ELP’s Black Moon and In The Hot Seat set for reissue

Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Emerson, Lake & Palmer

Two more albums by Emerson, Lake & Palmer are to be remastered and reissued later this year.

The trio’s back catalogue was signed over to BMG in November 2015 which has seen the label re-release most of the band’s material since.

Now it’s been announced that their final two records, 1992’s Black Moon and 1994’s In The Hot Seat, will also be reissued and released on July 28.

Like the previous re-issues, the two albums have been remastered by studio engineer Andy Pearce and will be available on CD, 140-gram vinyl and HD digital download. The CDs will contain extensive liner notes, rare photographs and band interviews by journalist Chris Welch.

Black Moon will feature all 10 original album tracks along with edited versions of Black Moon, Affairs Of The Heart, Paper Blood and Prokofiev’s Romeo And Juliet. The reissue will also include the Live At The Royal Albert Hall release which first came out in January 1993.

In The Hot Seat will feature all the original album tracks along with live cuts which were first heard on 1998 double album Then & Now including Tiger In The Spotlight, Hoedown and Keith Emerson’s solo piano hit Honky Tonk Train Blues.

Both albums are available for pre-order via a PledgeMusic campaign. Find out more.

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy will head out on a UK tour later this year. Find a list of live dates below.

Carl Palmer’s ELP Legacy 2017 UK tour dates

Nov 17: St Helen’s The Citadel
Nov 18: Pwllheli HRH Prog V
Nov 19: Milton Keynes The Stables
Nov 25: Howden Shire Hall
Nov 29: Wimborne Tivoli Theater
Nov 30: Southampton 1865 Club
Dec 01: Fletching Trading Boundaries
Dec 02: Fletching Trading Boundaries

The Emerson, Lake & Palmer Quiz: how well do you know this iconic prog trio?

Scott Munro
Louder e-commerce editor

Scott has spent 35 years in newspapers, magazines and online as an editor, production editor, sub-editor, designer, writer and reviewer. Scott joined our news desk in the summer of 2014 before moving to the e-commerce team in 2020. Scott keeps Louder’s buyer’s guides up to date, writes about the best deals for music fans, keeps on top of the latest tech releases and reviews headphones, speakers, earplugs and more. Over the last 10 years, Scott has written more than 11,000 articles across Louder, Classic Rock, Metal Hammer and Prog. He's previously written for publications including IGN, the Sunday Mirror, Daily Record and The Herald newspapers, covering everything from daily news and weekly features, to tech reviews, video games, travel and whisky. Scott's favourite bands are Fields Of The Nephilim, The Cure, New Model Army, All About Eve, The Mission, Cocteau Twins, Drab Majesty, Marillion and Rush.