11 Songs, 52 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

After the departure of three founding members, Robert Fripp and Peter Sinfield assumed expanded roles for In the Wake of Poseidon. In the snarling proto-punk assault of “Pictures of a City,” King Crimson foreshadows grunge, but they are quick to balance the mood with “Cadence and Cascade,” a sliver acoustic folk as seamless as a glass vase. “The Devil’s Triangle” is the album’s intricate centerpiece. Listeners who venture through its cloudbank of mellotron and strings are rewarded with a finale of eruptive psychedelia.

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EDITORS’ NOTES

After the departure of three founding members, Robert Fripp and Peter Sinfield assumed expanded roles for In the Wake of Poseidon. In the snarling proto-punk assault of “Pictures of a City,” King Crimson foreshadows grunge, but they are quick to balance the mood with “Cadence and Cascade,” a sliver acoustic folk as seamless as a glass vase. “The Devil’s Triangle” is the album’s intricate centerpiece. Listeners who venture through its cloudbank of mellotron and strings are rewarded with a finale of eruptive psychedelia.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
26 Ratings
26 Ratings
JMP Fritz ,

Not their best.

This is pretty much In the Court of the Crimson King part two. The songs are not as strong as the songs from their first album. Not saying that it is a bad album because it is far from bad. The best songs from the album are “Pictures of the City”, “Cadence and Cascade”, and the weird but enjoyable “Cat Food”. I am not a big fan of the title track which is pretty much an inferior version of “Epitaph” or the “The Devils Triangle”. One good thing about this album is that it still had Michael Giles on drums because he gives a great performance if not better than the first album. Great album, but there are better Crimson albums.

paw paw negro blow torch ,

Rediscovered this masterpeice

Back when In the Wake of Posiden first came out, I was a little dissapointed because I wanted m ore of In the Court of the Crimson King. I can apprecieate this music so much more now, though, now that I'm not a teenager with narrow tastes. I saw King Croimspon live a few nights ago and they played a killer rendition of "Picutes of a City".

Hector V. The One ,

Time Has Flown By

I remember this from my childhood (eight year old) beginning to learn to play the guitar,In The Wake Of Poseidon was and is still my favorite from the album.These guys along with Yes,ELP,and The Dregs shaped the way I listened to music for life (very genre free) I love Music and listening to any music from the pass takes me back in memory of times with loved ones who are no longer here and some times I sit on the patio headphones on looking into the blue sky and do just that (go back in time) This is great Music,Peace
Hector V. (The One)

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