Robert Fripp - guitar, mellotron, harmonium (6), sundry implements, production
Peter Sinfield - lyrics, sounds and visions, cover design and painting, production
Mel Collins - saxophones, flute, bass flute (6), backing vocals, production
Ian Wallace - drums, percussion, backing vocals, production
Boz - bass, lead vocals, choreography, production
Este probabil primul disc pe care am vrut sa il cumpar pentru noua mea colectie de viniluri. Este si primul album King Crimson pe care l-am ascultat vreodata. Asta se intampla prin 1993, pe o caseta audio. Auditia de atunci m-a impresionat profund. Interesant este ca dupa multe auditii, albumele denumite "clasice" produse de King Crimson (Lizard, Islands, Lark's Tongues in Aspic, In The Court of Crimson King imi par extrem de proaspete si astazi.
Discul cumparat anul acesta a fost nou (sigilat) din vinyl gros (200g) si chiar arata a piesa de colectie. Sunetul este exceptional, fiind un vinil stantat din surse remasterizate aprobate de Robert Fripp.
Un motiv foarte serios pentru care vreau sa imi cumpar intreaga discografie Crimson este si faptul ca muzica nu poate fi gasit foarte usor pe internet
All songs written by Robert Fripp, all lyrics written by Peter Sinfield.
The harmonic basis for the tune "The Letters" is derived from the Giles, Giles and Fripp song "Why Don't You Just Drop In", available on The Brondesbury Tapes compilation. The bridge section is also taken from the King Crimson version of the song, performed by the original line-up, titled simply "Drop In" and later released on the live-album Epitaph.
The original basis for the song "Prelude: Song of the Gulls" is derived from the Giles, Giles and Fripp song "Suite No. 1".
The first vinyl release of the album features a hidden track. At the end of side two there is a recording of studio chatter followed by Fripp saying, among other things, "...What we're going to do, umm... do it twice more, once with the oboe, once without it, and then... we finish." This was included on the initial CD release but was accidentally left off the first pressings of the 1989 Definitive Edition CD remaster. It was restored on all subsequent reissues, and has been used as "walk on" music for all shows starting in 2014.
Disc nou, cumparat de la Jaddrecords.ro 2019
Pret achizitie disc vinil 200g (8.Mai.2019) - 120 RON