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Lizard (30th Ann)

King Crimson Audio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
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2004 reissue of the band's 1970 album. Discipline.

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5.0 out of 5 stars The Enigmatic 'Lizard' Jan. 12 2010
By Martin A Hogan TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Robert Fripp provides some skeptical and cynical notes about this album. In 2009, he wrote of "Lizard": "Labour and laboring, mostly joyous, strive effortfully to present appearance of cohesion". He also reminds us that "Lizard" was both not as commercially successful as other King Crimson albums and that he doesn't feel it is the most critically accomplished of his albums. That's a lot to say about your work. All the more amazing that Steven Wilson was able to convince Fripp to release this 5.1 surround sound version. This is even more surprising when you realize that "In The Wake Of Poseidon" was skipped temporarily.

Always an amazing mix of progressive rock and jazz, "Lizard" arguably stands out among the best King Crimson accomplishments. Noted for a variety of distortions/effects of different vocals, Wilson manages to extract them and balance them so they stand out clearly and crisply. In fact, all the instrumentals on every track are separated or enhanced to truly bring attention to every detail. These are things that are often missed on the stereo mixes.

"Cirkus" flat out rattles your senses with its mix of rock and freeform blasts. Fripp's mellotron is so powerful, it's stunning. Andy McCulloch on drums is dizzying and emphatic. These tracks (along with others here) take Pete Sinfield's lyrics and elevate the entire song to a nearly psychedelic level. "Happy Family", allegedly a comment on the Beatles break-up is one of the few songs that get muddied in the new mix, but not for great effort from Wilson. The original tracks and "scraps and fragments of stuff" were meticulously remixed. As Sid Smith notes: "For me `Lizard' has always been an album that was too big for stereo to contain.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The black sheep of the discography Feb. 10 2014
By Marcus Almighty TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD
Wow, this is definatly a strange album. A truely odd lineup as well and one that never toured behind this album, but with that said I really like it. Very strong songs, especially the epic which has special guest Jon Anderson (ex-Yes) doing lead vocal for the opening section. A step forward from their 2nd album (In The Wake Of Poseiden).
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great Mix! So So CD. Jan. 12 2010
By Stephen Bieth TOP 50 REVIEWER
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is the third in the DGM King Crimson DVD-Audio reissues. In my opinion this is one of their weaker record's. After the break up of the original line up Crimson got lost abit and this is from that period. There are some great moments on this CD and the production is perfect for the 5.1 experince but it is not as strong a CD as the last 2 releases (RED, The Court Of The Crimson King). Jon Anderson from YES sings on one track and Mel Collins plays sax on the whole CD (He later played with just about everyone but most people know him from Dire Straits). If you love prog. rock you will at least like this set if you are not sure start with one of the other two. Can't wait to see what the next ones will be in the series.
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5.0 out of 5 stars imitated...not duplicated July 19 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
this is my favorite king crimson album.it is consistantly powerful all the way through.each song has a corresponding portrait on the front cover.has anyone noticed the song "happy family" being about the beatles?(see top right picture on cover)......jon anderson of yes has never sounded better,and the drumming is superb.many bands have worn the label "prog rock",but dare i say robert fripp may have invented it.....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Le meilleur du progressif May 18 2004
By Von
Format:Audio CD
Pour moi, ce disque rappelle le meilleur du début de l'époque du rock progressif, une de ses racines les plus profondes et originales à la fois, autant que le premier disque de King Crimson.
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5.0 out of 5 stars More mellow but cool May 2 2004
By Andre
Format:Audio CD
This one out of the first four I've listened to the least, simply because up until about a week ago I'd never heard it.
Well I've listened to it a few times and I do like it. It's more mellow overall than the other three (out of the first four, kind of like lounge jazz maybe? Well with a twist of course.
So yeah, I'll have to listen to it a bit more before I'm really comfortable with it but I think it's pretty good anyway!!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Clever, beautiful and full of life March 24 2004
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Lizard is quite a fine album. Coming in during a very fertile period for Crimson music - this is the third album - it captivates, and says to the listening world that Crimson was a band for real.
The first album In the court.. was a Mega hit. The second, a beautiful collection of power songs crafted and played like no other group of musicians (Wake of poseidon).
I recommend this album because it is an incredible registry of something that could've been done years later and sound current.
This and the other early 70's Crimson records give a good introspect as to music that still manages to intrigue, enchant and give your speakers at home a good workout.
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