Review | "Live In Piacenza" by Greg Lake - Prog Rock

Updated: Apr 26, 2018

The sad thing for me is the only time I saw Greg Lake play was in Ringo Starr’s All Star band. This concert recorded in Italy back in 2012. Hearing this album just makes that a more sad fact.

This is an extremely well recorded and well executed live disk. Greg’s voice albeit different after 40 years is powerful and emotional.

Lake was joined for “Lucky Man” by a trio of respected Italian prog-rock musicians — Aldo Tagliapietra, Bernardo Lanzetti (PFM,Mangala Vallis), and Annie Barbazza.

Now I typically don’t listen to live albums let alone review them but this is an exceptional album with exceptional songs. Do you have trouble getting prog to the speakers because your friends or family do not like it? Well here is the album that everyone will love.

Mark Monforti