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King Crimson


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3.83 | 1980 ratings

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4 stars Well, this will seem like sacralidge, but I consider this to be nearly equal to Court. Yes, it has a similar layout in terms of tracks. It also has a song I consider to be a signpost of the classic mid-70's lineup, Cat Food. And how can you not love Lakes vocals on the title track? Excellent stuff. Pictures Of A City certainly seems weaker than the Epitaph box versions, but I had not heard those when I first got into this album years ago. And I think it is a respectable version anyway, since even the original band was unable to capture their power and incredible playing on their one album, Court. Cadence and Cascade is perhaps a bit weak, and certainly no I Talk To The Wind. But Haskell gives it a nice variety in the vocal department, and it's not a bad song by any means. The Devil's Triangle is, to me, a much more interesting interpretation of Mars than the original band played (though theirs was more powerful and direct). Fripp was unable to secure permission to use the original name, so he had to recreate it as an original. I think he did a fine job. The Peace themes are very pleasant, and are the main divergence from the format of the first album. Overall, a very good album I think. A half star less than my rating for Court, so a solid 4 stars.
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