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A pivotal recording in the development of King Crimson,
By A Customer
This review is from: Larks Tongues in Aspic (Audio CD)
This album dates from the time when Robert Fripp managed to put the frustations and false starts of preceding line-ups behind him, and the group began to realise it's full potential. A completely new line-up that saw drummer Bill Bruford and bassist John Wetton thrown against the acoustic eccentricities of percussionist Jamie Muir and violinist David Cross, with Fripp himself very much acting as the fulcrum. The compositions are of the highest standard, from the fiendish complexities of "Larks Part 1", and "Larks Part 2", the comparative simplicity but effectiveness of "Talking Drum", and "Book Of Saturday" which could almost be called a ballad. This album in particular shows levels of light and shade that were absent in later releases. The original CD revealed hidden depths and delights obscured on the original vinyl release, and this re-mastered version cleans up even more gems and brings them to the fore. An essential purchase, even if, like me, you already own two copies!