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In the Wake of Poseidon
     

In the Wake of Poseidon

by King Crimson
 

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King Crimson opened 1970 scarcely in existence as a band, having lost two key members (Ian McDonald and Michael Giles), with a third (Greg Lake) about to leave. Their second album -- largely composed of Robert Fripp's songwriting and material salvaged from their stage repertory

Overview

King Crimson opened 1970 scarcely in existence as a band, having lost two key members (Ian McDonald and Michael Giles), with a third (Greg Lake) about to leave. Their second album -- largely composed of Robert Fripp's songwriting and material salvaged from their stage repertory ("Pictures of a City" and "The Devil's Triangle") -- is actually better produced and better sounding than their first. Surprisingly, Fripp's guitar is not the dominant instrument here: The Mellotron, taken over by Fripp after McDonald's departure -- and played even better than before -- still remains the band's signature. The record doesn't tread enough new ground to precisely rival In the Court of the Crimson King. Fripp, however, has made an impressive show of transmuting material that worked on stage ("Mars" aka "The Devil's Triangle") into viable studio creations, and "Cadence and Cascade" may be the prettiest song the group ever cut. "The Devil's Triangle," which is essentially an unauthorized adaptation of "Mars, Bringer of War" from Gustav Holst's The Planets, was later used in an eerie Bermuda Triangle documentary of the same name. [In March of 2000, Caroline and Virgin released a 24-bit digitally remastered job that puts the two Mellotrons, Michael Giles' drums, Peter Giles' bass, and even Fripp's acoustic guitar and Keith Tippett's acoustic piano practically in the lap of the listener.]

Product Details

Release Date:
11/22/2010
Label:
Discipline Us
UPC:
0633367400222
catalogNumber:
674002
Rank:
23502

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. Peace-A Beginning
  2. Pictures Of A City
  3. Cadence & Cascade
  4. In The Wake Of Poseidon
  5. Peace-A Theme
  6. Cat Food
  7. The Devil's Triangle, Part I
  8. The Devil's Triangle (Part II)
  9. The Devil's Triangle (Part III)
  10. Peace-An End
  11. Groon
  12. Peace: An End
  13. Cadence & Cascade

Disc 2

  1. Peace-A Beginning
  2. Pictures of a City
  3. Cadence & Cascade
  4. In the Wake of Poseidon
  5. Peace-A Theme
  6. Cat Food
  7. The Devil's Triangle (Part I)
  8. The Devil's Triangle (Part II)
  9. The Devil's Triangle (Part III)
  10. Peace-An End
  11. Groon
  12. Peace-The Beginning
  13. Pictures of a City
  14. Cadence & Cascade
  15. In the Wake of Poseidon
  16. Peace-A Theme
  17. Cat Food
  18. The Devil's Triangle (Part I)
  19. The Devil's Triangle (Part II)
  20. The Devil's Triangle (Part III)
  21. Peace-An End
  22. Groon
  23. Peace-A Beginning
  24. Pictures of a City
  25. Cadence & Cascade
  26. In the Wake of Poseidon
  27. Peace-A Theme
  28. Cat Food
  29. The Devil's Triangle (Part I)
  30. The Devil's Triangle (Part II)
  31. The Devil's Triangle (Part III)
  32. Peace-An End
  33. Cat Food
  34. Groon
  35. Cadence & Cascade
  36. Cadence & Cascade
  37. Cadence & Cascade
  38. Groon
  39. Groon
  40. Groon
  41. The Devil's Triangle
  42. Peace: An End

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