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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

4.63 | 4094 ratings

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5 stars It's hard to say, aspecially in a review, but i just don't have nothing real to say. I guess that that the other reviewers that wrote their 2 pennies about the album, pretty said everything possible about "In The Court Of The Crimson King" - but still, i've managed to write at least SOMETHING about this album...

One thing i was impressed of in this album, was the incredible writing by Peter Sinfield. What i loved most about his writing is his changes of feelings: from hard satire to sad & touching ballads, from love songs to hate & anger. that's a privelige of a writer to be so exact when he writes about different moods & feelings.

But the main part is of course, the music, and this King Crimson is proabably one of the best albums of the band, if not the best of them. It is a revolutionary and gives King Crimson's prophecy about the music, later.

It's hard to pick one (or few) favorite song(s) from "In The Court Of The Crimson King", but i do everytime, so i guess i have to do it now :) The first song i like to bring up is "Epitaph", because it's a sad song that really reminds me of winter days - a great winter song, by the way. The use of the melotron provides the perfect atmosphere to this song. The second one, is the final track & the title song - "The Court Of The Crimson King". A really fantastic piece of music, when the song itself characterized with a striking melody, great vocal harmony & the finale of this song, which is one of the greatest prog songs of all time.

To sum up, i must say that "In The Court Of The Crimson King" is truly a masterpiece of prog music. That's way there's no choice but to give no less than 5 stars.

Open-Mind | 5/5 |


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