King Crimson ‎– In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson)

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Official release date as per Melody Maker: October 10, 1969

Tracklist

21st Century Schizoid Man (Including "Mirrors") 6:52
I Talk To The Wind 5:40
Epitaph (Including "March For No Reason" And "Tomorrow And Tomorrow") 8:30
Moonchild (Including "The Dream" And "The Illusion") 12:09
The Court Of The Crimson King (Including "The Return Of The Fire Witch" And "The Dance Of The Puppets") 8:48

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ILPS 9111, ILPS-9111 King Crimson In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson)(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9111, ILPS-9111 UK 1969 Sell This Version
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ks_record_collector

ks_record_collector

May 26, 2017
referencing In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson), LP, Album, ILPS 9111
Typical NZ pressing of the era; really nice SQ and packaging. I've recently play graded my copy and it sounds like it should, with very little noise and excellent dynamics. My only criticism is that it's maybe a little bright, but that's VERY subjective.
streetmouse

streetmouse

May 13, 2017
referencing In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson), LP, Album, SD 8245

Sherman has just set the controls of the WayBack Machine for the year 1969, though before I step in to review this monumental record, yes record, because vinyl is the only way to hear this release, let me first say that there are inherent issues with any band riding the avant-garde wave. The main issue being that the songs are rather long, and obstacles along this linear movement can be stumbling blocks if they are not handled correctly ... but now we’ll set the controls for the heart of the sun, and venture into the world of King Crimson, a band who owes more than a little to Pink Floyd, yet manages to remain outside of the loop, never becoming Pink Floyd-ish.

I realize that I’m going to take some hits here, but for the most part this is a young person’s record. By that I mean that In The Court Of The Crimson King is a touchstone, a path, a weigh-station, a place passed through, enjoyed ... and once left, usually the listener never returns. There are many reasons for not returning, though the main one is that once understood, the album just requires too much effort, and often feels silly ... like clothing that’s been locked into a short era, and looked at as, “How could I have ever?” Sliding in at the end of the decade, a decade that would mark the end of the Hippy movement, the darkest days of the war in Vietnam, and the rise in the use of narrow visioned amphetamine fueled paranoia, in place of the the once wondrous mind expanding LSD ... King Crimson take us on a rather dark journey into the recesses of our subconscious, delivering a more fearful, and inescapable version of Dylan’s “Desolation Row.”

King Crimson sets the stage with the chaotic, grinding, “21st Century Schizoid Man,” and then manage to juxtapose this with an unexpected and beautiful transition into “I Talk To The Wind.” Each song on the album is a movement unto itself, but it’s these transitions that are breathtaking, and possibly the most memorable. And therein lies King Crimson’s most enduring trick ... to move with certainty, suddenly, and with force, breaking through to the next effort. There are parts of the album that drag, and I remember thinking that the band was using weirdness for the the sake of weirdness, leaving me to wonder what would show up on their following releases; only to discover that they had managed to walk a line somewhere between Psychedelic / Avant-Garde / and Heavy Metal.

Several reviewers have sighted “Moonchild,” which opens the second side, as being the weakest song on the album [probably my favorite], with most of it’s twelve minutes consisting of statements by one or several instruments, and that a more concerted editing would have made for a stronger impact. I think that this weakness is inherit of the vinyl release only [with the distraction of physically flipping the album over], and that listing to this release on CD, or tape for that matter, would lead the listener through a journey of spacious introspection before being swept away by the majestic, symphonic climaxing track “The Court Of The Crimson King.” There’s not doubt that this was an ambitious undertaking ... but honestly, the album is full of lyrical pompousness, lyrics that don’t roll off the tongue, and sound as if they’re being read from some mysterious, half forgotten, leather bound, Edible text from the 14th century. "The yellow jester does not play / But gently pulls the strings / And smiles as the puppets dance / In the court of the Crimson King." I mean seriously, what does that all mean? It’s all drama, it doesn’t relate to current events or social situations, it’s just a sophomoric expression of newly realized conceptions, and a convoluted way of expressing them ... but on the level that it exists, it works.

I must give this album high marks for what it was, the ground that it broke, and the places it led me. But I’ll never play this one again ... it exists on my shelf, a reminder of many things, but not one thing that’s comfortable.

*** The Fun Facts: Barry Godber (1946–1970) a computer programmer painted the album cover. Godber died in February 1970 from a heart attack, shortly after the album's release. It was his only album cover and the original painting is now owned by Robert Fripp. According to Fripp who said about Godber: "Peter brought this painting in and the band loved it. I recently recovered the original from [managing label E.G. Records's] offices because they kept it exposed to bright light and at the risk of ruining it, I ended up removing it. The face on the outside is the Schizoid Man, and on the inside it's the Crimson King. If you cover the smiling face, the eyes reveal an incredible sadness. What can one add? It reflects the music.

Some time after the album had been put to bed it was discovered that the stereo master recorder used during the mixdown stage had incorrectly aligned recording heads. This misalignment resulted in a loss of high frequencies and introduced some unwanted distortion. This is evident in certain parts of the album, particularly on the song "21st Century Schizoid Man." Consequently, while preparing the first American release for Atlantic Records, a special copy was made from the original two track stereo master in an attempt to correct some of these anomalies. (The analog tape copying process usually results in generation loss.) From 1969 to 2003, this second generation "corrected" copy was the source used in the dubbing of the various sub-masters used for vinyl, cassette and CD releases over the years. The original, "first-generation" stereo masters had been filed away soon after the original 1969 mixdown sessions, these tapes were considered lost until 2003.

Review by Jenell Kesler
darcyska

darcyska

March 25, 2017
referencing In The Court Of The Crimson King An Observation By King Crimson, LP, Album, Gat, SD 8245
Mine is a gatefold with same runouts and no WEA logo, but not sure what the texture is (hard cardstock?)
phaks

phaks

March 18, 2017
referencing In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson), LP, Album, Pic, RE, KCLP1P
Wonderful picture disc but the pressing isn't really perfect. I had 5 copies of this LP in my recordshop. All bought new. All play with a few crackles. I examined the records carefully, nothing visible on the wax.
santixchacin

santixchacin

March 13, 2017
referencing In The Court Of The Crimson King, LP, Album, RE, 200, KCLP1
I just recently bought this, and my copy is very excellent!! I read previous comments about this reissue having surface noise, which I was actually worried going into this given the quiet moments in some of the tracks, but thankfully my copy did not have any surface noise whatsoever. There are a few pops here and there, but overall sounds very nice! If anything, having this album on vinyl really highlights the dynamics between the different instruments both in the regular parts and improv parts of the songs!
Vince_plumber

Vince_plumber

March 5, 2017
referencing In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson), LP, Album, ILPS 9111, ILPS-9111
I have a copy where the matrix says ilps9111 side-a and ilps9111 side-b. Everything else fits this press. Is it a first press?
mightyvinyl

mightyvinyl

February 25, 2017
referencing In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson), LP, Album, ILPS 9111, ILPS-9111
One of the most influential albums of the late 1960's. The record that spawned an entire new genre of music (prog rock / progressive rock / classical rock / art rock - call it what you want) with reverberations to today and beyond. Although Robert Fripp tried to "emulate" or continue the style, this initial Big Bang of prog rock was a unique combination of the 6 musicians/writers that were brought together for a moment of time to record this, but then imploded on their first USA tour. Ian McDonald went on to be a founding member of Foreigner (who's first album still merits listening by any fan of the classic "prog rock" style), Greg Lake left with Keith Emerson to form Emerson Lake & Palmer, and drummer Michael Giles traipsed away with McDonald to record the "McDonald & Giles" album and then slip into unlamented obscurity (although he did work on the 2nd Crimson LP as a hired musician rather than a full band member).

Fripp would flounder - to varying degrees of brilliance and/or excess, depending upon your viewpoint - under the King Crimson mantle until the early/mid-70's when he finally found a stable lineup with Bill Bruford on drums, David Cross on violin & mellotron, and John Wetton on bass vocals. That grouping then recorded what is - to some fans, this one included - their ultimate statement with 1974's "Red", which saw Ian McDonald return to the fore. McDonald was going to rejoin the band as a full member, and at one time Professor Fripp had actually planned to turn the band over to him and walk away, but instead he announced that the band "was no more" in a press interview, and left the music business for a few years to study philosophy.

Many have tried to copy the sound of this masterpiece - including Robert Fripp on later King Crimson efforts - but none have ever matched it.

Oddly, the timings of the tracks is very different between the USA and European issues of the original album. I've not done a side-by-side comparison, but would assume this to be an error in the printing and not the result of actual editing between the issues?
jackkwhitehouse

jackkwhitehouse

February 9, 2017
referencing In The Court Of The Crimson King, LP, Album, RE, 200, KCLP1
Great Album, however has anyone had any issues with the size?? Mine was like 0.5mm too big for my deck :( Could just be the age of my system but never had any issues before :/
who91

who91

February 4, 2017
referencing In The Court Of The Crimson King, LP, Album, RE, 200, KCLP1

I bought this record in 69, it was one of the very first for me, and to be honest too (as written below) that fantastic gatefold cover had largely motived this purchase. I didn't realize at that time I was holding in my hands a master piece of rock history. Unfortunately I no longer have the 69 original copy to compare with but that 2010 version sounds terrific to me.
brussels75

brussels75

January 4, 2017
referencing In The Court Of The Crimson King, LP, Album, RE, 200, KCLP1
I cannot share the enthusiasm of some other reviewers. I love the gatefold cover (the main reason why I bought this album to be honest) and the heavyness of the vinyl but my copy is warped and the surface noise is killing my listening pleasure and makes it impossible for me to listen to e.g. "Moonchild". The sound seems distorted and compressed to me. On the other hand I have no other version to compare with.