Greg Lake tribute album, Moonchild," co-produced by the late ELP frontman, available now

Written by on May 25, 2018

Manticore RecordsOne of the final projects that late Emerson, Lake & Palmer frontman Greg Lake worked on has just been released.  It’s a tribute album to his music called Moonchild, featuring Italian musicians Annie Barbazza and Max Repetti,  Lake, who died of lung cancer in December 2016 at age 69, co-produced the album, which features reworked versions of songs that the prog-rock legend recorded with ELP and King Crimson.

Max Marchini, who co-produced the album with Lake, explains that the project originally was supposed feature Greg singing stripped-down renditions of his favorite songs accompanied by pianist Repetti, but because of his illness, Lake eventually decided to ask his friend Barbazza “to take his place and carry on his legacy with this album.”

Marchini adds that Lake “patiently trained Annie using all the available technology to keep him up to date with our progress, while continuing to work with Max Repetti and me on the arrangements and production. We all spoke on Skype several times a week to ensure this project matched his standard of perfectionism and musical integrity.”

Among the well-known songs featured on Moonchild are ELP’s “Lucky Man,” “Karn Evil 9” and “C’est la Vie,” and King Crimson’s “In the Court of the Crimson King” and “21st Century Schizoid Man.”

Moonchild: A Deep Journey into the Music and Poetry of Greg Lake is available now on CD and as a vinyl LP at ManticoreRecords.com. Here’s the album’s full track list:

“In the Court of the Crimson King”/”21st Century Schizoid Man”
“Trilogy”/”The Endless Enigma, Part II”
“Moonchild”
“The Stones of Years”?”Take a Pebble”
“C’est la Vie”
“Battlefield,” including “Epitaph”
“Karn Evil 9 1st impression, Part 2”
“Memories of an Officer and a Gentleman”
“In the Wake of Poseidon”
“Lucky Man”
“The Sage”/”The Great Gates of Kiev”

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