Red

Performers King Crimson

EG Records | October 14, 2011 | Compact Disc

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King Crimson fell apart once more, seemingly for the last time, as David Cross walked away during the making of this album. It became Robert Fripp's last thoughts on this version of the band, a bit noisier overall but with some surprising sounds featured, mostly out of the group's past -- Mel Collins' and Ian McDonald's saxes, Marc Charig's cornet, and Robin Miller's oboe, thus providing a glimpse of what the 1972-era King Crimson might have sounded like handling the later group's repertoire (which nearly happened). Indeed, Charig's cornet gets just about the best showcase it ever had on a King Crimson album, and the truth is that few intact groups could have gotten an album as good as Red together. The fact that it was put together by a band in its death throes makes it all the more impressive an achievement. Indeed, Red does improve in some respects on certain aspects of the previous album -- including "Starless," a cousin to the prior album's title track -- and only the lower quality of the vocal compositions keeps this from being as strongly recommended as its two predecessors. [The 2009 reissue features the bonus tracks "Red," "Fallen Angel," and "Providence," as well as a DVD of bonus material.] ~ Bruce Eder

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 14, 2011

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1975

Label Name: EG Records

UPC: 633367400727

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Red

Performers King Crimson

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: October 14, 2011

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1975

Label Name: EG Records

UPC: 633367400727


Title Track Time
0.DISC 1: --
1.Red --
2.Fallen Angel --
3.One More Red Nightmare --
4.Providence --
5.Starless --
6.Red [Trio Version] - (previously unreleased) --
7.Fallen Angel [Trio Version] - (previously unreleased) --
8.Providence [Full Version] --
0.DISC 2: --
1.Larks' Tongues in Aspic: Part II [Video] - (mono) --
2.Night Watch [Video], The - (mono) --
3.Lament [Video] - (mono) --
4.Starless [Video] - (mono) --

Editorial Notes

King Crimson fell apart once more, seemingly for the last time, as David Cross walked away during the making of this album. It became Robert Fripp's last thoughts on this version of the band, a bit noisier overall but with some surprising sounds featured, mostly out of the group's past -- Mel Collins' and Ian McDonald's saxes, Marc Charig's cornet, and Robin Miller's oboe, thus providing a glimpse of what the 1972-era King Crimson might have sounded like handling the later group's repertoire (which nearly happened). Indeed, Charig's cornet gets just about the best showcase it ever had on a King Crimson album, and the truth is that few intact groups could have gotten an album as good as Red together. The fact that it was put together by a band in its death throes makes it all the more impressive an achievement. Indeed, Red does improve in some respects on certain aspects of the previous album -- including "Starless," a cousin to the prior album's title track -- and only the lower quality of the vocal compositions keeps this from being as strongly recommended as its two predecessors. [The 2009 reissue features the bonus tracks "Red," "Fallen Angel," and "Providence," as well as a DVD of bonus material.] ~ Bruce Eder
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