[News] Manticore Records to release Greg Lake “Magical” 7xCD 10″x10″ Boxset

Greg Lake was a pivotal founding father of the Progressive Rock movement. A singer, guitarist and songwriter, he was a founding member of both King Crimson and Emerson Lake & Palmer – two of the greatest and most respected bands of the 1970’s. This boxset celebrates the solo career of this incredible, versatile, and much-missed musician.

This comprehensive collection has been curated with the full involvement and blessing of the Lake family, which has allowed for the inclusion of some unique and rare material.

All 7xCDs have been mastered from the best available sources by renowned engineer Andy Pearce.

Whether you are a seasoned fan or just starting out on your Greg Lake journey, there is no finer, deeper or more definitive anthology available on the market. A tribute, in the truest sense, to one of the greatest songwriters of all time.

Release supported by a full PR and marketing campaign.

Stream the official teaser through the YouTube player below:

The only music worth creating is music that comes from the heartGreg Lake

Greg, you are the man” – Ringo Starr

While perhaps best known as the singer, lyricist, composer, bass player, guitarist and producer for one of the most significant and best-selling bands of the 1970s, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Greg Lake was a highly respected singer-songwriter releasing solo and collaborative material spanning four decades. He was also an incredibly in-demand musician playing with The Who, Ringo Starr and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.

Greg LakeMagical” is a limited edition seven-disc set that brings together Greg’s solo studio and live material for the first time, along with collaborations with Toto, Gary Moore, Asia, Geoff Downes, Keith Emerson, King Crimson, ELP, Emerson, Lake & Powell and many more.

Presented in a 10” x 10” box, the limited edition seven-CD set has a 64 page coffee table book featuring extensive notes for each album along with unseen photos from the Lake family archive as well as sleeve notes by Jerry Ewing, Editor of Prog Magazine, who speaks with many of Greg’s collaborators about this once-in-a-generation artist.

Magical” features Greg’s two solo albums, including his hard rock-infused debut, featuring Gary Moore. Also included are two live albums, including “Songs of A Lifetime” where Greg covers artists such as The Beatles & Elvis Presley as well as a stunning version of The Impressions/Curtis Mayfield classic “People Get Ready,” all of whom inspired him to become such a celebrated songwriter.

The set also features rare tracks and live recordings such as Greg fronting King Crimson supporting The Rolling Stones at the legendary Hyde Park show in 1968, three previously unheard slices of FM Radio gold recorded in the early 80s with Toto, along with songs from his time with Asia, Emerson, Lake & Palmer, The Greg Lake Band, Greg Lake’s Ride The Tiger, Emerson & Lake and one of Greg’s first ever recordings fronting The Shame in 1967.

This incredible collection of Greg‘s career has been curated with his family’s full involvement and blessing, who have opened their archive to allow for the inclusion of rare material. All the audio within the set has been mastered from the best available sources by renowned engineer Andy Pearce.

Greg LakeMagical” is a worthy tribute to a unique talent.

• 7xCD set presented in 10 x 10” box with 68-page book.

• A collection of the solo albums written and recorded by Lake along with rare tracks and live recordings that cover his time with ELP, King Crimson and beyond.

• Included are Lake’s two solo albums, two highly sought after bootleg collections and three live shows. All of which serve to illustrate the sheer depth of talent demonstrated by this incredible musician.

• Presented in a 10 x 10” box, this collection is accompanied by sleeve notes written by Jerry Ewing, editor of Prog Magazine. Ewing takes a forensic look over the immense catalogue of this once-in-a-generation artist. Ewing speaks with many of Lake’s collaborators and delivers a fascinating history of the man behind the music.

• The collection is presented with a 68-page book containing many never-before-seen photos taken directly from the Lake family archive.

Pre-Order the Boxset here: https://www.cherryred.co.uk/product/greg-lake-magical-7cd-10×10-box-set/


Greg Lake

1 Nuclear Attack
2 Love You Too Much
3 It Hurts
4 Black And Blue
5 Retribution Drive
6 Long Goodbye
7 The Lie
8 Someone
9 Let Me Love You Once
10 For Those Who Dare


1 Manoeuvres
2 Too Young to Love
3 Paralysed
4 A Woman Like You
5 I Don’t Wanna Lose Your Love Tonight
6 It is You, You Gotta Believe
7 Famous Last Words
8 Slave To Love
9 Haunted
10 I Don’t Know Why I Still Love You

From the Underground Vol. 1 – An Official Greg Lake Bootleg

1 Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Touch and Go
2 King Crimson – A Man, A City
3 The Shame – Don’t Go Away Little Girl
4 Greg Lake – Medley: Still, You Turn Me On / Watching Over You
5 Greg Lake And Band – Daddy
6 Greg Lake And Band – Retribution Drive
7 Asia With Greg Lake – Heat of The Moment
8 Emerson, Lake & Powell – The Score
9 Shy Limbs – Love
10 Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Affairs of The Heart
11 Emerson, Lake & Powell – Learning to Fly
12 Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Lucky Man
13 Greg Lake And Band – 21st Century Schizoid Man

From the Underground Vol. II – Deeper into The Mine. An Official Greg Lake Bootleg

1 Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Black Moon
2 Greg Lake’s Ride the Tiger – Check it Out
3 Greg Lake’s Ride the Tiger – Love Under Fire
4 Greg Lake With Toto – Cold Side of a Woman
5 Emerson, Lake & Powell – Step Aside
6 Emerson, Lake & Palmer – Preacher Blues
7 Greg Lake – Hold Me
8 Greg Lake And Band – Heart on Ice
9 Greg Lake’s Ride the Tiger – Blue Light
10 Greg Lake With Toto – You’re Good with Your Love 11 Greg Lake With Toto – You Really Got a Hold on Me
12 King Crimson – Epitaph
13 Greg Lake Band Featuring Gary Moore – Fanfare for The Common Man

Songs of A Lifetime

1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 Lend Your Love to Me Tonight
3 Songs Of a Lifetime Tour Introduction
4 From The Beginning
5 Tribute To the King
6 Heartbreak Hotel
7 Epitaph/The Court of The Crimson King
8 King Crimson Cover Story
9 I Talk to The Wind
10 Ringo And the Beatles
11 You’ve Got to Hide Your Love Away
12 Touch And Go
13 Trilogy
14 Still… You Turn Me On
15 Reflections Of Paris
16 C’est Le Vie
17 My Very First Guitar
18 Lucky Man
19 People Get Ready
20 Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Part 2

Live in Piacenza

1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 Lend Your Love to Me Tonight
3 From The Beginning
4 Heartbreak Hotel
5 Epitaph/In the Court of The Crimson King
6 I Talk to The Wind
7 Ringo And the Beatles
8 Touch And Go
9 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
15 Karn Evil 9: 1st Impression, Part 2

Emerson / Lake – Live from Manticore Hall

1 From The Beginning
2 Introduction
3 I Talk To The Wind
4 Bitches Crystal
5 The Barbarian
6 Take A Pebble
7 Tarkus
8 C’est La Vie
9 Pirates
10 Moog Solo / Lucky Man

Greg Lake |Official Website|Facebook Page|Spotify|YouTube Channel|

Manticore Records |Official Website|Facebook Page|Instagram|YouTube Channel|

Spirit Of Unicorn Music |Official Website|Facebook Page|Twitter|YouTube Channel|

Cherry Red Records |Official Website|Facebook Page|Twitter|YouTube Channel|

Author: Jacopo Vigezzi

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *