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IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.60 | 3011 ratings

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Peto
5 stars Ok, now I will add a review for this classic too.

21st century schizoid man 5 A marvelous rocker with a great guitar riff, distorded blurbing vocals from Greg Lake, astonishing mad jazzy paets with fine guitarplaying from Robert Fripp. I talk to the wind 3 Much less adventurous, a conventional ballad with soft, dreamy vocals from Lake, subdued and traditional guitarplaying (not very common with Frip as he usually broke bounadries in approach to guitar), and some fine flute playing. However, the melody is arguably not that inspired, and the song could be a minute or two shorter. Epitaph 5 A majestic, atmospheric ballad with marvelous hooks.Great work on the mellotron, powerful rhytm section (especially drumming) and as usually fine vocal performance by Greg Lake. The moonchild 5 Another ballad (the third!) on this album. The melody is quite interesting and the repetitve, sparse guitar work is hypnotizing. However, the song soon transforms into an instrumental, full of disjointed, (seemingly) chaotic and unmelodic sounds. I like it, it has certain charm and atmosphere to it, especially Fripp´s guitar bits. In court of the crimson king 5 The majestic melotron driven opening was later partly copied by Uriah Heep for their intro to Circle of hands. No wonder, it is very emotional, and grandious when coupled with the powerful drumwork. I love Giles´s drumming on this one. In the faster passage, Greg Lake plays some nice bassguitar lines together with his singing which is great as well.

Points together: 5+3+5+5+5:5=23:5=4.6 stars=5 STARS

A MASTERPIECE

Peto | 5/5 |

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