Saturday, April 3, 2021

Rediscover The Work of Keith Emerson With New Tribute Concert & Robert Berry's "Third Impression


Back in May 2016, fellow music artists got together for a concert celebrating the life of English keyboardist Keith Emerson, who passed away in March of that year. In honor of Emerson, Cherry Red Records is releasing a four-disc (2 DVD/2 CD) box set titled "Fanfare For The Uncommon Man: The Official Keith Emerson Tribute Concert." The 21-track audio version of the show begins with the gentle flow of the solo piano piece "Prelude To Hope," before this cast of all-star musicians, including Steve Lukather, Eddie Jobson, Greg Bissonette and many more, explodes into the ELP classic "Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression Part 2)." The show continues with the exciting, energetic back-to-back instrumentals "The Barbarian" and "Hoedown," before slowing everything down for the touching, classical sounding musical piece "Tribute To Keith." Then comes the eleven-minute epic prog-rock number "The Endless Enigma," which everyone involved does a masterful job at this performance. This amazing all-star band run through many classics including "Tank," "From The Beginning" and of course "Lucky Man," before wrapping the evening up with the pounding rhythm of "Fanfare For The Common Man" and the swinging soul of "Are You Ready, Eddy?." One of the DVDs include the entire two-hour plus and the other DVD features behind the scenes footage, interviews with the performance and full tribute speeches. To find out more about this amazing new tribute to Keith Emerson, please visit cherryred.co.uk.

Producer, songwriter, vocalist and musician Robert Berry recently released his latest studio effort titled "Third Impression" under the moniker 3.2. Berry has worked alongside a number of artists, including Sammy Hagar, Steve Howe, Carl Palmer and the late, great Keith Emerson, who is featured on the track "Never." Berry's new eleven-track album begins with the up-lifting sonic blast of energy of "Top Of The World," which starts the album off on a high note. The album gets more aggressive with the chugging rhythm of "What Side You're On" and the high-powered progressive rock appeal of "Killer Of Hope." Robert's songwriting shines on the build-up of the power ballads "Missing Piece" and "A Bond Of Union," before finishing the new 3.2 album with the Yes-sounding "Fond Farewell," along with the Berry/Emerson collaboration "Never." To find out more about the new Robert Berry 3.2 album "Third Impression," please visit robertberry.com.

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