King Crimson ‎– Red

Island Records ‎– ILPS 9308
Vinyl, LP, Album

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A1 Red
Written-By – Fripp*
A2 Fallen Angel
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
A3 One More Red Nightmare
Written-By – Wetton*, Fripp*
B1 Providence
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Wetton*, Fripp*
B2 Starless
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*

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This original UK first edition was released with a laminated cover and a light blue inner sleeve with pink Island logo and address printed on. Pink rim ''palm tree'' labels.

On cover rear:
Produced by King Crimson for E.G. Records at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England, July and August 1974.
Printed in England by Robor Limited

On Labels:
Published by E.G. Music Ltd © 1974 (A1)
Published by E.G. Music Ltd © 1974/United Artists Music Ltd (A2, A3)
Published by E.G. Music Ltd © 1974/United Artists Music Ltd/Yessongs Ltd (B1, B2)
Produced by King Crimson for E.G. Records Ltd
℗ 1974 Island Records Ltd

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): ILPS.9308-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): ILPS.9308-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): ILPS 9308 A-3U Séan.
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): ILPS 9308 B-6U PECKO

Other Versions (5 of 107) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
88 345 XOT King Crimson Red(LP, Album) Island Records 88 345 XOT Germany 1974 Sell This Version
SD 18110 King Crimson Red(LP, Album) Atlantic SD 18110 Brazil 1975 Sell This Version
CDVKCX7 King Crimson Red(HDCD, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Virgin CDVKCX7 UK 2000 Sell This Version
SD 18110 King Crimson Red(LP, Album, Ric) Atlantic SD 18110 US 1974 Sell This Version
6396 035 King Crimson Red(LP, Album) Island Records 6396 035 France 1974 Sell This Version


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September 18, 2017
Starless - what can you say about one of the greatest melodies for guitar (or violin, or for any instrument for that matter) of all time - a melody of melancholy and hope all rolled into one. A timeless melody encompassing all human experience. One of the best songs ever written. That's about it.


August 26, 2016
Arguably one of the greatest Prog albums of all time. Although hard to eclipse the influence that their first LP had on the genre, I would say this LP is the pinnacle of power and grace for Krimso. Starless is one of my 5 favorite pieces of music, alongside Supper's Ready, Abbey Road suite from side 2, Arriving Somewhere (But Not Here), and Shine On You Crazy Diamond. This was the album Kurt Cobaine had in his disc player when he ended his life, I like to imagine that Starless was the track he went out on. Morbid, but oddly fitting.


April 20, 2012
"Starless" pretty much sums up what King Crimson was all about back then - a true gem.


March 11, 2011
Japanese Atlantic press P-10349A/STEREO?