I have followed King Crimson from the In The Court album up to Three Of A Perfect Pair. After that I've found the group has developed into something less interesting. The Larks' album is highly rated by many fans but it's not one of my favourites. But KC fans are reputed to be articulate and well behaving so therefore I dare to deliver my doubtful thoughts upon it.
The first track is an unusual way to open an album, a long instrumental track that starts very quiet and subtle but biulds up around some simple but powerful chord changes at the end. Great! Book Of Saturday, Exiles and Easy Money follows which are three of KC's more accessible tunes with fine vocals by Wetton. The Talking Drum is a repetitive tune that I've never liked too much. What's the point? It doesn't really develop too much from start to end. Maybe its role is to be a prelude to the final track Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part Two. A classic KC tune from this era but the sound is very thin, not at all as brutal as on the USA live album. And that goes for the rest of the album too. Howcome the cousin album Starless And Bible Black sounds so much fatter?