King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon

Article number: 633367910219
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  • 200-gram super-heavyweight vinyl
  • Reprint of original textured gatefold sleeve.
  • The original stereo mix of the 1970 classic
  • Newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp
  • Includes exclusive codes for 320kbps MP3 downloads of an original 1970 vinyl transfer

Recorded in the aftermath of King Crimson’s implosion in 1969, when two of its founding members unexpectedly quit the band, In the Wake Of Poseidon is an eclectic and experimental mix of bone-crunching riffs, Beatles-ish pop, tender ballads, soaring mellotron-drenched anthems and inscrutable atonal episodes. Highlights include Fripp’s savage guitar throughout Pictures Of A City and Greg Lake’s stunning vocal on the title track - his last with the group before his departure to form ELP. Thanks to the success of their 1969 debut, when In The Wake Of Poseidon was released in May 1970 it peaked at No.4 in the UK charts with one journalist proclaiming “If Wagner were alive today he’d work with King Crimson.”


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