On 26th July 2010, Eagle Rock Entertainment release the “Pictures At An Exhibition – Special Edition” DVD from Emerson, Lake & Palmer [Cat. No. EREDV793]. The band celebrate their 40th anniversary this year and, in fact, the day before the release of the DVD, they perform live at the High Voltage Festival in London – the first ELP live concert since 1998.
“Pictures At An Exhibition” was filmed at the Lyceum in London in December 1970. A slightly different version was recorded for a live album release in Newcastle in early 1971. The film version was finally released in cinemas in 1973 and has had brief previous releases on VHS and DVD. This new special edition, forty years on from when it was originally filmed, has the most complete version of the film available and is presented in the best possible sound and picture quality, complete with the original seventies psychedelic effects. The band are on fantastic form and their awesome musicianship is instantly apparent.
*Pictures At An Exhibition:*
1) Promenade 2) The Gnome 3) Promenade 4) The Sage 5) The Old Castle 6) Blues Variation 7) Promenade 8) The Hut Of Baba Yaga 9) The Curse Of Baba Yaga 10) The Hut Of Baba Yaga 11) The Great Gates Of Kiev 12) Take A Pebble 13) Knife Edge 14) Rondo
*Bonus: Pop Shop 1971*
1) Interview 2) Rondo 3) Nutrocker 4) Take A Pebble 5) Knife Edge 6) Blues Jam / Nutrocker
“Pictures At An Exhibition – Special Edition” not only offers the most complete available version of that show but also boasts the previously unreleased five song live performance from “Pop Shop” in 1971. All in all a fantastic package, “Special” indeed.