Newly Cut From Masters Approved by Robert Fripp!
The third in a series of King Crimson high quality vinyl issues, the return of "Lizard" to the 12" vinyl format is newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp. Pressed on 200g Super Heavyweight Vinyl & housed in a reprint of the original beautiful gatefold sleeve, this edition also contains bonus MP3 codes giving Limited Time Access to a download of a transfer of an original 1970 pressing.
"Lizard" - King Crimson's third studio album & second recording of 1970, was, like its predecessor "In the Wake of Poseidon", the product of a studio band. It was also the first Crimson album for which Robert Fripp provided all of the music. Remarkably self contained & sounding somewhat atypical for a King Crimson album - even by the standards of a band that rarely sounded similar from album to album, "Lizard" is an often overlooked & under appreciated gem from their early years. Certainly at the time of release, anyone expecting an extension of the soundscapes introduced & explored on the band's earlier two albums was in for a surprise.
As this lineup never toured, very little of the material was performed live & "Lizard" remained a product of the studio environment & the musicians who performed on it. "Lizard" remains a fascinating, intriguing album - an album only a band called King Crimson could make - even if it was a very different King Crimson to that which had gone before or would come after.
200 Gram Super-Heavyweight Vinyl
Original Stereo Mix of the 1970 Classic
Newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp
Reprint of Original Gatefold Sleeve
Limited Time MP3 download access of transfer of original 1970 pressing
1. Cirkus (Including Entry of the Chameleons)
2. Indoor Games
3. Happy Family
4. Lady of the Dancing Water
5. Lizard: Prince Rupert Awakes / Bolero - The Peacock's Tale / The Battle of the Glass Tears / Big Top