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King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon CD (album) cover

IN THE WAKE OF POSEIDON

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

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criticdrummer94
4 stars Vastly underrated album. Coming off of their amazing debut, King Crimson was barely surviving as a band so it seemed obvious to do similar style of music again.

Peace-A Beginning: Nice opening with Greg's amazing vocals.

Pictures of a City: Very jazzy rocker similar to Schizoid Man but holds up in its own right. They have been performing since the original line-up. It still works as it's own song.

Cadence and Cascade: Probably the most beautiful song KC ever did. Gordon Haskell's vocals really make this song.

In they Wake of Poseidon: You can't really compare this to Epitaph or Court of Crimson King(I've seen people do it) This is it's own song and is just ok in it's own right. I could never really get into this song and doesn't strike a chord with me

Peace-A Theme: Acoustic Guitar interlude from Robert Fripp. Not Bad

Cat Food: You could call this a guilty pleasure if you want but I just love this song with Keith Tippet's weird jazzy piano and lyric about junk food(even back then) Great song that I guess was the only single from this

The Devil's Triangle: Yes we know It's Mars but hey if a rock band can do something ambitious, they earn my respect. Is it any good? Yes. They really made this a memorable track with a slight reference to Court of Crimson King which was very interesting. I enjoy the chaotic nature of the ending.

Peace-An End: A reverse longer version of A Beginning. Not Bad way to end the album

Overall, A underrated gem that is worth listening. 4 stars. Highlights: Pictures of a City, Cat Food and The Devil's Triangle

criticdrummer94 | 4/5 |

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