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Keith Emerson (Signature Edition)

Keith Emerson (Signature Edition)

Chris Welch

Created with the Emerson family, this celebration and examination of the life and work of Keith Emerson is illustrated throughout with over 200 previously unpublished family photos, classic performance images and private correspondence. New interviews conducted for the book by author Chris Welch include contributions from the Emerson family, close friends, and fellow performers, among them Carl Palmer, Rick Wakeman, Geoff Downes, Alan White, Steve Howe, Lee Jackson, Jeff ‘Skunk’ Baxter, Marc Bonilla and many more.

This limited edition is signed by Chris Welch and Aaron Emerson, comes in a clamshell box and includes an archival quality art print portrait of Keith, a CD of an unheard interview, and specially created sheet music of Keith’s first ever original composition Quatermass Boogie Woogie, a hand-written score by the then 12-year-old, in 1956.

Press reviews

An affectionate portrait of the prog rock pioneer.

Sid Smith, Prog magazine

A deeply personal, informative and at times moving insight into the great man and his musical legacy.

David Edwards, The Progressive Aspect


Trim page size (H × W)
280 mm × 220 mm
Stock status
Limited stock