|2017 remaster edition with bonus tracks
Format: CD / Cat No: 4050538180510 / Released: 26/05/2017
Track Listing: 1. All I Want Is You / 2. Love Beach / 3. Taste Of My Love / 4. The Gambler / 5. For You / 6. Canario / 7. Memoirs Of An Officer And A Gentleman / 1978 Alternate Mixes (Previously Unreleased): 8. All I Want Is You (1978 Alternate Mix) / 9. Taste of My Love (1978 Alternate Mix) / 10. The Gambler (1978 Alternate Mix) / 11. For You (1978 Alternate Mix) / 12. Honourable Company (A March) (1978 Alternate Mix) / 1978 Rehearsal Out-Takes (Previously Unreleased): 13. Canario (1978 Rehearsal Out-Take) / 14. Letters from the Front (1978 Rehearsal Out-Take) / 15. Prologue / The Education of a Gentleman (1978 Rehearsal Out-Take)
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.
'Love Beach' (1978) is the 7th ELP studio album and the final one from the 1970s classic era, expertly remastered for the first time in 24 bit / High Density formats from the original tapes by world-renowned rock studio engineer Andy Pearce.
The album finds the band back to their intimate best, producing a lighter, more concise and accessible album, with the band jamming in the relaxed atmosphere of a studio in Nassau, Bahamas. As usual, ELP produced an excellent, technically accomplished mix of classcial music and electronics, once again unearthing their extraordinary musical chemistry. Includes fans' / live favourites 'The Gambler' and the hard-rocking 'Canario' (based on Rodrigo's 'Fantasia Para Un Gentilhombre'). Side 2 is taken up by the superb 'Memoirs Of An Officer And A Gentleman' - one of their finest suites, highlighting voice, piano, and marching drums.
The CD and digital formats contain the remastered original 'Love Beach' album plus contains previously unreleased alternative track mixes versions and ‘Love Beach’ studio rehearsal recordings, providing a compelling insight into the group at work in the studio. All tracks have been digitally restored and mastered from the original studio tapes. The booklet in this gatefold, softpack set contains extensive, exclusive sleeve notes with new band interviews by legendary rock journalist Chris Welch, and rare ELP archive photos.