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King Crimson


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4.12 | 2112 ratings

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4 stars This album I consider as the band's early days album in the vein of "In The Court of The Crimson King" album. The band truly changed its direction in 1981 when Discipline was launched. As far as the "oldies", "Lizard" is one of my favorites because there are melodic and memorable track featured here. The cover artwork looks funny and is the case with the music which contains some humorous components like the following tracks: "Indoor Games" and "Happy Family". One of the masterpiece KC song ever is "Lady of the Dancing Waters" which became my favorite in the seventies. I knew the track the first time not through the Lizard album but from my friend who at the time lent me an LP titled: "The Young Persons Guide To King Crimson". Altogether with "Prince Rupert Awakes" this became my all-time favorite. The "Bolero" section is crafted beautifully. The segue into it from the "Prince Rupert" section is also very good.

On the whole, this is one of the most rewarding of the early King Crimson music. This album might be the most underrated record by the band. It's an excellent addition to any prog music collection. Keep on proggin' ..!

Peace on earth and mercy mild - GW

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