King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King (Atlantic) 1969
1. "21st Century Schizoid
Man (including Mirrors)" (7:20)
"In the Court of the Crimson King" was King Crimson's 1969 debut album and is a a fantastic progressive rock album! What King Crimson succeeded in doing was removing the big blues-based influence that most rock was based on and started bringing in more jazz and classical influences. However, despite being a very progressive album, the band knew how to write a hook.
I don't know why, being the progressive rock fan I was, that I never really got heavily into King Crimson. Still, I always thought this was a gem. I had a poorly mastered version of this but I traded it off to get this newly remastered version that comes in a cd case that looks EXACTLY like the original gatefold record cover. I will probably add some more King Crimson to my collection eventually.