KING CRIMSON Released Their Brill 9th LP ‘BEAT’ 40 Years Ago Today

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18 June 2022

Who: Prog-rock pioneers
Active: 1968–1974, 1981–1984, 1994–2003,
2008–2009,2013–present / 13 studio LPs

Anniversary album: BEAT
Their 9th longplayer

AllMusic said: “The ’80s version of King Crimson (Robert Fripp, guitar; Adrian Belew, vocals/guitar; Tony Levin, bass; and Bill Bruford, drums) retains the then-modern new
wave sound introduced on ‘Discipline’. King Crimson’s Beat will automatically appeal
to other musicians. But since they’re fantastic songwriters as well, you don’t have to be
a virtuoso to feel the passion of their music.”
Score: 4./5.

TUTV: Probably the most accessible prog-rock kings of their prog-rock generation.

Splendid live version of the LP’s opening track..

Feel the beat here…

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KING CRIMSON – Fourth Longplayer ‘ISLANDS’ Came Out 50 Years Ago

2 December 2021

Who: Prog rock legends from London featuring Robert Fripp,
John Wetton (Roxy Music / Uriah Heep), Bill Brufford (Yes / Genesis)
Active: 1968–1974, 1981–1984, 1994–2003,
2008–2009, 2013–present / 13 studio LPs

Anniversary album: ISLANDS – 4th LP
Released: 3 December 2021 – 50 years ago

AllMusic said: “The weakest Crimson studio album from
their first era is only a real disappointment in relation to the
extraordinarily high quality of the group’s earlier efforts.”

Full review here. Score: 2.5/5.

Full album on Spotify…

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(group pic: cover of their 1973 ‘Red’ LP)

‘In The Wake Of Poseidon’ By KING CRIMSON Released 50 Years Ago Today…

15 May 2020

In The Wake Of Poseidon by KING CRIMSON
Robert Fripp – Pete Sinfield – Greg Lake
Released 15 May 1970 – 50 years ago
The prog-rockers second LP

Robert Christgau of The Village Voice wrote: “A more muddled
conceptually than In the Court of the Crimson King. They’re not afraid
to be harsh, they command a range of styles, and their dynamics jolt
rather than sledgehammer”.

Album in full…


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