Keith Emerson’s Most Important Album Since ELP
Keith Emerson will release Three Fates, the album he calls his “most important since the ELP days,” on October 29.
Described as the keyboard icon’s “symphonic truth,” the record features guitarist Marc Bonilla, Norwegian composer and conductor Terje Mikkelson and the Munich Radio Orchestra.
Tracks include ELP classic Tarkus and Fanfare for the Common Man Pt1&2, solo songs and new compositions, all delivered in orchestral arrangements.
Record label EarMusic say: “Finally, Emerson is realising the project of his dreams in a close collaboration with Mikkelsen and Bonilla. Great works can be heard with a four-piece band and a full symphony orchestra for the very first time. Guitar phenomenon Bonilla leads the brilliant band and maestro Mikkelsen really fires up the Munich Radio Orchestra.
“Tarkus – Concertante is no doubt the main work on this release, a 20-minutes epic. The Endless Enigma Suite in symphonic colours is of course also included, plus a new moving piece called After All ff This.
“Bonilla contributes three attractive pieces on this recording, in addition to two works with the unmistakable Emerson twist from his biggest source of inspiration: Aaron Copland and Alberto Ginastera.
“In many ways Three Fates completes the circle: Emerson brought classics into rock – now it’s Emerson’s own music being performed by a classical orchestra.”
01. The Endless Enigma Suite Pt. 1
02. The Endless Enigma Suite Pt. 2
03. American Matador
04. After All Of This
05. Walking Distance
06. Tarkus – Concertante
08. The Mourning Sun
09. Abaddon’s Bolero
10. Fanfare For The Common Man Pt. 1
11. Fanfare For The Common Man Pt. 2