In The Court Of The Crimson King (album) by King Crimson
|King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King - 2CD
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|KING CRIMSON IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING CD FROM 1969 30TH ANNIVERSARY
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1h 44m 51s
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|KING CRIMSON❖IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING❖Orig USA Atlantic Gatefold SD 8245
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In The Court Of The Crimson King is ranked as the best album by King Crimson.
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This album practically ushered in a new genre of music. In terms of outwardness and pushing the boundaries, this album made Sgt. Pepper look like a Cliff Richard record.
WOW. I had an idea of what kind of album this would be beforehand (Kanye sampling them on Power, comparisons to Pink Floyd, etc.), and it STILL blew me away! Definitely a must listen!
Favourite track: "21st Century Schizoid Man"
Least-liked track: "Moonchild"
I was not born in the 60s and 70s, but I agree that "In The Court Of The Crimson King" is an excellent masterpiece despite the poor recording quality of the album. King Crimson is above all Robert Fripp, a hacker sounds, a genius who will constantly question the structure of his group and its musical orientations. With this disc, it is a genre in its own right that will dazzle the musical world of the 70s: the progressive rock. "In The Court Of The Crimson King" is one of those masterpieces that have brought music to life and made a lasting impression. Each of the songs in this album is an entity in its own right, and the whole thing is beautiful. The first track, "21st Century Schizoid Man", is violent, fast and overbearing, the second, "I talk to the wind", is a sublime, light and poetic ballad, the third, "Epitaph", is dark and beautiful, the fourth "Moonchild" is lyrical, dreamlike and mysterious, and the last, "In The Court Of The Crimson King, gloriously completes this album which will remain engraved in history, the great History, whether we like it or not .
Best track: "Epitath"
King crimson is the best!!!
Absolutely magical album. From the quick, flashy drums and monolithic riffs on cuts like 21st Century Schizoid Man to the meditative simplicity of Moonchild, it simply does not age. Highly recommend snagging a vinyl copy as it is mixed incredibly.
Definitely one of the best albums of the 60s and an influence of what would become prog. 21 Century is one of the guiding lights of early metal and is as heavy today as it was then, the jazz flourishes are also their, wheras most rock was blues influenced Crimson was more influences by Jazz and classical and it shows. Epitaph and the title track are grand and operatic showcasing the power of the mellotron, however the album does suffer one major drawback, Moonchild becomes self-indulgent twaddle after the third minute mark, and its for that reason that its not a full five. Still for the most part this album still resonates today.
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21 Century Schizoid Man
In the Court of the Crimson King
I have a lot of respect for this album, and I adore the opener and the closer. That said, I've never been able to enjoy the middle three as much, particularly Moonchild. So while I definitely think this is a very good album and understand how it defined prog rock, I hold other King Crimson albums like Red and Discipline in much higher regard than I do this one.
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I aspire to be as good as this band's drummer. Just to get it out of the way, even though a lot of people complain about it, I do find "Moonchild" sort of hard to get through when listening to this album. I get the point of it, but I just feel like it's the only thing that breaks this albums flow. The beginning's fine, but I honestly skip the song when it starts becoming noise. Now for the positives. All the other songs are a 10/10. It's such a frickin good prog. album, especially for a debut album. Like previously mentioned, this drummer is an astounding drummer, and everyone else is just as great. "21st Century Schizoid Man"'s such a kick ass opener, and surprisingly, everything else is very calm and controlled. By far, the best way to listen to this album is the HDCD version. It's straight from the master tapes, and genuenly sounds the best, and as far as I know, extends the endings of one of the songs, but I'm not sure which song honestly, haha. To put it simply, this album's a masterpiece, and deserves the attention it gets, and is by far, one of the best debut albums I've ever heard.
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