Exclusive Japanese Limited Edition reissue of this 2003 album packaged in a miniature LP sleeve featuring a free sticker. 2006.
and the ever-changing lineup of King Crimson continue to fascinate and challenge with The Power to Believe
. The albums opener is an a cappella version of the title track sweetly delivered by Adrian Belew
thats reprised three times later: once with jangling Eastern percussion and a soaring guitar; once as a sci-fi extravaganza that harkens to Crimson's glorious past; and finally as an a cappella closer. In between lies the disciplined, varied, and often mind-blowing playing one expects from these accomplished musicians. "Facts of Life" is dirty prog blues, while "Dangerous Curves" is like a low-key "Kashmir" until it rises to a metallic crescendo. Then there's the sarcastic "Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With," which finds Belew berating younger outfits for their lack of artistic ambition. --Dominic Wills