|2017 Remastered Edition - original album released in 1977
Format: CD / Cat No: 4050538180459 / Released: 26/05/2017
Track Listing: CD 1: 1. Tiger in a Spotlight (4.35) / 2. When the Apple Blossoms Bloom in the Windmills of Your Mind I'll Be Your Valentine (3.58) / 3. Bullfrog (3.52) / 4. Brain Salad Surgery (3.09) / 5. Barrelhouse Shake-down (3.52) / 6. Watching Over You (3.57) / 7. So Far to Fall (4.57) / 8. Maple Leaf Rag (2.02) / 9. I Believe in Father Christmas (3.20) / 10. Close But Not Touching (3.21) / 11. Honky Tonk Train Blues (3.11) / 12. Show Me the Way to Go Home (3.35) / 15. Tiger in a Spotlight (4.16) / 17. Watching Over You (4.31) / 18. Maple Leaf Rag / 19 .The Enemy God Dances With the Black Spirits / CD 2: 1. Knife Edge / 2. Knife Edge / 3. Show Me the Way to Go Home (5.34) / 4. Abaddon's Bolero / 5. Pictures at an Exhibition: Promenade/The Gnome/Promenade/Hut of Baba Yaga/The Curse of Baba Yaga/Hut of Baba Yaga / 6. Closer to Believing / 7. Piano Concerto: Third Movement, Toccato Con Fuoco) / 8. Tank
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.
Works Volume 2 is ELP’s sixth studio album, released in 1977, and now 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's brief, eclectic compositions cover an array of musical styles, combining stimulating originals and handsomely orchestrated renditions of 'Maple Leaf Rag', 'Honky Tonk Train Blues', and 'Show Me The Way to Go Home'. Works 2 showcases incredibly strong performances from all 3 band members - Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer. Includes the massive, perennial, global hit single 'I Believe in Father Christmas', Greg Lake's beautiful composition, highlighting his strong voice and vibrant acoustic guitar.
CD1 features the remastered original album. Some of CD 1 and all of CD 2 feature tracks from the ‘In Concert’ (1979) album (later reissued as ‘Works Live’, 1993). These were recorded at an outstanding August 1977 show at the Olympic Stadium in Montreal, plus other shows on the 1977 world tour, and capture ELP performing at the pinnacle of their career.
The booklet in this gatefold, softpack, double CD set contains extensive, exclusive sleeve notes with new band interviews by legendary rock journalist Chris Welch, and rare ELP archive photos.