Melodic Revolution Records and Voyager IV are thrilled to announce that Pictures at an Exhibition will be officially released worldwide on August 31st, 2019 in both CD & Digital Formats. Its an album based on compositions of Modest Mussorgsky.
"Almost 50 years after the version of ELP and 100 years after Ravel’s orchestral version we proudly announce a new decade of jazz-rock meets classical music, grand piano meets distortion synthesizer, singer-songwriter meets freak out!"
– Marcus Schinkel
About the album
Pictures at an Exhibition is based on the Compositions of Russian composer Modest Mussorgsky (1874). Like so many of this magnificent composer’s works, they were written quickly but not published, it would be 50 years after his death before a scholarly edition of this work would be published.
Pictures at an Exhibition is a piece for virtuoso pianists; Maurice Ravel was commissioned for an orchestration of the work in 1922 Pictures at an Exhibition came alive in a new way. This orchestration continues to be chosen for performance and recordings.
Enter, English progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, who would bring this work to a new generation with their live album release: Pictures at an Exhibition (November 1971). It is a recording of the band’s arrangement of Mussorgsky’s Pictures at an Exhibition which was performed at Newcastle City Hall on 26 March 1971.
History will be rewritten through the re-interpretation and release of Pictures at an Exhibition in the fall of 2019 by Melodic Revolution Records recording artist Voyager IV a German Progressive Space Rock act with elements of Classical & Jazz music… to be released November 2nd as a tribute to Keith Emerson on his 75th Birthday.
02. Samuel Goldenberg & Schmuyle (From My Point Of View )
04. Il Vecchio Castello (Photophobia)
05. Promenade II (From The Land Of Feathers)
07. Bydlo (The Bullock Cart)
08. Lucky Man
09. Catoacombae/Cum Mortus In Lingua Mortua
10. Baba Yaga
11. The Great Gates Of Kiev (Daedalus Calling)
12. Talk To The Wind