King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic [Discipline Global Mobile KCLLP5] (1973)

Released: 1973
Country: US
Label: Discipline Global Mobile
Catalog: KCLLP5
Genre: Rock

Ratings: C=M-; LP=M-

Note: 2020 Limited Edition, Reissue, Stereo, 200 Gram - A catalog number is not printed on this release, only on the hype sticker. This copy was sealed; seal broken to make this transfer - only played once.

T R A C K L I S T:
01 Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part One
02 Book Of Saturday
03 Exiles
04 Easy Money
05 The Talking Drum
06 Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part Two

Larks' Tongues In Aspic
King Crimson

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Album Review

Bruce Eder []

King Crimson reborn yet again -- the then-newly configured band makes its debut with a violin (courtesy of David Cross) sharing center stage with Robert Fripp's guitars and his Mellotron, which is pushed into the background. The music is the most experimental of Fripp's career up to this time -- though some of it actually dated (in embryonic form) back to the tail-end of the Boz Burrell-Ian Wallace-Mel Collins lineup. And John Wetton was the group's strongest singer/bassist since Greg Lake's departure three years earlier. What's more, this lineup quickly established itself as a powerful performing unit, working in a more purely experimental, less jazz-oriented vein than its immediate predecessor. ''Outer Limits music'' was how one reviewer referred to it, mixing Cross' demonic fiddling with shrieking electronics, Bill Bruford's astounding dexterity at the drum kit, Jamie Muir's melodic and usually understated percussion, Wetton's thundering yet melodic bass, and Fripp's guitar, which generated sounds ranging from traditional classical and soft pop-jazz licks to hair-curling electric flourishes.