The show captured on King Biscuit Flower Hour (In Concert) (1996) was recorded circa Greg Lake's 1981 self-titled debut, and features Lake (guitar/bass/vocals) leading an impressive backing combo with Gary Moore (guitar), Ted McKenna (drums), Tommy Eyre (keyboards), and Tristian Margetts (bass). The set originated as a King Biscuit Flower Hour broadcast from the Hammersmith Odeon in London on November 5, 1981. During this time, Lake was on an extended hiatus from Emerson, Lake and Palmer (ELP), and issued a pair of solo efforts. As such, the play list is heavy on Greg Lake(1981) material from the first of these.
Excellent addition to any prog-rock music collection
ELP returned from an extended hiatus in 1977, sweetly oblivious to the fact that progressive rock was on the decline. Many bought the double-elpee set just the same (temporarily forgetting the substantial investment that Welcome Back was) to find that “Works Volume 1” was in fact three sides of solo music fused together with a token “band” side at the end. No doubt it’s this sort of tinkering with the affection of fans that resulted in the backlash against the band in later years.
The reunion of two giants of progressive rock. Quango consist of Carl Palmer (Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Atomic Rooster, ELP and Asia), John Wetton (King Crimson, Roxy Music), John Young and David Kilminster. The band was formed in 1999 after an Asia reunion fell apart, with the intention of performing Asia classics along with ELP and Wetton solo materialas well as new songs…
24 track anthology for one of the most phenomenally successful acts of the early to mid 1970s. Digitally remastered from original tapes and compiled in conjunction with the band. Highlights include, 'Fanfare For The Common Man', 'The Barbarian', 'Take A Pebble' and 'Lucky Man'.
Compilation by german audiophile label inakustik.