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King Crimson


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4 stars A fair enough repeat of the First Album "In the court of the Crimson King" and I don't think, I could have taken a 3rd rehash, but after all, the first one is a landmark album, so I would give it, a riding the first coattails 4 stars;

& after all, in all seriiousness; the "Peace" 3 short brief songs, reminiscent truly of say praying or religious type of singing, is very moving, maybe it has even brought tears to my eyes and it is something that KC had not done prior. Very earnest and honestly done.

Unlike others, I am not a big fan of the second track, "Pictures of a city" nor does similar sped up music "Catfood" do much for me, but "Catfood" does make it's mark, in foreshadowing an excellent similar type of song, from "Larks Tongue in Aspic", that being "Easy Money", and before you say, I've got to be kidding; I mean in the light almost humourous type of vein both are in.

"Cadence and Cascade" outdoes "I talk to the wind", one might think, of both as sorts of mellower rock songs; ballad even?

"The devils triangle" really, does come together, is worthy of listening too as a precursor of the type of music, that Fripp, Eno and even some David Bowie became, in being instrumental. With it's parts a b and c; and I trip out, with all of the taping; and weird noises it presents, that it takes from, if not for only a few seconds, the "aaah aaah" from the masterwork song, "IN the court of the Crimson King." Finally, about the "triangle", is the cool foghorn I would describe it as, that takes over nearing the finale. Build up and climax.

Definitely I concur with those who say, it is a lot like the first album, but is it so bad; plus, that is a concept worth revisiting. Sidenote, the cover is absolutely spectacular; the inside cover, as any Pisces might attest too, has that cool oceanic type of watercolor in it. Alas, I will repeat again, this is "in the wake of Poseidon" so a Pisces might be an aficionado of this further.

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