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RED

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.52 | 2292 ratings

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Wobbler
4 stars One of the better King Crimson album but... a little bit overrated.... One think when comes to my mind hearing the word RED is Starless... It`s definitely masterpeace. This very premeditated and beautiful composition really shocked my heart. John Wetton sings beautifully but I don`t think if he is irreplacable. Starless may resamble Epitaph form IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING and there Greg Lake`s voice was more pleasant to listen. I`m curious how would it sound if Lake sang this song.... Starless is not only singing but also beutiful gituar, bass and magnificent saxophone played by Ian McDonald and Mel Collins. That`s all about Starless, if you want to know something more about this composition read othe reviews or just simply listen. As far as Providence is concerned I consider it as a very good and climatic improvisation and excellent introduction to Starless. The title composition is like train, heavy and slow... Very interesting but not impressive. Fallen Angel is just very nice ballad which one again is wrapped in beutiful Wetton`s singing. And now un fortunately the worst song of the album.. One More Red Nightmare... Just pseudo dark pop song with iritating simple BEAT, this one really brings the whole album down. This few lower points don`t change the fact that this album is really worth heaving(not only due to Starless) and is a must for any who is interested in proggresive rock.

REGARDS FROM POLAND

Wobbler | 4/5 |

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