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Release date: 12 October 1969
Style: Progressive rock

Rating:

9.1 | 355 votes

Owners:

445 have it
42 want it


01. 21st Century Schizoid Man
    1 - Mirrors
02. I Talk To The Wind
03. Epitaph
    1 - March For No Reason
    2 - Tomorrow And Tomorrow
04. Moonchild
    1 - The Dream
    2 - The Illusion
05. The Court Of The Crimson King
    1 - The Return Of The Fire Witch
    2 - The Dance Of The Puppets

Top 20 albums of 1969: 1
Top 200 albums of all time: 18

Lyrics (5)


Additional info
[40th Anniversary Series bonus tracks]
06. Moonchild [full version]
07. I Talk To The Wind [duo version]
08. I Talk To The Wind [alternate mix]
09. Epitaph [backing track]
10. Wind Session

[40th Anniversary Series Disc II: Original Master Edition 2004]
01. 21st Century Schizoid Man
02. I Talk To The Wind
03. Epitaph
04. Moonchild
05. The Court Of The Crimson King
[bonus tracks]
06. 21st Century Schizoid Man [instrumental]
07. 21st Century Schizoid Man [BBC Session]
08. I Talk To The Wind [BBC Session]
09. The Court Of The Crimson King Part 1 [mono single version]
10. The Court Of The Crimson King Part 2 [mono single version]

[40th Anniversary Series DVD-A: MLP Lossless 5.1 Surround Sound, DTS 5.1 Digital Surround, MLP Lossless Stereo, PCM Stereo 2.0, Original Master Edition 2004]
01. 21st Century Schizoid Man
02. I Talk To The Wind
03. Epitaph
04. Moonchild
05. The Court Of The Crimson King

[Additional Audio Content]
01. Moonchild [full version]
02. I Talk To The Wind [duo version]
03. I Talk To The Wind [alternate mix]
04. Epitaph [backing track]
05. Wind Session

[The Alternate Album]
01. 21st Century Schizoid Man [instrumental]
02. I Talk To The Wind [studio run through]
03. Epitaph [alternate version]
04. Moonchild [take 1]
05. The Court Of The Crimson King [take 3]

+ 21st Century Schizoid Man [video]

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Don Martin - 08.05.2010 at 23:10  
Rating: 10 Bought this on LP recently, sounds godly!
Introspekrieg - 08.05.2010 at 23:23  
 
Written by Don Martin on 08.05.2010 at 23:10

Bought this on LP recently, sounds godly!


I envy you... I wish I had a record player.
Don Martin - 08.05.2010 at 23:40  
Rating: 10
Written by Introspekrieg on 08.05.2010 at 23:23

Written by Don Martin on 08.05.2010 at 23:10

Bought this on LP recently, sounds godly!


I envy you... I wish I had a record player.

Poor sod, everything (literally) sounds better on vinyl.
Introspekrieg - 22.06.2010 at 20:37  
  Just heard the new Kanye West song... I can't believe it samples 21st Century Schizoid Man
Zuzuz0r - 22.06.2010 at 20:51  
 
Written by Introspekrieg on 22.06.2010 at 20:37

Just heard the new Kanye West song... I can't believe it samples 21st Century Schizoid Man


But he doesn't let it finish?
Uirapuru - 07.07.2010 at 06:59  
  Jesus.. this album is stunning. What a progressive mark
Wayakin - 19.08.2010 at 19:55  
Rating: 10 Classic.
Kenos - 03.02.2011 at 21:22  
  Legendary.
(((O))) - 07.02.2011 at 17:27  
  A classic, 21st Century Schizoid Man is amazing.
PrimalAntagonist - 10.02.2011 at 08:57  
  Godly Musicianship!
Kenos - 17.02.2011 at 21:57  
  I can't believe that someone rated 1. Oh, I'm really sorry if this old ugly vapid non-metal album ain't true death viking harsh melodic transgressive enough for your tastes. Really really sorry.
Ludicus - 24.02.2011 at 17:59  
Rating: 10
Quote:
I can't believe that someone rated 1. Oh, I'm really sorry if this old ugly vapid non-metal album ain't true death viking harsh melodic transgressive enough for your tastes. Really really sorry.


oh noes it ain't blackened crossover doomgrind gorecore
@gent_-_orange - 21.03.2011 at 02:23  
  Not saying that this is a bad album or a bad band but why is king crimson on this site?
R'Vannith - 21.03.2011 at 13:08  
Rating: 9
Written by @gent_-_orange on 21.03.2011 at 02:23

Not saying that this is a bad album or a bad band but why is king crimson on this site?


King Crimson's albums, this one in particular, are sometimes referred to as 'proto-metal'. Also the impact this album had on 'Progressive' music is seen as fundamental to the genre, which would include Progressive Metal.
Introspekrieg - 21.03.2011 at 21:36  
 
Written by @gent_-_orange on 21.03.2011 at 21:02

Not saying that this is a bad album or a bad band but why is king crimson on this site?


Have you ever listened to Red?
@gent_-_orange - 21.03.2011 at 21:46  
 
Written by Introspekrieg on 21.03.2011 at 21:36

Written by @gent_-_orange on 21.03.2011 at 21:02

Not saying that this is a bad album or a bad band but why is king crimson on this site?


Have you ever listened to Red?


It just sounds like prog rock to me ( not that its a bad thing ) but i guess its all opinions i suppose.
saw_you_drown - 05.05.2011 at 01:40  
Rating: 10 This may be THE perfect progressive rock album from the true fathers of the genre. I am quite impressed that this site features a small and discerning selection of non-metal bands and albums. Although King Crimson doesn't sound "metal," the epic and conceptual nature of In the Court of the Crimson King set a precedent that was eventually embraced by metal bands like Edge of Sanity, Opeth and Orphaned Land (to name just a few), and neo-progressive acts like Dream Theater, Pain of Salvation, Devin Townsend, Porcupine Tree, and Fates Warning. Thanks Metal Storm and, most of all, thanks King Crimson!
Nerevarine - 16.05.2011 at 14:19  
Rating: 9 Can't believe this album is better rated than Red.
Being and Time - 19.06.2011 at 17:05  
 
Written by Nerevarine on 16.05.2011 at 14:19

Can't believe this album is better rated than Red.

That's an interesting opinion. Why do you say that? [I'm not looking to make you angry or anything-- I just want to hear your opinion. I love both records, but I would say that Red is far more accessible to the listener than In the Court... if that helps you come to grips with why people may like this record more.]
Lit. - 27.12.2011 at 03:16  
  To quote a Dr.Thaddeus Venture:
"No, no, no, you're not ready to step into The Court of the Crimson King. At this stage in your training an album like that could turn you into an evil scientist."
John Shock - 11.10.2012 at 02:28  
  I love it! It's on the top of Prog/Experimental albums for sure. \m/
Long live The Court Of The Crimson King!
I love 21st Century Schizoid Man and Epitaph specially!
Remo2012 - 26.12.2012 at 03:24  
Rating: 10 Impressive album.
Nick K. - 09.06.2013 at 18:23  
  Legendary Album, altough i do not understand why its on MS. Probably of the Impact it had on other bands, i guess.
NightMareX1 - 17.11.2013 at 13:21  
Rating: 10 It's perhaps the mark that put a real start in the progressive rock era (even though proto-prog bands were great and all). It's not that uncommon for a band like this to be on MetalStorm since this is one, if not the, best metal communities in the internet (in a matter of taste and behavior, i guess).

Really great that metal fans can appreciate other genres.
RavenEffect - 11.08.2014 at 11:47  
Rating: 10 It's probably the best eclectic/experimental Prog album of all time.
_deepblack - 25.09.2014 at 23:21  
Rating: 10 The first album of king crimson like a new door to progressive genre in every track its like they have a special odd scent that its all over the album and a sadness that is always moving and its alive but it doesnt bother you but like flowing river takes u through world emotions and the music with all that jazz and electronics is very very unique

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