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King Crimson


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3.37 | 86 ratings

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5 stars This King Crimson CD/EP ( 32 + min long!) was released as pre - "The Power To Believe" teaser. Usually I am not very interested in EP's at all. But there is a different story.

Firts of all, you have here 10 songs and over 30 minutes of music, so this release is not too far from real album size. Second, there are not outtakes, radio-hits or B-sides added. Even if full CD sounds more as compilation, both together it is great collection of great songs!

Heavy rocker "Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With" (uhh, but not a bad name for a song, isn't it?) is not for everyone taste, but I like it. It is real KC on their heavy side. This song will be included ( a bit shorter version) on "The Power To Believe"album as well. Another song from up-coming album - "Eyes Wide Open" - is represented there by very beautiful acoustic version. "Mie Gakure" and "Shoganai" are both beautiful short acoustic instrumentals based on oriental melodies. "Lark's tongue In Aspic" is heavy rocker again and lasts 10:26!

All in all, even if thet EP sounds more as eclectic compilation, it's music is very different in styles, rhythms,arrangements and heaviness. Absolutely attractive even for regular listener. Even more: for me this EP in many moments are better that KC last to time regular album "The Power To Believe" ( which includes some same songs with EP as above).

snobb | 5/5 |


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