In the Court of the Crimson King (Expanded Edition)
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||21st Century Schizoid Man (Including "Mirrors")||King Crimson||7:22||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Talk to the Wind||King Crimson||6:05||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Epitaph (Including "March for No Reason" and "Tomorrow and Tomorrow")||King Crimson||8:46||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||Moonchild (Including "The Dream" and "The Illusion")||King Crimson||12:12||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||The Court of the Crimson King (Including "The Return of the Fire Witch" and "The Dance of the Puppets")||King Crimson||10:02||Album Only||View in iTunes|
||21st Century Schizoid Man (Radio Version)||King Crimson||6:41||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||I Talk to the Wind (Duo Version)||King Crimson||4:45||$1.29||View in iTunes|
||A Man a City (Live At the Fillmore West)||King Crimson||11:44||Album Only||View in iTunes|
King Crimson’s 1969 debut album is often considered the group’s best. It is the album that transformed psychedelia into progressive rock influenced by jazz and classical music. Prior adventurers such as The Moody Blues sound tame in comparison to the wild-eyed ambitions of “21st Century Schizoid Man.” The members all dominate their instruments, with Ian McDonald bringing the Mellotron to center stage along with his expansive saxophone work, while Robert Fripp takes the guitar beyond the blues and singer Greg Lake commands the mic.
Never thought I'd see Kin Crimson's catalog on iTunes. Buy this album now and don't look back. A masterpiece of progressive rock and one of Robert Fripp's most intense albums. Now if we could only get some of the more obscure KC albums on iTunes...
One of the greatest albums in the history of music is now on iTunes!!!!
Absolute Genius: Expanded 30th Anniv. Version
Of course, the musical content of this album needs no introduction or defense, but potential buyers may like to know that the three Crimson albums now available on iTunes are the 30th Anniversary editions with bonus tracks not included on the original releases. The remasters sound very good—crisp, with decent depth—and have additionally been “mastered for iTunes,” apparently meaning that the existing 30th anniv. remasters (done in late ’99-’00, according to the liner notes) have been tweaked for maximum impact in this digital format. I have all the newer 40th anniv. 2-disc reissues, original Atlantic vinyls--even some of the early-80s EG remasters on cassette--and these iTunes versions are still worth $12 each for hardcore fans, especially considering the new bonus tracks and the accompanying digital booklets. And for new listeners, this is a steal, considering that many "expanded edition” albums go for $15-20 or more.
Formed: 1969 in England
Genre: Prog-Rock/Art Rock
Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s