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King Crimson


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3.83 | 1968 ratings

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4 stars For the first time in a few years, Crimson sounding too slow to be rock... Boz Burrell almost works, altough some astonishing things like Ladies on the Road realliy rocks! Two big ballads, that really brings a lovely 70´s fellings, but both lacks the additional-Crimson-drop-of- magic that we always expect. In the end, this line-up is neither essential, nor a trash, but clearly shows that somehing is changing. Sinfield was out just after the recording, and the band was completely rearranged for the next LP.

ISLANDS is an exercise in english-70´s-soft-symphonyc rock, and nobody can deny it. Even without 10 minutes improvises or 3 minutes freaky-free style frippish-rock, the album in a good exercise in the Crimson catalogue.

Formentera lady, Islands & Ladies of the Road are Burrel & the band in they´re better shape. Sailor´s Tale & The Letters are Fripp in an uncoditional feelin´ of Crimson-rock.

So...why you should not Try ?

rguabiraba | 4/5 |


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