On October 10, 1969.

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On October 10, 1969, “Island” label released “In the Court of the Crimson King” the debut album by King Crimson.  It was recorded July – August 1969, at the “Wessex Sound Studios”, in London, and was produced by King Crimson. “In the Court of the Crimson King”  is regarded to be one of the most important albums not only of the progressive rock, but of rock music in general. In the 2007 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”.

Personnel:

  • Robert Fripp – guitars, production
  • Michael Giles – drums, percussion, backing vocals, production
  • Greg Lake – lead vocals, bass guitar, production
  • Ian McDonald – woodwinds (saxophone, flute, clarinet, bass clarinet), keyboards (mellotron, harpsichord, piano, organ), vibraphone, backing vocals, production
  • Peter Sinfield – lyrics, illumination, production

Track listing

  1. 21st Century Schizoid Man – Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Greg Lake, Michael Giles, Peter Sinfield
  2. I Talk to the Wind – Ian McDonald, Peter Sinfield
  3. Epitaph – Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Greg Lake, Michael Giles, Peter Sinfield
  4. Moonchild – Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Greg Lake, Michael Giles, Peter Sinfield
  5. The Court of the Crimson King – Ian McDonald, Peter Sinfield

 

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