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SLEEPLESS: THE CONCISE KING CRIMSON

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

3.20 | 48 ratings

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toroddfuglesteg
4 stars Yes, yes......... I have their studio albums and King Crimson is not a new band to me.

But this album is a good introduction and a very nice appetizer for those who want to have a nibble at King Crimson. This album is guaranteed to give the band new fans. Well, unless the listener prefer easy listening pop music, that is. This is perhaps why this compilation album should be given away free with a magazine or made into a free download. It will guaranteed lead to the purchase of some more albums.......... full price albums, that is.

Yes, this compilation album is just a nibble and not a full meal. Only the studio albums gives you the full King Crimson experience; potatoes, vegetables, gravy and steak included. But my curiosity and my desire to listen to their full discography has been awaken and I am looking in my boxes to see if I can find the studio albums. I am still living out of boxes, even many years after moving to this flat. I will find the studio albums and I will play and hopefully; enjoy them. This due to finding this compilation album in a second hand shop for a couple of quid.

In short; this is an excellent introduction to King Crimson. It is a nibble of everything King Crimson has done. If you like this album; you can safely purchase the studio and live albums. That alone, and the superb quality of the stuff here is why I give it four stars. After all; King Crimson has made some truly wonderful music and some of it is included here. In my search for obscure albums to review for PA, I have ignored King Crimson. Not any longer. I want more steak, gravy and potatoes.

4 stars

toroddfuglesteg | 4/5 |

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