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The limited Super Deluxe Edition Box Set comes with original released die-cut poster and digitally restored artwork, a 20-page booklet with new liners, photos and memorabilia and hardcover 12" slipcase with artwork and internal gatefold. Five discs in total plus a vinyl record are also included. Made in the E.U.

This set features a brand new hi-res 5.1 mix by Jakko Jakszyk (on DVD-A), previously unreleased material and original Manticore Special documentary (on DVD).


Greg Lake:
"My memories about making this album and indeed about this whole period in the bands history are something that I will always cherish and be extremely proud of. I still perform songs from this album in my show to this day and know how much some of these songs mean to the audience who grew up with them."

Carl Palmer:
"I think if you were to identify one album as being the masterwork of ELP it would have to be “Brain Salad Surgery”. For me it was our “Sergeant Pepper” moment. We were doing weird things to push the boundaries of experimentation and recording forward. We used every recording technique under the sun from recording percussion in the toilet to using custom designed electronic percussion. It’s my favourite album by far."

Keith Emerson:
"We were on a real creative roll when we wrote and recorded ‘Brain Salad Surgery’. That album saw us push boundaries further than we’d ever done before and I listen to that music now and I wonder how we did it!"

Official press release



Sony Music 88883772862



Cardboard slipcover with replica poster


front back infosheet sticker

CD1: Original album remastered


front back disc

CD2: The alternate album


front back disc

CD3: New stereo versions


front back disc

DVD-A: Super sonic audio


front back disc

DVD: Manticore Special documentary / Photo galllery


front back disc flyer

Vinyl LP: 180gr original album remastered


front inner1 inner2 back disc1 disc2 poster1 poster2 sleeve

20 page 12x12” booklet


page1 page2 page3 page4 page5 page6 page7 page8 page9 page10
page11 page12 page13 page14 page15 page16 page17 page18 page19 page20


Reference copies
I've got this set of test discs (CD-R and cuesheets) with multi track outtakes from Sony's Steve Hammond. He asked me in 2013
if I want to work with him to help compiling the tracklist for the "Alternate Album CD" of the Super Deluxe Edition Box Set.
There a lot of very interesting unknown versions and recording fragments on it (also from the Trilogy album) and an early
version of Greg Lake's "Ces't La Vie" and "I believe in Father Christmas".
Sadly only a handfull were taken for the Box Set.


Disc 1

Tracklist:
01 From the Beginning (Instrumental)
02 From the Beginning (Vocals)
03 Living Sin (Take #1)
04 Living Sin (Take #2)
05 Hoedown (Take #1)
06 Hoedown (Take #2)
07 The Sheriff (Instrumental #1)
08 The Sheriff (Instrumental #2)
09 The Sheriff (phased Vocals/Instrumental)
10 Brain Salad Surgery (Take #1)
11 Brain Salad Surgery (Take #2)
12 Brain Salad Surgery (Take #3)
13 Brain Salad Surgery (Vocals)


Disc 2

Tracklist:
01 Hoedown (Demo #1)
02 Hoedown (Demo #2)
03 Hoedown (Demo #3)
04 Hoedown (Demo #4)
05 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Jam)
06 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Take #1)
07 When the Apple Blossoms bloom in the Windmills of Your Mind I'll be Your Valentine (Take #1)
08 When the Apple Blossoms bloom in the Windmills of Your Mind I'll be Your Valentine (Take #2)
09 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Take #2)
10 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Demo)
11 When the Apple Blossoms bloom in the Windmills of Your Mind I'll be Your Valentine (Drums Demo)


Disc 3

Tracklist:
01 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Demo)
02 Hoedown (Demo)
03 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Studio Rehearsal)
04 Toccata (Drums Outtakes)
05 Toccata (Keyboard/Drums Outtakes #1)
06 Toccata (Keyboard/Drums Outtakes #2)
07 Toccata (Keyboard/Drums Outtakes #3)
08 Toccata (Keyboard/Drums Outtakes #4) incl. 'The Sun has Got His Hat On' (Jam)
09 Abaddon's Bolero (Demo #1)
10 Abaddon's Bolero (Demo #2)
11 Jerusalem (Outtakes #1)
12 Jerusalem (Outtakes #2)
13 Jerusalem (Demo with Vocals)

Disc 4

Tracklist:
01 Unknown Jam
02 Karn Evil 9 - 2nd Impression (Take #1)
03 Karn Evil 9 - 2nd Impression (Take #2)
04 Karn Evil 9 - 2nd Impression (Take #3)
05 Karn Evil 9 - 2nd Impression (Take #4)
06 Flexi Disc (Outtakes #1)
07 Flexi Disc (Outtakes #2)
08 Flexi Disc (Outtakes #3)
09 Guitar Jam incl. 'C'est La Vie'
10 Still...You Turn Me On (Instrumental Outtakes) incl. 'I believe in Father Christmas'
11 Still...You Turn Me On (Demo with Vocals)

Disc 5

Tracklist:
01 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Outtakes)
02 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Demo with Vocals incl. part of track running backwards)
03 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (complete track running backwards Take #1)
04 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (complete track running backwards Take #2)
05 Benny the Bouncer (Outtakes)
06 Benny the Bouncer (Demo)
07 Toccata (Outtakes #1)
08 Toccata (Outtakes #2)

Disc 6

Tracklist:
01 Karn Evil 9 - 2nd Impression (Outtakes #1)
02 Karn Evil 9 - 2nd Impression (Outtakes #2)
03 Karn Evil 9 - 2nd Impression (Outtakes #3)
04 Karn Evil 9 - 2nd Impression (Outtakes #4)
05 Karn Evil 9 - 2nd Impression (Outtakes #5) incl. Tiger in a Spotlight
06 Karn Evil 9 - 2nd Impression (Outtakes #6)
07 Karn Evil 9 - 2nd Impression (Outtakes)#7)
08 Brain Salad Surgery (Outtakes #1)
09 Brain Salad Surgery (Outtakes #2)
10 Brain Salad Surgery (Outtakes #3)
11 Brain Salad Surgery (Outtakes #4)
12 Brain Salad Surgery (Outtakes #5)
13 Instrumental Jam
14 Brain Salad Surgery (Outtakes #6)
15 Brain Salad Surgery (Outtakes #7)
16 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (playing backwards Take #1)
17 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (playing backwards Take #2)
18 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Outtakes)

Disc 7

Tracklist:
01 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Outtakes #1)
02 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Outtakes #2)
03 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Outtakes #3)
04 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Outtakes #4)
05 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Outtakes #5)
06 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Outtakes #6)
07 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Outtakes #7)
08 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Outtakes #8)
09 Karn Evil 9 - 2nd Impression (Outtakes #1)
10 Karn Evil 9 - 2nd Impression (Outtakes with Moog steel drum)
11 Karn Evil 9 - 2nd Impression (Outtakes #2)
12 Karn Evil 9 - 2nd Impression (Outtakes #3)
13 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Outtakes #9)
14 Karn Evil 9 - 3rd Impression (Demo)

Disc 8

Tracklist:
01 Hoedown (Demo #1)
02 Hoedown (Demo #2)
03 Hoedown (Demo #3)
04 Abaddon's Bolero (Outtake)
05 Abaddon's Bolero (Demo)
06 Jerusalem (Instrumental Demo #1)
07 Jerusalem (Instrumental Demo #2)
08 Jerusalem (Instrumental Demo #3)
09 Jerusalem (Studio Jam #1)
10 Jerusalem (Studio Jam #2)
11 Jerusalem (Studio Jam #3)
12 Jerusalem (Studio Jam #4)
13 Jerusalem (Studio Jam #5)

Disc 9

Tracklist:
01 Toccata (Outtakes #1)
02 Toccata (Outtakes #2)
03 Toccata (Outtakes #3)
04 Toccata (Demo)




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