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5.0 out of 5 stars The Messiah..., 22 Nov. 2011
This review is from: In The Wake Of Poseidon - 30th Anniversary Edition (Audio CD)
Bob Fripp was a kind of musical Messiah sending out his disciples after each album to spread the Prog Gospel far and wide. Greg Lake would be the latest to leave but not until helping to produce a Crimson Classic. ITWOP has been unfairly knocked over the years for being too like its older brother 'In The Court Of The Crimson King' Whilst there are some format similarities 'In The Wake' stands on its own as a superb progression rather than a watered down copy.

Starting quietly before exploding into 'Pictures Of A City' Crimson push musical bounds to the outer limits with this fantastic fusion track. Listen to the quiet interlude whilst driving at night...in a city; brilliant. 'Cadence and Cascade' offers some acoustic respite before the temperature rises again with the title track. Here Lake's vocals match Michael Giles' drumming masterclass.

'Catfood' is probably the band's best known work-a postmodern masterpiece, funny and horrific at the same time. (I actually saw them perform it on Top Of The Pop's-footage long since lost)

This is an album to return to again and again. One critic of the time mused 'If Wagner was alive today he would probably be working with King Crimson' I bet he would have had plenty of input into this great album.
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Initial post: 3 Oct 2015 14:38:26 BDT
Leftback says:
That Top of the Pops footage has since been found - checkout YouTube.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Oct 2015 13:14:23 BDT
P. Ronayne says:
Thanks Leftback, I will certainly take a look!
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