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King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King (2xLP 200g 50th Anniversary Edition)

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Recorded over a period of 10 days in August 1969 and released on October 10 of the same year, In The Court of the Crimson King stands as one of the defining albums of British rock music and one of the finest debut albums of all time. Described at the time as "an uncanny masterpiece" by The Who's Pete Townshend, the album has achieved legendary status over the years.

It is the only studio document of an extraordinary year in the life of King Crimson; a year that began with the group's first rehearsals on January 13, included a residency at the Marquee Club, a concert in Hyde Park with The Rolling Stones, the recording and release of the album (In the Court of the Crimson King was in the Top 5 of the U.K. album charts, shortly followed by a Top 30 position in the U.S. album charts and a No 1 slot — replacing Abbey Road — in the Japanese international chart) and ended with the dissolution of the lineup at the close of Crimson's first American tour in December.

The 50th anniversary double vinyl edition of In The Court of the Crimson King features Steven Wilson's new 2019 stereo mix on the first record with the alternate album with tracks mixed by Wilson and David Singleton. These are pressed on 200-gram vinyl and have been cut by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering from original 24/96 high-resolution source files. The artwork for the vinyl has been derived from the original paintings and has been meticulously restored.

Musicians:

  • Robert Fripp, guitar
  • Ian McDonald, reeds, woodwind, vibes, keyboards, mellotron, vocals
  • Greg Lake, bass guitar, lead vocals
  • Michael Giles, drums, percussion, vocals
  • Peter Sinfield, words, illumination

50th Anniversary Edition In the Court of the Crimson King

2LP set pressed on 200-gram audiophile vinyl!

LP1 features all new, 2019 stereo mixes as approved by Robert Fripp

LP2 features all new, 2019 alternate takes and recordings with five pieces

Mixed by Steven Wilson and two pieces mixed by David Singleton

Cut by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering from original 24/96 high-resolution source files

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Release details

Artist: King Crimson
Label: Discipline Global Mobile, Inner Knot, Panegyric, Wowow Entertainment, Inc.
Format: LP
Units: 2
Country: Europe
Genre: Rock
Style: Prog Rock

Tracklist

A1 21St Century Schizoid Man
A2 I Talk To The Wind
A3 Epitaph
B1 Moonchild
B2 The Court Of The Crimson King
C1 21St Century Schizoid Man
C2 I Talk To The Wind
C3 Epitaph
D1 Epitaph
D2 Moonchild
D3 The Court Of The Crimson King
D4 21St Century Schizoid Man