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The definitive version of a genre defining album!
Recorded over a period of 10 days in August 1969 and released on October 10th 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 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 13th, included a residency at the Marquee Club, a concert in Hyde Park with The Rolling Stones, the recording and release of the album and ended with the dissolution of the lineup at the close of Crimson's first American tour in December.
In the 40 years since its release In The Court of the Crimson King has never been out of print or unavailable in any of the world's main music markets and continues to enjoy consistently high sales.
This 40th Anniversary reissue of one of the most important albums in rock history features the 2009 stereo mix (by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp), bonus tracks, comprehensive sleevenotes, and copious extras. This is the CD+DVDA version which contains the new stereo mix on the CD, and a DVDA containing a 5.1 surround sound mix, video material, both old and new stereo mixes in high res audio, as well as many out-takes and bonus tracks.
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 and illumination
|21st Century Schizoid Man|
|I Talk to the Wind|
|The Court of the Crimson King|
|Moonchild (full version)|
|I Talk to the Wind Alternate take (duo version)|
|I Talk to the Wind (alternate mix)|
|Epitaph (backing track)|
|Original Album remixed in|
|MLP Lossless 5.1 Surround|
|DTS 5.1 Digital Surround|
|Original album mix (2004 master edition)|
|2009 stereo album mix|
|CD bonus tracks and Alternate takes album in|
|MLP Lossless Stereo (24/96)|
|PCM Stereo 2.0 (24/48)|
|Video Content (Audio: mono)|
|21st Century Schizoid Man - edit|