GREG LAKE With Gary Moore 'WELCOME BACK MY FRIENDS' CD (2020)
STUNNING 1981 SOLO CONCERT FROM THE EX-ELP MAN
Multi-talented and a real musician's musician, who just happened to delight a large part of the general public too with his scintillating music, Greg Lake was born and raised in Dorset. He began to play the guitar at the age of 12 and wrote his first song, Lucky Man , at the same age. He became a full-time musician at 17, playing in several rock bands until his friend and fellow Dorset guitarist Robert Fripp invited him to join King Crimson as lead singer and bassist. They found commercial success with their influential debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King (1969). Lake left the band in 1970 and achieved significant success in the 1970s and beyond as the singer, guitarist, bassist, and producer of Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP). As a member of ELP, Lake wrote and recorded several popular songs including Lucky Man , From the Beginning and Still You Turn Me On .
Greg Lake launched a solo career, beginning with his 1975 single I Believe in Father Christmas which reached number two in the UK. He went on to release three solo albums as the Greg Lake Band with guitarist Gary Moore, recorded 1981 through 1983 (two studio albums, one live album), as well as collaborating and performing with other artists and with various groups in the 1980s, had occasional ELP reunions in the 1990s and in 2010, and toured regularly as a solo artist into the 21st century. He also sponsored other artists, producing their recordings and helped them to get recording contracts. He was a fundraiser for the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children. Sadly Greg died on 7 December 2016, of pancreatic cancer, at the age of 69. After the break up of ELP in 1979, Lake began forming a new band, later christened The Greg Lake band, and released their debut album Greg Lake in September 1981, following which the band went out on tour. On 5th November they played at London's Hammersmith Odeon and performed a stunning set of cuts from the debut record, alongside a slew of oldies from ELP, King Crimson and from Gary Moore's time working with Phil Lynott.
Recorded for live FM Broadcast in both the UK and the USA by the King Biscuit network, this stunning concert is now available on CD for fans to revisit almost 40 years after the event took place.
1.Fanfare For The Common Man/Karn Evil 9 6:10 2.Nuclear Attack 5:46 3.The Lie 4:34 4.Retribution Drive 5:41 5.Lucky Man 4:50 6.Parisienne Walkways 6:03 7.You ve Really Got A Hold On Me 5:25 8.Love You Too Much 5:03 9.21st Century Schizoid Man 9:07 10.The Court Of The Crimson King 5:40