Red [CD/DVD]

Red [CD/DVD]

by King CrimsonKing Crimson

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King Crimson fell apart once more, seemingly for the last time, as David Cross walked away during the making of this album. It became Robert Fripp's last thoughts on this version of the band, a bit noisier overall but with some surprising sounds featured, mostly out of the group's past -- Mel Collins' and Ian McDonald's saxes, Marc Charig's cornet, and Robin Miller's oboe, thus providing a glimpse of what the 1972-era King Crimson might have sounded like handling the later group's repertoire (which nearly happened). Indeed, Charig's cornet gets just about the best showcase it ever had on a King Crimson album, and the truth is that few intact groups could have gotten an album as good as Red together. The fact that it was put together by a band in its death throes makes it all the more impressive an achievement. Indeed, Red does improve in some respects on certain aspects of the previous album -- including "Starless," a cousin to the prior album's title track -- and only the lower quality of the vocal compositions keeps this from being as strongly recommended as its two predecessors. [The 2009 reissue features the bonus tracks "Red," "Fallen Angel," and "Providence," as well as a DVD of bonus material.]

Product Details

Release Date: 10/20/2009
Label: Discipline Us
UPC: 0633367400727
catalogNumber: 674007
Rank: 29230


Album Credits

Performance Credits

King Crimson   Primary Artist
Bill Bruford   Percussion,Drums
John Wetton   Bass,Vocals
Marc Charig   Cornet
Obin Miller   Oboe
Mel Collins   Soprano Saxophone
David Cross   Violin,Mellotron
Robert Fripp   Guitar,Mellotron
Ian McDonald   Alto Saxophone

Technical Credits

Bill Bruford   Composer
King Crimson   Producer
John Wetton   Composer
George Chkiantz   Engineer
David Cross   Composer
Robert Fripp   Composer
Richard Palmer-James   Composer
Steven Wilson   Producer
Sid Smith   Liner Notes

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