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In the Court of the Crimson King [Box Set] [5-CD/1-DVD-A]

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All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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 ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Bruce Eder
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. [A five-CD, one-DVD box set was released in 2010.]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/9/2010
  • Label: Discipline Us
  • UPC: 633367196927
  • Catalog Number: 719692
  • Sales rank: 74,438

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 21st Century Schizoid Man (7:24)
  2. 2 I Talk to the Wind (6:00)
  3. 3 Epitaph (8:52)
  4. 4 Moonchild (9:02)
  5. 5 The Court of the Crimson King (9:31)
  6. 6 Moonchild (12:15)
  7. 7 I Talk to the Wind (4:55)
  8. 8 I Talk to the Wind (6:36)
  9. 9 Epitaph (9:05)
  10. 10 Wind Session (4:31)
Disc 2
  1. 1 21st Century Schizoid Man (7:23)
  2. 2 I Talk to the Wind (6:03)
  3. 3 Epitaph (8:48)
  4. 4 Moonchild (12:12)
  5. 5 The Court of the Crimson King (9:25)
  6. 6 21st Century Schizoid Man (6:46)
  7. 7 I Talk to the Wind (4:40)
  8. 8 21st Century Schizoid Man (7:11)
  9. 9 The Court of the Crimson King. Pt. 1 (3:22)
  10. 10 The Court of the Crimson King. Pt. 2 (4:30)
Disc 3
  1. 1 21st Century Schizoid Man (7:07)
  2. 2 I Talk to the Wind (4:20)
  3. 3 Epitaph (9:27)
  4. 4 Moonchild (2:20)
  5. 5 The Court of the Crimson King (7:14)
  6. 6 21st Century Schizoid Man (7:21)
  7. 7 I Talk to the Wind (6:02)
  8. 8 Epitaph (8:56)
  9. 9 Moonchild (12:12)
  10. 10 The Court of the Crimson King (9:21)
Disc 4
  1. 1 21st Century Schizoid Man [ (6:36)
  2. 2 The Court of the Crimson King [ (6:31)
  3. 3 Get They Bearings (9:41)
  4. 4 Epitaph (4:28)
  5. 5 Mantra (3:04)
  6. 6 Travel Weary Capricorn [Liv (5:37)
  7. 7 Mars (3:30)
  8. 8 The Court of the Crimson King [Live at Fillmore East, New York, November 19 (7:52)
  9. 9 A Man a City (12:19)
  10. 10 Epitaph (8:31)
  11. 11 21st Century Schizoid Man [Live at Fillmore East, New York, November 19 (7:56)
Disc 5
  1. 1 21st Century Schizoid Man (7:22)
  2. 2 I Talk to the Wind (6:04)
  3. 3 Epitaph (8:51)
  4. 4 Moonchild (12:12)
  5. 5 The Court of the Crimson King (9:27)
  6. 6 The Court of the Crimson King (2:19)
Disc 6
  1. 1 21st Century Schizoid Man
  2. 2 I Talk to the Wind
  3. 3 Epitaph
  4. 4 Moonchild
  5. 5 The Court of the Crimson King
  6. 6 21st Century Schizoid Man
  7. 7 I Talk to the Wind
  8. 8 Epitaph
  9. 9 Moonchild
  10. 10 The Court of the Crimson King
  11. 11 21st Century Schizoid Man
  12. 12 I Talk to the Wind
  13. 13 Epitaph
  14. 14 Moonchild
  15. 15 The Court of the Crimson King
  16. 16 Moonchild
  17. 17 I Talk to the Wind
  18. 18 I Talk to the Wind
  19. 19 Epitaph
  20. 20 Wind Session
  21. 21 21st Century Schizoid Man
  22. 22 I Talk to the Wind
  23. 23 Epitaph
  24. 24 Moonchild
  25. 25 The Court of the Crimson King
  26. 26 21st Centry Schizoid Man
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
King Crimson Primary Artist
Greg Lake Bass Guitar, Vocals
Robert Fripp Guitar
Michael Giles Percussion, Drums, Vocals
Ian McDonald Guitar, Reeds, Keyboards, Vocals, Mellotron, Vibes, Woodwind
Technical Credits
King Crimson Producer
Greg Lake Composer
Claire Bidwell Layout
Robert Fripp Composer, Producer, Liner Notes, Executive Producer, Contribution
Michael Giles Composer
Ian McDonald Composer, Memorabilia
Peter Sinfield Composer, Text
Simon Heyworth Mastering, Remastering
Declan Colgan Liner Notes
Robin Thompson Engineer
Steven Wilson Producer
Hugh O'Donnell Artwork
James Warner Contribution
Sid Smith Liner Notes
Neil Wilkes Mastering, Authoring
Alex R. Mundy Tape Archivist
John Kimber Contributor
Bob Djukic Source Material
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