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King Crimson - Starless And Bible Black CD (album) cover


King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

3.92 | 1641 ratings

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4 stars I agree with some of the reviewers here that consider SABB the best of the Crimson albums of the 70. At least for me itīs at the same level as Aspic and far better than Red, and probably the pressence of David Cross can explain part of this oppinion.

Obviously there are more reasons and the most important for me is "The night watch" that stil i consider to be one of the most beautiful pieces of prog ever written. After the avalanche of sounds, Wettonīs voice and Frippīs guitar came sublime. For a melancholly man lime me - in the way of Pinderīs song - this piece always move me to the bone.

Of course there are other great songs here. "Great deceiver" is an excellent intro and "Lament" takes another bit of Wetton magnificient voice. "Trio" is for me the other piece to remember. An experimental song with a very slow tempo, ambient music if you like.

Intrumentals in the original side 2 results excellent ieces but i find them to be a little boring. Overall itīs a strong album and probably the darker in ambient and sounds of the trio FrippWettonBruford. Not essential but quite an excellent addition in prog collections

rgmeli64 | 4/5 |


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