On 13 June 2011 (UK Only), Eagle Rock Entertainment release “Working Live – Volume 3” from Carl Palmer exclusively on MP3. One of the most recognized and respected drummers in the world, Carl Palmer has spent his career elevating the possibilities of rhythmic execution and creativity. His massive drumming prowess has been heard in such acts as: Asia; Emerson, Lake & Palmer and The Crazy World of Arthur Brown.
“Working Live – Volume 3” is the third installment in a series where Palmer, with his own band, reinvents his previous bands’ work. “As with Working Live Volume 1 and 2, the idea with this record was to capture my own band arrangements of these classic and rock anthems originally recorded with ELP,” says Palmer. “We never attempted to recreate those legendary recordings by ELP, but, rather, to reinvent them into something completely different, with my own band, which is guitar-driven.”
Rounded out by bassist Stuart Clayton and guitarist Paul Bielatowicz, Carl Palmer’s trio revisits some well-known numbers, like “Peter Gunn,” “Nutrocker,” and “Pictures at an Exhibition.” Palmer and his players infuse these tunes with flowing musical diversity, ranging from jazzy improvisation, soaring stylized guitar leads, funk bass lines, classical melodies, and hard rock shredding, completed with Palmer rounding out the final song with a dynamic drum solo.
1. Peter Gunn / 2. Romeo and Juliet / 3. Pictures at an Exhibition / 4. Bitches Crystal 5. Nutrocker / 6. Moroccan Market
“Working Live – Volume 3” goes way beyond the remit and expectation of the average “live album” – this is a true listening experience.