King Crimson

In The Court Of The Crimson King (50th Anniversary Edition)

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2LP : 200 Gram Vinyl. 2019 Steven Wilson Mix plus Alternate album featuring tracks mixed by Steven Wilson and David Singleton.

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King Crimson are an English progressive rock band formed in London in 1968. King Crimson have been influential both on the early 1970s progressive rock movement and many contemporary artists. Although the band has undergone numerous formations throughout its history, Robert Fripp is the only consistent member of the group and is considered the band's leader and driving force. The band has earned a large cult following. They were ranked No. 87 on VH1's 100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. Although considered to be a seminal progressive rock band (a genre characterised by extended instrumental sections and complex song structures), they have often distanced themselves from the genre: as well as influencing several generations of progressive and psychedelic rock bands, they have also been an influence on subsequent alternative metal, hardcore and experimental/noise musicians.

In the Court of the Crimson King (subtitled An Observation by King Crimson) is the debut album from the English rock band King Crimson, released on 10 October 1969 on Island Records in England and Atlantic Records in America. The album is one of the first and most influential of the progressive rock genre, where the band largely combined blues influences that rock music was founded upon with elements of jazz, classical, and symphonic music.

The album reached No. 5 on the UK Albums Chart and No. 28 on the US Billboard 200, where it was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America.
LP 1: 2019 mixes
Side A
1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 I Talk To The Wind
3 Epitaph
Side B
4 Moonchild
5 The Court Of The Crimson King
Mixed by Steven Wilson
LP2: The Alternate Album
Side C
1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 I Talk To The Wind
3 Epitaph
Side D​
1 Epitaph
2 Moonchild
3 The Court of the Crimson King
4 21st Century Schizoid Man
Side C1, D1 mixed by David Singleton, 2019
All other tracks mixed by Steven Wilson, 2019
Side C
1 Morgan studios June 1969 take with Greg Lake vocal overdubs from Wessex August 1969 &
Jakko Jakszyk/Mel Collins August 2019 overdubs
2 Alternate 2019 mix
3 Alt. take - 2019 mix
Side D
1 Vocals isolated/highlighted, 2019 mix
2 Take 1, 2019 mix
3 Morgan studios, June 1969 take, 2019 mix
4 Trio version, 2019 mix

3CD & Blu-Ray: First time on Blu-Ray for this iconic album with all new mixes in stereo and 5.1, original album mixes and a multitude of extras all in Hi-Resolution. CDs: 3 CDs present the 2019 mixes in stereo and instrumental forms, an expanded alternate album and the original album mix – also with additional tracks. Packaged in two gatefold sleeves with booklet in a rigid exterior slipcase.