KEITH EMERSON: Tarkus (concertante) · Endless Enigma Suite, part one & two · After all of this · Abaddon's Bolero · AARON COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man, part one & two · ALBERTO GINASTERA: Malambo · MARC BONILLA: American Matador · Walking distance · The mourning sun
Keith Emerson realized the projects of his dreams in a close collaboration with the Norwegian conductor Terje Mikkelsen and American guitarist Marc Bonilla. At long last it is possible to hear 'Tarkus (concertante)', 'The Endless Enigma Suite' and 'Abaddon's Bolero' with a four-piece band and the Munich Radio Orchestra conducted by Terje Mikkelsen in a fantastic recording! Keith Emerson himself of course as soloist on Moogs, keyboards and grand piano.
This album is the symphonic truth about the composer Keith Emerson, unleashing the fantastic potential in his music. The man who brought composers like Mussorgsky, Sibelius, Bach, Tchaikovsky and Stravinsky directly into rock music is keeping the doors between the genres wide open.
'Tarkus (concertante)' is no doubt the main work on this release, a 20-minute epic work. 'The Endless Enigma Suite' in symphonic colours is of course also here, plus a new moving piece called 'After all of this'. Marc Bonilla also contributes with three very attractive pieces on the album, in addition to two works with the unmistakable Emerson twist from his biggest source of inspiration: Aaron Copland and Alberto Ginastera.
This limited edition of the album includes an exclusive DVD from the production of the album, with material from the recording, interviews and more.