Deal alert / ELP: Brain Salad Surgery six-disc super deluxe edition


Sony’s 2014 super deluxe edition of Emerson Lake & Palmer’s 1973 album Brain Salad Surgery is fantastically cheap on Amazon Italy today.

The six disc set includes three CDs of audio, a DVD-A with a surround sound and hi-res stereo mix, a DVD with a rare documentary and a 180g vinyl edition of the album.  All this is just £36 (€46) at the time of writing (11pm BST, 9 May).

JPC in Germany offers a very similar price.


Super Deluxe Edition box set (6-disc) 

CD1: Original album, remastered.

CD2: The Alternate Album

  • Karn Evil 9 – Third Impression Original Backing Track
  • Jerusalem First Mix
  • Still …You Turn Me On First Mix
  • Toccata *Previously Unreleased
  • Karn Evil 9 – First Impression (part one) *Previously Unreleased
  • Karn Evil 9 – First Impression (part two) *Previously Unreleased
  • Karn Evil 9 – Second Impression *Previously Unreleased
  • Karn Evil 9 – Third Impression *Previously Unreleased
  • Excerpts From Brain Salad Surgery NME Flexi Disc
  • When The Apple Blossoms Bloom In The Windmills Of Your Mind I’ll Be Your Valentine B-Side Single (K13503)
  • Brain Salad Surgery B-Side Single (K10946)
  • Brain Salad Surgery Instrumental
  • Karn Evil 9 (3rd Impression) Diff Version
  • Karn Evil 9 (3rd Impression) Instrumental

CD3: New stereo version of album.

DVD-A: Original album in new 5.1 mix and also @24bit; the new high resolution stereo mixes @ 24bit.

DVD: Feature-length documentary featuring highlights of the 1973 World Tour.

LP: 180gms heavyweight vinyl of the original album, remastered.

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Leo Wubbolt

When the BSS album was released, back in the ol’ days, I bought the album within weeks of the release date. It had a beautiful designed sleeve. I still have it, but did not play it for a long time. When BSS was released on the SACD format, I chose to buy that particular version. Soundwise the SACD is a dissapointment. Sharp, metallic souding, hardly any bass and lacking any kind of melodiousness. Athough the record company offers a lot of mixes, version and other variations in ELP re-issues they never came close to the originals. Pity ! I use a Marantz SA7s1 SACD player.


Deleted at Sony now, pending the next reissue sometime later this year.
You poor ELP fans . . . .


Yeah – this has had two different surround sound mixes, and the consensus seems to be the first – issued as a standard Deluxe Edition several years ago – is far better. The inclusion of Vinyl in this set jacks up the price for no good reason, another mistake, imo. If people want the Vinyl then sell it to them, but don’t force it on people who want CD.


Sadly the remix of this classic album is woeful


It was bloody annoying when they didn’t put the surround mixes on the 2CD/DVDA edition.

Robert Harvey

There is a 3 disc Deluxe Edition released with the 5.1 mix on a hybrid SACD. This is still available at Amazon.com, but with better prices from the market sellers.