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King Crimson-Islands-'71 Classic Prog Rock-NEW LP 200gr

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King Crimson-Islands-'71 Classic Prog Rock-NEW LP 200gr 

King Crimson ‎– Islands
Discipline Global Mobile ‎– KCLP4, Panegyric ‎– KCLP4, Inner Knot ‎– KCLP4
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 200 grams
Prog Rock

    Format: LP
    Label: DGM / Panegyric
    Genre: Progressive

200 gram vinyl

Unique codes for MP3 downloads of transfer of Robert Fripp's original 1971 vinyl file copy pressing

DGM & Panegyric are proud to present the sixth in a series of King Crimson high quality vinyl reissues with the September. release of "Islands". 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 sleeve, with lyrics insert.

Islands was King Crimson's fourth studio album. First released in 1971, it was recorded at London's Command Studios in between numerous live gigs by the then newly-formed incarnation of the group. Augmented by string and woodwind players, as well as a female vocalist (the only occasion in the band's 45 year history), Islands builds upon material that possesses the familiar Crimson DNA as well as a new, distinctive identity all its own. Though pastoral in mood across much the album, "Ladies Of The Road presents an atypical blues-orientated track, while The Sailor's Tale contains one of Robert Fripp's most celebrated guitar solos. Shredding the rulebook, as it goes, it sounds utterly unlike anything previously heard on a Crimson album. Fripp himself observes "The solo was, and is, from some other world" Ultimately the guitar solo and its clattering coda is the leap from the symphonic and jazz stylings of the earlier albums into a spikier metallic soundworld that wouldn't be fully realised until the next studio album, Larks' Tongues In Aspic. After the release of Islands Robert Fripp would be the sole surviving founder member of King Crimson. Lyricist Peter Sinfield went on to work with ELP. Ian Wallace would spend several years working with Bob Dylan and Don Henley, while Boz Burrell would go on to help form Bad Company. Mel Collins continued & continues to be an in demand recording & live player having worked with innumerable artists including The Rolling Stones and Eric Clapton. In 2014 he was reunited with Robert Fripp as a member of the new seven-piece line-up.

A1     Formentera Lady     9:55
A2     Sailor's Tale     7:20
A3     The Letters     4:25
B1     Ladies Of The Road     5:29
B2     Prelude: Song Of The Gulls     4:14
B3     Islands     9:14

Companies, etc.

    Phonographic Copyright (p) – Robert Fripp
    Copyright (c) – Robert Fripp
    Published By – UMG Music Publishing Ltd.
    Recorded At – Command Studios
    Mastered At – Loud Mastering


    Bass Guitar, Lead Vocals, Other [Choreography] – Boz*
    Cornet – Mark Charig*
    Design [Cover], Painting – Peter Sinfield
    Double Bass [String Bass] – Harry Miller
    Drums, Percussion, Vocals – Ian Wallace
    Engineer – Andy Hendrikson*
    Flute, Flute [Bass], Saxophone, Vocals – Mel Collins
    Guitar, Mellotron, Harmonium [Peter's Pedal], Effects [Sundry Implements] – Robert Fripp
    Mastered By – Jonz*
    Oboe – Robin Miller
    Photography By – Robert Ellis (4)
    Piano – Keith Tippett
    Producer – King Crimson
    Soprano Vocals – Paulina Lucas
    Words By, Sounds, Other [Visions] – Peter Sinfield
    Written-By – Sinfield* (tracks: A1, A3, B1, B3), Fripp*

- The original stereo mix of the 1971 classic
- Newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp

- 200-gram super-heavyweight vinyl

Made in England.
Ⓟ & Ⓒ 2014 Robert Fripp.
Barcode and Other Identifiers

    Barcode: 633367910417
    Matrix / Runout (Side A): KCLP 4 A-1 JONZ LOUD
    Matrix / Runout (Side B): KCLP 4 B-1 JONZ LOUD

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