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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

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erik neuteboom
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5 stars The CD release of King Crimson's masterpiece "In the court of the crimson king" was the ultimate confrontation with the visual limitations of this invention. You almost need a looking glass to watch that mindblowing cover from the late Barry Godber, the Hobbits must have thought this was a special edition for them! But on the other hand: no more scratches and I got the opportunity to delete that weird track "Moonchild". The other four compositions are very innovative and pivotal progrock. The jazzy inspired opener "21st century schizoid man" features fiery brass work and agressive guitar, the lyrics and vocals evokes an ominous climate. "I talk to the wind" sounds pleasant with the warm vocals and fine flute and "Epitaph" and "The court of the crimson king" (I can listen to it every moment of the day) are timeless beauties delivering wonderful waves of the Mellotron. This unique instrument was cherished by all great rock groups at that time and now seems embraced again by both prog and a whole bunch of new pop and rock band. Radiohead was one of the first and they named King Crimson as an inspiration, say no more!
erik neuteboom | 5/5 |


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