|Solo concert from ex-ELP member - FM Radio Broadcast from 1981
Format: CD / Cat No: GOLF031 / Released: 03/07/2020
Track Listing: 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)
More information: 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 concert is now available on CD for fans to revisit almost 40 years after the event took place.