Keith Emerson è il più importante tastierista degli anni ’70, uno dei più grandi nomi del progressive rock, oltre che parte della leggenda con Lake & Palmer.

“Three Fates” è il risultato dell’incontro fra Keith Emerson, Marc Bonilla (guitar hero di Los Angeles) e un direttore d’orchestra norvegese: Terje Mikkelson, in studio con la prestigiosa Munich Radio Orchestra. La tracklist prevede il the best of Emerson, Lake & Palmer e inediti, tutti riarrangiati per orchestra.

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release “Three Fates” on October 26th, 2012 via earMUSIC.

Emerson’s most important record since ELP!

  earMUSIC, the Hamburg based international rock label part of Edel Group, is proud to announce “Three Fates”, the most important record of Keith Emerson since his Emerson, Lake & Palmer days. “Three Fates” is the unique meeting of a British progressive rock legend, a guitar hero from Los Angeles and a Norwegian classical music conductor in studio with the prestigious Munich Radio Orchestra. It features the best of ELP (like “Tarkus” and “Fanfare For The Common Man Pt. 1&2”), solo songs and brand new compositions – all in new orchestral arrangements. “Three Fates” will be released on October 26th, 2012.

“Three Fates” is the symphonic truth about the composer Keith Emerson, which shows the potential in his music.  Finally, he is realizing the projects of his dreams in a close collaboration with the Norwegian conductor Terje Mikkelsen and American guitarist Marc Bonilla. Great works can be heard with a four piece band and a full symphony orchestra for the very first time. Guitar phenomenon Marc Bonilla leads the brilliant band and maestro Terje Mikkelsen really fires up the Munich Radio Orchestra in these luscious orchestrations. What an impressive collaboration!

“Tarkus – Concertante” is no doubt the main work on this release, a 20 minutes epic work. “The Endless Enigma Suite” in symphonic colours is of course also included, plus a new moving piece called “After All Of This”. Marc Bonilla also contributes with three very 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.

But “Three Fates” is about much more than simply music. It is about making Emerson’s music resound in a symphonic scale. Conductor Terje Mikkelsen has the rock-and-roll approach needed, as well as total control over the symphony orchestra in break-neck ensemble with the Keith Emerson Band. In many ways, “Three Fates” completes the circle: Emerson brought classics into rock – now it is Emerson’s own music being performed by a classical orchestra.

Keith Emerson says: “Although I have been involved with orchestras and also jazz, blues and rock since the sixties, without doubt I consider this to be the most important album since the ELP days.”







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

07. Malambo

08. The Mourning Sun

09. Abaddon’s Bolero

10. Fanfare For The Common Man Pt. 1

11. Fanfare For The Common Man Pt. 2

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