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King Crimson – Lizard (Limited Edition 2020 Reissue on 200g Vinyl – Steven Wilson & Robert Fripp Stereo Mixes)

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This is a limited edition heavyweight 200g vinyl release of the 40th anniversary stereo mixes by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp. This release is packaged in a gatefold sleeve and includes a branded inner sleeve. 

Released on 10 December 1970, Lizard is the third studio album by King Crimson. It was the second consecutive King Crimson album recorded by transitional line-ups of the group that did not perform live, following In the Wake of Poseidon. This is the only album by the band to feature singer and bass guitarist Gordon Haskell (apart from his appearance singing Cadence and Cascade on the previous album) and drummer Andy McCulloch as official members of the band.

In his retrospective review, AllMusic’s Dave Lynch described it as, ‘Seamlessly blending rock, jazz, and classical in a way that few albums have successfully achieved, Lizard is epic, intimate, cacophonic, and subtle by turn – and infused with the dark moods first heard when 21st Century Schizoid Man and Epitaph reached listeners’ ears the previous year.’ Classic Rock described Lizard as ‘a decidedly Miles Davis-influenced hodgepodge of classical and jazz influences brought to their logical, near-chaotic end’ and definied its music ‘mind-bending, unclassifiable creative stuff.’


Side One

  1. Cirkus
  2. Indoor Games
  3. Happy Family
  4. Lady Of The Dancing Water

Side Two

  1. Lizard
    i. Prince Rupert Awakes
    ii. Bolero - The Peacock's Tale
    iii. The Battle Of Glass Tears (Including: Dawn Song / Last Skirmish / Prince Rupert's Lament)
    iv. Big Top


Format: LP


Catalogue No: KCLLP3

No of Discs: 1

Release Date: 26 Jun 2020