Lake (album)

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Studio album by Lake
Released 1976 (Germany)
1977 (USA)
Recorded 1976 at Sawmills Studio, Cornwall; Maschen Studio and Peer Studio, Hamburg
Genre Rock, pop
Length 36:57
Label Columbia
Producer Detlef Petersen
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Lake is the self-titled first studio album by Lake, released in Germany in 1976 and the USA in 1977. The track "Time Bomb" was the band's highest charting single of their career. It reached #91 in Canada in December 1977.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Detlef Petersen and James Hopkins-Harrison except as indicated.

Side One[edit]

  1. "On the Run" - 4:06
  2. "Sorry to Say" - 3:05
  3. "Time Bomb" (J. Hopkins-Harrison, Geoffrey Peacey) - 3:16
  4. "Chasing Colours" - 3:47
  5. "Do I Love You" - 4:05

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Key to the Rhyme" - 4:34
  2. "Jesus Came Down" - 3:42
  3. "Between the Lines" (D. Petersen, J. Hopkins-Harrison, G. Peacey, Alex Conti, Martin Tiefensee, Dieter Ahrendt) - 10:22

The CD release of the album is a "two albums on one CD" release, combined with their third album Paradise Island.


  • Martin Tiefensee - bass guitar
  • James Hopkins-Harrison - lead and backup vocals
  • Alex Conti - guitar and vocals
  • Dieter Ahrendt - drums and percussion
  • Geoffrey Peacey - keyboards, vocals, and guitar
  • Detlef Petersen - keyboards and vocals

Produced by Detlef Petersen, except Time Bomb, produced by Geoffrey Peacey and James Hopkins-Harrison
String arrangements by Peter Hecht
Mixed at Peer Studios (Hamburg) by Geoffrey Peacey and Detlef Petersen
Engineered by Jerry Boys, except Time Bomb by Geoffrey Peacey, and Jesus Came Down by Volker Heintzen
Cover illustration by James McMullan
Design by Paula Scher

LP: Columbia Records PC 34763
CD: Renaissance RMED0123