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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.12 | 1933 ratings

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5 stars this album is totally amazing ! king crimson as a full orchestra ! I think this album is highly underated i think its up thier with the first two masterpieces that precede it although at times the lyric material gets a bit risque even for my virgin ears the debut of gordon haskell as king crimson's answer to peter gabriel is quite outstanding !

great musicianship throughout even fripp who plays more acoustic than on the previous albums and keyboards!

an interesting bass change from "original" bass player peter giles to gordon haskell who does a fine job as well

an excelllant underated genious of a michael giles replacement with Andy McCulloch (who later went to Greenslade)

some great performances from centipede alumnis to make this a full crimson orchestra even jon anderson of yes in a cameo appearance !

this album also serves as two mini albums cirkus and lizard as both side of the record connect but act as two seperate but related plays fripp did this later with three of a perfect pair

mel collins he does one oustanding performance here lady of the dancing water reminds me a bit of i talk to the wind he is no ian mcdonald but ian mcdonald is no mel collins two differant yet similar players The group was then augmented with supporting players, the noted jazz pianist Keith Tippett and brass/woodwind players Robin Miller, Mark Charig, and Nick Evans.

a very jazzy at times album

some element of both avant garde and cantebary prog with a tongue in cheek artsy cover

its a must have yours truly a pleasant symmetry

APleasantSymmet | 5/5 |


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