1981 Greg Lake – Greg Lake

Greg Lake is the self-titled debut solo album by British musician Greg Lake, released on 25 September 1981 by Chrysalis Records. The album is actually called Greg Lake and Gary Moore who is playing on the most tracks.

Gregory StuartGregLake (10 November 1947 – 7 December 2016) was an English bassist, guitarist, singer, songwriter, and producer who gained prominence as a founder member of the progressive rock bands King Crimson and Emerson, Lake & Palmer (ELP).  Born and raised in Dorset, Lake began to play the guitar at the age of 12 and wrote his first song, “Lucky Man”, at the same age. He became a full time musician at 17, playing in several rock bands until fellow Dorset guitarist Robert Fripp invited him to join King Crimson as their singer and bassist. They found commercial success with their influential debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King (1969). Lake left the band in 1970 and achieved significant success in the 1970s and beyond as the singer, guitarist, bassist, and producer of ELP. As a member of ELP, Lake wrote and recorded several popular songs including “Lucky Man” and “From the Beginning”. Both songs entered the UK and US singles charts.


1  Nuclear Attack (Gary Moore) 4:33
2  Love You Too Much (Bob Dylan, Helena Springs, Greg Lake) 3:57
3  It Hurts (Greg Lake) 4:31
4  Black And Blue (Greg Lake) 4:00
5  Retribution Drive (Greg Lake, Tony Benyon, Tommy Eyre) 5:06
6  Long Goodbye (Greg Lake, Tony Benyon, Tommy Eyre) 4:01
7  The Lie (Greg Lake, Tony Benyon, Tommy Eyre) 4:48
8  Someone (Greg Lake, Tony Benyon, Tommy Eyre) 4:13
9  Let Me Love You Once Before You Go (Steve Dorff, Molly Leiken) 4:22
10  For Those Who Dare (Greg Lake, Tony Benyon) 3:50



BassTristian Margetts
BassDavid Hungate
DrumsMichael Giles
DrumsJeffrey Porcaro
DrumsJode Leigh
DrumsTed McKenna
GuitarGreg Lake
GuitarGary Moore
GuitarDean Parks
GuitarSnuffy Walden
GuitarSteve Lukather
KeyboardsGreg Mathieson
KeyboardsBill Cuomo
KeyboardsTommy Eyre
SaxClarence Clemons

Liner Notes

Producer – Greg Lake
Producer – Alex Grob (Track 3)
Engineer – Brian Robson, Harold Blumberg, Haydn Bendall, John Timperley, Nigel Walker, Paul Dobbe, Steve Short

Art Direction – John Pasche
Cover (Concept) – Tony Benyon

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Chrysalis Records
Copyright (c) – Chrysalis Records