Razor & Tie Signs Emerson, Lake and Palmer

Razor & Tie has signed Emerson, Lake & Palmer to an exclusive new multi-year, multi-rights licensing deal for North America. Razor & Tie will re-issue ELP’s prestigious back catalogue with the first release, The Best Of Emerson Lake & Palmer: Come & See The Show available now for purchase on iTunes and in traditional retail outlets. The best of, 14-track compilation includes some of the band’s most beloved compositions including “Lucky Man,” “From The Beginning,” “I Believe In Father Christmas," and the full 9-minute version of the classic, “Fanfare For The Common Man.”

A full catalog re-issue campaign will kick off later this year with the release of newly expanded, re-mastered, editions of the band’s first six albums: Emerson, Lake and Palmer (1970- Studio Album), Tarkus (1971- Studio Album), Pictures At An Art Exhibition (1971- Live Album), Trilogy (1972- Studio Album), Brain Salad Surgery (1973- Studio Album), and Welcome Back My Friends To The Show That Never Ends – Ladies & Gentlemen.

Razor & Tie will actively seek licensing opportunities for the catalog and set up a new direct to consumer store which will feature an array of newly created limited-edition items.

"As Emerson, Lake & Palmer remain unique in their categories, it's only fitting that they are now with a record company with a unique name like ‘Razor & Tie,” explains Keith Emerson. He continues “Don't question anything as the music speaks for itself and ‘Razor & Tie’ yells volumes on ELP's behalf." Carl Palmer offers, “The time was right to make this move. It’s a great, enthusiastic music company.” Greg Lake also enthuses, “We are looking forward to a long and productive relationship together.”

Razor & Tie co-owner Cliff Chenfeld adds, “We are very excited and honored to distribute and represent the Emerson Lake and Palmer catalog. ELP helped create prog rock and we will use this opportunity to bring ELP's amazing body of work to an even broader audience and to finally understand what the Tarkus album cover means.”