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Emerson, Lake and Palmer to release Tarkus Picture Disc for Record Store Day

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Emerson, Lake and Palmer will release a new picture disc of their legendary Tarkus album for Record Store Day on June 12.

The new disc has been mastered from 2012 HD remaster by Andy Pearce and Matt Wortham. The release come son a die-cut sleeve which, along with the disc, will replicate William Neal’s original surrealist tank/armadillo album artwork.

Tarkus, the bands' second studio album, was released in 1971 and was Emerson, Lake and Palmer's only UK number one album. It also reached No. 9 in the US. The album's centrepiece is the seven-part 21-minute title track which took up all of side one of the original vinyl.

At the same time Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy have rescheduled their 2021 UK tour which was postponed due to Covid. The 50th Anniversary of Trilogy UK tour dates can be seen below.

“Now with vocals on many of the songs, we are bringing a new dimension to the show we have done in the past," says Palmer. "We started this last year and the response has been nothing short of exceptional.” 

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Carl Palmer's ELP Legacy April 2022 tour dates:
Apr 1: Holmfirth Picturedrome
Apr 2: Sheffield HRH Prog Festival
Apr 3: Colchester Arts Centre
Apr 6: Milton Keynes The Stables
Apr 7:  Southhampton 1865
Apr 8: Haslemere Haslemere Hall
Apr 9:Devizes Corn Exchange
Apr 10: Exeter Corn Exchange
Apr 12: Cardiff The Globe
Apr 14: Norwich Epic Studios
Apr 15: Canterbury Westgate Hall
Apr 16: Peterborough St. John's
Apr 17: Hull Hessle Town Hall
Apr 18: Kinross The Green Hotel
Apr 19: Kinross The Green Hotel
Apr 21: Leamington Spa The Assembly
Apr 22: London Under The Bridge
Apr 23:  Harpenden TBC
Apr 27: Wimborne Tivoli Theatre

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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.