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Product Details

  • Audio CD (December 20, 2004)
  • Original Release Date: January 1, 2005
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Discipline Us
  • ASIN: B00065MDSG
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (209 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,366 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part One
2. Book Of Saturday
3. Exiles
4. Easy Money
5. The Talking Drum
6. Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part Two

Editorial Reviews

Fripp's guitar met with the violent violin work of David Cross on this 1973 LP, recorded after this lineup had been touring like crazy in late '72. Wetton's melodic bass, Bruford's maniacal drums and the stellar percussion work of Jamie Muir rounded out this killer Crimson incarnation; they do both parts of the title piece; Exiles; Easy Money , and the rest of the LP, all beautifully remastered!

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WIth that being said, you can guess all I will do is say how great an album this is.
bubbula
The music is highly complex, progressive, way above of what most classic rock bands were doing at the same time.
Walter Schargel
For ALL Robert Fripp fans, Crimson's "Larks Tongues in Aspic" is the epitome of Crimson at their absolute best.
Pacific808

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96 of 104 people found the following review helpful By Michael Stack VINE VOICE on November 4, 2005
Format: Audio CD
Once again, King Crimson shifted lineups, only this time it was far more dramatic-- after having toured without lyricist Peter Sinfield, the entire band left, leaving Fripp on his own. A blessing in disguise, the band that assembled for this recording was full of such musical muscle and subtlety that they were able to turn out what may be the best of the King Crimson material (its a tough call, there's a number of stunning albums by them). This is also the first Crimson formation not to feature a saxaphone. Joining Robert Fripp (guitar, mellotron) are David Cross (violin, viola, mellotron), John Wetton (bass, vocals), Bill Bruford (drum kit), and Jamie Muir (percussion). Lyrics this time were handled by Richard Palmer-James-- getting away from the imagery of Peter Sinfield allowed the band's songs to flourish in different fashions.

But also allowing the band to flourish is the delicate balance they created-- Muir as a percussionist would play everything from mouth harps, thumb pianos, and chains slamming against gongs created his own dynamics without the influence of everyone else, likewise Bill Bruford at the kit could manage both power and subtlety, whereas Cross' violin and Wetton's bass were in opposition, both in register and in expressiveness-- Wetton is a brutally aggressive bass player. Fripp somehow counterbalanced all of this.

In many ways, this is also the band shedding their progressive rock leanings in terms of the traditional "prog" sound-- there's not the emphasis on harmonied instruments, mellotrons, etc. The approach is a lot cleaner and in many ways far less limiting.
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43 of 45 people found the following review helpful By Roger Page Lennon on July 4, 2006
Format: Audio CD
Along with Islands and Starless and Bible Black(see my review) this is the absolute peak of King Crimson. In 1972 King Crimson (the Peter Sinfield era) completely dissintegrated after a disasterous tour that produced the subpar live album Earthbound. Many believed this to be the end of King Crimson. However this was not the case a year later Larks Tongues in Aspic was released to the world and what an album it is. Completely departing from Crimsons former somber symphonic style, Lark's is an avant garde masterpiece that is absolutely drenched in darkness as well as beauty. Kicking off with the blueprint to every extended instrumental King Crimson has done since is LTIA part 1. This song show Fripps new found approach to songwriting, slowly building tension that ends with an explosive climax. The entire song is a roller coaster of sounds ranging from David Cross's beautiful(and more than a little sinister) violin soloes to Fripps Sabbathesque guitar passages, this song is more than a little strange. Even stranger is the fact that the song is followed up by a short ballad(Book Of Saturdays) that is the complete musical oppisite of the opening song. Exiles follows and is the second best song off the album. This song like the last song is a wonderful ballad driven by violin, mellotron, and Fripps acoustic guitar. John Wetton does a great job with the vocals. Easy Money is a fantastic rocker loaded with distortion and a great solo from Fripp. The Talking Drum is pretty much just an extended intro for the final song on the album but its a great build up. The closing song is LTIA part 2 which in my humble opinion is King Crimsons best instrumental. Alternating between heavy distorted passages and an absolutely awe inspiring interlude, this song is the reason i bought the album.Read more ›
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47 of 54 people found the following review helpful By Bill Your 'Free Form FM Print DJ on May 2, 2001
Format: Audio CD
Ten to 15 albums in rock history are unlike anything that came before them, and have never been matched. Lark's Tounges In Aspic is one of them.
King Crimson created a strange mix of Stravinsky, Jungle Grooves and abstract jazz here. The title suite builds from little nature noises to a wrecking ball Les Paul riff to an eccentric, thorny funk. Each part sounds like nothing else in popular music; yet it all fits together as organically as the verse, bridge and courus of a Brill Building song.
Book Of Saturday and Exiles are ballads--in theory. But the lyrics are so filled with wry twists, and the playing is so angular, any equation with pop proves absurd a few seconds into a first listen. The two songs seem to form a genre of their very own.
The second half of the album-"Easy Money," "Talking Drum," and the second part of the title track-further experiment with the hybrids layed out on the first half. Jazz solos are played over strange animal noises. The violin is given a Mozart-like line while gongs are banged with chains. It is incredibly wierd, incredibly fresh and incrediably brilliant.
If you are sick of the same old sounds, try this. "But its from 1973!" you say.
Yes, but rock has yet to catch up to Larks Tounges In Aspic.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By D. A. Rich on November 24, 2012
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
This is a review of the Fifteen (15) Disc 40th Anniversary Box.

First, a few notes about the album proper (if you are familiar with the album, by all means, skip ahead). Larks' Tongues In Aspic, King Crimson's fifth studio album (released nearly forty years ago, in 1973), is the first of three studio albums featuring what many -- including this reviewer -- consider to be Crimson's finest line-up of musicians, the mid-1970s trio of founding member Robert Fripp (guitars and mellotron), John Wetton (vocals [Crimson's best vocalist other than Greg Lake] and bass) and Bill Bruford (drums [fresh off recording Yes' Fragile and Close To The Edge]). Joining them as Crimson members on this album are David Cross (violin and flute [Cross also appeared as a guest on Red]) and Jamie Muir (percussion and "all sorts" [of sounds]). This quintet only performed together for one tour and this one album. Other than possibly Crimson's incredible debut album, and arguably Red and Discipline, Larks' Tongues may well be Crimson's best effort, and is one of the most outstanding, and certainly one of the most unique, of the so-called "progressive rock" albums of the 1970s. If I could listen to only one Crimson album - this would be it. This is not, however, music for the faint of heart. It is an amalgam of hard rock, folk, classical and more than all of the foregoing, free form jazz. In fact, listening to the improvisations featured on this set reminded me of the Mahavishnu Orchestra (although as virtuosic as the playing is here, it is a notch below the Mahavishnu band).
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Should I wait for surround sound release?
Im also waiting for the release date for more 40th anniversary releases, the ones out already are great and I think you really should wait as I am too :)
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