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In the Wake of Poseidon is the second studio album by English progressive rock group King Crimson, released in May 1970 by Island Records in Europe, Atlantic Records in the United States, and Vertigo Records in New Zealand. The album was recorded during instability in the band, with several personnel changes, but repeats the style of their first album, In the Court of the Crimson King.
Released in a double Digipak stored in a slipcase. Includes a booklet with new sleeve notes by King Crimson biographer Sid Smith, along with rare photos and archive material. CD content: 1. 2010 Stereo Mix remixed from the original multitrack master tapes, except "The Devil's Triangle" (taken from the original stereo master due to missing multitrack tapes). DVD content: 1. Original album and 'Groon' remixed in MLP Lossless . Surround and DTS . Digital Surround
Recorded in the early months of 1970, King Crimson’s sophomore effort, In the Wake of Poseidon saw a dramatic change in the band’s lineup but still bore many similarities to In the Court of the Crimson King. Still led by guitarist Robert Fripp, he not only performs on his main instrument but also on the Mellotron and the celesta. Like their preceding material, the eight-track album does exemplify the versatility of the group and the genre they are commonly categorized into
Their second album - largely composed of Robert Fripp's songwriting and material salvaged from their stage repertory ("Pictures of a City" and "The Devil's Triangle") - is actually better produced and better sounding than their first. Surprisingly, Fripp's guitar is not the dominant instrument here: The Mellotron, taken over by Fripp after McDonald's departure - and played even better than before - still remains the band's signature. The record doesn't tread enough new ground to precisely rival In the Court of the Crimson King.
In the snarling proto-punk assault of Pictures of a City, King Crimson foreshadows grunge, but they are quick to balance the mood with Cadence and Cascade, a sliver acoustic folk as seamless as a glass vase. The Devil’s Triangle is the album’s intricate centerpiece. Listeners who venture through its cloudbank of mellotron and strings are rewarded with a finale of eruptive psychedelia. After the departure of three founding members, Robert Fripp and Peter Sinfield assumed expanded roles for In the Wake of Poseidon. In the snarling proto-punk assault of Pictures of a City, King Crimson foreshadows grunge, but they are quick to balance the mood with Cadence and Cascade, a sliver acoustic folk as seamless as a glass vase.
Tracklist Hide Credits
|A1||Peace - A Beginning||0:50|
|A2||Pictures Of A City (Including 42nd At Treadmill)||8:01|
|A3||Cadence And Cascade
Vocals – Gordon Haskell
|A4||In The Wake Of Poseidon (Including Libra's Theme)||7:56|
|A5||Peace - A Theme||1:15|
|The Devil's Triangle||(11:34)|
|B2a||The Devil's Triangle|
|B2c||Hand Of Sceiron|
|B2d||Garden Of Worm|
|B3||Peace - An End||1:52|
- Manufactured By – Warner-Pioneer Corporation
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
- Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
- Bass – Peter Giles
- Design [Sleeve], Painting [Inside] – Peter Sinfield
- Drums – Michael Giles
- Engineer – Robin Thompson
- Guitar, Mellotron, Effects [Devices] – Robert Fripp
- Painting [Cover] – Tammo De Jong*
- Piano – Keith Tippet*
- Producer – Peter Sinfield, Robert Fripp
- Saxophone, Flute – Mel Collins
- Vocals – Greg Lake
- Words By – Peter Sinfield
- Written-By – McDonald* (tracks: B1, B2b), Sinfield* (tracks: A1 to B1, B3), Fripp*
NotesReleased with OBI & Insert.
Made In Japan.
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Other (Price indication obi & back cover): ¥ 2,000
|ILPS 9127, ILPS–9127||King Crimson||In The Wake Of Poseidon (LP, Album)||Island Records, Island Records||ILPS 9127, ILPS–9127||UK||1970|
|SD 8266||King Crimson||In The Wake Of Poseidon (LP, Album, RE)||Atlantic||SD 8266||Canada||1973|
|4728||King Crimson||In The Wake Of Poseidon (Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial)||747||4728||Saudi Arabia||Unknown|
|207 937-620, 207 937||King Crimson||In The Wake Of Poseidon (LP, Album, RE)||EG, Virgin, EG, Virgin||207 937-620, 207 937||Europe||1986|
|L35188||King Crimson||In The Wake Of Poseidon (LP, Album, RE)||Island Records||L35188||Australia & New Zealand||1974|