Following last year’s well-received 200 gram vinyl edition of 'In The Court Of The Crimson King', DGM & Panegyric are proud to present the second in a series of King Crimson high quality vinyl reissues. The album’s return to the 12” vinyl format is newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp. Manufactured on 200 gram super-heavyweight vinyl & housed in a reprint of the original stunning gatefold sleeve this edition also contains bonus MP3 codes giving access to a download of a transfer of an original 1970 pressing (in this case Robert Fripp’s personal file copy.) <br /> <br /> Line-up: Robert Fripp: guitar, mellotron & devices. Greg Lake: vocals. Michael Giles: drums. Peter Giles: bass. Keith Tippett: piano. Mel Colins: saxes & flute. Gordon Haskell: vocal. Peter Sinfield: words. <br /> <br /> King Crimson spent 1970 as a studio band recording a single ‘Catfood’ & two albums – ‘In The Wake Of Poseidon’ & ‘Lizard’. ‘Catfood’ was released in March – earning the band an appearance on British BBC TV flagship music show 'Top of the Pops'. 'Poseidon' followed in May. While McDonald & Giles had announced their intention to leave in December 1969 & Greg Lake would depart in April 1970, Giles & Lake appeared on the single & album with Peter Giles (formerly of Giles, Giles & Fripp) & incoming members Keith Tippett, Mel Collins & Gordon Haskell – alongside Fripp & Sinfield. As a result, the album shares some similarities in approach & sound to their debut 'In The Court Of The Crimson King” & has been a firm favourite among fans of the band since its initial release. Though working with a transitional line-up the album sounds remarkably cohesive. Like the debut album 'Poseidon' was self produced & displayed an increased confidence in the use of the recording studio. The breadth of material recorded is even broader than the debut. The short ‘Peace’ appears in 3 different settings bookending the album’s longer tracks. One of the band’s prettiest ballads ‘Cadence & Cascade’ leads into the powerful title track, while the album version of ‘Catfood’ is followed by ‘The Devil’s Triangle’ an ambitious sound collage that seems to owe more to contemporary classical & free jazz roots than any form of rock music. The short burst of 'In The Court Of The Crimson King' in the final part of the track eerily anticipates modern sampling techniques.