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King Crimson


Eclectic Prog

3.21 | 26 ratings

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3 stars What A guitar solo!!!.. Fripp is on top-notch form here...

While the rest of the players here are not particularly thunderstealers (apart from Mel Collins' flute intro in "Formentera Lady"), Fripp steals the show with the amazing solo on "Sailor's Tale"; by far one of his best solos of the 70's only surpassed by "The Night Watch" solo. When I listened to the original version of the song I felt sort of disappointed to hear a choppy chord progression instead in the solo spot; besides, the mellotron really helps a lot, despite the overall sound quality.

Apart from that, Boz gets utterly desperate in "Ladies Of The Road", while Mel's sax is average, Ian Wallace is not bad, but not particularly amazing, so to speak; and the electronic drum solo spot on "Sailor's Tale" is awful (What's with the electronic effects?).

Needless to talk about the sound quality, there's nothing more I can add to this review; only that it's the first time I listen to a live version of "Cirkus" (which is considerably slowed down a bit too much from the original). 3 stars.

Chus | 3/5 |


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