King Crimson ‎– Lizard

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Official release date as per Melody Maker: November 26, 1970

Tracklist

Cirkus (Including: Entry Of The Chameleons) 6:28
Indoor Games 5:38
Happy Family 4:15
Lady Of The Dancing Water 2:43
Lizard (22:24)
Prince Rupert Awakes 4:34
Bolero - The Peacock's Tale 6:30
The Battle Of Glass Tears (Including: Dawn Song / Last Skirmish / Prince Rupert's Lament) 10:55
Big Top 1:05

Versions (95)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 9141 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9141 UK 1970 Sell This Version
SD 8278 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 8278 US 1970 Sell This Version
PDS 356 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album) Philips PDS 356 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
SD 8278 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 8278 US 1970 Sell This Version
ILPS 9141 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9141 UK 1970 Sell This Version
ILPS 9141 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9141 UK 1970 Sell This Version
ILPS 9141 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album) Vertigo ILPS 9141 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
SD 8278 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 8278 US 1970 Sell This Version
1C 062-92 231 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, Gat) Stateside 1C 062-92 231 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
SD 8278 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 8278 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
5C 062-92231 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, Gat) Stateside 5C 062-92231 Netherlands 1970 Sell This Version
SD 8278 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 8278 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
SD 8278 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 8278 US 1970 Sell This Version
6405 012 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 6405 012 France 1970 Sell This Version
SD 8278 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, Phi) Atlantic SD 8278 US 1970 Sell This Version
2057 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album) Atlantic 2057 Venezuela 1971 Sell This Version
6339 032 L King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album) Island Records 6339 032 L Italy 1971 Sell This Version
ILPS 19141 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records ILPS 19141 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
SD 8278 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, Promo) Atlantic SD 8278 US 1971 Sell This Version
P-8049A King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic P-8049A Japan 1971 Sell This Version
6396042 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Island Records 6396042 France 1971 Sell This Version
85.489-I King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records 85.489-I Spain 1972 Sell This Version
85.489-I, 85489-I King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, Gat) Island Records, Island Records 85.489-I, 85489-I Spain 1972 Sell This Version
50.043 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 50.043 Venezuela 1973 Sell This Version
ILPS 9141 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9141 Australia 1974 Sell This Version
88 025 ET King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE) Island Records 88 025 ET Germany 1974 Sell This Version
SD 8278 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic SD 8278 US 1974 Sell This Version
SD 8278 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic SD 8278 US 1974 Sell This Version
L35179, L 35179, L-35179, ILPS-9141, PDS 356 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE, pin) Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Philips L35179, L 35179, L-35179, ILPS-9141, PDS 356 New Zealand 1974 Sell This Version
50-14.273 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album) Atlantic 50-14.273 Argentina 1977 Sell This Version
P-10347A King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album) Atlantic P-10347A Japan 1977 Sell This Version
SD 8278 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 8278 Brazil 1977 Sell This Version
2310 518 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 2310 518 Italy 1977 Sell This Version
2302 059 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2302 059 UK 1977 Sell This Version
2344 071 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2344 071 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
2310 518 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, Gat) Polydor 2310 518 Greece 1978 Sell This Version
23 02 059 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 23 02 059 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
2310 518 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2310 518 Italy 1979 Sell This Version
P-6390A King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic P-6390A Japan 1980 Sell This Version
P-6390A King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic P-6390A Japan 1980 Sell This Version
24 75 697 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 24 75 697 Spain 1980 Sell This Version
25MM0263 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 25MM0263 Japan 1983 Sell This Version
LL-207 938 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin EG Records Ltd. LL-207 938 Spain 1986 Sell This Version
EGCD 4 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album) EG EGCD 4 UK 1987 Sell This Version
EGCD 4 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album, RE) EG EGCD 4 US 1987 Sell This Version
EGKC 3 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album) Editions EG EGKC 3 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
EGKC 3 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album) Editions EG EGKC 3 US 1987 Sell This Version
EGLP 4 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, Gat) EG EGLP 4 Italy 1987 Sell This Version
VJD-28019 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album) EG, Virgin Japan VJD-28019 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
VJL-148 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album) Virgin VJL-148 Japan 1988 Sell This Version
EGCD 4 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album, RE, RM) EG EGCD 4 US 1989 Sell This Version
EGLP 4 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE, Gat) EG EGLP 4 UK 1989 Sell This Version
VJCP-2303 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album, RM) EG, Virgin Japan VJCP-2303 Japan 1990 Sell This Version
PCCY-00663 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album) Canyon International PCCY-00663 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
none King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Russia 1996 Sell This Version
SELL 1100 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album, RM, Unofficial) Selles SELL 1100 Poland 1999 Sell This Version
KCCD 003 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album, Unofficial) Digitally Remastered KCCD 003 Russia 1999 Sell This Version
CAR1504-2 King Crimson Lizard(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Caroline Records CAR1504-2 US 2000 Sell This Version
CDVKC3, 7243 8 44068 2 0 King Crimson Lizard(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin CDVKC3, 7243 8 44068 2 0 UK 2000 Sell This Version
PCCY-01423 King Crimson Lizard(HDCD, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Discipline Global Mobile PCCY-01423 Japan 2000 Sell This Version
CDVKCX3 King Crimson Lizard(HDCD, Album, RE, RM, Vin) Virgin CDVKCX3 Europe 2000 Sell This Version
SW158-2 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album) SomeWax Recordings SW158-2 Russia 2003 Sell This Version
DGM0503 King Crimson Lizard(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Discipline Global Mobile DGM0503 UK & Europe 2004 Sell This Version
UICE-9053 King Crimson Lizard(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Universal International, Discipline Global Mobile UICE-9053 Japan 2004 Sell This Version
DGM0503 King Crimson Lizard(HDCD, Album, RE, RM) Discipline Global Mobile DGM0503 US 2005 Sell This Version
IECP-10005 King Crimson Lizard(HDCD, Album, RE) WHD Entertainment, Inc. IECP-10005 Japan 2006 Sell This Version
IEZP-16 King Crimson Lizard(Box, Ltd, Gat + CD, Album, RE, RM, HQC + DVD-V, Mu) WHD Entertainment, Inc., Discipline Global Mobile IEZP-16 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
IECP-30003 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, HQC) WHD Entertainment, Inc. IECP-30003 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
KCSP3 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album, RE, RM + DVD-A, Multichannel + Dig) Discipline Global Mobile, Inner Knot KCSP3 US 2009 Sell This Version
KCSP3 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album, RE, RM + DVD-V, Multichannel + Dig) Discipline Global Mobile, Panegyric KCSP3 UK 2009 Sell This Version
IEZP-16 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album, RE, RM, HQC + DVD-V, Multichannel + Gat) WHD Entertainment, Inc., Discipline Global Mobile IEZP-16 Japan 2009 Sell This Version
IEPS-9141 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Atlantic IEPS-9141 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
KCLP3 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Discipline Global Mobile, Panegyric, Inner Knot KCLP3 UK 2012 Sell This Version
IEZP-44 King Crimson Lizard(2xCD, Album, Dlx, S/Edition, DVD) Victor IEZP-44 Japan 2013 Sell This Version
IEDG-03 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pla + DVD-V, Album, RE, RM, Mul) Wowow Entertainment, Inc., Discipline Global Mobile IEDG-03 Japan 2016 Sell This Version
EGCD 4, 0777 7 86745 2 8 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album, RE) Virgin, Virgin EGCD 4, 0777 7 86745 2 8 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
EGCD 4, 0777 7 86745 2 8 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album, RE, RM) Virgin, Virgin EGCD 4, 0777 7 86745 2 8 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
EGCD 4, 0777 7 86745 2 8 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Virgin, Virgin EGCD 4, 0777 7 86745 2 8 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EGCD 4 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) EG EGCD 4 US Unknown Sell This Version
EGCD 4, 0777 7 86745 2 8 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Virgin (2), Virgin (2) EGCD 4, 0777 7 86745 2 8 Netherlands Unknown Sell This Version
SELL 1100 King Crimson Lizard(CD, Album, RM) Selles SELL 1100 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
EGKCC3 King Crimson Lizard(Cass, Album, RE) Editions EG EGKCC3 US Unknown Sell This Version
3100 359 King Crimson Lizard(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor 3100 359 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EGMC 4 King Crimson Lizard(Cass, Album, RE) EG EGMC 4 UK Unknown Sell This Version
2344 071 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album) Polydor 2344 071 Israel Unknown Sell This Version
SD 8278 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 8278 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
SD 8278 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, Gat) Atlantic SD 8278 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
ILPS 9141, ILPS-9141 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, M/Print, RP) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9141, ILPS-9141 UK Unknown Sell This Version
ILPS 9141, 88 025 ET King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9141, 88 025 ET Germany Unknown Sell This Version
207 938-620 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE, GAT) EG 207 938-620 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
2310 518 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2310 518 France Unknown Sell This Version
2310 518 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Polydor 2310 518 France Unknown Sell This Version
ILPS 9141, ILPS-9141 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RP) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9141, ILPS-9141 UK Unknown Sell This Version
SD 8278 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RP) Atlantic SD 8278 US Unknown Sell This Version
6405 012 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Island Records 6405 012 France Unknown Sell This Version

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Stollentroll_54

Stollentroll_54

April 14, 2016
referencing Lizard, CD, Album, EGCD 4

Quote: "Reissued with same catalog number in November 1991" - Can´t find the reissue here. I´m interested in the difference (for example the Matrix/Runout)
jamesjazzy

jamesjazzy

December 2, 2015
edited 6 months ago
referencing Lizard, LP, Album, ILPS 9141
The Grand daddy of them all. A Master Piece.....but then....you already knew that.......................
Ricca_69

Ricca_69

February 28, 2014
referencing Lizard, LP, Album, RE, 2310 518
Printed in Italy on red polydor record label.
yankfish

yankfish

January 19, 2014
referencing Lizard, LP, Album, ILPS 9141
i have a red label canadian pressing that doesn't seem to be in this list.
runout sd 8278 A (with a "w").
hard card cover, no inner.
i assume it should go as 1970 press and should it be a 1st as other atlantic red labels.
thanks
johnnypro

johnnypro

December 6, 2013
referencing Lizard, LP, Album, RE, P-6390A

I have one, and it sounds like the Japs took the American master tape (compressed, no mids, no superhighs) and EQ'd it even further away from the UK original version. The packaging, as always with a Japanese release, is done temptingly well! The sound disappointed me.
johnnypro

johnnypro

December 6, 2013
referencing Lizard, LP, Album, P-10347A

I have one, and it sounds like the Japs took the American master tape (compressed, no mids, no superhighs) and EQ'd it even further away from the UK original version. The packaging, as always with a Japanese release, is done temptingly well! The sound disappointed me.
marcelrecords

marcelrecords

November 23, 2007
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Lizard, LP, Album, Gat, 6405 012
The Giles brothers have left to join McDonald, but no big loss, as McCullogh is a worthy replacement at the skins and Haskell handles his bassguitar better than he does his own vocal chords. The enlarged woodwinds and brass sections seem to suggest jazz, and although this is true in some way, the results are thoroughly unexpected. This record was not received very well and it's easy to see why, though more than 40 years later these objections have largely evaporated. Undoubtedly this album is even less accessible than the previous one. The music now betrays psychiatric tendencies, as well as delusions of grandeur, but does so with verve and conviction. Grotesque subject matter reigns supreme. Already on ''Cirkus'' the amount of sudden harmonic eruptions and atmospheric twists borders on the insane. The lyrics evoke a dense nightmare like: Worship cried the clown, I am a TV. At the end of the track the music is abandoned for sheer chaos and destruction. ''Indoor games'' also balances precariously on the thin edge of the demented. Psychotic games are being played like: Each afternoon you train baboons to sing/ Or swim in purple perspex waterwings. Biting woodwinds, derailed guitars and large fans of mellotron are just (but only just) kept in control by the excellent composition. The macabre laughing of a deranged human being ends the track. In ''Happy family'' mental health does not improve. A row of totally flipped-out family members parades through the song, musically designed with again extreme means. The very short oasis ''Lady of the dancing water'', with its truly miraculous flute part, is almost unlikely placid after all this mental violence. If only Haskell would have sung this a little more confidently. Side B presents a complicatedly structured suite, a model kit that tries to assemble very different elements into a unity. Jon Anderson of Yes sings the opening in his overclean style, but somehow fits very well in this evocation of times long lost, not in a historical sense, but more like the worlds of Tolkien do. Now Crimson suddenly plays crystal clear pop-rock with hints of things lurking underneath. This runs into ''The peacock's tale'', a never heard before concoction of bolero, wistful oboe, mellotron hurricanes and extremely angular all-or-nothing jazz. Unique and inventive. ''The battle of glass tears'' is again King Crimson as we know it: apocalyptic almost-chaos and a ruthless riff that induces panic. It discharges itself into a lonely crying electric guitar that sounds like the voice of the last living human, viewing utter destruction. Almost unbearable to really listen to. The very end is taken up by a frolicking waltz that makes a disheartening use of varispeed to produce another kind of nightmare: that of failing senses in front of a world in dissolution. One of the most extreme records to come out of rock country, it is easy to understand its chequered reputation, but the unflinching listener can dig up a lot of musical gold here.
jussumen

jussumen

April 21, 2007
edited over 9 years ago
referencing Lizard, HDCD, Album, RE, RM, DGM0503

Excellent album. LIZARd was always my favourite early King Crimson album and now i hear exactly why. The dynamics are unparalelled in the history of Progressive Rock. You have a lot of quiet passages here (now finally without the damn vinyl surface sounds that plagued many of these fine records back then).The balance fits. You find great melodic parts , dreamy sunny moments with a nice medieval feel to it and even more Jazz-Rock interaction on a high technicallevel. The musicians on Lizard are all masters of their trades. Together with the strong composition we have a winner here. I am really astonished how strong LIZARD sounds after more than 3 decades ! Am listening to it now already for the third time today and it sounds better with each listening round. Definitely Highly Recommended !