Purple Pyramid Records will be releasing legendary Greg Lake's live album from the Hammersmith Odeon in London, November 5, 1981, featuring guitar hero Gary Moore on CD & vinyl! The concert recording features ELP and King Crimson classic tracks such as Lucky Man, Karn Evil 9, 21st Century Schizoid Man and In the Court of the Crimson King, as well as songs from his critically acclaimed first solo album from 1981. As a founding member of King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Greg Lake has been a major force in music for over 40 years. He has long been considered a legendary voice and musical powerhouse whose impact changed the landscape of rock and roll. Many simply refer to him as “The Voice”.
The Greg Lake Band made its live debut on one of the biggest stages available to it, the annual Reading Festival in England in August 1981. Much of the set was new to the audience – Greg's first solo album would not be released for another month. But the band received a wild reception regardless, and there were enough old favorites on display to ensure the fans remained happy…including the show opener Fanfare for the Common Man, truly one of the most effective showstoppers ever to have opened a concert.
That last date on the tour is where this disc was recorded, in front of 2,000 fans who now had every note of Greg's new album memorized.
Medley: Fanfare for the Common Man / Karn Evil 9
You Really Got a Hold On Me
Love You Too Much
21st Century Schizoid Man
In the Court of the Crimson King
C'est La Vie (Live in NYC 1981)