Featuring performances from every stage of their career, including 44 minutes of ELP headlining the California Jam Festival in 1974 on Disc 2 which also showcases footage of the famous spinning piano sequence. The DVD also contains 'Beyond The Beginning', an hour-long documentary.
Recorded on November 7th 2012 at the Regency Ballroom in San Francisco, this new ASIA live CD / DVD and Blu Ray captures once again the band, in the original line-up, in front of an ecstatic audience during one of the shows that ASIA performed in support of the "XXX" album and which was broadcasted by AXS TV in the USA. With HD recording this new live album is truly a rewarding experience for all ASIA fans. After the recent DVD releases, this is Asia performing one of the very last shows featuring the original line up with: Geoff Downes, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and John Wetton live on the road, in-your face and for your viewing pleasure. The reunion came to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the band, but morphed itself into an ongoing endeavour.
Active again since 2006, The Original Asia of Geoff Downes, John Wetton, Steve Howe and Carl Palmer have been keeping as busy as possible for their fans by releasing both live and studio material along with full concert DVD's that pay proper attention to the tour they come from.
The magical songwriters and front-liners of Asia, the legendary British rock band, show off what they do best in this rousing concert. John Wetton, who co-wrote many of the group's hits, claims the mike; Geoff Downes takes command of the keyboard; and genius drummer Carl Palmer lays down the bass line. Take a front seat as Wetton, Downes, Palmer and the rest of the band prove why their music has endured through the ages.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer, also known as ELP, are an English progressive rock super group. They found success in the 1970s and sold over forty million albums and headlined large stadium concerts - one of the largest at California Jam (Cal Jam) in 1974 was in front of 200,000 people. The band consists of Keith Emerson (keyboards), Greg Lake (bass guitar, vocals, guitar) and Carl Palmer (drums, percussion). They are one of the most commercially successful progressive rock bands and from the outset focused on combining classical pieces with rock music. The legendary Rock Band reunited to celebrate their 40th Anniversary and headlined London's first High Voltage Rock Festival. This was the historic moment when Emerson Lake and Palmer performed for the first time since 1998.
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Fanfare (1970-1997)
This album is the Asia fan's dream come true. An outstanding music BDDisc (filmed in Tokyo) which features the 4 original members (John Wetton, Steve Howe, Geoffrey Downes, and Carl Palmer), accompanied by excellent sound quality and camera work. The camera focusses on the band members playing and does not dart back and forth from the audience to the band members. What a relief! This album marks the 25th anniversary of the 1st Asia album, which came out in 1982.
Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer first joined forces in 1970 and went on to become a global success story. After a break in the eighties, they reunited in the early nineties and took to the road once more. In 1997 they made their debut at the Montreux Jazz Festival with a performance that included all their trademark virtuosity and showmanship. The show includes classic tracks from across their career including Karnevil 9, Hoedown, Take A Pebble, Lucky Man, Tiger in the Spotlight, Tarkus and Fanfare for the Common Man. Recorded live on July 7, 1997 at the Audtitorium Stravinski, Montreux Jazz Festival (Switzerland). Programme copyright 2010.
Works Orchestral Tour is live in Montreal on Aug. 26, 1977, where ELP became the first rock band to assemble and tour with a full 65 piece symphony orchestra before a sold-out audience of 70.000 enthusiastic fans. This is Emerson Lake And Palmer "Symphonic Live" recorded during the works tour on August 26th 1977 at the Montreal Olympic Stadium. The band was accompanied by the Royal Montreal Philharmonic 65 Piece Orchestra and a 12 person choir. This show, filmed before over 70,000 fans is considered to be Keith Emerson's Opus.
Live at the Royal Albert Hall is a live album by Emerson, Lake & Palmer. It was recorded at a show at the Royal Albert Hall during the Black Moon tour in October 1992. Highlights of the album include a 9 minute outfreakage of "Tarkus", the song "Black Moon", and "Finale", which is a three song medley.
Continuing our release of DVDs from Oscar-winning director Murray Lerner’s filming of the August 1970 Isle Of Wight Festival, we have Emerson Lake & Palmer’s The Birth Of A Band. It was ELP’s first proper live concert, their only previous gig having been a warm up in Plymouth the previous night. Playing in front of a record 600,000 people, at what remains the biggest festival in rock history, they became overnight stars. With a spectacular stage show that included real cannons being fired over the heads of the audience, they became overnight stars with the press raving about their virtuosity and daring. lntercut with the live footage from the show , this film also features brand new Interviews with Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer as well as their then manager John Gaydon and creates a vivid portrait of the birth o f a band. They would go on from here to become multi-million selling artists, but this unique film is there right at the beginning.
A documentary film of the final dates in Emerson Lake and Palmer's 1973 'Get Me A Ladder' European tour, on and off-stage, along with footage of the three musicians' private lives, plus the band rehearsing in Fulham, London.
Asia: Symfonia - Live In Bulgaria 2013
Emerson, Lake & Palmer: C'est La Vie
Musical Biography outlining the birth and rebirth of ELP
Performance filmed in Switzerland December 4, 1970 and later broadcast in 1971 on Belgium TV program Pop Music (AKA Pop Shop)
This is Emerson Lake & Palmer captured at the very beginning of a legendary career. Filmed at the time when the band had only just recorded their ground breaking first album ELP had to use all of their huge individual creative talents to create a full show. This is an essential addition to the collection of any fan of the progressive rock era.
ELP's performance of Pictures at an Exhibition filmed at London's Lyceum in December 1970. Bonus features include a 1971 appearance on the Belgian TV show "Pop Shop".
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Live In Tokyo 1972
Emerson, Lake & Palmer - California Jam 1974
Isle of Wight 1970: 1. Blue Rondo a la Turk ELP - The Works Live With Orchestra, Montreal Olympic Stadium 1977: 1. The Enemy God Dances With The Black Spirits 2. Karn Evil 9 / 1st Impression, part 2 3. Pictures at an Exhibition 4. C'est La Vie 5. Piano Concerto No. 1 3rd Movement Toccata, con fuoco 6. Tank Manticore Special 1973 Excerpts of: 1. Abaddon's Bolero 2. Karn Evil 9 / 1st Impression, part 2 3. Karn Evil 9 / 2nd Impression 4. Pictures at an Exhibition 5. Benny The Bouncer 6. Lucky Man 7. Tarkus 8. Still You Turn Me On and more.
This is the Holy Grail for progressive rock fans. Emerson Lake and Palmer are captured here at the very beginning of a legendary career. Filmed at the time when the band had only just recorded their ground breaking first album, ELP had to use all of their huge individual creative talents to create a full show. That's what makes this film so special. Extensive improvisation virtuoso playing by Keith Emerson, inventive percussion from Carl Palmer and a bravura performance at the mike by the young Greg Lake make this an essential addition to the collection of any fan of the progressive rock era. TRACK LIST 1. The Barbarian 2. Rondo/Bach Improvisations 3. Drum Solo 4. Nutrocker 5. Take A Pebble 6. Knife Edge
A recording of Asia's highly publicized concert at the Budokan in Japan. Songs performed include "Time and Time Again," "The Heat Goes On," and "Here Comes That Feeling."
Overview of Prog Rock history in the UK: Documentary about progressive music and the generation of bands that were involved, from the international success stories of Yes, Genesis, ELP, King Crimson and Jethro Tull to the trials and tribulations of lesser-known bands such as Caravan and Egg.
The Nice - America (1968) The Moody Blues - Question (1970) Jethro Tull - Witches Promise (1970)
Wishbone Ash - Vas Dis (1971) Atomic Rooster - Tomorrow Night (1971) Family - In My Own Time (1971)
Yes - Your Is No Disgrace (1973) Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Pictures At An Exibition (1972) Soft Machine - Fanfarre All White (1973) Caravan - The Dog, The Dog, He's At It Again (1974)
Genesis - I Know What I Like (1974)* King Crimson - Frame By Frame (1982)