* The first book to cover the output of Emerson, Lake and Palmer in detail, track by track. * Written by a lifelong fan, and acknowledged expert on the band. * Since their last concert in 2011, ELP have received considerable public attention following the tragic deaths of both Keith Emerson and Greg Lake. Emerson, Lake & Palmer were, without question, one of the greatest rock bands of the 1970s.
Selling millions of albums across the globe, and with all three members winning awards for their dazzling musical ability, ELP were no ordinary group.
Considered one of the genre-founding bands of progressive rock, ELP were the embodiment of the dinosaurs that punk sought to kill.
However, just like their peers - Yes, Genesis and Pink Floyd - they survived punk's onslaught, continuing to make albums until the mid-90s and touring right until their final concert, at London's High Voltage Festival in 2011. This book charts their rise, from the origins of each member in The Nice, King Crimson and Atomic Rooster respectively, via every track on all nine of their studio albums.
Key recorded live performances - such as 1971's Pictures at an Exhibition - are also included.
In addition, there are overviews on all three member's solo projects.