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|2. HAPPY WITH WHAT YOU HAVE TO BE HAPPY WITH|
|3. MIE GAKURE|
|4. SHE SHUDDERS|
|5. EYES WIDE OPEN|
|7. I RAN|
|8. POTATO PIE|
|9. LARKS' TONGUES IN ASPIC (PART IV)|
Top Customer Reviews
However, I put "Happy With......" on my Christmas list and someone got it for me. At the time, I was indeed extremely happy with it. Two months ago I would have given it five stars. It really does have some fantastic material on it. But now that "The Power to Believe" is out, the question arises: does this EP stand on its own? It it worth owning in addition to all of King Crimson'' other recent material.
The truth is, although "Happy With....." EP is a great recording, if you have both "The ConstruKCtion of Light" and "The Power to Believe", you really don't need to get it. All the best material on it is already on those albums. "Lark's Tounges in Aspic part IV" is great, but the version here is really not that much different than the one of "The ConstrucKCtion of Light". This one is probably more aggrtessive, but you miss out on the apocalyptic vocals on the Coda, which is an album highlight. The awesome tracks "Eyes Wide Open" and "Happy With....." are both on "The Power to Believe", and those versions only vary from these slightly.Read more ›
The ten track EP comes right at you and grabs you with the title track "Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With".
With legendary guitarist Robert Fripps roaring guitar and Adrian Belew's vocals, Trey Gunn's power bass playing and Pat Mastelotto's masterful drumming, this song is a very in your face rock track.
The fifth track which is one of my favorites is the acoustic ladened "Eyes Wide Open". It's very melodic and beautifully done track.
Another favorite is the ninth track "Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part IV). It's a ten minute instrumental opus that is very familiar territory for Crimson fans.
This disc makes me very anxious for the next release which is just a few short weeks away. In the meantime all you Crimson fans should go out and get this if you haven't already to tide you over till then.
Now, getting down to business, I will review the album. The album starts with "Bude" which is one of the many "audio Haikus" that encompass the album. There is really nothing to say about this song except that it is both interesting and beautiful. The next song is the title track, "Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With". It sounds somewhat like a faux "nu-metal" song, but actually it is a new type of music that Crimson is construkcting called "nuovo metal". And the lyrics, as many reviewers have mentioned earlier, are hilarious! The next song is "Mie Gakure" which is an instrumental that reminds me of the song "Matte Kudasai" from Crimson's excellent 1981 album "Discipline." "She Shudders", the next song, is another little "audio Haiku" that leads into the next song: "Eyes Wide Open". "Eyes Wide Open" is beautiful acoustic number featuring Adrian Belew's amazing vocals. The next song, "Shoganai", is a nice little percussive song that reminds me somewhat of "Wounded Knee" by Primus. The next song "I Ran", no, not a Flock Of Seagulls cover, is another little "audio Haiku" that leads into the next song... "Potato Pie" which, as been mentioned by other reviewers, is a blues song as done by King Crimson.Read more ›
En cuanto a los interludios si que he de reconocer que tienen cierto interés, especialmente Soganai, pero su escaso desarrollo impiden darles una mayor valoración.
Mucho tiene que remontar el vuelo el futuro "power to believe" si King Crimson quiere reverdecer viejos laureles.
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much words no required.30 years ago in cleveland waiting for the record store to open . buying new KC album "Lark's Tongues in Aspic". What's aspic? Read morePublished on March 21 2003
This EP from last year has a couple of highlights from the superior The Power to Believe released in 2003. Read morePublished on March 10 2003 by Wayne Klein
I am still scratching my head on why I paid $...for a cd that is only a half an hour long! This is not a complete album as many songs are less than a minute long. Read morePublished on Jan. 27 2003 by jedi008
Well , the King is alive and well , this is definitive for open minded crimson fans , and those of you looking for innovation , however , if you miss the old days of the King ,... Read morePublished on Jan. 20 2003
At last they are willing to perform another standard. Listen this album with open eyes accompanied with vodka.Published on Jan. 10 2003 by D. Slavchev
This album proves that old bands can still rock. This is a short album, but that is not a problem since every song is good. Read morePublished on Dec 11 2002 by A. Bowman
With all of the recent remasterings from King Crimson, it must seem that at long last the longest lasting truly progressive band in rock history had finally settled into the... Read morePublished on Nov. 26 2002 by Snow Leopard