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‘Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy – Live’ set for June 29th

Carl Palmer, one of the most highly rated living drummers and sole survivor of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, is releasing Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy – Live on CD and DVD June 29th via BMG. The 2 disc digipak will encompass two of Palmer’s ELP Legacy shows presented with a deluxe booklet and liner notes by Palmer himself.

The CD will feature Live In New York 2014, performed before a sold out crowd at New York’s Tralf Music Hall on November 25, 2015. The CD includes a full-length version of ELP’s “Tarkus,” played alongside “Mars, Toccata and Fugue in D Minor,” “The God Of War/21st Century Schizoid Man,” “Knife-Edge,” “Trilogy” and more.

The DVD will feature Pictures At An Exhibition – A Tribute To Keith Emerson Live Miami 2016, featuring a two hour performance. Special guests include Steve Hackett of Genesis, Mark Stein of Vanilla Fudge and David Frangioni. Recorded at Olympia Theater Miami on June 24, 2016, the show includes much loved ELP classics such as “Bitches Crystal,” “Hoedown,” “Karn Evil 9 (Welcome Back My Friends),” “Romeo & Juliet,” “Fanfare For The Common Man,” “Jerusalem” and “The Barbarian.” A behind-the-scenes look at the Keith Emerson tribute show rounds out the DVD footage.

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy was formed in 2001 and comprises Carl Palmer alongside the prodigal talents of Simon Fitzpatrick on guitar and Paul Bielatowicz on bass. This power trio are taking classic ELP works and reconstructing them with drums, bass and guitar rather than replicating the unique keyboard/synth work of the great Keith Emerson. The line-up injects new life into both ELP and ELP related favorites.

“It’s metal prog-rock playing Emerson, Lake and Palmer,” states Palmer. “It’s original and unique, and that’s important to me.”

The trio’s dynamic live show has proved a triumphant success with sold-out world tours, festival appearances and rave reviews. Crowned “Prog God of 2017,” Carl Palmer is taking the ELP legacy forward throughout 2018 in new directions, whilst showcasing his immeasurable talents as one of the great technical drummers alive today. Says Carl,

“My philosophy is very simple; if I keep on improving, which I am at the moment, or I can’t improve but can maintain a standard, then I will carry on,” Palmer says. “The minute I can’t do that, then I’m gone.”


1. Rondeau des Indes Galantes / Ride of the Valkyries (Live)
2. Toccata and Fugue in D Minor (Live)
3. Mars, The God of War / 21st Century Schizoid Man (Live)
4. Tarkus (Live)
5. America (Live)
6. Knife-Edge (Live)
7. Trilogy (Live)


1. Introduction
2. Peter Gunn
3. Karn Evil 9 (Welcome Back My Friends)
4. The Barbarian
5. Bitches Crystal
6. Jerusalem
7. Romeo & Juliet
8. 21st Century Schizoid Man
9. Clair De Lune
10. Knife-Edge
11. Hoedown
12. Take a Pebble
13. Carmina Burana
14. Pictures At an Exhibition
15. Fanfare for the Common Man/Drum Solo
16. Nutrocker

Author: Buddy Iahn

Buddy Iahn founded The Music Universe when he decided to juxtapose his love of web design and music. As a lifelong drummer, he decided to take a hiatus from playing music to report it. The website began as a fun project in 2013 to one of the top independent news sites.