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King Crimson - Lizard album mp3

Performer: King Crimson
Title: Lizard
Country: UK
Released: 2000
Style: Prog Rock
Rating: 4.8
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Lizard is the third studio album by British progressive rock band King Crimson, released in December 1970 by record label Island. It was the second recorded by a transitional line-up of the group that never had the opportunity to perform live, following In the Wake of Poseidon. This is the only album by the band to feature bassist and vocalist Gordon Haskell, apart from his appearance on the song "Cadence and Cascade" from the previous album, and drummer Andy McCulloch as official members of the band.

Overall, the album is unlistenable," King Crimson maestro Robert Fripp once said of Lizard, the prog-rock institution's divisive third LP. Many fans agree, and understandably so: Arriving after the band's Earth-shattering debut, 1969's In the Court of the Crimson King, and its sturdy if unsurprising 1970 sequel In the Wake of Poseidon, Lizard feels downright insane – full of dissonant grooves and free-jazz woodwind chaos, it's the photo negative of their studious early work.

Featuring Jon Anderson. Produced by Peter Sinfield & Robert Fripp. Wake your reason's hollow vote Wear your blizzard season coat Burn a bridge and burn a boat Stake a Lizard by the throat. Go Polonius or kneel The reapers name their harvest dawn All your tarnished devil's spoons Will rust beneath our corn Now bears Prince Rupert's garden roam Across his rain tree shaded lawn Lizard bones become the clay And there a swan is born.

Lizard is a music studio album recording by KING CRIMSON (Eclectic Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1970 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. Lizard by King Crimson Caroline. King Crimson - Lizard - Island Records - 88 025 ET Island Records.

Released in December 1970, King Crimson's third studio album, Lizard, is often viewed as an outlier in the pioneering British prog outfit's nearly half-century discography. It's not easily grouped with 1969's stunning In the Court of the Crimson King debut and 1970 follow-up In the Wake of Poseidon, and along with 1971's Islands it's considered a transitional release on the band's path toward the relative stability of the Larks' Tongues in Aspic (1973), Starless and Bible Black (1974)

Often forgotten and sometimes maligned, Lizard is a King Crimson classic that's waited to be found for nearly 40 years. When it was first released in 1970, it was quickly overlooked as a transitional album between the group that ured its seminal debut, In the Court of the Crimson King (DGM Live, 1969) and the Crimson incarnation that would hit the road in support of Islands (DGM Live, 1971) a little over two years later.

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Cirkus (including Entry Of The Chameleons) 6:27
2 Indoor Games 5:37
3 Happy Family 4:22
4 Lady Of The Dancing Water 2:47
Lizard (23:15)
5.a Prince Rupert Awakes
Vocals – Jon Anderson
5.b Bolero - The Peacock's Tale
5.c The Battle Of Glass Tears (including Dawn Song, Last Skirmish, Prince Rupert's Lament)
5.d Big Top

Companies, etc.

  • Licensed To – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Mastered At – Chop 'Em Out
  • Published By – BMG Music Publishing Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Wessex Sound Studios
  • Made By – EMI Uden


  • Artwork [Inside Marbling] – Koraz Wallpapers
  • Bass Guitar, Vocals – Gordon Haskell
  • Cornet – Mark Charig*
  • Design [Booklet] – Hugh O'Donnell
  • Drums – Andy McCulloch
  • Engineer – Robin Thompson
  • Engineer [Tapes] – Geoff Workman
  • Flute, Saxophone – Mel Collins
  • Guitar, Mellotron, Keyboards, Electronics [Devices] – Robert Fripp
  • Lyrics By, Artwork By – Peter Sinfield
  • Oboe, Cor Anglais – Robin Miller
  • Painting – Gini Barris
  • Piano, Electric Piano – Keith Tippet*
  • Producer, Written-By – Peter Sinfield, Robert Fripp
  • Remastered By [24 Bit] – Robert Fripp, Simon Heyworth
  • Trombone – Nick Evans
  • Typography – C.C.S.*


Comes in a vinyl replica gatefold paper sleeve.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7243 8 48947 2 6
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI L047
  • Mould SID Code: ifpi 15AC
  • Matrix / Runout: EMI uDEN 8489472 @ 1 1-1-2-NL
  • Rights Society: bel/BIEM
  • Label Code: LC 03098

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9141 King Crimson Lizard ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9141 UK 1970
0287 King Crimson Lizard ‎(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Elbo 0287 Poland Unknown
3100 359 King Crimson Lizard ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor 3100 359 UK Unknown
KCLP3 King Crimson Lizard ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Discipline Global Mobile, Panegyric, Inner Knot KCLP3 UK & Europe 2012
50.043 King Crimson Lizard ‎(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 50.043 Venezuela 1973

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