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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.68 | 99 ratings

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5 stars Wow! Stunning album. I'm not the biggest Crimson fan but I do have a handful of their albums, with the debut being one of the best ever released. They also have several others that jump out, including Red and Thrak. Unfortunately, I didn't care for ThrakAttack and the 80's albums so I thought I was done with them. I accidently ran into Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind, (say that 3 time fast), and it is a revelation. Jakko Jakszyk replaces the quirky Adrian Belew on vocals which is much to my liking. Many of the tracks are rearranged to let the seven man KC fully utilize the talents of all of these great musicians. The additions to the 3 headed drumming front line and the ultimate prog/rock windwind master Mel Collins join with long time king of the bottom end Tony Levin, and of course the guy pulling all of the strings, Robert Fripp. Really, one of the best albums I've heard in years. The 3 CD set covers their entire career and the BluRay has the same songs but of a different performance so the track list is not the same for the really intense Crim faithful. Although lacking a light show, the 3 drummers and the not having omnipresent split screens and fast cuts with the 3 drummer lineup is a pleasure to watch. The video and sound quality of this live album but without the crowd noise is also top self.

I am going to have to go back and listen to some older King Crimson to see what I have been missing.

Did I say Wow?!

5 stars

tdfloyd | 5/5 |


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