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

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

by King Crimson
 

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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

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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. [A five-CD, one-DVD box set was released in 2010.]

Product Details

Release Date:
11/09/2010
Label:
Discipline Us
UPC:
0633367196927
catalogNumber:
719692

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
  2. I Talk to the Wind
  3. Epitaph
  4. Moonchild
  5. The Court of the Crimson King
  6. Moonchild
  7. I Talk to the Wind
  8. I Talk to the Wind
  9. Epitaph
  10. Wind Session

Disc 2

  1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
  2. I Talk to the Wind
  3. Epitaph
  4. Moonchild
  5. The Court of the Crimson King
  6. 21st Century Schizoid Man
  7. I Talk to the Wind
  8. 21st Century Schizoid Man
  9. The Court of the Crimson King. Pt. 1
  10. The Court of the Crimson King. Pt. 2

Disc 3

  1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
  2. I Talk to the Wind
  3. Epitaph
  4. Moonchild
  5. The Court of the Crimson King
  6. 21st Century Schizoid Man
  7. I Talk to the Wind
  8. Epitaph
  9. Moonchild
  10. The Court of the Crimson King

Disc 4

  1. 21st Century Schizoid Man [
  2. The Court of the Crimson King [
  3. Get They Bearings
  4. Epitaph
  5. Mantra
  6. Travel Weary Capricorn [Liv
  7. Mars
  8. The Court of the Crimson King [Live at Fillmore East, New York, November 19
  9. A Man a City
  10. Epitaph
  11. 21st Century Schizoid Man [Live at Fillmore East, New York, November 19

Disc 5

  1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
  2. I Talk to the Wind
  3. Epitaph
  4. Moonchild
  5. The Court of the Crimson King
  6. The Court of the Crimson King

Disc 6

  1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
  2. I Talk to the Wind
  3. Epitaph
  4. Moonchild
  5. The Court of the Crimson King
  6. 21st Century Schizoid Man
  7. I Talk to the Wind
  8. Epitaph
  9. Moonchild
  10. The Court of the Crimson King
  11. 21st Century Schizoid Man
  12. I Talk to the Wind
  13. Epitaph
  14. Moonchild
  15. The Court of the Crimson King
  16. Moonchild
  17. I Talk to the Wind
  18. I Talk to the Wind
  19. Epitaph
  20. Wind Session
  21. 21st Century Schizoid Man
  22. I Talk to the Wind
  23. Epitaph
  24. Moonchild
  25. The Court of the Crimson King
  26. 21st Centry Schizoid Man

Album Credits

Performance Credits

King Crimson   Primary Artist
Greg Lake   Bass Guitar,Vocals
Robert Fripp   Guitar
Michael Giles   Percussion,Drums,Vocals
Ian McDonald   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
Declan Colgan   Liner Notes
Robin Thompson   Engineer
Steven Wilson   Producer
Hugh O'Donnell   Artwork
James Warner   Contribution
Sid Smith   Liner Notes
Neil Wilkes   Authoring
Alex R. Mundy   Tape Archivist
John Kimber   Contributor
Bob Djukic   Source Material

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