10 Songs, 1 Hour 1 Minute


Mastered for iTunes


Mastered for iTunes

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
40 Ratings
40 Ratings
freethinkinman ,

Best of the "primary color” KC trifecta

This album was a significant detour for KC as the Belew influence gave some tracks (Elephant Talk, Thela Hun Ginjeet) a frat party friendly sound that no previous lineup brought. More in league with the Talking Heads or the Police than their more expansive and improvisational offerings of the ’70’s. Not better or worse, in my opinion, just different. This album greatly adds to the lore of the band, and paves the way for the other greatest offering of the Belew-based lineup - Thrak ! I’d expect fans of Bowie, Yes, Genesis, Rush,…to LOVE this album ! Difficult to recommend one or two tracks, as this is an album with a theme that unfolds, culminating in the title track. Undoubtedly Fripp would also want you to experience the album as one event, start to finish, and that’s truly my suggestion !

Guitarist729 ,

Tool fans listen up!

Wow... beside the astounding fact that this progressive rock masterpiece is now available in this format with bonus tracks, listen to the massive influence modern- futurists Tool derived from this record. I'm positive Danny Carey would concur!!

Kerouaction ,


Brilliant in 1981, brilliant now. "The Sheltering Sky" is probably my favorite-ever Crimson song.

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