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Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Beyond The Beginning

Sanctuary (06076-88418-9) (Two DVDs)“My recollection of those early ELP years is a bit of a blur. And the reason is — that every single day was extraordinary. Extraordinary.” — Greg Lake Emerson, Lake & Palmer are one of the most influential and important bands in progressive rock. Their music was groundbreaking, challenging, revered and reviled. Where other bands hinted at classical influences, ELP brought the works of composers such as Modest Mussorgsky, Alberto Ginastera, and Aaron Copland into the fold of popular music. In doing so ELP did as much to expose a generation to classical music as any orchestra or conductor did — or perhaps could.