Behold Tarkus, the mighty mythical beast! Rarely has such a powerful image come to define both a band and a genre of rock music with such forthright aggression. But Tarkus, the second album released by Emerson, Lake & Palmer, not only consolidated the group's success but established progressive rock' an important facet of Seventies' music.
This superb album has now been restored to its full glory on a 3-disc Deluxe Edition set that presents the music in new stereo mixes and 5.1 surround sound. There are also bonus tracks that will delight fans of the original vinyl album. It's all thanks to the skills of producer and engineer Steven Wilson, who worked with the approval of the album's original producer, Greg Lake on refurbishing Tarkus. Wilson, a skilled producer and engineer as well as founder of the band Porcupine Tree, has received three Grammy nominations for his surround sound mix work, Porcupine Tree's Fear Of A Black Planet and The Incident, and most recently for his solo record, Grace For Drowning. Wilson has also remixed back catalogues for Jethro Tull and King Crimson.