Saturday, March 14, 2009

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

In the Court of the Crimson King (an observation by King Crimson) is the 1969 debut album by the British progressive rock group King Crimson. The album reached #3 on the British charts. The album is certified gold in the United States. The album is generally viewed as one of the strongest of the progressive rock genre, where blues-oriented rock was mixed together with jazz and European symphonic elements. In his 1997 book Rocking the Classics, critic/musicologist Edward Macan notes that In the Court of the Crimson King "may be the most influential progressive rock album ever released." The Who's Pete Townshend was quoted as calling the album "an uncanny masterpiece". - Wikipedia

Robert Fripp - Guitar
Ian McDonald - Flute, Saxophone, Keyboards, Mellotron, Vocals
Greg Lake - Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals
Michael Giles - Drums, Percussion, Vocals
Peter Sinfield - Lyrics, Illumination

1. 21st Century Schizoid Man (7:20)
2. I Talk to the Wind (6:05)
3. Epitaph (8:47)
4. Moonchild (12:11)
5. The court of the Crimson King (9:22)


Coisa Feita said...

Part I

Part II

Anonymous said...

maybe i do like progessive bands... thanks for this!

Coisa Feita said...

You're welcome.