Sunday, time for a classic!
"The Court of the Crimson King" is the fifth and final track from the British progressive rock band KING CRIMSONs debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King. Also released as a single, it reached #80 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts. Along with "Heartbeat", it is one of the band's only two charting singles in the United States. The band is out touring atm, yesterday they visited Stockholm :), more dates below.
KING CRIMSON are an English rock band formed in London in 1968. The band has undergone numerous formations throughout its history of which 21 musicians have been members; since 2016 it has consisted of Robert Fripp, Jakko Jakszyk, Tony Levin, Mel Collins, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison and Jeremy Stacey. 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.
The album is generally viewed as one of the first works to truly embody the progressive rock genre, where KING CRIMSON largely departed from the blues influences that rock music had been founded upon and mixed together jazz and classical symphonic elements. In his 1997 book Rocking the Classics, critic and musicologist Edward Macan notes that In the Court of the Crimson King "may be the most influential progressive rock album ever released". The Who's Pete Townshend was quoted as calling the album "an uncanny masterpiece". In the Q & Mojo Classic Special Edition PINK FLOYD & The Story of Prog Rock, the album came fourth in its list of "40 Cosmic Rock Albums". The album was named as one of Classic Rock magazine's "50 Albums That Built Prog Rock".
The album was remastered and re-released on vinyl and CD several times during the 1980s and 1990s. All of these versions were based on tape copies that were several generations removed from the originals. The original first-generation stereo master tapes were thought to be lost, but were finally located in a storage vault in 2003. This led to a much improved remastered CD version, released in 2004.
Enjoy today's tune.
Sep. 30, 2016, Stockholm, Filadelfiakyrkan
Oct. 01, 2016, Stockholm, Filadelfiakyrkan
Oct. 03, 2016, Hamburg Mehr! Theater
Nov. 02, 2016, Antwerp, Stadsschouwburg
Nov. 03, 2016, Antwerp, Stadsschouwburg
Nov. 05, 2016, Milano, Teatro degli Arcimboldi
Nov. 06, 2016, Milano, Teatro degli Arcimboldi
Nov. 08, 2016, Florence, Teatro Verdi
Nov. 09, 2016, Florence, Teatro Verdi
Nov. 11, 2016, Rome, Auditorium Conciliazione
Nov. 12, 2016, Rome, Auditorium Conciliazione
Nov. 14, 2016, Torino, Teatro Colosseo
Nov. 15, 2016, Torino, Teatro Colosseo
Nov. 17, 2016, Monte Carlo, Opéra Garnier
Nov. 18, 2016, Monte Carlo, Opéra Garnier
Nov. 21, 2016, Madrid, Madrid, Palacio de Congresos
Nov. 22, 2016, Madrid, Madrid Palacio de Congresos
Nov. 24, 2016, Barcelona, Catalonia Auditori del Forum
Nov. 25, 2016, Barcelona, Catalonia Auditori del Forum
Nov. 27, 2016, Marseille Le Silo
Nov. 30, 2016, Vienna, Museumsquartier
Dec. 01, 2016, Vienna, Museumsquartier
Dec. 03, 2016, Paris, Salle Pleyel
Dec. 04, 2016, Paris, Salle Pleyel
More info @
Official King Crimson Web
Sorry no Spotify on this one, will update if it's ever getting released!
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