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|1. The Great Deceiver|
|3. We'll Let You Know|
|4. The Night Watch|
|6. The Mincer|
|7. Starless And Bible Black|
"Starless and Bible Black" demanded the attention and concentration of the listener. Crimson's audience responded to the challenge, making it a much loved album by the band. As with the other recordings by the mid 70s lineup, the intervening years have seen the album's reputation increase among fans & musicians alike, while the then unusual approach to using live performances as core elements of subsequent studio recordings has also become increasingly commonplace.
The second Crimson album to feature the core lineup of guitarist Robert Fripp, bassist-singer John Wetton, and drummer Bill Bruford (plus violinist David Cross), 1974's Starless continues the complex structures and hard-edged grooves of Larks' Tongues in Aspic. It's a sound that's firmly departed from the mellotron-assisted psychedelic symphony approach of Lizard and In the Wake of Poseidon. The precursor to the landmark Red, Starless includes such Crimson classics as "The Great Deceiver," the eccentric ballad "Lament," the menacing 11-minute "Fracture," and the sprawling title track, an avant-rock "Bolero" that builds into a cacophony of abstract noise guitar, chattering percussion, fleshy funk bass lines and, yep, mellotron, this time in the service of dissonant harmonies and spooky sound bursts. A must for Crimson completists, and a great first bite for neophytes. --James Rotondi --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Again - Simply a great reworking of this album from the basic remaster to the 5.1 - could have done without 1 or 2 tracks, but love it.Published 14 months ago by This is not a review it is a comment on Amazon setting ates. Before rendering a review read the book
"The Night Watch" is worth the whole album. John Wetton's vocal is amazing and Robert Fripp and David Cross's guitar/ violin intro delivers instant chills. Read morePublished on June 23 2004 by Paul L. Raukar
This album is very good and very likable, but there just aren't too many standouts. First there are "The Great Deceiver" and "Lament," which were both studio-recorded. Read morePublished on May 4 2004 by Lens Fortwright
The sole subject of this review is the song 'Trio' (the entire "Starless and Bible Black" album has been newly remastered and re-released on CD). Read morePublished on May 4 2004 by Bud Sturguess
I tell you, one star is way too much for what this thing deserves.
I admit it, once upon a time I also thought there was some beauty in chaos like KC puts into their albums. Read more
Most of this stuff was recorded live and "The Great Deceiver" box set has ALL this stuff. But back to this album - when this came out I knew I could never come back, knew... Read morePublished on March 3 2004 by Robert J. Salo
The album begins in blistering pace with the delivery of Great Deceiver, a rock classic in perfect timing (albeit I sense the engineer has speeded it up slightly), accompanied by... Read morePublished on Dec 31 2003 by jason woodards
Sandwiched in time between two undeniable Crimson masterpieces ("Larks' Tongues in Aspic" and "Red"), the second of the three Bruford/Wetton era albums is often overlooked. Read morePublished on Oct. 24 2003 by Eddie Konczal