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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.54 | 3036 ratings

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5 stars MARVELLOUS!!

This is the last and probably the darkest of King Crimson's albums. The band is now a trio but the fusion between the musicians is simply perfect and they have the collaboration of many ex members of the band. A variety of styles are mixed, but it was very easy for me to get into this album. I loved the music from the very first listening.

"Red2 is an instrumental song with a great job of Mr. Fripp's guitar The second track, "Fallen Angel", is a lovely sweet song with very sad lyrics and great sax playing. "One More Red Nightmare" is in the same line of the title track and show us how powerful is the sound of the band. "Providence" is basically an improvisation number in which we can appreciate the skilful of all the musicians. Finally, the album has a great, great closer: "Starless". All the opinions that other reviewers have written before, are not enough to describe the magnificence of this song, one of my all time favorites.

A few more words for Bil Bruford. His work as percussionist in this album is excellent, maybe his best performance. Red is a masterpiece, a perfect ending for the brilliant career of one of the greatest bands of the prog scene.

Gabriel.V | 5/5 |


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