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RED

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.52 | 2211 ratings

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Peto
5 stars RED 4.5 A number heavy on the guitars (excellent work from Fripp) as well as the other two (Wetton and Brufford). Some think of this song as of an ancestor to grunge. The track is great, the band plays really tight., even if the track is somewhat repetitive. Fallen angel 5 A calmer number with vocals from John Wetton. A melodic ballad to calm things down. Typically Crimsonesque. However, it soon becomes much more heavy and itīs great. Fripp plays marvelous guitar parts on this one. Mel Collins adds his saxophone as well, he becomes dominant in the trackīs coda. One more red nightmare. 5 The song is introduced by heavy guitars (much in the vein of the title track) and Bruford plays gorgeous drums on here. John Wettonīs vocal introduce a slightly lighter passage and add to the variety of the track. Fripp plays some nice rhytm guitar parts and Mel Collins adds some of his best solos he has ever made made for a Krimson song, before the number sudddenly fades out. Providence 4 An improvisational piece with dark guitar work by Fripp and dissonant violin playing by David Cross. Sounds somewhat boring, until the track gets heavier again after the violin led part, where Fripp gets one of his usual solos. Starless 5 Starts off very atmospheric, with Fripp playing some nice high guitar notes and a lot of mellotron . Brufford and Wetton provide subtle backing. The vocal melody is very reminiscent of the early Krimson (especially the first two albums). Mell Collins adds his saxophone again as well. In the next part Frippīs guitar dominates the rest of the piece, sometimes interrupted by a jazzy solo of Mel Collins and the song ends in a tone similar to its opening melody, although in a faster and heavier version. A marvelous track.

Overal:23.5:5= 4.7= STARS

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Peto | 5/5 |

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