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Emerson Lake & Palmer / Brain Salad Surgery box pre-order

Emerson Lake and Palmer / "Brain Salad Surgery" super deluxe box coming

As we announced back in November Sony will be reissuing Emerson Lake And Palmer‘s 1973 album Brain Salad Surgery as a Super Deluxe Edition box set this spring.

It’s now available for pre-order and there are in fact two sets listed on Amazon: the top-of-the-range six-disc box (a reasonable £50 at the time of writing) and a cut-down three disc version.

The limited edition super deluxe edition box set comes with original release die-cut poster and digitally restored artwork; 20-page booklet with new liners; photos and memorabilia; hardcover 12″ slipcase with artwork and internal gatefold. Five discs in total plus a vinyl record.

Both sets feature brand new hi-res 5.1 mixes (on a DVD-A), previously unreleased material and original HR Giger artwork.

Brain Salad Surgery is reissued on 12 May 2014.

7 June Update: The DVD-A on the three disc set doesn’t include 5.1 just stereo hi-res.


Brain Salad Surgery 6-disc box set

Brain Salad Surgery 3-disc set


Track listings:

Super Deluxe Edition box set (6-disc) 

CD1: Original album, remastered.

CD2: The Alternate Album

  • Karn Evil 9 – Third Impression Original Backing Track
  • Jerusalem First Mix
  • Still …You Turn Me On First Mix
  • Toccata *Previously Unreleased
  • Karn Evil 9 – First Impression (part one) *Previously Unreleased
  • Karn Evil 9 – First Impression (part two) *Previously Unreleased
  • Karn Evil 9 – Second Impression *Previously Unreleased
  • Karn Evil 9 – Third Impression *Previously Unreleased
  • Excerpts From Brain Salad Surgery NME Flexi Disc
  • When The Apple Blossoms Bloom In The Windmills Of Your Mind I’ll Be Your Valentine B-Side Single (K13503)
  • Brain Salad Surgery B-Side Single (K10946)
  • Brain Salad Surgery Instrumental
  • Karn Evil 9 (3rd Impression) Diff Version
  • Karn Evil 9 (3rd Impression) Instrumental

CD3: New stereo version of album.

DVD-A: Original album in new 5.1 mix and also @24bit; the new high resolution stereo mixes @ 24bit.

DVD: Feature-length documentary featuring highlights of the 1973 World Tour.

LP: 180gms heavyweight vinyl of the original album, remastered.


3-disc version 

The 3 disc Deluxe boxset comes with CD1, CD2, and the DVD-A.

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23 responses to Emerson Lake & Palmer / Brain Salad Surgery box pre-order

  1. abitoftap says:

    I’ve got a flexidisc with a foldy out sleeeve somewhere…given away with NME back in the day. Not really superdeluxe!!!

  2. Mankku says:

    Are the surround mixes made by Steven Wilson as the prior deluxes?

  3. mshare says:

    According to the new issue of Prog (with the ELP BSS 2.0 cover):

    The Limited Edition Super Deluxe boxset comes with original release die-cut poster and digitally restored artwork; 20-page booklet with new liners; photos and memorabilia; hardcover 12″ slipcase with artwork and internal gatefold. Five discs plus vinyl:
    CD1: Original album, remastered.
    CD2: The Alternate Album
    Karn Evil 9 – Third Impression Original Backing Track
    Jerusalem First Mix
    Still …You Turn Me On First Mix
    Toccata *Previously Unreleased
    Karn Evil 9 – First Impression (part one) *Previously Unreleased
    Karn Evil 9 – First Impression (part two) *Previously Unreleased
    Karn Evil 9 – Second Impression *Previously Unreleased
    Karn Evil 9 – Third Impression *Previously Unreleased
    Excerpts From Brain Salad Surgery NME Flexi Disc
    When The Apple Blossoms Bloom In The Windmills Of Your Mind I’ll Be Your Valentine B-Side Single (K13503)
    Brain Salad Surgery B-Side Single (K10946)
    Brain Salad Surgery Instrumental
    Karn Evil 9 (3rd Impression) Diff Version
    Karn Evil 9 (3rd Impression) Instrumental
    CD3: New stereo version of album.
    DVD-A: Original album in new 5.1 mix and also @24bit; the new high resolution stereo mixes @ 24bit.
    DVD: Feature-length documentary featuring highlights of the 1973 World Tour.
    LP: 180gms heavyweight vinyl of the original album, remastered.

    The 3 disc Deluxe boxset comes with CD1, CD2, and the DVD-A.

    Remix by King Crimson’s Jakko Jakszyk. According to an interview with Steve Wilson:
    What does it take beyond money to get you interested in a remix project?
    I’ve got to love the album and people involved. It’s as simple as that. I get invited to do a lot of stuff, believe me. I did two Emerson, Lake and Palmer albums, but I’ve chosen not to do any more of their records because I can’t honestly say I love them. I didn’t feel as connected to them as the King Crimson or Jethro Tull albums. So, Jakko Jakszyk will be doing the next two for ELP and he’ll do a great job. Going forward, I’m only going to do things I genuinely really, really love. The main thing about doing them for me is what I learn from the process. I really have learned a lot from working on these records. I absolutely love the King Crimson, Jethro Tull and XTC records I’m doing now. I grew up with them. I know those records better than the bands do. That’s an obvious thing to say because those guys haven’t listened to most of those records since they made them. No-one listens to their own records.

  4. Hedley says:

    oh my, and I was “a bit” negative about Toto……

  5. baward says:

    Hmm, a rather tempting price for the 6 disc edition….

  6. Danielz says:

    I saw ELP in Germany in the early 1970s and the one thing that I will always remember is Keith Emerson attacking his keyboard with a set of knives – BSS is my fave of all ELP albums – However, I have the beautifully produced Japanese mini-lp cd set from a few years ago, and that is superb. I wouldn’t mind the 3 CDs and the DVD documentary, but the extra cost for having another vinyl copy is wasted on me as I always prefer the actual original vinyl copy – of which I still own (posters included!)

  7. HY says:

    These sets of versions are ideal, I think.
    Hardcore collector can rush for 6-disc, while “audio-source-collector” (includes me) can choose 3-disc version which contains all audios. I’m not so interested in LP and DVD-V (documentary, interview etc.), and not so willing to get SUPER EXPENSIVE BULKY EDITION just for 1 demo or outtake CD.
    But, as many of BSS-related audios are already on previous releases, even surround version already exists (though this time newly-Jakko-remixed-5.1ch), this reissue is still less attractive to me.

  8. omar says:

    This Is totally off topic, but the sleeve is very HR Giger (Debbie Harry Koo Koo) lookalike. Don’t You Think ?

  9. Don says:

    Is the photo above the “restored artwork”? Because I thought the original release had, um, an overt sexual reference that is not reflected above.

    • Paul Sinclair says:

      No the photo above is generic, I don’t think it reflects the restored artwork. Waiting for proper pack shots etc.

  10. TwentySmallCigars says:

    I just placed a pre-order for this at amazon UK and even though the price lists at £50.19, when I checked out I was charged £41.83 (plus a reasonable £3.08 shipping to Canada). Great deal!

  11. Michael says:

    The most ponderous and pretentious crap ever recorded.

  12. Phil Cohen says:

    The only things that I know about guitarist Jacko Jakszyk is that he is the son in law of one of the early 1970’s King Crimson members, and played in the 21st Century Schizoid Band, a Crimson spinoff/tribute band. He was also briefly a member of British pop/funk band Level 42, appearing on the album cover of the group’s “Guaranteed” album, despite the fact that he hadn’t played on the album.(sessionmen Allan Holdsworth & Dominic Miller played on the album).He did, however, play on several subsequent Level 42 B-sides & CD single tracks, and on the group’s “Guaranteed Live” video program.

  13. Allan DeGragio says:

    This should sell at least 30 copies!

  14. bsmountain says:

    glad to see the assholes contributing to the thread

    yes, we are always interested in what you have to say… must be republicans….

  15. Bsmountain says:

    I mean Democrats. Sorry.

  16. Omar says:

    It wasn’t Impacted Faecal Matter. Stop the idiotic emails.

    “Everybody” knows the working titles never included IFM. The title proposals were Heartbreak of Psoriasis, the Cutting Mohels, Painful Rectal Itch, Sticky Songs by the Bukkakeites and Pie Are Squared.

  17. Bob says:

    Fascists?