In the Court of the Crimson King

In the Court of the Crimson King

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Music CD - 2004
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The terrific five-track 1969 release from the album rock band King Crimson. A couple of the gems from this effort include 21st Century Schizoid Man and The Court of the Crimson King.
Publisher: [Wiltshire, England] : Discipline Global Mobile, p2004
Branch Call Number: COM Rock K58i
Characteristics: 1 sound disc : digital ; 4 3/4 in

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PHAERTE1
Sep 08, 2017

Considered to be the greatest progressive rock album of all time. And it really is! The Court of the Crimson King is a song that people will be listening to in awe 500 years from now.

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EliasBS
Jul 25, 2016

i havent heard it, but my friend says its great so ill try it out!
plus voivod, ozzy, and april wine
covered it so it must be good

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trevslownotes
Jul 31, 2015

Truly great album. May not be to everyone's taste but well worth a listen. 21st century Schizoid man combines one of the first truly heavy metal riffs with jazz fusion & some really bizarre vocal effects. Love this album.

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TheeAvebury
Jul 17, 2015

Excellent album- really stands the test of time- and bomber08 is right- the MacDonald & Giles album is worth checking out.

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Fuzzy_Wuzzy
Aug 25, 2014

(Lyrics excerpt) - The purple piper plays his tune... The choir softly sings... Three lullabies in an ancient tongue.... For the court of the Crimson King.

If you ask me, I'd say that 1969's "In The Court Of The Crimson King" has got to be one of the very few albums (from that era of emerging diversity in pop music history) which completely embodies the genre of psychedelic, acid rock like no other. This lp is a true classic.

There can be no question that "In The Court Of The Crimson King" was a very impressive debut album from King Crimson, a talented band of 5 British musicians, which featured virtuoso-guitarist, Robert Fripp, and vocalist-extraordinaire, Greg Lake.

Of the five long-playing tracks on this 43-minute CD, my three favourites are Epitaph, I Talk To The Wind, and, of course, the title track, The Court Of The Crimson King.

This album's fantastically grotesque record-jacket was designed and painted by artist, Barry Godber who, at 24, died shortly after this lp's release.

(Lyrics excerpt) - The pattern juggler lifts his hand... The orchestra begins... As slowly turns the grinding wheel... In the court of the Crimson King. (written by Peter Sinfield)

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bomber08
Mar 23, 2014

check out the McDonald & Giles album (1971)

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Ichigaga
Apr 01, 2013

Masterpiece. Mellotron magic.

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