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THE NIGHT WATCH

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.44 | 250 ratings

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4 stars Not only is "Night Watch" a fantastic live album, with plenty of personality and improvisation from the studio material, it might just be one of the better Crimson albums out there. The recording quality is top-notch given its age, and the band plays with a certain gusto that is sometimes absent from the original versions of the songs. The opening track, for example, thunders with more excitement here than one could ever crank out of the studio release. More importantly, the subtlety of rhythm and textures that is the hallmark of King Crimson has no difficulty carrying over in this live recording, so the listener will still be able to distinctly pick up the most delicate improvisation as well as the songs' eventual climatic climaxes.

Setlist 3 Instrumental Performances 4 Stage Energy 4 Live Experience 5

Prog Leviathan | 4/5 |

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