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In The Wake Of Poseidon

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** 40th Anniversary Edition. 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.  ** King Crimson opened 1970 scarcely in existence as a band, having lost two key members (Ian McDonald and Michael Giles), with a third (Greg Lake) about to leave. 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. Fripp, however, has made an impressive show of transmuting material that worked on stage ("Mars" aka "The Devil's Triangle") into viable studio creations, and "Cadence and Cascade" may be the prettiest song the group ever cut. "The Devil's Triangle," which is essentially an unauthorized adaptation of "Mars, Bringer of War" from Gustav Holst's The Planets, was later used in an eerie Bermuda Triangle documentary of the same name.

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Cat. number: KCSP2
Year: 2004
Notes:
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). 2. Bonus tracks DVD content: 1. Original album and 'Groon' remixed in MLP Lossless 5.1 Surround* and DTS 5.1 Digital Surround**. 2. 2010 stereo album mix and 'Groon' in MLP Lossless Stereo (24/96)* and PCM Stereo 2.0*** (24/48). 3. Original 1970 Stereo Mix 30th Anniversary Remaster and 'Cat Food / Groon' single in MLP Lossless Stereo (24/96)* and PCM Stereo 2.0*** (24/48). 4. Additional bonus tracks in PCM Stereo 2.0*** (24/48). *only playable with DVD-Audio players, or players that are DVD-Audio compatible. **playable in all DVD players/DVD-ROM drives, etc., with a compatible speaker setup. ***playable in all DVD players/DVD-ROM drives, etc. Recorded at Studio Wessex Sound, London. Mel Collins of "Circus" appears by courtesy of Transatlantic Records. Gordon Haskell appears by courtesy of C.B.S. Records. 5.1 tracks mixed and produced from the original multitrack tapes except "The Devil's Triangle" (up-mixed to 5.1 from the original stereo master). Original Master Edition 2004 remastered September 6-10, 1999. Stereo files prepared at Super Audio Mastering. 5.1 mastered at Super Audio Mastering, Devon. DVD Design & Layout at Opus Productions Ltd. DVD Authoring & Assembly at Opus Productions Ltd. Multitrack Tape restoration and transfers at FX Copyroom. Compiled & Coordinated for DGM. All songs published by UMG Music Publishing Ltd. Released via Inner Knot (USA/Canada), WHD (Japan), Panegyric (rest of World) The original album was released 1970. ℗ & © 2010 Robert Fripp This compilation ℗ & © 2010 Robert Fripp

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