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In The Court Of The Crimson King (Expanded & Remastered Original Album Mix)

King Crimson

Released on September 30, 2014 by Discipline Global Mobile

Main artist: King Crimson

Genre: Pop/Rock > Rock > Progressive Rock

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Includes: 1 Digital booklet

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The group's definitive album, and one of the most daring debut albums ever recorded by anybody. At the time, it blew all of the progressive/psychedelic competition (the Moody Blues, the Nice, etc.) out of the running, although it was almost too good for the band's own good -- it took King Crimson nearly four years to come up with a record as strong or concise. Ian McDonald's Mellotron is the dominant instrument, along with his saxes and Fripp's guitar, making this a somewhat different-sounding record from everything else they ever did. And even though that Mellotron sound is muted and toned down compared to their concert work of the era (e.g., Epitaph), it is still fierce and overpowering, on an album highlighted by strong songwriting (most of it filled with dark and doom-laden visions), the strongest singing of Greg Lake's entire career, and Fripp's guitar playing that strangely mixed elegant classical, Hendrix-like rock explosions, and jazz noodling. Lineup changes commenced immediately upon the album's release, and Fripp would ultimately be the only survivor on later King Crimson records. ~ Bruce Eder
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Album : 1 disk - 8 tracks Total length : 01:07:37

  1. 1 21st Century Schizoid Man

    King Crimson, MainArtist Copyright : 2014 Robert Fripp 2014 Robert Fripp

  2. 2 I Talk To The Wind

    King Crimson, MainArtist Copyright : 2014 Robert Fripp 2014 Robert Fripp

  3. 3 Epitaph

    King Crimson, MainArtist Copyright : 2014 Robert Fripp 2014 Robert Fripp

  4. 4 Moonchild

    King Crimson, MainArtist Copyright : 2014 Robert Fripp 2014 Robert Fripp

  5. 5 The Court Of The Crimson King

    King Crimson, MainArtist Copyright : 2014 Robert Fripp 2014 Robert Fripp

  6. 6 21st Century Schizoid Man (radio version) [Bonus Track]

    King Crimson, MainArtist Copyright : 2014 Robert Fripp 2014 Robert Fripp

  7. 7 I Talk To The Wind (duo version) [Bonus Track]

    King Crimson, MainArtist Copyright : 2014 Robert Fripp 2014 Robert Fripp

  8. 8 A Man A City (live at the Fillmore West) [Bonus Track]

    King Crimson, MainArtist Copyright : 2014 Robert Fripp 2014 Robert Fripp

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  • The group's definitive album, and one of the most daring debut albums ever recorded by anybody. At the time, it blew all of the progressive/psychedelic competition (the Moody Blues, the Nice, etc.) out of the running, although it was almost too good for the band's own good -- it took King Crimson nearly four years to come up with a record as strong or concise. Ian McDonald's Mellotron is the dominant instrument, along with his saxes and Fripp's guitar, making this a somewhat different-sounding record from everything else they ever did. And even though that Mellotron sound is muted and toned down compared to their concert work of the era (e.g., Epitaph), it is still fierce and overpowering, on an album highlighted by strong songwriting (most of it filled with dark and doom-laden visions), the strongest singing of Greg Lake's entire career, and Fripp's guitar playing that strangely mixed elegant classical, Hendrix-like rock explosions, and jazz noodling. Lineup changes commenced immediately upon the album's release, and Fripp would ultimately be the only survivor on later King Crimson records. ~ Bruce Eder

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