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Poll Question: Which Of These would you pick?
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    Posted: December 05 2018 at 09:03
Kind of a random poll but here goes. In an attempt to fill some gaps in my CD collection I asked Santa ( A.K A. my wife) for a few CD's for Christmas. I have heard parts off all of these but haven't heard them in their entirety yet. What do I have to look forward to? Which of these do you like best?
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All three are great. Just got done listening to UK last night so I'll probably vote for them, but if I'd listened to Crimson I'd vote for them. Marillion is great too. I'd vote for em all if I could.
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Starless because its by King Crimson unlike those other two albums not by King Crimson
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While "Starless and Bible Black" is a great King Crimson album, and even though I very seldom vote for anything that is pitted against King Crimson, I have to admit that UK is amazing.  Now if you were considering King Crimson's "Red" or a few of their others, then I would have had a hard time deciding.  By the way, you are a winner no matter what you do because "Misplaced Childhood" is great also.
 
But if you have a choice, definitely go for UK.  At least you get half of the King Crimson line up in that album.


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What are you looking down here for?
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Originally posted by TCat TCat wrote:

While "Starless and Bible Black" is a great King Crimson album, and even though I very seldom vote for anything that is pitted against King Crimson, I have to admit that UK is amazing.  Now if you were considering King Crimson's "Red" or a few of their others, then I would have had a hard time deciding.  By the way, you are a winner no matter what you do because "Misplaced Childhood" is great also.
 
But if you have a choice, definitely go for UK.  At least you get half of the King Crimson line up in that album.

I have a feeling I will end up with all three, Just wanted to get peoples take on these. 
I already have Red so this was the next KC on my list. 
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UK. Get UK.
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I had to pay 30 notes for UK and that was cheap....How much is your wife willing to.pay?
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But it is worth 50 beer vouchers...its that good...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Argo2112 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2018 at 12:47
Originally posted by M27Barney M27Barney wrote:

I had to pay 30 notes for UK and that was cheap....How much is your wife willing to.pay?
   I think I saw it on Amazon for about $15.00 - $20.00 ( US Dollars)
   Nothing special, just a standard release
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as others are saying all 3 are really good

can't lose here


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UK

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Not a turkey in the grouping - you're already a winner in my book !-)

Strong sentimental attachment to SaBB - my favorite KC album. Favorite simply because it was my first. Misplaced Childhood is strong, but from Marillion I much prefer Clutching at Straws - if you don't have it, add to your list. I remember picking up UK in the cut-out section of my local record store while in college. It's got Bruford, Jobson, Wetton, and for the cherry on top, Holdsworth. How can you possibly go wrong !-)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote noni Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2018 at 16:49
Originally posted by Argo2112 Argo2112 wrote:

Kind of a random poll but here goes. In an attempt to fill some gaps in my CD collection I asked Santa ( A.K A. my wife) for a few CD's for Christmas. I have heard parts off all of these but haven't heard them in their entirety yet. What do I have to look forward to? Which of these do you like best?

If your Santa wife loves you, maybe all three will appear under the tree!....Big smile

Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

Starless because its by King Crimson unlike those other two albums not by King Crimson

I like King Crimson but not a huge fan,  a bit like Gentle Giant.  

Like about 60% of their music at a push!  

Marillion and UK for me Wink Thumbs Up   The good news is that most of these are now re-mastered and up to date. 


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King Crimson for sure, that is such a great album.
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All 3 are definitely worth getting (maybe Santa thinks you've been a good boy this year!) Have to recommend Marillion - (rather predictably) as it won't disappoint - but some real gems on the other two, which might have an extra surprise factor.
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Hi,

Marillion ... deserves better, and its music, for me, before and after FISH, is far more valuable and interesting than the pop sensation that UK was ... a group of stars that was not half as good as it should have been, and its originality was second rate at best.

KC is in a different stratosfear and does not need an introduction anymore!


Edited by moshkito - December 06 2018 at 07:54
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2018 at 18:20
Originally posted by Saperlipopette! Saperlipopette! wrote:

Starless because its by King Crimson unlike those other two albums not by King Crimson

This. LOL
Seriously, you can't get things wrong with a solid KC release. UK has great parts but is a bit uneven, Marillion... never cared much for Marillion.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fischman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2018 at 18:38
Wow.

U.K. a pop sensation? The ridiculousness of that statement makes anything that might precede or follow highly suspect. They were never popular enough to be called any such thing. So with such a falsehood against an objective statement, theres no way to put any stock in the subjective statements that follow.

Pop? Hardly. This is legit prog through and through.
Unoriginal? That album is unique in the annals of progressive music.
Not as good as it should have been? Really, that is some of Wetton's best work. Holdsworth shines as always. Jobson adds to the uniqueness and originaloty. And Bruford holds it all together with his usual panache.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Manuel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2018 at 19:39
A tie Between King Crimson and UK. Marillion is also good, so no loss really, unless you don't get any.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fischman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: December 05 2018 at 19:59
Originally posted by Manuel Manuel wrote:

... no loss really, unless you don't get any.

Exactly.
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