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Poll Question: Which (quasi)title track of a KC album is your favorite?
Poll Choice Votes Poll Statistics
28 [28.28%]
4 [4.04%]
15 [15.15%]
7 [7.07%]
31 [31.31%]
1 [1.01%]
7 [7.07%]
2 [2.02%]
1 [1.01%]
1 [1.01%]
1 [1.01%]
0 [0.00%]
1 [1.01%]
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It's difficult between Court, Lizard, and Larks. And Red is pretty good too. But since there are parts of Lizard that I don't like su much (everything after Bolero), and I don't like Larks part 1 so much, I go with Court.
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Lizard, Islands and Larks are some of my favorite KC's songs.  Islands this time.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Raccoon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 28 2012 at 15:11
Originally posted by The Jester The Jester wrote:

I was never a big fan of KC. I tried, but their music is very weird for my likings.
Exception the first 2 albums which are very good ones!
So I voted for "The Court of the Crimson King"... Smile

Just keep trying and you'll adjust to the weird until it sounds normal!

But my vote goes to Larks'. Can't beat the raw power (on Pt. 2) and intense beauty (on Pt. 1 & 2) of Larks'.


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The track 'Starless and Bible Black' is not on the album of the same name - it is on Red.  However, because it is on your list I will vote for it!
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Originally posted by Green Shield Stamp Green Shield Stamp wrote:

The track 'Starless and Bible Black' is not on the album of the same name - it is on Red.  However, because it is on your list I will vote for it!

There is "Starless", which is on Red, indeed.
There is also "Starless and Bible Black", which is on album called "Starless and Bible Black".

So, Starless and Starless and Bible Black are two different tracks.
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Originally posted by mister nobody mister nobody wrote:

Originally posted by Green Shield Stamp Green Shield Stamp wrote:

The track 'Starless and Bible Black' is not on the album of the same name - it is on Red.  However, because it is on your list I will vote for it!

There is "Starless", which is on Red, indeed.
There is also "Starless and Bible Black", which is on album called "Starless and Bible Black".

So, Starless and Starless and Bible Black are two different tracks.


Yes, and while Starless is usually voted the best KC song of all (if not the best prog song) Starless and Bible Black is a somewhat aimless improvisation that is not generally well liked.
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"The Court of the Crimson King" without hesitation. Simply an epic and beautiful composition. The album aint 'arf bad neither.Wink
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1. The Court of the Crimson King
2. Islands

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Lark's Tongues in Aspic.


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Originally posted by mister nobody mister nobody wrote:

Originally posted by Green Shield Stamp Green Shield Stamp wrote:

The track 'Starless and Bible Black' is not on the album of the same name - it is on Red.  However, because it is on your list I will vote for it!

There is "Starless", which is on Red, indeed.
There is also "Starless and Bible Black", which is on album called "Starless and Bible Black".

So, Starless and Starless and Bible Black are two different tracks.

You are absolutely right.  I can't believe that I made such a schoolboy error!  Mind you, even the lyrics of Starless say (at the end of each verse): 'Starless and bible black'.   No excuse though....!

I wish I could change my selection now.  I should have chosen 'Red'.


Edited by Green Shield Stamp - September 02 2012 at 13:23
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Larks' for me.
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in the court.

Do you guys have a fav live performance on dvd?

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Originally posted by miconight miconight wrote:

in the court.

Do you guys have a fav live performance on dvd?

Newby King fan


My favorite live DVD is probably Three of a Perfect Pair: Live in Japan.
My favorite live CD package is The Great Deceiver(especially disc 2 in Providence, RI June '74), which is excellent, although I think it might be out of print now.
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Originally posted by skorziks skorziks wrote:


Originally posted by miconight miconight wrote:

in the court.Do you guys have a fav live performance on dvd? Newby King fan
My favorite live DVD is probably Three of a Perfect Pair: Live in Japan.My favorite live CD package is The Great Deceiver(especially disc 2 in Providence, RI June '74), which is excellent, although I think it might be out of print now.


I like even better "Collectible King Crimson, Vol. 1", which has two concerts from the same era, and my very favourite version of Starless, Exiles, and 21st Century Schizoid Man. Plus one of my favourite versions of Easy Money.
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