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Starless vs Sheltering Sky

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Poll Question: what is your favourite song
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3 [10.00%]
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    Posted: June 22 2012 at 08:32
these are the first two King Crimson songs i ever heard, when i downloaded some sporadic songs and burned them on a compilation album of prog, fusion and jams, two widely different KC tunes, from different eras, but the most important thing is, my first ever experience of King Crimson is these two songs





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'The Sheltering Sky' is pretty cool and I do like it, but I can't go against an utter classic like 'Starless'
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Obviously Sheltering Sky won't stand a chance in this poll. I consider Starless the best King Crimson song, and I suspect I'm not alone in my opinion.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2012 at 09:10
I also think it iwill win, but they are important KC songs for me, 
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oh well, really clear choice for me...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rogerthat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2012 at 11:02
Sheltering Sky is an interesting track but this is not a good contest.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2012 at 11:08
i know it is not fair, poll

im just contesting the first two songs by KC i ever EVER heard,
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dayvenkirq Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2012 at 11:11
Originally posted by ScorchedFirth

'The Sheltering Sky' is pretty cool and I do like it, but I can't go against an utter classic like 'Starless'

Don't care. I don't know a whole lot of tracks that can take me to another place, tracks like "The Sheltering Sky". "Starless" is two-faced in a way that it is gentle and aggressive, but overall very dramatic, but the other track ... it's just much deeper than that. It's one of those tracks that makes me think about life differently.

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Originally posted by rogerthat

Sheltering Sky is an interesting track but this is not a good contest.

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Edited by Dayvenkirq - June 22 2012 at 11:38
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No contest really! 
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Such an obvious choice...
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Prefer 'Red' so I go with 'Starless'
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Starless of course, but I absolutely love the exotic and psychedelic atmosphere within The Sheltering Sky. Whenever I listen to that tune, it always paints a mental picture of African bush land on a hot sunset evening. Cool
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2012 at 13:40
Well since both is an option...ill take the fence sitters wayn out.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2012 at 13:41
Shelter the Starless Sky
Acting on your best behaviour
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I like Discipline more than Red.
But Starless if my favorite track off of Red and Sheltering Sky one of my least favorite on Discipline.

My vote goes to Starless.
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Starless by a mile.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Horizons Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2012 at 14:56
Idk why you'd make this poll.....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Icarium Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 22 2012 at 14:57
i doo

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Originally posted by Dayvenkirq

 
 I don't know a whole lot of tracks that can take me to another place, tracks like "The Sheltering Sky". "Starless" is two-faced in a way that it is gentle and aggressive, but overall very dramatic, but the other track ... it's just much deeper than that. It's one of those tracks that makes me think about life differently.
Well said.  There is nothing quite like it.  As I understand it, the term comes from Saharan Africa, but we have to acknowledge that it is the same sky that shelters those of us on other continents as well.
The world of sound is certainly capable of infinite variety and, were our sense developed, of infinite extensions. -- George Santayana, "The Sense of Beauty"
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