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King Crimson Islands (200g Vinyl) KCLP4 LP
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FormatVinyl LP
Ordering NumberKCLP4
Barcode633367910417
labelDGM
Release date15/09/2014
salesrank204

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      Robert Fripp:­ guitar & mellotron Mel Collins: saxes & flute Boz Burrell: bass & vocals Ian Wallace: drums Peter Sinfield: words, sounds & visions with Keith Tippett: Piano Paulina Lucas – soprano Robin Miller: oboe Mark Charig: cornet Harry Miller: string bass

      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.

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      LP 1
      • Side A
        • 1.Formentera Lady10:17
        • 2.Sailor’s Tale 07:34
        • 3.The Letters04:29
      • Side B
        • 4.Ladies Of The Road05:34
        • 5.Prelude: Song Of The Gulls04:16
        • 6.Islands12:02
      • Total:44:12