Men Of Lake though were pretty much a one-album wonder. Or, at least they should have been, as nothing else they did came anywhere near close to matching this. The original gatefold LP was an Italo-French co-production, and soon became a rarity. It was oddly mastered/EQ'd though, a flaw that was corrected with the CD release, which is now also a rarity! Tracklist. Walking Along The Rhine. I Don't Want To Know.
Men of Lake altered their style quite dramatically for this release, which appears to have been their swan song. The main change, at least on the surface, is the reduced importance of the organ and the general lack of that big Hammond sound, in favour of electric guitar. It's hard to say what they sound like here, but the name Dire Straits keeps coming back. One problem is that, on too many of the best songs, they abandon the mellow mood midway through in a way that is somewhat lacking in subtlety and evolution.
Recorded and mixed at Mass Music Studio Lavis (Trento). Tracks 1 to 5, 8: January-February 1991. Bonus tracks 6, 7: September 1991. Incorrect track titles in the lyrics section of the booklet: 6. Abel's Garden 7. Any Time Any Place.
Men Of Lake/Men Of Lake - Men Of Lake. Music From The Land Of Mountains, Lake And Wine '1998. Out Of The Water '1993.
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 in Canada in December 1977. All tracks written by Detlef Petersen and James Hopkins-Harrison except as indicated. Sorry to Say" - 3:05. Time Bomb" (J. Hopkins-Harrison, Geoffrey Peacey) - 3:16. Chasing Colours" - 3:47. Do I Love You" - 4:05. Key to the Rhyme" - 4:34.
Men from Earth (1976)Men from Earth1976.
Men Of Lake - The Traveller. Men Of Lake - I don't want to know. Full Moon - Awakening (Full Moon) 1980.