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King Crimson


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2.47 | 399 ratings

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3 stars This is obviously the most controversial KC album, its ratings range from one to five star. But what can I say, I just love it despite the really low sound quality and the vocals which are not the best ones. But if you ignore these two points it's a hell lot of fun listening to this live performance. As another reviewer pointed out already, it's really the most jamming KC live concert I know. There are three good reasons (not only one as Hugues thinks) to have this record. Apart of the great jamming piece "Groon" with awesome drum solo there is still "Peoria" and the great funky version of "21st Century Schizoid Man", which I prefer to the one on USA because it's sounding even more distorted there. And the remaining tracks "The Sailor's tale" and "Earthbound" are not much inferior. I'm really happy that this record is existing and I'd like to say thanks to the guy in the audience with the recorder. The only point to critize is that maybe it shouldn't have been published as an official "standard" live album, because it has a very obvious bootleg quality. There are for sure bootlegs which sound worse but I've to say there are as well some of GENESIS having a better quality than this one. On the other hand the point for quality of studio records goes without doubts to KC. Anyway regarding this one here although I like it very much I decided to give it a mediocre rating due to the sound quality. I think it neither deserves one nor five stars!
hdfisch | 3/5 |


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