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In the Court of the Crimson King album for sale by King Crimson was released Nov 09, 2010 on the Discipline label. Initial pressings featured a limited edition, cardboard-stock gatefold sleeve and unpublished archive photos. In the Court of the Crimson King buy CD music The group's definitive album, and one of the most daring debut albums ever recorded by anybody. In the Court of the Crimson King songs At the time, it blew all of the progressive/psychedelic competition (the Moody Blues, the Nice, etc. ) out of the running, although it was almost too good for the band's own good -- it took King Crimson nearly four years to come up with a record as strong or concise. In the Court of the Crimson King CD music is a 6-disc set with 73 songs. ...See Full Description
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At this late date, there is probably not alot to be said about this album. The progressive rock style emerged in unmistakable form for the first time on this album.
By man2core (Brooklyn, New York)
||Everything A Crimson Fan Could Want...Almost|
This is a 'First KC Album' lover's dream. It has everything we knew existed and even a few things of which we were unaware.
By craigeyler (Renton Washington USA (near Seattle))
||A Classic For The Ages|
Quite simply, one of the greatest albums ever. From Fripp's guitar to Lake's great voice, this is the best Crimson until the latter day formation with Bruford, Belew and Levin.
By CHertel1 (Orlando, FL, USA)
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This is one of the best albums i've listened to in my short life... It is so different from everything else... People should pay more attention to this kind of music, because modern rock makes me sad.
By jdmelo (Manizales, Colombia)
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||classic album conception and execution|
We are now in the 21st century and we are more schizoid than we could have imagined. My 19 year old son thinks this album is great.
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In the Court of the Crimson King songs Product Details
|CD Universe Part number||8011886|
|Release Date||Nov 09, 2010|
|Recording Time||345 minutes|
|Personnel||Robert Fripp - guitar|
Ian Mcdonald - flute, clarinet, saxophones, keyboards, background vocals
Greg Lake - vocals, bass
Michael Giles - drums
|Additional Info||With DVD; Box Set|
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In the Court of the Crimson King buy CD music Today the most recognition the Animals get is "House of the Rising Sun" being played on oldies radio, but in the mid-1960s they were a powerful part of the British Invasion, often reckoned on a par with the Beatles, the Stones, and the Who. Like those bands, the Animals had strong roots in blues and R&B, but, in their original incarnation, they stayed closer to those roots than their peers did. This definitive compilation, masterfully assembled by the ABKCO think tank of Teri Landi and Jody Klein, shows the tough, uncompromising use to which the Animals put their American influences. John Lee Hooker's "Boom Boom" is recast as a raw garage rocker glazed with Alan Price's sinister organ riffs, and the aforementioned "House of the Rising Sun" is transformed from a traditional folk lament to an urgent, ominous piece of churning tumult.
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Audio Remixers: Eddie Kramer; Gary Kellgren; Vic Briggs.
Liner Note Author: Jim Bessman.
Recording information: Kingsway Recording Studio, London, England (01/22/1964-??/??/1970); Mayfair Recording Studio, New York, NY (01/22/1964-??/??/1970); RCA Studios, Hollywood, CA (01/22/1964-??/??/1970); Sunset-Highland Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA (01/22/1964-??/??/1970); Wally Heider Recording Studio, San Francisco, CA (01/22/1964-??/??/1970).
Arrangers: Vic Briggs; Horace Ott; Dave Rowberry.
The Animals: Alan Price (keyboards); Chas Chandler (bass instrument); Eric Burdon, John Steel , Hilton Valentine.
Personnel: Eric Burdon (vocals); John Weider (guitar, violin); Vic Briggs (guitar, piano, vibraphone); Howard H. Scott, Hilton Valentine (guitar); Charles Miller (flute); Royal Scots Guard Pipe And Drum Marching Band (bagpipe, percussion); Lee Oskar (harmonica); Alan Price (piano, organ); Lonnie Jordan, Dave Rowberry (organ); Barry Jenkins (drums, percussion); Harold Brown, John Steel (drums); Thomas R. Allen, Jr. (percussion).
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In the Court of the Crimson King songs The Moodies were a prolific lot in the late '60s. This, the post-Denny Laine lineup's fourth album, was the second to be released in 1969. It was the group's most mature, fully realized effort to date, arguably surpassing even the milestone DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED in its elegance and vision. The Moodies were always capable of both songcraft and experimentalism, but this was the first time they combined them both successfully. Mike Pinder's dramatically arcing mellotron is the perfectly complement to the group's lush vocal harmonies, which are colored by rich acoustic guitar textures.
Things open on a mind-bendingly psychedelic note with the electrical storm of "Higher and Higher," but soon the waters calm. Justin Hayward's brief acoustic ballad "I Never Thought I'd Live to be a Hundred" is among the band's loveliest tunes, and it leads into "Beyond," an ambitious instrumental that is the Moodies at their most progressive. Throughout the album, the mixture of winningly melodic balladry, poignant folk-rock and ambitious prog-rock leanings combine for what is one of the Moody Blues' most satisfying albums.
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The Moody Blues: Graeme Edge, John Lodge, Ray Thomas, Justin Hayward, Mike Pinder.
Engineers: Derek Varnals, Adrian Martins, Robin Thompson.
The Moody Blues: Justin Hayward , Graeme Edge, John Lodge, Mike Pinder, Ray Thomas.
Audio Mixer: Derek Varnals.
Audio Remasterers: Justin Hayward ; Alberto Parodi.
Recording information: BBC Paris Theatre (07/??/1969-12/17/1969); Decca Studio One, West Hampstead, England (07/??/1969-12/17/1969).
Photographers: Derek Varnals; Barry Plummer.
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2009 digitally remastered and expanded deluxe three CD edition of the classic sophomore album from the Heavy Metal kingpins led by Ozzy Osbourne. Originally released in 1970, Paranoid still stands as an important milestone in the history of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. This ultimate edition features a beautifully remastered version of the album, an alternate version of the album including instrumental mixes, alternate recordings and more plus A bonus DVD 5.1 audio mix of the album. Majestic Metal, indeed. Sanctuary.
The album's title is apt: PARANOID is filled with an edgy aggression and lyrics about war, insanity, death, and destruction. Ozzy Osbourne's flat, affectless voice merges perfectly with Tony Iommi's fuzzed-out, sledgehammer power chords and the bruising bass and drum lines to create an intense, freaky, horror-show universe. There are elements of blues-rock and psychedelia (the floating "Planet Caravan," in particular), but Black Sabbath basically invents here what would become one of the most popular genres of music in the latter 20th century and beyond. Even after the millions of heavy metal albums that have followed in its wake, PARANOID stands as an all-time classic.
Live at the BBC: 1967-1970 CDs (2007)
In the Court of the Crimson King CD music While not a complete or exhaustive collection of the Moody Blues' appearances on the BBC, this two-disc compilation is a worthy overview of the band's live, in-studio performances. Likewise, as over a dozen tracks are not available elsewhere on CD, BBC SESSIONS 1967-1970 (2007) perfectly complements the BBC-sourced bonus tracks found on the expanded editions of the Moodies classic back catalog. Taken primarily in a chronological fashion, the anthology kicks off with several post Denny Laine/Clint Warwick era songs that likewise pre-date the band's DAYS OF FUTURE PASSED (1967) incarnation, while the audio from a few of the band's television appearances make up a sizable portion of the second disc. Worth mentioning is the 16-page liner booklet with rarely published photos and a brief history of the Moody Blues' relationship with the BBC.
2007 two CD collection featuring rare and seldom-heard recordings by The Moody Blues taken from the BBC vaults. These BBC recordings span their '67-'70 trips to the BBC's studios. Disc One features stunning session versions of some of the classics from their late '60s albums and Disc Two contains their TV appearances from that same time period, including a performance for the Tom Jones show that the BBC had `lost' and was only recently discovered. Features vital versions of 'Nights In White Satin', 'Question', 'Tuesday Afternoon', 'Ride My See-Saw' and many others. 43 tracks total. Universal.
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In the Court of the Crimson King buy CD music Crimson's second album is cast very much in the same mold as its predecessor, but it expands upon the ground broken by the debut. The contrast between soft, lyrical ballads and frenetic sonic barrages is even more pronounced, the dynamics shifts even more extreme. As on IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING, there are extended cuts comprising several discrete sections. An important development is Fripp's increased (and increasingly sophisticated) use of the mellotron as its own instrument rather than an orchestra substitute, as seen on the album's several ominous instrumental pieces.
"Pictures of a City" seems meant to pick up where "20th Century Schizoid Man" left off, with it's furious ensemble passages, knotty Fripp guitar leads and Greg Lake's authoritative vocal. "Cadence and Cascade" helps fill out the ballad quotient with a beautiful, wispy vocal from transitional singer Gordon Haskell. A valuable note of humor is interjected into the proceedings via the jokey, off-handedly jazzy "Cat Food." Keith Tippet's piano and Mel Collins' sax--both soon to play larger roles--were introduced on POSEIDON as well.
The classic album has been mixed for 5.1 Surround Sound from the original studio masters by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) & is fully approved by Crimson founder Robert Fripp. CD features a new stereo mix by Robert Fripp & Steven Wilson, 3 extra tracks, 2 previously unreleased, including a new mix of Groon, alternate mix of Peace: An End, & the 1st time availability on CD of the studio recording of Cadence & Cascade with Greg Lake's guide vocal. DVD-A features a 5.1 DTS Mix and High Resolution Stereo mixes, 5.1 lossless audio mix and Lossless Stereo mixes,the original & new album mix & more.
Liner Note Author: Sid Smith.
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Personnel: Mel Collins (vocals, flute, bass flute, saxophone); Robert Fripp (guitar, harmonium, Mellotron).
Liner Note Authors: Sid Smith; Robert Fripp.
Recording information: Command Studios, Piccadilly, London.
King Crimson: Boz (vocals, bass); Robert Fripp (guitar, Mellotron, harmonium); Mel Collins (flute, saxophone); Ian Wallace (drums, percussion); Peter Sinfield.
Additional personnel: Robin Miller (oboe); Paulina Lucas (soprano saxophone); Mark Charig (cornet); Keith Tippett (piano); Harry Miller (bass).