5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Well worth a listen...with an open mind!,
By A Customer
This review is from: In the wake of Poseidon (Audio CD)
When I bought this album on Andy's stall on Cambridge market in 1970 (?) I was disappointed because it seemed to be a less striking copy of the band's first album, which had so captivated me: so I've never played it much. Lately I had cause to listen again - and it was a real treat. Yes, the songs, the structure of the album ape 'In the Court..'. But so many highlights...Robert Fripp's beautiful guitar on 'Peace' (someone reassure me that there are 2 guitars on the middle part - I can't play it), Keith Tippet's wild, manic piano on 'Catfood', the confirmation on 'Epitaph' that the mellotron sounds simultaneously smoother and more menacing than any synthesiser string sound, Sinfield's amazing, sometimes funny, lyrics. I'm so pleased to have rediscovered the album that I've ordered a copy on CD to go with the vinyl one. If you like 'In the Court of the Crimson King' forget about it temporarily and listen to this!