King Crimson - Larks Tongues in Aspic
The album's return to the 12" vinyl format is newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp. Manufactured on 200 gram super-heavyweight vinyl & housed in a reprint of the original sleeve, this edition also contains limited time bonus MP3 codes giving access to a download of a transfer of an original 1973 pressing.
Following the dissolution of the Islands line-up Robert Fripp decided to assemble a new band to perform the sort of music hed been hearing in his head over recent months. In the summer of 1972 the line-up of Fripp together with Bill Bruford (late of Yes), John Wetton, Jamie Muir and relative newcomer David Cross was announced, although it was not until September, after first full band rehearsals, that the decision was taken to call the group King Crimson.
Even by the standards of King Crimson, the line-up was short-lived, but the legacy of that band has survived and thrived for four decades.
Most of the material on the album quickly became established as part of the live set with tracks like the title track & Talking Drum often becoming the start points/springboard for the improvisations integral to Crimsons performances.
Larks Tongues II was one of the few pieces of the era to be performed regularly by the 80s lineup & also became a favorite of audiences & band alike for the double trio Crimson lineup of the 90s.
Larks is the first part of a trilogy that also encompassed Starless & Bible Black & Red a body of work that still sounds remarkable some 40 years later. The albums have been consistent sellers from the point of release through to the present day.
200g Vinyl LP
Limited time bonus MP3 codes giving access to a download of a transfer of an original 1973 pressing
Newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp
Housed in a reprint of the original sleeve
Robert Fripp, guitar, mellotron & devices
David Cross, violin, viola, mellotron
John Wetton, bass, vocals
Bill Bruford, drums
Jamie Muire, percussion
1. Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One
2. Book of Saturday
1. Easy Money
2. The Talking Drum
3. Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part Two