Saturday, May 13, 2017

Greg Lake

Artist:  Greg Lake
Birth Name:  Gregory Stuart Lake
Born:  November 10, 1947.  Poole, Dorset, England
Died:  December 7, 2016 (Aged 69).  London, England
Genre:  Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Hard Rock
Occupation:  Musician, Singer, Songwriter, Producer
Instruments:  Bass, Guitar, Vocals

Greg Lake was an English Bassist, Singer, Songwriter and Producer.  He was a founder member of the Progressive Rock Bands King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP).  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 fellow Dorset Guitarist Robert Fripp invited him to join King Crimson as the Singer and Bassist and found commercial success with the debut album, In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969).  He left the band in 1970, and join with ELP as the Singer, Guitarist, Bassist and Producer.  He wrote and recorded several popular songs including "Lucky Man" and "From The Beginning", both songs entered the UK and US Singles Charts.  In 1975, he started his solo career, he also collaborating with several artists  and performed with various groups in the 1980s and occasional ELP reunions in the 1990s.   He died on December 7, 2016 in London after suffering from cancer, at the age 69.

Title:  Live  (2017)
Genre:  Progressive Rock, Art Rock, Hard Rock
Label:  The Store For Music
Rating:   *****


 1.  In The Court Of The Crimson King  (8:01)
 2.  From The Beginning  (6:19)
 3.  Touch And Go  (3:45)
 4.  Take A Pebble  (9:50)
 5.  I Believe In Father Christmas  (3:47)
 6.  Farewell To Arms  (6:11)
 7.  Fanfare For The Common Man  (7:07)
 8.  21st Century Schizoid Man  (8:11)
 9.  Pictures At An Exhibition  (18:27)
10. Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression - Part 2)  (6:26)


Greg Lake:  Vocals, Guitar
David Arch: Keyboards
Trevor Barry:  Bass
Brett Morgan:  Drums
Florian Opahle:  Guitar
Josh Grafton:  2nd Keyboards
Jai Ramage:  BAcking Vocals
Bekki Carpenter:  Backing Vocals

Live is the live of Greg Lake, was released on February 24, 2017 by The Store For Music.  The finest recorded performed by Greg Lake with his strong voice from a 2005 European Tour.

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