1981 Solo Live Album by ELP's Greg Lake Being Reissued Next Month

Purple Pyramid RecordsAn out-of-print concert album capturing a 1981 solo show by Emerson, Lake & Palmer frontman Greg Lake will be released August 7 on CD, vinyl and as a digital download.  Live ’81 features performances from a November 5, 1981, concert at London’s Hammersmith Odeon that took place at the end of Lake’s tour in support of his self-titled solo debut, which was released earlier that year.

Lake’s backing band for the trek included ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist Gary MooreLive ’81 features versions of the classic ELP songs “Lucky Man” and “Karn Evil 9,” as well as renditions two of King Crimson‘s best-known tunes, “21st Century Schizoid Man” and “In the Court of the Crimson King.”  The record also boasts performances of four songs from the Greg Lake album, including “Love You Too Much,” which was co-written by Bob Dylan.

As a bonus, the new release features one extra song that didn’t appear on the original track list — a live version of Emerson, Lake & Palmer’s “C’est La Vie” recorded at a 1981 concert in New York City.

Here is the full track list of Lake’s Live ’81 album:

Medley: “Fanfare for the Common Man/”Karn Evil 9”
“Nuclear Attack”
“The Lie”
“Retribution Drive”
“Lucky Man”
“Parisienne Walkways”
“You Really Got a Hold on Me”
“Love You Too Much”
“21st Century Schizoid Man”
“In the Court of the Crimson King”
Bonus Track: “C’est La Vie” (Live in NYC 1981)

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