unpublished images from the band of legendary photographers such as Lynn Goldsmith and Neil Preston. Introductory notes are provided by Jerry Ewing, editor of Prog Magazine.
“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate this ELP anniversary period. The box is one of the proudest moments for me. I know Keith and Greg would agree with me. Out of this World ‘is something I will remember for a long time. For me, this shows ELP at its best through years of touring and recording. The box represents the life line of our music in our time. – Carl Palmer