Emerson, Lake & Palmer

On Tour with Emerson, Lake & Palmer [Promo + Interview]

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To promote the 1977-1978 tour by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, this promotional-only LP was produced by Superstar Radio Network and sent to radio stations in cities which hosted the trio. The interview, by Sonny Fox, reveals no startling revelations about the group or any of its individual members, and features tracks taken from their available recordings up to the time, with two exceptions. "Tiger In a Spotlight" makes its first appearance, prior to its eventual release on Works Vol. 2; the only rare track is the London Philharmonic Orchestra's rendition of Keith Emerson's "Abbadon's Bolero," minus ELP, while Emerson jokes that it took them 52 takes to complete a releasable version, and even it sounds a bit sloppy toward the conclusion of the piece. This long unavailable record will be of interest only to Emerson, Lake & Palmer fans who must have everything featuring the group; anyone else can safely skip this possibly hard to find LP.