In The Hot Seat is the ninth and final studio album by progressive rock band Emerson, Lake & Palmer, released in 1994. During the album's recording, Keith Emerson suffered medical problems with the nerves in his right hand, which made it difficult for him to play the keyboards. The tensions between him and Greg Lake surfaced again during this album. "Daddy" was written in memory of missing child Sara Anne Wood and used to raise awareness of missing children. The song initially raised $5,000 for the Sara Anne Wood Rescue Center, a foundation for missing and abducted children established by Wood's father.
The album was recorded at Goodnight L.A. Studios in Los Angeles, California and engineered by Brian Foraker & Keith Olsen. It was released 27 September 1994.
The album was not a commercial success. It received very little airplay and is the only Emerson, Lake and Palmer studio album not to have charted on the Billboard 200 album chart.
Emerson had difficulty recording In the Hot Seat, having had corrective surgery during its production. In some parts, he overdubbed with his left hand parts that his right hand was incapable of playing.