Tuesday, February 26, 2008

King Crimson- In the Court of the Crimson King (1969)

I feel this needs no introduction, but for the uninitiated, i'll give it a shot. I consider this to be one of my all-time favorite  albums, regardless of genre. King Crimson has influenced so many through the years, from Rush, to Opeth, Dream Theater to Enslaved. Many consider this to be the birthplace of conventional progressive rock as we know it, but there is so much more to it. Almost 40 years after it's release, it still sounds fresh, exciting, and relevant. This album has everything, from the crushingly awesome riffs of "21st Century Schizoid Man", to the haunting, epic soundscapes of "Epitaph", to the Psychedelia of "I Talk to the Wind", the jaunts into contemporary orchestral music in "Moonchild", and arguably one of the most Triumphant and breathtaking album closers ever, "The Court of the Crimson King". I cannot recommend this enough, to anyone who appreciates genuine, talented, amazing music. This is one of those timeless records that will never get old. Island/Atlantic Records. 

1. 21st Century Schizoid Man  7:21
2. I Talk to the Wind  6:05
3. Epitaph  8:47
-March for No Reason
-Tomorrow and Tomorrow
4. Moonchild  12:13
-The Dream
-The Illusion
5. The Court of the Crimson King  9:25
-The Return of the Fire Witch
-The Dance of the Puppets

Total Running: 43:54

United Kingdom

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

thanks for the remastered edition. sounds great.