Carl Palmer to release career-spanning Fanfare For The Common Man box set in April

Carl Palmer
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Emerson, Lake & Palmer drummer Carl Palmer is to have a career-spanning three-CD and one Blu-ray box set Fanfare For The Common Man released through BMG on April 5.

The new set features Palmer's time as one third of the pioneering progressive rock group, but also stretches back to include his time in freakbeat band The Craig and features tracks from Palmer's time with Chris Farlowe, Atomic Rooster. The set also includes post ELP bands such as his PM, Asia and 3, as well as his work with Mike Oldfield and The Buddy Rich Orchestra, and both the Carl Palmer Band and Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy.

Fanfare For The Common Man also features a Blu-Rray disc featuring The Rhythm of Life, an audio-visual documentary, narrated by Palmer himself with live and exclusive behind-the-scenes footage of LP, Asia, Crazy World Of Arthur Brown, Carl Palmer Band and ELP Legacy, and appearances from Frank Sinatra, Carmine Appice, Buddy Rich, Tony Iommi, Alice Cooper and more. Palmer's 200-page autobiography, illustrated with photos from his personal archive, is also included.

As Carl Palmer approaches his 74th birthday he shows no sign of slowing down. He is currently on tour in the USA, with the acclaimed Return Of Emerson Lake & Palmer show, which combines rare footage of Keith Emerson and Greg Lake from ELP’s 1992 Royal Albert Hall shows with Palmer and his Legacy band live on stage all playing together.

You can view the Fanfare For The Common Man packshot and full tracklisiting below.

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Carl Palmer

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Carl Palmer: Fanfare For The Common Man tracklist

CD1: Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Carl Palmer & Joseph Horovitz
1.Carl Palmer & Joseph Horovitz - Concerto For Percussion (Part Rock)                            2. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - The Enemy God Dances With The Black Spirits
3. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Bullfrog
4. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Toccata 
5. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Close But Not Touching
6. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - LA Nights 
7. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Canario 
8. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Tank 
9. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Karn Evil 9 1st Impression, Part 2 
10. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Two Part Invention In D Minor 
11. Emerson, Lake & Palmer - Fanfare For The Common Man 

CD2: Carl Palmer various other band recordings
1. The Craig - I Must Be Mad 
2. The Craig - Suspense 
3. Chris Farlowe - Everyone Makes A Mistake  
4. Atomic Rooster - Friday The 13th 
5. Atomic Rooster - Decline And Fall 
6. Carl Palmer's PM - You've Got Me Rockin'
7. Mike Oldfield - Mount Teidi 
8. Mike Oldfield - Ready Mix
9. Asia - Heat Of The Moment
10. Asia - Wildest Dreams 
11. Asia - Time Again
12 Asia - Tomorrow The World
13. 3  - Desde La Vida (I. La Vista, II. Frontera, III. Sangre De Toro) 
14. 3 - Eight Miles High
15. Carl Palmer and the Buddy Rich Orchestra – Shawnee (Live)

CD3: Carl Palmer Band ‘Working Live’ & Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy ‘Live’
1. Carl Palmer Band - Carl Palmer Band - Bullfrog
2. Carl Palmer Band - Canario 
3. Carl Palmer Band - Carmina Burana
4. Carl Palmer Band - Trilogy 
5. Carl Palmer Band - Hoedown
6. Carl Palmer Band - Carl Palmer Band - Romeo And Juliet
7. Carl Palmer Band - In A Moroccan Market  
8. Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy - Toccata and Fugue in D minor 
9. Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy - Jerusalem  
10 . Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy - Fanfare For The Common Man / Drum Solo 

Disc 4: Blu-Ray Video The Rhythm of Life

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.