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"King Crimson, In The Court Of The Crimson King OBI 24K Gold CD"

RARE OBI JAPAN REPLICA CD - 30TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION - TREMENDOUSLY RARE OUT OF PRINT MASTERPIECE - FACTORY SEALED - LAST COPY FOREVER - 24 bit digitally remastered Japanese reissue This is a Japanese re-mastered Mini LP replica Limited Edition Collection - only 2,000 Collector pieces made world-wide and are immediately Out of Print. Recorded from the finest Original Masters available. Comes with: anti-static sleeves similar to Vinyl LPs, Cardboard packaging like an LP, re-sealable plastic wrap cases for protection of the collectible Actual miniaturized version of the 12" LP in 4" CD version. 1969 was a fairly important year, it saw the release of Frank Zappa's "Hot Rats", Beefheart's "Trout Mask Replica" and Caravan's "If I could do it, I would do it all over you again". This was the year where jazz and rock came together with an unheard of intensity. The Court of the Crimson King was such an album. The opening track: "21st Century Schizoid Man", just blasts through the speakers with a relentless horn section and searing guitar played by Robert Fripp. The production on this record is remarkable, as the you can also hear the timbre of the drums clearly coming through horn riffs and the guitar leads. Gregg Lake's Voice has some distortion, this was a protest song, and it was loud and angry. Great Stuff if you want to rattle your neighbours, I wanted to play it at the start of the millenium, but I was not at home to do so. The sentiments of the lyrics of this song, somehow still ring true today. The energy and intensity of this track has been unsurpassed, it is molten! . This track is followed by the delicate "I talk to the wind". A nice relaxing number with some nice flute by Mel Collins. A complete contrast to the power of the horns in the preceding track. Then comes "Epitaph": This has be the first funeral march in rock music. This brings home how important Mel Collins was to this album, as his horn work seems to carry the melody, it is played with feeling. "Moon Child" opens with a mystical song. Beautifully sung by Greg Lake with a pleasant melody. This gives way to some free-form music. The albums just pushes at the boundaries, it still does to the present day. "In the Court of the Crimson King". This is the title track. Classical themes are explored in this as much as jazz themes were explored in the opening track. It is a track that develops and again, Greg Lake's velvet voice carries the song really well. It takes you to the realm of imagination of fantasy. It's a great album that has not dated, buy it, but I do not recommend that you play "21st Schizoid Man" soon after any dental work!. Track Listings 1. 21st Century Schizoid Man Including Mirrors 2. I Talk To The Wind 3. Epitaph Including-March For A Reason/Tomorrow And 4. Moonchild Including-The Dream/The Illusion 5. The Court Of The Crimson King
SKU Number: JMSCD 01421
Price: $119.99