Ride The Tiger, a previously unreleased album by Emerson, Lake & Palmer bassist and vocalist Greg Lake and current Yes keyboardist Geoff Downes has finally surfaced and now out on CD.
Ride The Tiger contains six songs which the duo wrote together. One of the songs was recorded by Asia song, while two others were recorded by ELP. Four of the tracks appeared on compilations, but this is the first time they have been collected together with the other tracks.
“To be honest, I thought that these recordings had simply disappeared off the radar until one of my management team, Daniel Earnshaw, reminded me of their existence, " Lake explains. "My initial reaction was not entirely positive as I generally view many of these re-releases to be a bit tiresome; however, upon hearing these recordings again I immediately identified their value, both in terms of song writing and of musicianship and production."
“One of the privileges of my career has been the opportunity to embrace a number of bespoke projects with some of the world’s greatest musicians, " Downes adds. "Greg Lake, of course, was at the forefront of the progressive revolution, lead vocalist and bassist with both King Crimson and ELP, bands which literally changed the world, pushing boundaries of excellence and creativity, creating a brand new musical genre from London which would soon captivate the planet."
Ride The Tiger is available now at all the usual outlets, including Amazon.