Monday, June 8, 2009

King Crimson - In the Wake of Poseidon (1970)

In the Wake of Poseidon is the second album by the progressive rock group King Crimson. By the time this album was released, the band had already undergone their first change in lineup, however they still maintained much of the style of their first album, In the Court of the Crimson King. Also like their first album, the mood of this album often changes from serene to chaotic. The album opens with a poetic vocal piece called "Peace – A Beginning", which is reprised instrumentally in the middle of the album and vocally again at the end. The longest track on the album is a chaotic instrumental piece called "The Devil’s Triangle", which was built around quotations from Gustav Holst's "Mars: Bringer of War" from his The Planets Suite. King Crimson would have called the piece Mars, as they had performed it on tour in the 1969 lineup, but were forbidden by the composer's legal estate. - Wikipedia

Robert Fripp - Guitars, Mellotron
Greg Lake - Vocals
Michael Giles - Drums
Peter Giles - Bass
Keith Tippett - Piano
Mel Collins - Saxophones, Flute

1. Peace - A Beginning (0:49)
2. Pictures of a City (8:03)
3. Cadence and Cascade (4:27)
4. In the Wake of Poseidon (7:56)
5. Peace - A Theme (1:15)
6. Cat Food (4:54)
7. The Devil's Triangle (11:39),
8. Peace - An End (1:53)


Coisa Feita said...