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RED

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.52 | 2329 ratings

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squire4001
5 stars Any difference in Red and Goodbluff cover album?

So another review for this Great Masterpiece of Prog Rock? Yes, sadly I can add anything new in this review.. This album is probably the masterpiece of KC in their 70 albums, perhaps this one is my favorite cause the line up here is just superb including David Cross without him KC line up is not the same you will have to agree with me the violin was a great addition to the 70īs KC sound i think it was add replacing the Sax sound in the past line ups...

The four studio songs are amazing, I have to admit the first time i heard Red I didnīt like it was very loud and darky but after severals listenings it blew me... the rest of the songs are ammm incredibly addition to this album , and we have a little gaze to the past with Providence...It remembers me to Moonchild 5 years ago.. this song is the last goodbye of David (this song have an amazing violin on it making the song a bit jazzy and avant-garde).

And then the final song (Masterpiece) Starless the peak record of KC in the 72-74 line up someting like 21th Century" in the first line up. Oh this song has been reviewed many time so I can add nothing new ,, I was amazed when i read that Ian Mcdonald intended to rejoin to KC line up.. wow it would be an amazing return to this former member and this line up would be my favorite but sadly Fripp take the choice to split the group. By the way I love both Sax in this one.. This album is a MUST-have in any prog rock collection. I would suggest you to get the 40th anniversary version, it contains 2 disc with a mixsound and 4 videos of this line up including an early Starless.. Epic, Beautiful, Dark and Heavy this album have all these descriptions!!

Note: Both cover albums are almost the same Van der Graaf (Goodbluff) and KC (Red) are the darkest albums in their discography ...by the way both covers are superb!!

Recommended!!

squire4001 | 5/5 |

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