Starless and Bible Black

Release date
25 May 2004
Running length
8 tracks
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1 The Great Deceiver 4:03 35,703
2 Lament 4:05 37,262
3 We'll Let You Know 3:42 30,282
4 The Night Watch 4:40 37,246
5 Trio 5:41 28,319
6 The Mincer 4:09 26,682
7 Starless and Bible Black 9:11 29,344
8 Fracture 11:11 31,869

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Bill Bruford - drums
David Cross - violin, viola, keyboards
Robert Fripp - guitar, mellotron, devices
John Wetton - bass, vocals

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  • MisterJunior

    Took a while for this one to get its hooks in me but once it did it became one of the ones I listen to most. Loved this lineup.

    1 Mar 3:44am Reply
  • levonpoe

    This was were i got interested in OF. Bill Bruford was formerly with YES, and i listened to see what directions musically he was going. Did not expect the explosions of sound that are displayed on this. side one was like walking into a think tank where all the guys are genius level and in just trying to catch up. The music was rock, electronic, some hints of jazz and classical. Very ambitious. Side 2 - rules of music are thrown out the window nd run over by a back truck

    18 Feb 2013 Reply
  • striker2117

    I've always loved Lament's slow, melodic intro that leads into its jagged, disjoint ending.

    29 Jun 2012 Reply
  • silverlage

    Magnifico...t7b...where are the album covers?

    8 Nov 2011 Reply
  • dannmarks

    mk741 wrote: The bass on We'll Let You Know is stunning. Hey you are right. This has always been a favorite song but I just never thought about what great work the bass was doing here. I guess I just took it for granted.

    23 Oct 2011 Reply
  • dr_bun

    The Night Watch is breathteaking

    20 Sep 2011 Reply
  • mk741

    The bass on We'll Let You Know is stunning.

    19 Aug 2011 Reply
  • swisa112

    Great album !

    27 Jul 2011 Reply
  • Seederman

    King Crimson also proves they are jackoffs for refusing to permit their album art on this site. Fripp has always been a jerk in this way, fighting even the most inoffensive incidents of 'fair use'. He's been this way for decades; he used to rail against the injustice of bootlegs.

    18 Jul 2011 Reply
  • progtrance7


    29 Mar 2011 Reply
  • Kucper888

    Larks'<Starless<Lizard<THRAK<Red<In the court

    18 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Vascule

    Heard it for the first time the other day. Good stuff, but I've got a few more listens to go before really getting it.

    13 Nov 2010 Reply
  • ZestyZach

    Except for fracture that is.

    11 Jul 2010 Reply
  • masja-tv


    21 Jun 2010 Reply
  • ZestyZach

    This album is so forgettable for me idk why. every other kc album has such an impact. Oh well

    21 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Twentyonetwelve

    strangely fond of this one. been a while since i gave it some love

    7 Jun 2010 Reply
  • TheWorstTaste

    This is pretty fucked up, yep.

    11 Mar 2010 Reply
  • szymonpl

    King crimson starless and bible black

    6 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Smekermann

    nigga you crazy, wetton's fuckin awesome

    6 Dec 2009 Reply
  • ledheadtaylor

    lol would be better if it was instrumental /shrug

    27 Nov 2009 Reply
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