Release date
4 Oct 2010
Running length
6 tracks
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1 Formentera Lady 10:20 36,488
2 Sailor's Tale 7:30 35,420
3 The Letters 4:29 34,748
4 Ladies of the Road 5:34 38,010
5 Prelude: Song of the Gulls 4:15 28,002
6 Islands 11:52 34,203

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  • hessel-z

    I can't believe why I didn't start listening to this earlier... this is stunning.

    5 hours ago Reply
  • dr_bun

    underrated crimson album, my favourite of the first four

    27 Jul 8:56pm Reply
  • MisterJunior

    Yes, there's definitely a classical influence on this one, particularly on "Song of the Gulls" and the title track, which are both just absolutely beautiful pieces that lend themselves nicely to quiet introspection and reflection. I think Islands has my favorite album cover in the King Crimson catalog too.

    15 Jun 3:27am Reply
  • Ennish

    @MisterJunior: There's also that symphonic/classical influence on Islands that the band experimented with as well, which is what I think makes it such a unique album compared to the rest of the band's work.

    2 May 3:36pm Reply
  • MisterJunior

    @Ennish Great thoughts on Islands. I've never understood why this one and Lizard get so much criticism from fans and music journalists alike. These two albums show off the jazz influence on King Crimson better than any other. I'd love to witness the band doing some Islands material at a live show.

    2 May 3:28pm Reply
  • Ennish

    I will defend this album until the day I die. It's an absolutely underrated album among the King Crimson pantheon, and probably among classic prog releases in general as well. It's definitely in my list of top 3 Crimson albums, and it was an absolute pleasure to witness the band playing "Sailor's Tale" and "The Letters" in person back in 2014.

    2 May 1:05am Reply
  • RomanyDagger

    Weird album.

    6 Apr 8:30pm Reply
  • mauesndkj

    One of those "why the fuck is that so underrated" albums (2)

    5 Mar 12:12am Reply
  • Faacto99

    Such a great album. The title track is beautiful and the combination of jazz, rock, and classical music is excellent. Definitely my favorite album out of the King Crimson catalog.

    15 Feb 7:16pm Reply
  • WatsonPepeLives

    Lyrical, scruffy, chaotic...unique

    31 Dec 2014 Reply
  • arkafloydechoes

    You can not upload the cover because Robert Fripp has a pact with Last fm that they will not share his music or art or anything related. Fripp doesn't want his music to be shared over internet.

    9 May 2014 Reply
  • gabriel_th

    Tastes like sex

    15 Apr 2014 Reply
  • MisterJunior

    This one's definitely slept on. Best Crimson album for late night listening.

    1 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Amq42

    Beautiful ending.

    7 Dec 2013 Reply
  • endrju85

    The more I listen to this album the more I like it...

    15 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Mat-Pooneil

    Not their best, but their most "exotic" album

    21 May 2013 Reply
  • quantumman

    I don't mean to sound like a hippy, but this is "so chill," at least to me.

    24 Feb 2013 Reply
  • filas312

    One of those "why the fuck is that so underrated" albums.

    4 Feb 2013 Reply
  • chzephyrus

    why I can't load the cover?! [4]

    24 Jan 2013 Reply
  • charlieLaRossa

    Probably my single favorite album ever.

    10 Jan 2013 Reply
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