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Recorded over a period of 10 days in August 1969 & released on October 10th of the same year In The Court Of The Crimson King stands as one of the defining albums of British rock music & one of the finest debut albums of all time. Described at the time as an uncanny masterpiece by Pete Townshend, the album has achieved legendary status over the years. It is the only studio document of an extraordinary year in the life of King Crimson; a year that began with the group's first rehearsals on January 13th, included a residency at the Marquee Club, a concert in Hyde Park with The Rolling Stones, the recording and release of the album and ended with the dissolution of the lineup at the close of Crimson's 1st American tour in December. This edition will be pressed on 200 gram super-heavyweight vinyl. It was newly cut from master tapes approved by Robert Fripp. It also includes a download card for mp3 files of the album.
When King Crimson released In the Court of the Crimson King in 1969, a year after the band formed in London, the world discovered a music that has never gone away. At times, it is a rush of raw energy that mutates into an impossible balance of light and shade. This was the stuff of musicians who had no fear of stepping boldly into the unknown. Led by crafty guitarist Robert Fripp, who later added his own magic to Bowie's Heroes, King Crimson got big fast with this release. --Paul Clark --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
No surprise... one of the all-time best of the best, in a great 180g vinyl.Published 1 month ago by Retro_geek
came quick. no problem . plays fine. satisfied. would recommend them.Published 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
The quality of this re-release is fantastic. The grade quality of the vinyl and the cover were top-notch. Read morePublished 13 months ago by AlbertaRob
so this album means a lot to me. Bought CD so I can take this with me everywhere. Shipping was on time and in excellent condition.Published 16 months ago by Brigitte Kunz
A reviewer posted a negative review saying this album wasn't a classic.
Perhaps if you listen to it on a decent stereo instead of your ear phones or ghetto blaster you would... Read more
I'm a big music fan and collector. I'm also a musician (guitarist, songwritter, producer) so I'm pretty critical of music things in general. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Marcus Almighty