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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

3.83 | 1980 ratings

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4 stars There are three kinds of songs on this record. The first one is unusual - Fripp signed Devil,s Triangle as his own composition, however it is changed version of "Mars" composed by Gustav Holst. Wasn't it too proud? I guess it was, but I don't bother. I can close my eyes and go to some fantasy place while listening this suite. All the pieces of "Peace" are to shoort to review them, but they give you time to breathe after listening the second cathegory of songs - beautiful ballads, such as the title song or "Cadence and Cascade". And my favourite type - groovy pieces, with jazz elements. You just can't help smiling listening to the introduction of "Pictures..." or whole "Cat Food". I checked it e few times - I can't. This album also gave to the world of music Gordon Haskell - who succeeded many years later, but with great style, as a wonderful remedy to all the highly introspective songwriters, like Cave or Waits. Good for Fripp - it was him, who suggested his friend Gordon to become a musician. Why only four stars? Of two reasons - first of all, "In the wake of Poseidon" is not a monolith - the songs are great, but the climate changes to rapidly. What is more - the record bases on the wonderful debute, Fripp hadn't invented anything new during the time between the first and the second album of King Crimson.
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