|ELP’s 9th and final studio album from 1994 fully remastered
Format: CD / Cat No: 4050538181401 / Released: 28/07/2017
Track Listing: CD 1: The Original 1994 album (2017 Remaster): 1. HAND OF TRUTH / 2. DADDY / 3. ONE BY ONE / 4. HEART ON ICE / 5. THIN LINE / 6. MAN IN THE LONG BLACK COAT / 7. CHANGE / 8. GIVE ME A REASON TO STAY / 9. GONE TOO SOON / 10. STREET WAR / Bonus Tracks (2017 Remaster): 11. PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION: A. PROMENADE / B. THE GNOME / C. PROMENADE / D. THE SAGE / E. THE HUT OF BABA YAGA / F. THE GREAT GATES OF KIEV / Now Tour '97 / '98 (2017 Re-master): 12. A TIME AND A PLACE / 13. PIANO CONCERTO NO. 1: THIRD MOVEMENT: TOCCATA CON FUOCO / CD 2: Now Tour '97 / '98 (2017 Re-master) (Continued): 1. FROM THE BEGINNING / 2. KARN EVIL 9: 1ST IMPRESSION PART 2 / 3. TIGER IN A SPOTLIGHT / 4. HOEDOWN / 5. TOUCH AND GO / 6. KNIFE EDGE / 7. BITCHES CRYSTAL / 8. HONKY TONK TRAIN BLUES / 9. TAKE A PEBBLE / 10. LUCKY MAN / 11. FANFARE FOR THE COMMON MAN / RONDO / 12. 21ST CENTURY SCHIZOID MAN / AMERICA
More information: Formed in 1970, Emerson, Lake & Palmer were torchbearers of the progressive rock sound and one of rock’s first super-groups. The world-conquering, stadium-filling prog giants helped to broaden the audience for the genre from hundreds of thousands into tens of millions and were one the most commercially successful rock bands of the 1970s. Their first 7 album releases all made the U.K. albums chart top 10 and U.S. top 20.
Originally titled ‘The Best Seat In The House’, ‘In The Hot Seat’ is ELP’s ninth and final studio album. It was released in 1994 following their successful 1992 world tour comeback album ‘Black Moon’. The album comprises an interesting mixture of mainstream rock, classic ELP prog, melodic pop and finely crafted ballads. Among the well-produced ten tracks is the excellent ‘Hand of Truth’ and the deeply moving ‘Daddy’. Expertly re-mastered for the first time by celebrated rock studio engineer Andy Pearce.
The booklet in this gatefold, softpack, double CD set contains extensive, exclusive sleeve notes with recent band interviews by legendary rock journalist Chris Welch, and rare ELP archive photos. Features a foreword on the 140 gram LP format by Greg Lake.