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King Crimson


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4.12 | 2114 ratings

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4 stars The most jazzy-oriented release by King Crimson

Lizard is an interesting release in the history of King Crimson, with being the most jazzy album of the band. One of their peaks, but without their distinctive and characteristic style. It saw the arrival of new vocalist - Gordon Haskell, who's very similar to Greg Lake's voice. The album could trully regarded as a jazz rock fusion album with only little moments outside jazz territory. This is probably one of the best King Crimson's album (following Red). It gets away of some unpleasant moments, situated in a couple of other KC albums. Despite that, there isn't something special in most of the short songs before homonymous epic Lizard. The essence of the album is been in the last one. It's deep, profound and catchy. Lizard features Jon Anderson from Yes on vocals at the beginning of the composition - called Prince Rupert Awakes. Prince Rupert Awakes is the only part not being jazzy as whole. All other parts of the composition are strongly jazz-oriented. Lizard is highly recommended album for jazz rock fusion fans and quite recommended for all others. 4 stars!!!

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