Tarkus (2CD)

$24.00

ELPs second LP ‘Tarkus’ (1971) stretched their sound in new directions and dimensions, with more complex electronic keyboard sound. The title track took up the first side of the LP and ultimately defined the ELP sound - loud, bombastic and boundlessly exultant in its instrumental power. Last minute addition ‘Lucky Man’ became their debut single, a U.K. and U.S. hit.

 

Disc One is the 24 bit / High Density 2012 remaster of original 1971 album by highly renowned rock mastering engineer Andy Pearce. Disc Two is the Steven Wilson 2012 Stereo Mix of the 2012 remaster, with bonus tracks from the original album sessions: ‘Oh, My Father’, ‘Unknown Ballad’ and an alternative take of ‘Mass’.

 

The CD booklet features extensive notes of new 2016 interview with band members Keith Emerson and Greg Lake, by legendary rock journalist Chris Welch.

Track Listing:

Disc 1 – The Original 1971 Album (2012 Remaster)

1. Tarkus

i. Eruption

ii. Stones of Years

iii. Iconoclast

iv. Mass

v. Manticore

vi. Battlefield

vii. Aquatarkus

2. Jeremy Bender

3. Bitches Crystal

4. The Only Way (Hymn)

5. Infinate Space (Conclusion)

6. A Time and A Place

7. Are You Ready Eddy?

 

Disc 2 – The Alternate Album (2012 Stereo Mixes)

1. Tarkus

i. Eruption

ii. Stones of Years

iii. Iconoclast

iv. Mass

v. Manticore

vi. Battlefield

vii. Aquatarkus

2. Jeremy Bender

3. Bitches Crystal

4. The Only Way (Hymn)

5. Infinate Space (Conclusion)

6. A Time and A Place

7. Are You Ready Eddy?

8. Oh, My Father

9. Unknown Ballad

10. Mass (Alternate Take)