GREG LAKE - Songs Of A Lifetime

Kategorie: CD-Reviews | Genre: Prog | Heft: Jahrgang 2013, eclipsed Nr. 150 / 5-2013 | VÖ-Jahr: 2013 | Wertung: 8/10 | Label: Cherry Red | Autor: WS

Recently ELP veteran Greg Lake wrote his autobiography "Lucky Man". Inspired by such nostalgia, he has swung to a similar retrospective of his musical work on concert stages. And the result was now canned. Although the singer with the still expressive voice stood alone on stage, you can hear the live plucked guitar (occasionally also a keyboard) and a rich set of instruments played by the band. It opens a short, but electrically brute intro of "21st Century Schizoid Man". You roam through Lakes Songkosmos in colourful new interpretations, from King Crimson and ELP to cover versions of Beatles and Elvis Presley songs. In between, a charismatic lake tells stories in a witty way that sound like travel reports, such as those of the "King" when he saw him live in the USA for the first and only time, or how he accompanied Ringo Starr on tour himself. One can hope that a DVD will be added to this tour event.

Top Track: Epitaph/The Court Of The Crimson King

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