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THE COMPACT KING CRIMSON

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

2.08 | 52 ratings

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Shakespeare
1 stars "It's a dangerous place, it's a dangerous place..."

This collection was comprised mainly of Crimson's 80s material. Not that I dislike their 80s work, but I don't think that their 80s albums showed what Crimson were about, their original sound that compelled so many, the creativity and experimental nature that they vibed with their first few releases. If one were to begin an interest in Crimson (such as I, when I borrowed this from a friend), and this was the first music of Crimso's they'd heard, they would most likely not continue their interest. Luckily, I discovered this site which enlightened me before I lost all interest in the band. It does have most of the original Crimson album, "In the Court...", which is a cornerstone and arguably the first 100% prog album ever produced, but it lacks the process of King Crimson's evolution musically to where the bulk of this compilation stands. It doesn't make for a very comprehensive, or a very diverse compilation.If you are a Crimson nut, but wouldn't like to buy all of Crimson's 80s albums, yet you want a taste of what that era was like (there must be few of you...), this compilation may interest you. If that is not your case (likely), then there is no reason for you to buy this pitiful collection.

Shakespeare | 1/5 |

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