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King CrimsonThe Young Persons' Guide To King Crimson

Label:Island Records – ISLD 7
Format:
2 x Vinyl, LP, Compilation
Country:UK
Released:
Genre:Jazz, Rock
Style:Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock

Tracklist

A1Epitaph
Vocals, PercussionMichael Giles
Vocals, Woodwind, Keyboards, MellotronIan McDonald
Written-ByLake*, McDonald*, Giles*, Sinfield*, Fripp*
8:52
aMarch For No reason
bTomorrow And Tomorrow
A2Cadence & Cascade
CelestaRobert Fripp
FluteMel Collins
PianoKeith Tippett
VocalsGordon Haskell
Written-BySinfield*, Fripp*
3:36
A3Ladies Of The Road
Bass, Lead VocalsBoz Burrell
Drums, Percussion, VocalsIan Wallace
Vocals, SaxophoneMel Collins
Written-BySinfield*, Fripp*
5:27
A4I Talk To The Wind (Previously Unreleased Version)
Acoustic Guitar, Flute, Clarinet, VocalsIan McDonald
VocalsJudy Dyble
Written-BySinfield*, Fripp*
3:15
B1Red
Written-ByFripp*
6:18
B2Starless
Alto SaxophoneIan McDonald
OboeRobin Miller
Soprano SaxophoneMel Collins
VoiceJohn Wetton
Written-ByBruford*, Cross*, Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
12:17
C1The Night Watch
HarmoniumRobert Fripp
ViolinDavid Cross
VoiceJohn Wetton
Written-ByWetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
4:38
C2Book Of Saturday
ViolinDavid Cross
VocalsJohn Wetton
Written-ByWetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
2:52
C3Peace - A Theme
Written-ByFripp*
1:14
C4Cat Food
PianoKeith Tippett
VocalsGreg Lake
Written-ByMcDonald*, Sinfield*, Fripp*
2:43
C5Groon
Written-ByFripp*
3:30
C6Coda From Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part I
Percussion, VoiceJamie Muir
VoiceBill Bruford
Voice, ViolinDavid Cross
Written-ByBruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
2:09
D1Moonchild
Mellotron, PercussionIan McDonald
Written-ByLake*, McDonald*, Giles*, Sinfield*, Fripp*
2:24
aThe Dream
bThe Illusion
D2Trio
ViolinDavid Cross
Written-ByBruford*, Cross*, Wetton*, Fripp*
5:36
D3In The Court Of The Crimson King
VocalsMichael Giles
Vocals, Flute, Keyboards, MellotronIan McDonald
Written-ByMcDonald*, Sinfield*
9:21
aThe Return Of The Fire Witch
bThe Dance Of The Puppets
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Notes

A Personal Selection by Robert Fripp for EG Records.

℗ 1975 Island Records Ltd on labels.
℗ 1976 Island Records Ltd on spine.

E.G. Music Ltd © 1969: Track A1, A4, D1, D3
E.G. Music Ltd © 1970: Track A2, C3-C5
E.G. Music Ltd © 1971: Track A3
E.G. Music Ltd © 1973: Track C2, 6C
E.G. Music Ltd © 1974: Track B1-B2, C1, D2

Track C6 title on label: 'Coda From Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part Two'
Track C6 title inside gatefold: 'Coda From Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part I'

Comes with a 20-page 11" square scrapbook, featuring a complete King Crimson diary and gig list (1969-74), full with cuttings and photographs (compiled by Robert Fripp).

Issued in a gatefold cover.
Both inner record sleeves are black or light blue, poly lined, and have pink Island label logos on the bottom of both sides.

This compilation is titled "The Young Persons' Guide To King Crimson" on the sleeve spine and "A Young Person's Guide To King Crimson" on the labels.

Cover paintings courtesy of The Portal Gallery, London

The runouts are stamped; the digit or digits before the string & HTM are etched.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): ISLD 7.1-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): ISLD 7.1-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C label): ISLD 7.2-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D label): ISLD 7.2-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 1): 34 ISLD 7-1A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 1): 26 ISLD 7-1B-1 1 HTM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 1): 39 ISLD 7-2A-1 HTM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 1): 25 ISLD 7-2B-1 HTM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 2): 46 ISLD 7-1A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 2): 28 ISLD 7-1B-1 HTM 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 2): 31 ISDL 7-2A-1 HTM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 2): 34 ISDL 7-2B-1 HTM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 3): 37 ISLD 7-1A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 3): 37 ISLD 7-1B-1 HTM 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 3): 36 ISLD 7-2A-1 HTM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 3): 25 ISLD 7-2B-1 HTM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 4): 21 ISLD 7-1A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 4): 17 ISLD 7-1B-1 HTM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 4): 17 ISLD 7-2A-1 HTM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 4): 20 ISLD 7-2B-1 HTM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, variant 5): 15 ISLD 7-1A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, variant 5): 7 ISLD 7-1B-1 HTM 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C runout, variant 5): 16 ISLD 7-2A-1 HTM 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D runout, variant 5): 16 ISLD 7-2B-1 HTM

Other Versions (5 of 54)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
The Young Persons' Guide To King Crimson (2×LP, Compilation, Gatefold)Island Records, Island Records, Island Records, Island Records89 497 XCT, 89 495 XT, 89 496 XT, 89 497 XDTGermany1975
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The Young Persons' Guide To King Crimson (2×LP, Compilation)Island Records89497-XDSpain1975
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The Young Persons' Guide To King Crimson (Cassette, Compilation, Double Durée)Island Records7579 003France1975
New Submission
The Young Persons' Guide To King Crimson (2×LP, Compilation)Island RecordsLAD 011Mexico1975
New Submission
A Young Persons' Guide To King Crimson (Cassette, Compilation)Island RecordsZC1D 107UK1975

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  • bling_laden's avatar
    bling_laden
    this lp is worth the price of admission just for the wonderful funky folk of the i talk to the wind unreleased version with judy dyble on vocals
    • Sinsonido's avatar
      Sinsonido
      I could be wrong but this may be the only King Crimson album I'm aware of that was originally mastered by Harry Moss. The dead wax is so narrow on side one that his HTM inscription is not included there.
      • ledyesmut's avatar
        ledyesmut
        Somebody knows a version that Side D is different, bringing an Oscar Peterson's songs?
        • alexanderkingtickle's avatar
          it should be noted that my copy says “Coda from Larks Tongues In Aspic Part 2” when it’s actually Part 1

          worth the price of admission alone just for the booklet!
          • 70sProgFan's avatar
            70sProgFan
            An absolutely classic collection here featuring so many of KC's standout moments.
            It's pointless listing my listing all of the tracks that I like as most people who are reading this will know all of the material anyway, but just for the hell of it I'm going to go with 'Starless' as my favourite; such a moody track that builds to marvellous crescendo.

            It's a wonderful collection and if you can't find/afford to buy the individual albums, this is the way to go.
            Simply brilliant! 👌👍
            • jenseman's avatar
              jenseman
              I think this is the pressing i have, but mine has light blue innersleeves with pink i and island records ltd.
              Cannot find another one like this.
              Could someone help me ?
              • papatrol's avatar
                papatrol
                I have/had the cassette version of this release. It came with the booklet and rapped like a LP with a little cut out for the cassette... and it was one cassette. So it was missing some tracks. Not sure which. Gonna have to find it. But I know it had the female vocal version of "I talk To The Wind".

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