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IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.60 | 3011 ratings

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APleasantSymmet
5 stars IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING!

THIS IS TRULY THE QUINTESSENTIAL MASTERPIECE OF PROGRESSIVE ROCK ! No true prog fan could pass this one up !

Robert Fripp plays like some one who has arrived on earth from some other planet a one of a kind player who plays with such precision and power ! Fripps' unbelieve control and individualistic sound and ingenious creative ability are unequaled ! each musician plays extremely well what can i say from the vocal perfection of

Greg Lake who sings like an angel from heaven

Ian Mcdonalds unbelievable on sax and woodwinds mellotron keyboards

Greg lakes amazing riffage on bass especially on schitzoid man no wonder this had an impact on black sabbath ,

Michael Giles a great under rated genious on the skins ! influencing Niel pert, Carl Palmer Bill Bruford and many others

Peter Sinfield that genious poet and artist i can't say enough good things about him

From the explosive schitzoid man to the epic in the court of the crimson king to the abrupt ending as a truly great finish ! its the one album i could listen to and still find something new and fresh about it lots of intriquite details a trademark of robert fripp 1 Schitzoid man a model for hard rock prog rock and heavy metal for years to come with explosive playing ,complex passages, stops, starts, and an ending complete with avante garde mayhem I talk to the wind a very baroque folk march hybrid work with 60's sensibility

Epitaph a very dramatic artistic masterpiece topped off by mcdonald and lake vocal hybriding an ingenious production move

Moon child very pre ambient , artsy, dreamy , avant garde, jazzy leading into a classic drum fill intro to

In the court of the Crimson King a epic/mini symphony of strung together movements worthy of the classic masters !

No one should be without a copy of this album Orginal vinyl mixes do exist This album truly changed my life ! amazing artwork by Barry Godber, the original painting i understand was water color and is owned by robert fripp. This was the only album cover Barry ever painted. Barry died in February 1970 at the age of 24!

i never get tired of listening to this masterful work i trust you wont either

yours truly A Pleasant Symmetry

APleasantSymmet | 5/5 |

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