Spirit of Unicorn Music is thrilled to announce the forthcoming release of Keith Emerson ~ Variations, an exceptional 20 CD box set that takes listeners on an extraordinary voyage through the illustrious career of one of the greatest musicians of all time. Available for pre-order now, this remarkable collection is scheduled to launch on October 13th, 2023.
To get a taste of the magic within, fans can immerse themselves in the captivating trailer on YouTube:
Keith Emerson, widely recognized as the inventor of progressive rock, continues to inspire and captivate audiences worldwide. As affirmed by his longtime friend and former bandmate Lee Jackson (The Nice, Jackson Heights, Refugee), “Keith Emerson invented progressive rock. I know because I was there at the time.” His genius and mastery of the keyboard have garnered unwavering adoration from fans and fellow musicians alike.
Variations embarks on a deep exploration of Emerson’s creative journey, meticulously divided into five parts. It commences with his early years in The Nice and Emerson Lake & Palmer, traverses through Keith’s solo albums, soundtracks, and collaborations, and culminates in a breathtaking showcase of his keyboard virtuosity through a selection of stunning live performances.
The curation of this exceptional collection has been a heartfelt endeavor involving the Emerson family. Aaron Emerson, Keith’s son, enthusiastically expresses, “It is with great excitement that we can share all of Dad’s great work, spanning his long career. I hope it brings you as much joy as it has brought us.”
Presented in a specially designed 10 x 10 inch box, the 20 CDs are accompanied by enlightening sleeve notes penned by Jerry Ewing, Editor of PROG Magazine. Ewing delves deep into the extensive Emerson catalogue, conducting interviews with several of his collaborators, thereby providing a captivating history of the man behind the keyboard.
Complementing the musical journey, the box set includes a 48-page book filled with previously unreleased photos sourced directly from the Emerson family archive. This intimate glimpse into Keith Emerson’s personal and private life adds a compelling dimension to the collection.
The remastering of all 20 CDs, meticulously crafted by renowned engineer Andy Pearce, ensures the highest audio quality. Additionally, the comprehensive collection contains a previously unreleased show from BB Kings in 2004, further enriching the treasure trove of musical brilliance offered to both loyal fans and newcomers.
Whether you are a dedicated follower or embarking on a newfound admiration for Keith Emerson, there is no better, deeper, or more definitive collection available on the market. Keith Emerson – Variations stands as a heartfelt tribute to one of the greatest musicians of all time.
Pre-order the Keith Emerson – Variations 20CD box set now from Burningshed.com.
Full List of CDs in Box Set:
PART ONE: THE EARLY YEARS / THE BANDS
- DISC ONE: The Nice
- DISC TWO: Emerson Lake & Palmer
- DISC THREE: Keith Emerson Band
- DISC FOUR: Jackson Heights
- DISC FIVE: Refugee
PART TWO: THE SOLO ALBUMS
- DISC SIX: Honky
- DISC SEVEN: Changing States
- DISC EIGHT: Emerson Plays Emerson
PART THREE: THE SOUNDTRACKS
- DISC NINE: Inferno
- DISC TEN: Nighthawks
- DISC ELEVEN: Murderock
- DISC TWELVE: Best Revenge / La Chiesa
- DISC THIRTEEN: Iron Man
- DISC FOURTEEN: Harmagedon / Godzilla
PART FOUR: COLLABORATIONS
- DISC FIFTEEN: Three Fates Project
- DISC SIXTEEN: Beyond the Stars
PART FIVE: LIVE / COLLABORATIONS
- DISC SEVENTEEN: Boys Club (Live from California)
- DISC EIGHTEEN: Moscow Pt 1
- DISC NINETEEN: Moscow Pt 2
- DISC TWENTY: Live from Manticore Hall
- DISC TWENTY-ONE: Off the Shelf
- DISC TWENTY-TWO: Live at BB Kings – 21/05/2004
- DISC TWENTY-THREE: B.B.Kings – NYC – 21/05/2004 / The Keith Emerson Trio Live At BB Kings