The Court of the Crimson King (9:26)

Cover of The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson, Volume 1: 1969-1974 (disc 1)

From The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson, Volume 1: 1969-1974 (disc 1) and 10 other releases

“The Court of the Crimson King” is the fifth and final track from the British progressive rock band King Crimson’s debut album, In the Court of the Crimson King.
The track is dominated by a distinct riff performed on the Mellotron. The main part of the song is split up into 4 verses, divided by an instrumental section called “The Return of the Fire Witch”. The song climaxes at seven minutes, but continues with a little reprise (called “The Dance of the Puppets”), before ending on an abrupt and free time scale.

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  • RaditAndrogyny

    Kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnngggggg, aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

    3 Jul 8:08am Reply
  • micky67

    my 100,000th track played

    11 May 11:26am Reply
  • EDRORR

    Best KC song.

    2 May 6:06pm Reply
  • hessel-z

    In the court of the crimson kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnng aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhahahhh ahaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa [13]

    28 Apr 7:39am Reply
  • theorly64

    In the court of the crimson kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnng aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhahahhh ahaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa [12]

    28 Apr 2:23am Reply
  • nicolasbj

    In the court of the crimson kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnng aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhahahhh ahaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa [11]

    3 Mar 8:24pm Reply
  • LiamRandolph

    One of the best choruses I've ever heard!

    15 Feb 7:30pm Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    Classic King Crimson!

    2 Feb 8:46pm Reply
  • IgIanBarrett

    In the court of the crimson kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnng aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhahahhh ahaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa [10]

    9 Jan 1:49pm Reply
  • Philbitar

    Ooh that Mellotron!

    8 Jan 3:21pm Reply
  • IgIanBarrett

    Эпическое вступление в прогрессивный рок.

    5 Jan 9:57pm Reply
  • AnaalForsage

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH

    1 Jan 1:34am Reply
  • thebobx

    IN THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGG AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHHHHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHH

    27 Dec 2014 Reply
  • radio_face

    We likey.

    6 Dec 2014 Reply
  • wiseblood-

    One of the greatest songs of ALL TIMES!

    2 Dec 2014 Reply
  • RomanyDagger

    In the court of the crimson kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnng aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhahahhh ahaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa [8]

    2 Nov 2014 Reply
  • dawoodb

    In the court of the crimson kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnng aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhahahhh ahaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa [7]

    7 Oct 2014 Reply
  • lukasz_pulawski

    Majestic [2]

    17 Sep 2014 Reply
  • VasilySavush

    Эта песня - настоящий бриллиант

    11 Jul 2014 Reply
  • WheckYeah

    In the court of the crimson kiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinnnnng aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhahahhh ahaahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa [6]

    2 Jun 2014 Reply
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