King Crimson - Islands

200 Gram Heavyweight Vinyl LP Record, Remastered Audio

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Islands is the fourth studio album by progressive rock band King Crimson, originally released in December 1971 via Island Records.

All the songs on the album were written by Robert Fripp and lyricist Pete Sinfield. This would be the last album to feature lyrics by Sinfield.

The album also showed signs of a difference in styles between Sinfield (who favoured the softer and more textural jazz-folk approach and wanted the band to move in a Miles Davis direction) and Fripp (who was drawn more towards the harsher instrumental style exemplified by the instrumental "Sailor's Tale", with its dramatic Mellotron and banjo-inspired guitar technique). Islands also featured the band's only experiment with a string ensemble on "Prelude: Song of the Gulls" and the raunchy rhythm-and-blues-inspired "Ladies of the Road".

The album reached #30 on the UK and #76 on the US albums charts.

The album was received with mixed reviews by music critics at the time.

Members of King Crimson that recorded this album were:

  • Robert Fripp – guitar, keyboards
  • Peter Sinfield – lyrics, sounds and visions, cover design and painting
  • Mel Collins – saxophones, flutes, backing vocals
  • Ian Wallace – drums, percussion, backing vocals
  • Raymond “Boz” Burrell – bass, lead vocals

This album is a Robert Fripp approved reissue on 200 gram black vinyl with a printed insert, pressed in Europe via Discipline Global Mobile, Panegyric and Inner Knot.

(633367910417)

Tracklisting:

 

No.

Track

Time

A1

Formentera Lady

9:55

A2

Sailor's Tale

7:20

A3

The Letters

4:25

B1

Ladies Of The Road

5:29

B2

Prelude: Song Of The Gulls

4:14

B3

Islands

9:14

SKU 633367910417
Record Label Discipline Global Mobile
Label / Model # Independent
Catalogue Number KCLP4
Country EU - Europe
Release Date (Year) 15 September 2014
Original Release Date (Year) 03 December 1971
Barcode # 633367910417
Shipping Weight 0.3400kg
Shipping Width 0.010m
Shipping Height 0.314m
Shipping Length 0.314m
Shipping Cubic 0.000986000m3
Type New
Format Limited Edition LP Record, 200 Gram Super Heavyweight Vinyl, Inner Sleeve, Reissue, Remastered Audio, Original Stereo Mix of 1971 Classic Album, Newly Cut from Masters Approved by Robert Fripp
Vinyl Colour Black
Genre Progressive Rock
Format VINYL LP

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