earMUSIC, the Hamburg based international rock label part of Edel Group, is proud to announce “Three Fates”, the most important record from Keith Emerson since his Emerson, Lake & Palmer days. “Three Fates” is the unique meeting of a British progressive rock legend, a guitar hero from Los Angeles and a Norwegian classical music conductor in the studio with the prestigious Münchner Rundfunkorchester (Munich Radio Orchestra). It features the best of ELP (“Tarkus” and “Fanfare For The Common Man Pt. 1&2”), solo songs and brand new compositions – all in new orchestral ar rangements. “Three Fates” will be released on 26h November 2012.
“Three Fates” is the symphonic truth about the composer Keith Emerson, and a realization of the potential in his music. Finally, he is realizing the project of his dreams in a close collaboration with the Norwegian conductor Terje Mikkelsen and American guitarist Marc Bonilla. Great works can be heard with a four-piece band and a full symphony orchestra for the very first time. Guitar phenomenon Marc Bonilla leads the brilliant band and maestro Terje Mikkelsen really fires up the Münchner Rundfunkorchester in these luscious orchestrations. What an impressive collaboration!
“Tarkus - Concertante” is no doubt the main work on this release, a 20 minutes epic. “The Endless Enigma Suite” in symphonic colours is of course also included, plus a new moving piece called “After All Of This”. Marc Bonilla also contributes three attractive pieces on this recording, in addition to two works with the unmistakable Emerson twist from his biggest source of inspiration: Aaron Copland and Alberto Ginastera.
“Three Fates” is about much more than simply music. It’s about making Emerson's music resound in a symphonic scale. Conductor Terje Mikkelsen has the rock-and-roll approach needed, as well as total control over the symphony orchestra in break-neck ensemble with the Keith Emerson Band. In many ways, “Three Fates” completes the circle: Emerson brought classics into rock - now it’s Emerson's own music being performed by a classical orchestra.
Keith Emerson says: “Although I have been involved with orchestras and also jazz, blues and rock since the sixties, without doubt I consider this to be the most important album since the ELP days.”
01. The Endless Enigma Suite Pt. 1
02. The Endless Enigma Suite Pt. 2
03. American Matador
04. After All Of This
05. Walking Distance
06. Tarkus - Concertante
08. The Mourning Sun
09. Abaddon's Bolero
10. Fanfare For The Common Man Pt. 1
11. Fanfare For The Common Man Pt. 2