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Greg Lake's Final Tour Documented in "Live in Piacenza"

Artist: Greg Lake
Title: Greg Lake Live In Piacenza
Release Date: Available now from Manticore Italy
Label: Manticore
  • CD (1,600 hand-numbered copies)
  • Double LP (700 hand-numbered copies)
  • Box Set (500 hand-numbered copies)
Manticore Italy Records has announced the release of Greg Lake Live In Piacenza Limited Box Set, CD & Vinyl! Recorded in sound-demonstration quality this is the documentary of Greg Lake's last tour, recorded on November 28, 2012 in a sold out Teatro Municipale in Piacenza.

It was a very special, magical evening, as Greg 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 went on stage thanking Mr. Lake for opening the “Musiche Nuove in Piacenza” festival. The concert was a triumph and eventually on January 9, 2016 the trustees of Conservatorio Nicolini of Piacenza gave Greg Lake the first honorary degree ever given by a Conservatorio.

This is a wonderful record, bringing the “Songs Of A Lifetime” project to its highest point. Exclusively for this concert, Greg performed with 3 special guests: Le Orme's leader Aldo Tagliapietra, ex PFM and Acqua Fragile's great vocalist Bernardo Lanzetti and the young talented Annie Barbazza, making the Piacenza show even more special and rare. It was Greg's wish that a precious, audiophile limited edition would re-launch his Manticore Label.

Greg Lake, from Lucky Man - The Autobiography:

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.

Greg Lake 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.
Track List:
  • 21st Century Schizoid Man
  • Lend Your Love To Me Tonight
  • From The Beginning
  • Heartbreak Hotel
  • Epitaph/In The Court Of The Crimson King
  • I Talk To The Wind
  • You’ve Got To Hide Your Love Away
  • Touch And Go
  • Trilogy/Still... You Turn Me On
  • I Believe In Father Christmas
  • Shakin’ All Over
  • C’est La Vie
  • People Get Ready
  • Lucky Man (featuring Annie Barbazza, Bernardo Lanzetti and Aldo Tagliapietra)
  • Karn Evil 9 (1st Impression, part II)
Produced by Greg Lake and Max Marchini
Recorded by Alberto Callegari
Mixed and mastered at Elfo Recording Studios, Tavernago (PC)
Post Productions by Greg Lake and Annie Barbazza.