King Crimson ‎– Lizard

Island Records ‎– ILPS 9141
Vinyl, LP, Album, Repress


A1 Cirkus (Including: Entry Of The Chameleons) 6:28
A2 Indoor Games 5:38
A3 Happy Family 4:15
A4 Lady Of The Dancing Water 2:43
Ba Prince Rupert Awakes 4:34
Bb Bolero - The Peacock's Tale 6:30
Bc The Battle Of Glass Tears (Including: Dawn Song / Last Skirmish / Prince Rupert's Lament) 10:55
Bd Big Top 1:05

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Released in a fully laminated gatefold cover.
"Pink rim palm tree" labels.

All songs published by E.G. Music Ltd. © 1970.

Printed in England by Robor Limited.

Note: This version has "℗ 1970 Island Records Ltd" on center right of both sides of labels.

[There are also 2 near identical label variations, one with, '℗ 1970 Island Records Ltd.,on label side A only.. The other variation has only
℗ 1970 credits on both labels)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Stamped): ILPS 9141 A 2-U
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Stamped): ILPS 9141 B 2-U

Other Versions (5 of 136) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
ILPS 9141 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9141 UK 1970 Sell This Version
0287 King Crimson Lizard(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Elbo 0287 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
3100 359 King Crimson Lizard(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor 3100 359 UK Unknown Sell This Version
KCLP3 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Discipline Global Mobile, Panegyric, Inner Knot KCLP3 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
50.043 King Crimson Lizard(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 50.043 Venezuela 1973 Sell This Version


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August 3, 2019

Matrix / Runout (Side A Runout Stamped): ILPS 9141 A - 2 U BO 4
Matrix / Runout (Side B Runout Stamped): ILPS 9141 B - 2 U BL 2

Blue Innersleeve with:
island records ltd
22 st peters square
london w6 9nw

~ 131 Gramm
~ 4,6112 Fluid Ounces (UK)


September 8, 2018
edited about 1 year ago

Coming from the 2012 reissue as my basis I notice clear pros and cons with the UK original Pink Rim.
One of the more striking differences between them that favors the originals are the very exquisite strings. I usually avoid pretentious terms but here it really is fitting to say that they sound more organic and meaty compared to the flat and bare bone ones on the reissue. Strings are often hard to point to as a differentiation because they are so simple and short lived but here it is the case with some extra reverb and subtle touch of detail they bring.
Dynamics are also somewhat extended in a few places but most aspects are a case to case basis. I believe the reissue also uses remixing variants which grant somewhat of a different sound. Most notably I think the vocals here are a con. They are probably similar in detail, but what makes it hard to tell is how recessed they often are on the Pink Rim. This is something I heavily favor the reissue for on tracks like Prince Rupert Awakes, one of my favorites none the less. Its just more engaging with the presence of the vocals. Although one trade off was probably the grunt and bass of the synths there. The UK really tightens up and shakes your seat while the reissue is more tame and balanced.
Its been enjoyable to point out some key differences and in the end I feel like both weigh in at about equal. They simply bring different preferences forth even while the original has a few clear winning aspects like the strings and punchier dynamic spots. I just hope that the recessed vocals are not a trend as its what I look to fix on my reissue of Islands.

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