Saturday, December 9, 2017

Limited Edition Live Greg Lake Set Now Available

Manticore Italy Records has released the new live Greg Lake Live In Piacenza album as a limited box set, as well as on CD and vinyl. Recorded in sound-demonstration quality, this is the documentary of Greg Lake's last tour, recorded on November 28, 2012 ar the sold-out Teatro Municipale in Piacenza, Italy. 

It was a very special evening as Lake remembered in his outstanding autobiography, Lucky Man. The audience was so warm and he gave such a passionate performance. The Mayor of Piacenza and all the municipality attended the concert and thanked Lake for opening the “Musiche Nuove in Piacenza” festival. On January 9, 2016, the trustees of Conservatorio Nicolini of Piacenza gave Greg Lake the first honorary degree ever bestowed by a Conservatorio.

Bringing the Songs Of A Lifetime project to its highest point, Lake performed with three special guests at this show: Le Orme's leader Aldo Tagliapietra, ex PFM and Acqua Fragile vocalist Bernardo Lanzetti, and the young talented Annie Barbazza, making the Piacenza show even more special and rare. It was Lake's wish that a precious, audiophile limited edition would re-launch the Manticore label.

Lake recalled in his book: "One outstanding memory I have of performing Songs Of A Lifetime show in Europe was on 28 November 2012, in the small city of Piacenza in Italy. The concert took place at a wonderful theatre there, the Teatro Municipale, which looks rather like La Scala in Milan with beautiful gold balconies and crystal chandeliers. I love Piacenza, and the Conservatorio di MusicaGiuseppe Nicolini there awarded me an honorary degree in 2016 for the way that King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer helped to bring classical music into young people’s lives - what an honour.

"The show at Teatro Municipale was recorded and I decided to release a special collector’s edition of it on vinyl. Somehow the event, the feeling of the music and the atmosphere all seem to be suited to being reproduced in this analogue way.

"Max Marchini recorded and produced the concert in Piacenza and together with Max I decided to restore Manticore Records label for the production and distribution of high-quality vinyl recordings." 

Live In Piacenza is available as:

  • Very limited double premium audiophile vinyl in 700 hand-numbered copies, gold hot foil lettering.
  • Very limited CD in 1600 hand-numbered copies, gold hot foil lettering.
  • Very limited Box Set in 500 hand-numbered copies, gold hot foil lettering containing: double vinyl in clear audiophile edition, CD in audiophile gold limited edition, 10 in-folio photographic prints, original concert poster and ticket, exclusive video DVD documentary of the concert, Greg Lake logo sticker.

Tracklist:
01. 21st Century Schizoid Man
02. Lend Your Love To Me Tonight
03. From The Beginning
04. Heartbreak Hotel
05. Epitaph/In The Court Of The Crimson King
06. I Talk To The Wind
07. You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
08. Touch And Go
09. Trilogy/Still... You Turn Me On
10. I Believe In Father Christmas
11. Shakin’ All Over
12. C’est La Vie
13. People Get Ready
14. Lucky Man (featuring Annie Barbazza, Bernardo Lanzetti and Aldo Tagliapietra)
15. Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression, part II)

Live In Piacenza is available for purchase at Manticore Italy Records: www.manticorerecords.com