In the Hot Seat

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In the Hot Seat
Studio album by Emerson, Lake & Palmer
Released 27 September 1994
Recorded Goodnight L.A. Studios
Genre Progressive rock
Length 46:09
Label Victory Music
Producer Keith Olsen
Emerson, Lake & Palmer chronology
Live at the Royal Albert Hall
(1993)
In the Hot Seat
(1994)
King Biscuit Flower Hour: Greatest Hits Live
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 1.5/5 stars[1]

In The Hot Seat is the ninth and final studio album by progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1994. Keith Emerson had nerve problems in his right hand, which made it almost impossible to play the keyboards. The tensions between him and Greg Lake surfaced again during this album. "Daddy" was written in memory of Sara Anne Wood and used to raise awareness of missing children.

The album was recorded at Goodnight L.A. Studios in Los Angeles, California and engineered by Brian Foraker & Keith Olson.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Hand of Truth" (Keith Emerson, Greg Lake) – 5:22
  2. "Daddy" (Lake) – 4:42 (Single Cut: 4:16)
  3. "One By One" (Lake, Emerson, Keith Olsen) – 5:16
  4. "Heart on Ice" (Lake, Olsen) – 4:17
  5. "Thin Line" (Emerson, Olsen, Wray) – 4:45
  6. "Man in the Long Black Coat" (Bob Dylan; arr. Emerson)– 4:12
  7. "Change" (Emerson, Lake, Olsen, Wray) – 4:43
  8. "Give Me a Reason to Stay" (Steve Diamond, Sam Lorber) – 4:14
  9. "Gone Too Soon" (Keith Wechsler, Lake, Wray) – 4:11
  10. "Street War" (Emerson, Lake) – 4:24

Bonus Track[edit]

  1. "Hammer It Out" - 2:30 (bonus track on Victor (Japan) and Rhino re-issues)
  2. "Pictures at an Exhibition" – 14:47 (studio recording, already published in The Return of the Manticore box set)
    • A. "Promenade" (Mussorgsky, Emerson) – 1:46
    • B. "The Gnome" (Mussorgsky, Carl Palmer) – 2:06
    • C. "Promenade" (Mussorgsky, Lake) – 1:45
    • D. "The Sage" (Lake) – 3:10
    • E. "The Hut of Baba Yaga" (Mussorgsky) – 1:16
    • F. "The Great Gates of Kiev" (Mussorgsky) – 5:24
  3. "Nighthawks" - 1:32 (bonus track on Victor (Japan) and Rhino re-issues)
  4. "Creole Dance" - 3:40 (bonus track on Victor (Japan) and Rhino re-issues)
  5. "Inferno" - 1:51 (bonus track on Victor (Japan) and Rhino re-issues)
  6. "5 Bridges Suite (All Bridges)" - 15:44 (bonus track on Victor (Japan) and Rhino re-issues)
    • A. "Fantasia" - 6:21
    • B. "Andante Cantabile" - 3:41
    • C. "Allegro" - 2:20
    • D. "Fugue" - 1:06
    • E. "Finale" - 2:16
  7. "Interlude" - 1:06 (bonus track on Victor (Japan} and Rhino re-issues)
  8. "Rondo" - 5:44 (bonus track on Victor (Japan) and Rhino re-issues)
  9. "Piano Improvisations" - 10:43 (bonus track on Victor (Japan) and Rhino re-issues)
  10. "Peter Gunn" - 3:38 (bonus track on Victor (Japan) and Rhino re-issues)
  11. "Dream Runner" - 2:44 (bonus track on Victor (Japan) and Rhino re-issues)
  12. "Blue Rondo A La Turk" - 6:11 (bonus track on Victor (Japan) and Rhino re-issues)

Personnel[edit]

Band members[edit]

Additional musicians[edit]

  • Bill Wray – backing vocals
  • Maula Mattioli – backing vocals
  • Kristen Olsen – backing vocals
  • Choir
    • Fred White – choir vocals
    • Ricky Nelson – choir vocals (Note:....not the Ricky Nelson of Ozzie and Harriet fame)
    • Lynn B. Davis – choir vocals
    • Linda McCrary – choir vocals
  • Keith Wechsler, Richard Baker, Brian Foraker - keyboard programming

Production[edit]

  • Producer: Keith Olsen

Release details[edit]

  • 1994, UK, Victory Music D 105906, Release date 27 September 1994, CD

References[edit]

  1. ^ Loren, Marc (2011 [last update]). "In the Hot Seat - Emerson, Lake & Palmer | AllMusic". Allmusic. Retrieved 26 July 2011.  Check date values in: |date= (help)