King Crimson ‎– In The Wake Of Poseidon

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Official release date as per Melody Maker: May 15, 1970

Tracklist

Peace - A Beginning
Pictures Of A City (Including 42nd At Treadmill)
Cadence And Cascade
In The Wake Of Poseidon (Including Libra's Theme)
Cat Food
The Devil's Triangle
Merday Morn
Hand Of Sceiron
Garden Of Worm
Peace - An End

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ILPS 9127, ILPS-9127 King Crimson In The Wake Of Poseidon(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9127, ILPS-9127 UK 1970 Sell This Version
ZCI 9127 King Crimson In The Wake Of Poseidon(Cass, Album) Island Records ZCI 9127 UK 1970 Sell This Version
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botleysmith

botleysmith

January 16, 2017
edited 4 months ago
referencing In The Wake Of Poseidon, LP, Album, RE, SD 8266
Sounds good, though my copy is a little noisy. Mine came in a gatefold that is textured and appears to be printed in the UK, does not have the yellow box or any other exterior writing, apart from "KING CRIMSON IN THE WAKE OF POSEIDON ILPS 9127" along the spine.
Kuba86

Kuba86

August 19, 2016
referencing In The Wake Of Poseidon, CD, Album, EGCD 2
I have that one but with a sticker on the case saying "definitive edition - re mastered by robert Fripp and Tony Arnold" Aren't all the EGCD2 editions made from the same master record remastered by Fripp and Arnold (in 1989 I belive) and shouldn't therefore all of them have RM tag?
hrobb

hrobb

February 3, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
referencing In The Wake Of Poseidon, LP, Album, RE, 200, KCLP2

WARNING: THERE ARE TWO VERSIONS OF THIS RECORD. The U.S. Version DOES NOT have the textured cover or the original vinyl transfer card.
johnnypro

johnnypro

December 6, 2013
referencing In The Wake Of Poseidon, LP, Album, Mon, SD 8266

As with first four KC releases by Atlantic, this one varies tangibly from the UK original in terms of sound. You can definitely hear compression which spoils the hyper-dynamics of KC music. The mids and the super-highs are reduced which makes the sound even more aggressive and somewhat lacking in warmth. The packaging is tight thick cardboard, which is great, albeit it's not textured. All in all, a good version for anyone not ready to spend crazy money on the UK original.
johnnypro

johnnypro

December 6, 2013
edited about 1 year ago
referencing In The Wake Of Poseidon, LP, Album, Unofficial, П93 00679/80

Nostalgia! I had this one - living in Ukraine in 1993, that was the only way for a poor schoolboy to get a King Crimson record ) The LP-master was cut from the Definitive Edition CD (they couldn't possibly have had an access to any master tape) and, needless to say, the sound wasn't right EQ-wise, it was thin. But for that very reason (CD-origins) it had better dynamics than any Atlantic release. The cover was made of thin cardboard (or thick paper if you like) - no lamination, no texture, just the cheapest cover material the label (AnTrop aka Santa) could get. No gatefold. Green label. Way better than nothing. Arguably the worst packaging a KC album has ever received, and for that alone a curious collector's item.
johnnypro

johnnypro

December 6, 2013
referencing In The Wake Of Poseidon, LP, Album, RE, 200, KCLP2

This, as well as the other existing albums in this series, seems to be the best King Crimson reissue so far in terms of both sound and packaging. The only serious difference sound-wise is the added highs, but it's done with good measure (unlike, say, the German Stateside press) and adds up to the listening pleasure. So here we are with the most true-to-the-original reissue at 1/10th of the original's price. Well done DGM - thumbs up!
johnnypro

johnnypro

December 6, 2013
referencing In The Wake Of Poseidon, LP, Album, 1 C 062-91 458

Compared to the original English pink label press, this German Stateside version is quite trebly, but dynamics are on par with the original (unlike the US first edition which was both compressed and EQ'd to death). The gatefold sleeve is not textured but laminated.
progfan97402

progfan97402

December 29, 2011
referencing In The Wake Of Poseidon, LP, Album, ILPS 9127, ILPS–9127
The band already went through lineup changes, as Ian McDonald left, leaving wind instruments to Mel Collins (previous of the band Circus, the band that recorded for Transatlantic, that is, and later all over the place including Camel, The Alan Parsons Project, Clannad, etc.). Mellotron duty now left up to Robert Fripp. Even Greg Lake didn't want to continue on, he simply laid the vocal tracks and left the bass up to Michael Giles brother Peter. Gordon Haskell was brought in for one vocal track, and Keith Tippett for piano.

Popular opinion is this is a pale rehash of their debut and nothing more. Did they listen to the second half? I mean the quirky "Cat Food", complete with tinkling piano from Keith Tippett would have been out of the question on their debut, and the Mellotron heavy "Devil's Triangle", partially borrowed from Holst's The Planets, which really gets off the deep-end. I remembered back in 1991 when I bought this tripping out as a 19 year old, and glad to start hearing Mellotron on something other than a Moody Blues album. I do have to admit the first half are more in line of their debut. "Pictures of a City" is a horn-dominated piece not unlike "21st Century Schizoid Man", "Cadence and Cascade" with Gordon Haskell on vocals, is more mellow, on the lines of "I Talk to the Wind", and the title track is a Mellotron-laden epic like "Epitaph". It might not be as strong as their debut, but still a worthy followup.
marcelrecords

marcelrecords

November 23, 2007
edited over 6 years ago
referencing In The Wake Of Poseidon, LP, Album, SD 8266
How to move on without Lake and McDonald, who both had a representative role in the sound of the debut LP? And how to follow up a record like the previous one musically? The answer is thought by many not to be wholly satisfactory, as this here album is often seen as a weak brother of the first. Fripp now plays the characteristic mellotron himself (without any discernable difficulty) and Collins is the new woodwinds miracle, not less enticing than McDonald was. The weak point must be the vocals. Haskell's voice is severely limited and does not always credit to the emotions that he is asked to express. It may be true, that no real new points of view are presented within this album, but they are definitely further developed to at times majestic results. The fragile start of ''Peace - a beginning'' contrasts again heavily with ''Pictures of a city'', where the menace now has become apocalyptic. The middle piece of that track is so transparant, that it is hardly music anymore: ethereal webs of sound that drift along. There are more complicated means necessary to achieve this ever expanding contrast. More asymmetrical time-signatures, more measure-changes, more complicated riffs, often played unisono to reinforce them. The tranquil ''Cadence & cascade'' shows the disadvantages of Haskell's wobbly voice very clearly. The overwhelming title track pulls all stops. Fripps solo on acoustic guitar is immediately recognizable and mellotron waves hurl their depths over your head as if they want to drown you. Maybe the lyrics are a shade too mystical for their own good. Side B starts off with the almost accessible ''Cat food'', a bitter observation of consumer's paradise, adorned with the freakiest grand piano imaginable. Never need to worry/ With a tin of Hurri Curri, no indeed. The strongest track must be the three-part suite that follows, an exalted mixture of heavy rock, free-jazz and 20th century chamber-music with an exceptionally calamitous atmosphere. This track seems quite unsuitable to hear just before falling asleep. Cataclysmic shreds of music, sharp and incisive industrial soundscapes, shrieking dissonants, uncanny instrumental combinations and small morsels of innocent music that perish in the violence, these are hard ingredients to digest, but simultaneously very adventurous and uncommon listening. This is music that suggests the very end of times in a credible way, much like some episodes in the symphonies of Arthur Honegger do. More difficult to get acquainted with than the first album, nevertheless an excellent effort in its own right.