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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.46 | 308 ratings

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5 stars Review #40

This is good stuff!

When I reviewed the "Starless and bible black" album I only gave it three stars so it's actually kind of weird that I consider this an absolute masterpiece since almost the whole Starless album is performed here, but there are two important differences that give this album the profile of a masterpiece:

1.- The album also contains songs from "Larks' tongues in aspic" and the amazing version of "21st century schizoid man" that make it a more complete record.

2.- The performances of the "Starless and bible black" album are not edited to look like studio songs, so the album doesn't fill as empty and incomplete as Starless; clearly these songs were made to be played alive and not to be on a studio album.

So this is a very groovy record from one of the best KING CRIMSON line-ups, absolutely indispensable in any collection.

Uruk_hai | 5/5 |


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