Watch Carl Palmer unbox the ELP book in new video

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Carl Palmer unboxes the brand new Emerson, Lake & Palmer book, that is published later this week by Rocket 88 books, the publishers behind recent books by Opeth, Andy Summers and Jethro Tull.

The new book is the first official book to tell the unique Emerson, Lake & Palmer story by the artists. Created with the families of Keith and Greg plus executive editor Carl Palmer from over a quarter of a million words. Illustrated throughout with classic, rare, private, and recently discovered photos.

"This is the ultimate edition," Palmer exclaims. "This is the important one for me. Because we had 50 each, Greg, Keith, myself. And this is just super duper. When I picked it up this morning I forgot all about the family tree that we did. Because of course the family tree is just unbelievable when you look at all the people we played with over the years and what we did.

"Keith and Greg have got glossy phots in theirs, but in mine I decided to put in a piece of artwork: the Manticore, signed! Im so proud of this, with the family tree, and a CD in each of the books."

Emerson, Lake & Palmer by Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer comes in three editions: Classic, Signature (limited to 500 copies) and the Ultimate Edition (limited to just 150copies).

Pre-order Emerson, Lake & Palmer by Keith Emerson, Greg Lake and Carl Palmer.

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.