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Tuesday, August 5, 2008

King Crimson - Islands (1971)

Islands is an album by the band King Crimson, released in 1971. The last King Crimson studio album before the group's trilogy of Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Starless and Bible Black and Red, it is also the last to feature the lyrics of Peter Sinfield and the last to feature the band's 'traditional' progressive sound. The album was not particularly well received critically, although fans have suggested that the second side of the LP is much stronger than the first, which could have something to do with the poor reviews. There are four tracks with lyrics on this album, and three of them concern women, one of them in a notoriously misogynistic way: "Ladies of the Road", about groupies, although fans have suggested that the song might be a joke. - Wikipedia

Robert Fripp - Guitar, Mellotron & Harmonium
Boz Burrell - Bass Guitar, Vocals
Mel Collins - Flute, Saxophone & Vocals
Ian Wallace - Drums, Percussion & Vocals
Peter Sinfield - Lyrics


1. Formentera Lady (10:14)
2. Sailor's Tale (7:21)
3. The Letters (4:26)
4. Ladies of the Road (5:28)
5. Prelude: Song of the Gulls (4:14)
6. Islands (11:51)

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