In the Court of the Crimson King

Release date
12 Oct 2009
Running length
31 tracks
Running time
198:03

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 21st Century Schizoid Man 7:21 133,067
2 I Talk to the Wind 6:05 158,944
3 Epitaph 8:48 122,349
4 Moonchild 12:14 89,014
5 The Court of the Crimson King 9:26 107,782
6 Moonchild (full version) 12:15 3,967
7 I Talk To The Wind (Duo Version) 5:01 3,639
8 I Talk To The Wind (Alternate Mix) 6:32 3,254
9 Epitaph (Backing Track) 8:57 3,300
10 Wind session 4:35 2,521
1 21st Century Schizoid Man (2009 Stereo Mix) 7:22 48
2 I Talk To The Wind (2009 Stereo Mix) 6:04 950
3 Epitaph (2009 Stereo Mix) 8:46 910
4 Moonchild (2009 Stereo Mix) 12:12 796
5 The Court Of The Crimson King (2009 Stereo Mix) 9:27 824
6 21st Century Schizoid Man (Original Master Edition 2004) 7:23 15
7 I Talk to the Wind (Original Master Edition 2004) 6:04 16
8 Epitaph (Original Master Edition 2004) 8:46 15
9 Moonchild (Original Master Edition 2004) 9:01 15
10 The Court Of The Crimson King (Original Master Edition 2004) 9:28 15
16 21st Century Schizoid Man (instrumental) 7:06 989
17 I Talk To The Wind (Studio Run Through) 4:22 495
18 Epitaph (Alternate Version) 9:27 477
19 Moonchild (Take 1) 2:23 540
20 The Court Of The Crimson King (Take 3) 7:13 426
21 21st Century Schizoid Man (live edit) 1:45 4

About this album

In the Court of the Crimson King is the 1969 debut album by the British progressive rock group King Crimson. The album is generally considered by many to be the launching point of progressive rock where blues-oriented rock was mixed together with jazzy and European symphonic elements. Maybe one of the all-time most influential albums. The Who’s Pete Townshend was quoted as calling the album “an uncanny masterpiece”.

The album was remastered and re-released on vinyl and CD several times during the 1980s and 1990s. The original stereo master tapes were finally located in a Virgin Records storage vault in 2003, leading to a much improved remastered CD version released in 2004.

Barry Godber (1946–1970), an artist and computer programmer, painted the album cover. Godber died in February 1970 of a heart attack, shortly after the album’s release. It would be his only painting, and is now owned by Robert Fripp.

Original Track Listing

Side one
1. “21st Century Schizoid Man” (Fripp, McDonald, Lake, Giles, Sinfield) – 7:21
including “Mirrors”
2. “I Talk to the Wind” (McDonald, Sinfield) – 6:05
3. “Epitaph” (Fripp, McDonald, Lake, Giles, Sinfield) – 8:47
including “March for No Reason” and “Tomorrow and Tomorrow”

Side two
1. “Moonchild” (Fripp, McDonald, Lake, Giles, Sinfield) – 12:13
including “The Dream” and “The Illusion”
2. “The Court of the Crimson King” (McDonald, Sinfield) – 9:25

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