The Compact King Crimson

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The Compact King Crimson
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Compilation album by King Crimson
Released 1986
Recorded 1969–1984
Genre Progressive rock
Length 79:13 (Vinyl)
70:10 (CD)
Label EG
Producer King Crimson
King Crimson chronology
A Young Person's Guide to King Crimson
(1976)A Young Person's Guide to King Crimson1976
The Compact King Crimson
(1986)
Heartbeat: The Abbreviated King Crimson
(1991)Heartbeat: The Abbreviated King Crimson1991
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Kerrang! (3.7/5)[2]

The Compact King Crimson is a compilation of songs by the British progressive rock band King Crimson, selected by Robert Fripp from the two different eras of the band.

Track listing

LP and Cassette Version

Side one

  1. "Discipline" (Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, Tony Levin) – 5:01 (from Discipline, 1981)
  2. "Thela Hun Ginjeet" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin) – 6:27 (from Discipline, 1981)
  3. "Matte Kudasai" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin) – 3:48 (from Discipline, 1981)
  4. "Three of a Perfect Pair" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin) – 4:13 (from Three of a Perfect Pair, 1984)

Side two

  1. "Frame by Frame" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin) – 5:08 (from Discipline, 1981)
  2. "Sleepless" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin) – 5:24 (from "Sleepless" 12" single A-side, 1984; mixed by Bob Clearmountain)
  3. "Heartbeat" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin) – 3:56 (from Beat, 1982)
  4. "Elephant Talk" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin) – 4:36 (from Discipline, 1981)

Side three

  1. "21st Century Schizoid Man" (including 'Mirrors') (Fripp, Michael Giles, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald, Peter Sinfield) – 7:20 (from In the Court of the Crimson King, 1969)
  2. "I Talk to the Wind" (Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald, Sinfield) – 6:06 (from In the Court of the Crimson King, 1969)
  3. "Epitaph" (including 'March for No Reason' and 'Tomorrow and Tomorrow') (Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald, Sinfield) – 8:49 (from In the Court of the Crimson King, 1969)

Side four

  1. "Red" (Fripp) – 6:17 (from Red, 1974)
  2. "Cat Food" (Fripp, Sinfield, McDonald) - 2:46 (from "Cat Food" 7" single A-Side, 1970)
  3. "The Court of the Crimson King" (including 'The Return of the Fire Witch' and 'The Dance of the Puppets') (McDonald, Sinfield) – 9:22 (from In the Court of the Crimson King, 1969)

CD Version

  1. "Discipline" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin) - 5:01
  2. "Thela Hun Ginjeet" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin) – 6:27
  3. "Matte Kudasai" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin) – 3:48
  4. "Three of a Perfect Pair" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin) – 4:13
  5. "Frame by Frame" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin) – 5:08
  6. "Sleepless" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin) – 5:24
  7. "Heartbeat" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin) – 3:56
  8. "Elephant Talk" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin) – 4:36
  9. "21st Century Schizoid Man" (including 'Mirrors') (Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald, Sinfield) – 7:20
  10. "I Talk to the Wind" (Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald, Sinfield) – 6:06
  11. "Epitaph" (including 'March for No Reason' and 'Tomorrow and Tomorrow') (Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald, Sinfield) – 8:49
  12. "The Court of the Crimson King" (including 'The Return of the Fire Witch' and 'The Dance of the Puppets') (McDonald, Sinfield) – 9:22

Personnel

  • Robert Fripp – guitars, devices (all tracks)
  • Adrian Belewguitar, lead vocals (on "Discipline", "Thela Hun Ginjeet", "Matte Kudasai", "Three of a Perfect Pair", "Frame by Frame", "Sleepless", Heartbeat", "Elephant Talk")
  • Bill Bruforddrums, percussion (on "Discipline", "Thela Hun Ginjeet", "Matte Kudasai", "Three of a Perfect Pair", "Frame by Frame", "Sleepless", Heartbeat", "Elephant Talk", "Red")
  • Tony LevinChapman Stick, basses, backing vocals (on "Discipline", "Thela Hun Ginjeet", "Matte Kudasai", "Three of a Perfect Pair", "Frame by Frame", "Sleepless", Heartbeat", "Elephant Talk")
  • Michael Giles – drums, percussion, vocals (on "21st Century Schizoid Man", "I Talk to the Wind", "Epitaph", "Cat Food", "The Court of the Crimson King")
  • Greg Lake – lead vocals, basses (on "21st Century Schizoid Man", "I Talk to the Wind", "Epitaph", "Cat Food", "The Court of the Crimson King")
  • Ian McDonaldwoodwinds, reeds, keyboards, Mellotron, vocals (on "21st Century Schizoid Man", "I Talk to the Wind", "Epitaph", "The Court of the Crimson King")
  • John Wetton - bass (on "Red")
Additional personnel

References

  1. Mills, T. (2011). "The Compact King Crimson – King Crimson | AllMusic". allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 July 2011. 
  2. Henderson, Paul (8 January 1987). "King Krimson 'The Compact King Crimson". Kerrang!. 137. London, UK: United Magazines ltd. p. 11.