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September 1972: Pop musicians (from left to right) Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer, of the group Emerson Lake And Palmer - or ELP for short, receive their awards at the 1972 Melody Maker Pop Poll; readers of the weekly music paper voted ELP the World's Top Group, and between then they won seven awards.

The final two albums in Emerson, Lake & Palmer‘s catalog reissue series have been slated for a July 28 release.

The pair — 1992’s Black Moon and 1994’s In The Hot Seat — have been remastered and will be released in a variety of formats, with new liner notes and interviews with the band members. Black Moon will be expanded with edited versions of four songs and the Live At Royal Albert Hall concert set that originally came out during January of 1993.

In The Hot Seat, meanwhile, will have additional live material from the 1998 album Then & Now. The titles are currently available for pre-order via PledgeMusic.

Drummer Carl Palmer, the only surviving member of the trio, is playing shows this summer with his ELP Legacy, as part of Yes’ Yestival during the summer and in the U.K. during November and December.

 

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