Emerson, Lake and Palmer – 40th Anniversary Reunion Concert

Continuing with the progressive rock music theme, MusicOfOurHeart turns its focus to the super group, Emerson, Lake and Palmer.

It was Scott Muni‘s radio show Things from England that turned me on to Emerson, Lake and Palmer in November, 1970. When he played “Take A Pebble” from their first album, I was forever convinced.

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 ELP is a group I have yet to experience live in concert. I saw the Carl Palmer Band  perform at Toads Place in New Haven on June 1, 2006 .  Carl Palmer was very personable as we spoke with him before and after the show.

Then three+ weeks later, June 24, 2006 I got to witness the Keith Emerson  Band at the very same venue.  It was ironic their paths did not pass closer. Keith Emerson outdid himself on Moog Synthesizer and keyboards. His concert was a very exciting event.

I then saw Keith Emerson and Greg Lake at the Ridgefield Playhouse on May 8, 2010. It was an intimate evening  where both artists performed, answered questions and looked very relaxed. So this is the closest I  have been yet to ELP live in concert via these three concerts.

 Last I knew Emerson, Lake and Palmer were contemplating a North American Tour but  nothing has materialized yet. I have my fingers crossed for a 2012  ELP US tour.

 The good news is that the historic Emerson, Lake and Palmer High Voltage  Festival  headliner concert is now available  on DVD. This extraordinary 40th anniversary reunion concert was held on July 25, 2010 at Victoria Park,  in London, England. Here is a taste of that concert from the DVD promo.

I ordered this DVD on amazon today. I’ll let you know how it is later in the week 😉

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