Keith Emerson – Beyond the Stars (LP Black Gatefold)
KEITH EMERSON: Toccata con Fuoco · Beyond the Stars · Glorietta Pass · The Dreamer · After all of this · AARON COPLAND: Fanfare for the Common Man (adapted by Keith Emerson · ALBERTO GINASTERA: Malambo · MARC BONILLA: The mourning sun · Walking Distance
Beyond the Stars is a project dedicated to the epic orchestral music of Keith Emerson – the composer. The album includes new works by Keith Emerson, performed by the one and only Academy of St Martin in the Fields under the direction of Terje Mikkelsen.
Keyboard phenomenon Rachel Flowers features as piano soloist in a ferocious reading of ’Toccata con Fuoco’ from the Piano Concerto. A special contribution comes from Keith’s grandson – 13-year old Ethan Emerson – in the beautiful ’The Dreamer’ for piano and strings.
Side A of the album was recorded at Abbey Road Studio No. 1, in eternal gratitude and respect for the musical legacy of Keith Emerson.