King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon flac album
Title: In The Wake Of Poseidon
Style: Prog Rock
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04. In the Wake of Poseidon. 07. The Devil's Triangle. 08. Peace - An End. Update Required To play the media you will need to either update your browser to a recent version or update your Flash plugin.
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 on 15 May 1970, In the Wake of Poseidon was King Crimson's highest-charting album to date in the UK, reaching number . .The album was re-released in 2010 with a near complete new stereo mix by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp. As tape for one track, "The Devil's Triangle", could not be located, the original stereo was included instead. The CD also includes a new mix of "Groon" ("Cat Food"'s B-side), an alternate take of "Peace: An Ending", and Greg Lake's guide vocal take of "Cadence and Cascade".
The fourth and title track off of King Crimson’s second studio album, In The Wake Of Poseidon continues with themes of apocalypse, political corruption and destruction. Poseidon was the Greek god of the sea, earthquakes, and horses. He was amongst the most feared, both due to incredible power and a foul temper. The song describes each character’s pain at length
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.
King Crimson practically invented progressive rock with 1969's In the Court of the Crimson King. So, it was inevitable that their 1970 follow-up In the Wake of Poseidon would feel like a letdown. The album plays like a hazier mirror image of the band's earth-shattering debut, right down to the similarly worded title. Like Court, its songs combine jazz, psychedelia, folk and heavy rock into a hypnotic whirlpool, showcasing the experimental mindset of Robert Fripp