I felt compelled to write a review that might underline the fact that this is a book accessible to all, not just hard core fans of 'The Crim' and dyed-in-the-wool prog rockers!
I'm not your typical King Crimson fan, but I believe it is rare to find a rock biography with such a stunningly ebullient and charismatic narrative style. Sid Smith carries the reader along, page after page, handling every twist and turn of the group's progress with care, decency, and not a little wit. At some point during my reading of 'In the Court Of King Crimson', I became quite a fan of the group, no doubt helped by the previously unpublished photographs and the in-depth interviews with even the most obscure band members!
To sum up: I would recommend In the Court Of King Crimson for anyone who has even the vaguest interest in 'The Crim'. It's a smashing read, and has had the knock on effect of boosting their record sales in Kent by two albums.