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Topic: Favorite King Crimson Title Track
Posted By: Zargasheth
Subject: Favorite King Crimson Title Track
Date Posted: August 27 2012 at 20:05
One slightly unusual feature of King Crimson is that every one of their studio LPs (except Beat) has had a title track. So which do you like best?

I included Beat's "Heartbeat" for the sake of completeness, and crunched multi-part songs into one.

My personal choice is "Discipline". There are several good contenders on the list, but nothing beats the wacky rhythms on that one for me.



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Posted By: thellama73
Date Posted: August 27 2012 at 20:14
It's a dead heat between Lizard and Islands, but I went with Lizard.

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Posted By: PabstRibbon
Date Posted: August 27 2012 at 20:22
Every song here are amazing but I think I'll choose Islands today


Posted By: Earthmover
Date Posted: August 27 2012 at 20:28
Damn you. It's between Islands and Larks'.

Well, I like Islands more than any part of Larks' but since first two parts are joined, Larks' does win.
Islands just can't stand ultimate power of first two parts put together.


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Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: August 27 2012 at 20:32
Discipline without a second's hesitation.

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Posted By: Eria Tarka
Date Posted: August 27 2012 at 20:45
Lizard

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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: August 27 2012 at 20:50
This is quite difficult, but since i got the CD, The Power To Believe has grabbed my heart (see sig).

My list will go...

1. Power to Believe
2. Lizard
3. Larks'
4. Wake of Poseidon
5. In the Court of the Crimson King


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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: August 27 2012 at 20:51
Originally posted by SaltyJon SaltyJon wrote:

Discipline without a second's hesitation.

Jon, have you heard Power to Believe? If not, i think you'd really enjoy it. 


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Posted By: tamijo
Date Posted: August 27 2012 at 21:27
Larks by quite some space
Islands

    


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Posted By: SaltyJon
Date Posted: August 27 2012 at 21:41
Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Originally posted by SaltyJon SaltyJon wrote:

Discipline without a second's hesitation.

Jon, have you heard Power to Believe? If not, i think you'd really enjoy it. 

Yep, I have.


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Posted By: Horizons
Date Posted: August 27 2012 at 22:09
Originally posted by SaltyJon SaltyJon wrote:

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

Originally posted by SaltyJon SaltyJon wrote:

Discipline without a second's hesitation.

Jon, have you heard Power to Believe? If not, i think you'd really enjoy it. 

Yep, I have.

What do you think of it? Competes with their "Classic Period"?


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Posted By: Man With Hat
Date Posted: August 27 2012 at 22:25
Originally posted by thellama73 thellama73 wrote:

It's a dead heat between Lizard and Islands, but I went with Lizard.
 
Agree on  both accounts.


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Posted By: Fox On The Rocks
Date Posted: August 27 2012 at 23:21
1. Islands - Beauty and majesty.
2. Larks'
3. Lizard
4. The Court Of The Crimson King
5. Discipline


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Posted By: The Jester
Date Posted: August 27 2012 at 23:25
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


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Posted By: someone_else
Date Posted: August 28 2012 at 03:03
A toss between In the Court of the Crimson King and Islands. Voted for the former.

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Posted By: Gandalff
Date Posted: August 28 2012 at 03:40
Larks Tongues In Aspic. 

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Posted By: HolyMoly
Date Posted: August 28 2012 at 06:10
Red

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Posted By: octopus-4
Date Posted: August 28 2012 at 06:57
In The Court is still unbeaten to me.

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Posted By: MonsterMagnet
Date Posted: August 28 2012 at 08:08
Originally posted by bytor2112 bytor2112 wrote:

Lizard

+1


Posted By: digdug
Date Posted: August 28 2012 at 09:52
In the Court

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Posted By: irrelevant
Date Posted: August 28 2012 at 10:01
Red

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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: August 28 2012 at 10:50
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.


Posted By: criticdrummer94
Date Posted: August 28 2012 at 13:56
Let's defend Boz's vocals

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Posted By: MFP
Date Posted: August 28 2012 at 14:28
Lizard, Islands and Larks are some of my favorite KC's songs.  Islands this time.




Posted By: Raccoon
Date 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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Posted By: Green Shield Stamp
Date Posted: August 28 2012 at 15:20
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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Posted By: Earthmover
Date Posted: August 28 2012 at 15:29
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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Posted By: thellama73
Date Posted: August 28 2012 at 15:44
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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Posted By: The Dark Elf
Date Posted: August 28 2012 at 16:44
"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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Posted By: Guldbamsen
Date Posted: August 28 2012 at 16:52
Iguana

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Posted By: zoviet
Date Posted: August 29 2012 at 02:03
Thrak!!! heaviest riffing ever, power angular kill!!


Posted By: nickrgx420s
Date Posted: August 29 2012 at 11:00
1. The Court of the Crimson King
2. Islands

all the rest are just masterpieces!


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Posted By: Wanorak
Date Posted: August 29 2012 at 20:54
ITCOTCK by a mile.

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Posted By: hinafu
Date Posted: August 30 2012 at 20:47
Lizard



Posted By: The-time-is-now
Date Posted: September 02 2012 at 12:06
Lark's Tongues in Aspic.

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Posted By: Green Shield Stamp
Date Posted: September 02 2012 at 13:20
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'.


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Posted By: skorziks
Date Posted: September 02 2012 at 15:29
Larks' for me.

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Posted By: miconight
Date Posted: September 14 2012 at 12:33
in the court.

Do you guys have a fav live performance on dvd?

Newby King fan


Posted By: skorziks
Date Posted: September 14 2012 at 14:15
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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Posted By: Dellinger
Date Posted: September 14 2012 at 18:23
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.


Posted By: Link28
Date Posted: September 15 2012 at 16:54
Islands is my favourite title track (also my favourite album together with ITCOTCK). 

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Posted By: dwill123
Date Posted: September 15 2012 at 22:27
Larks' Tongues


Posted By: Svetonio
Date Posted: September 16 2012 at 00:44
Lizard


Posted By: Ommadawn
Date Posted: September 17 2012 at 19:04
In The Wake of Poseidon.


Posted By: kingcrimsonfan
Date Posted: September 18 2012 at 13:43
Lizard! lizard is a very unique piece in King Crimson's catalogue

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Posted By: crimhead
Date Posted: September 18 2012 at 14:37
3 way for me. ITCOTCK, LTIA and Red. Love them all.


Posted By: Zargasheth
Date Posted: September 18 2012 at 23:40
Wow, ITCOTCK and LTIA are neck and neck!
No love for Discipline, though...


Posted By: giselle
Date Posted: September 21 2012 at 12:34
Wanted to vote for 21st century, but not there, so second best was Crimson King


Posted By: Mista-Gordie
Date Posted: September 21 2012 at 13:37
Lizard


Posted By: Mr Greeen Genes
Date Posted: September 23 2012 at 20:55
"Larks' Tongues In Aspic" for part 1. "Lizard" would be my next choice. Then maybe "In The Wake of Poseidon" or "Islands"


Posted By: ole-the-first
Date Posted: September 23 2012 at 20:58
Can't choose between Court and Tongues.

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Posted By: wehpanzer
Date Posted: February 05 2013 at 11:22
My choice would be Larks', followed closely by Red, Discipline, Court. 


Posted By: Bj-1
Date Posted: February 05 2013 at 12:50
Originally posted by wehpanzer wehpanzer wrote:

My choice would be Larks', followed closely by Red, Discipline, Court. 
 
 
I agree on this. Wake and Lizard aren't far behind but they never reach Aspic level, IMO.


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Posted By: ProgMetaller2112
Date Posted: February 05 2013 at 15:37
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Posted By: Sumdeus
Date Posted: February 05 2013 at 15:39
In The Court because it's one of the greatest songs I've ever heard

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Posted By: DisgruntledPorcupine
Date Posted: February 05 2013 at 15:40
Larks.


Posted By: HackettFan
Date Posted: February 05 2013 at 20:10
Larks. Lizard second.


Posted By: Kirillov
Date Posted: February 06 2013 at 04:27
In the Court. Red, Islands and Lizard are great too.


Posted By: giselle
Date Posted: February 08 2013 at 09:00
I always think Ian Anderson does some great acoustic work.


Posted By: giselle
Date Posted: February 08 2013 at 09:00
Sorry! Posted the above in the wrong place!


Posted By: pfloyd
Date Posted: February 08 2013 at 16:55
the more i listen to lizard the more i like it. favorite kc song. 

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Posted By: Daysbetween
Date Posted: February 09 2013 at 06:46
Voted LTiA but only just which gives it the lead for the moment.


Posted By: ole-the-first
Date Posted: February 09 2013 at 07:49
Larks' Tongues in Aspic

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Posted By: hobocamp
Date Posted: February 09 2013 at 09:27
Lizard is sublime


Posted By: otto pankrock
Date Posted: February 09 2013 at 11:41
Today? Islands


Posted By: Metalmarsh89
Date Posted: February 09 2013 at 22:27
Originally posted by Sumdeus Sumdeus wrote:

In The Court because it's one of the greatest songs I've ever heard

My thoughts exactly.

Larks is another grand creation, and I do enjoy Three of a Perfect Pair as well.



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