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King Crimson - 21st Century Guide: Volume One (1969-1974) CD (album) cover


King Crimson


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5 stars I actually really enjoyed this compilation. It includes an "overview" of sorts on their years from '69-'74, including the best of their studio works and some very nice live material. Sure there are a few "edited" versions of songs, but when it comes to "moonchild" sometimes that's not a bad thing. The live compilations are the best reason to buy the actual compilation. I also enjoyed the studio material, but being that I'd already heard it all, it wasn't amazing. I would highly recommend this as an essential beginng to newer fans of Crimson. It is essential to those looking to find out what exactly they like about Crimson, and from there on deciding which albums to buy. It was reasonably priced at $50 where i bought it, considering it includes almost all of In the Court, Red, and a lot of very nice live material for those who (like me) don't want to delve into the numerous Crimson Live albums out there without some sort of prelude. I would even recommend this to older fans and completionists due to the fact that is has a nice timeline-related history of the band from '69-'74 included in color with nice pictures/article clippings also attached. It is an overall very nice collection that belongs in every new Crimson fan's library, and is a nice buy for those looking to have well-mixed compilations of the best of Crimson from this era. In my words: highly recommended to all.
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