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King Crimson
In The Court Of The Crimson King

  (Item #: kingcinthe_1802_1809) 

Our Price: $699.99

  • With two sides rating a Triple Plus (A+++) or very close to it, this was one of the best copies in our most recent shootout
  • We had a wide variety of Islands (Pink and Sunray) and UK Polydor pressings, and if you want to know which of them sounds the best all you have to do is buy this LP!
  • At good loud levels the horns blasting away on 21st Century Schizoid Man are guaranteed to blow your mind on this copy
  • 5 Stars: "The group's definitive album, and one of the most daring debut albums ever .... it blew all of the progressive/psychedelic competition out of the running, although it was almost too good for the band's own good -- it took King Crimson nearly four years to come up with a record as strong or concise."
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King Crimson
Lizard

  (Item #: kingclizar_1806_1808) 

Our Price: $499.99

  • Incredible sound throughout with both sides of this copy winning our recent shootout and earning our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++)
  • Every bit the sonic equal of the first album - if colorful Big Production Jazzy Prog Rock (with mellotron!) is your thing you can't go wrong here
  • This early UK pressing plays as quietly as any we have ever heard - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "Lizard is very consciously jazz-oriented -- the influence of Miles Davis (particularly Sketches of Spain) being especially prominent -- and very progressive, even compared with the two preceding albums."
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King Crimson
In The Court Of The Crimson King

  (Item #: kingcinthe_1806_1809) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • With two seriously good sides rating a Double Plus (A++), this UK Island was one of the better sounding pressings we played in our recent shootout
  • Exceptionally quiet vinyl for an import record from this era - they don't make them any quieter in our experience
  • At good loud levels the horns blasting away on 21st Century Schizoid Man are guaranteed to blow your mind
  • "The group's definitive album, and one of the most daring debut albums ever .... it blew all of the progressive/psychedelic competition out of the running, although it was almost too good for the band's own good -- it took King Crimson nearly four years to come up with a record as strong or concise."
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King Crimson
In The Wake Of Poseidon

  (Item #: kingcinthe_wake_1804_1808) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • King Crimson's second studio album debuts on the site with outstanding Double Plus (A++) sound or BETTER on both sides
  • This pressing is Big and Tubey, with clear, breathy vocals, especially critical to the success of the a capella opening track, "Peace - A Beginning"
  • This lovely original Island Pink Label British Import LP has a beautiful textured cover and plays as quiet as we can find them, Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus throughout
  • 4 1/2 stars: "The record..., 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."
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King Crimson
The Young Persons' Guide To King Crimson

  (Item #: kingcyoung_1808_1) 

Our Price: $249.99

  • Stunning sound from first note to last of this British Island original with each side rating a Double Plus (A++) or close to it
  • All four sides clean, clear and lively with a huge bottom end and plenty of presence
  • "...rounded up an excellent, if somewhat idiosyncratic, survey of the group's seven years together, its contents ranging from the unimpeachable classics to unimaginable rarities... the definitive study of the original King Crimson." -- Allmusic
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King Crimson
Lizard

  (Item #: kingclizar_1802_1808) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • An excellent sounding copy with Double Plus (A++) sound from start to finish
  • Every bit the sonic equal of the first album - if colorful Big Production Jazzy Prog Rock (with mellotron!) is your thing you can't go wrong here
  • This early UK pressing plays as quietly as any we have ever heard - Mint Minus to Mint Minus Minus
  • "Lizard is very consciously jazz-oriented -- the influence of Miles Davis (particularly Sketches of Spain) being especially prominent -- and very progressive, even compared with the two preceding albums."
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McDonald and Giles
McDonald and Giles

  (Item #: mcdonmcdon_1802_1809) 

Our Price: $199.99

  • Stunning sound throughout for this very well recorded proggy album, with each side rating a solid Double (A++) Plus
  • These early UK pressed sides are are full of the kinid of Tubey Magic that makes us (and other right-thinking audiophiles) swoon - thanks Brian Humphries!
  • If you like early King Crimson - they were in the band don't you know - you will surely get a big kick out of this one-of-a-kind sleeper from 1970
  • "The main attraction is really the performances turned in by McDonald and the Giles brothers -- they all sound fabulous..." - All Music
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King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King

A Good Pressing from Mobile Fidelity

  (Item #: kingcinthe_mofi) 



Sonic Grade: B

Another MoFi LP reviewed.

The MoFi pressing shown here is surely one of their best. Unfortunately we have little tolerance for the dynamic compression, overall lifelessness and wonky bass heard on practically every record they ever remastered. One of the reasons your MoFi might not sound wrong to you is that it isn't really "wrong." It's doing most things right, and it will probably beat most of what you can find to throw at it. But it's lacking some important qualities, and a listen to one of our Hot Stampers will allow you to hear exactly what you're not getting when you play an audiophile pressing, even one as good as MoFi's.

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King Crimson - In the Court of the Crimson King

Our Shootout Winner from 2017

  (Item #: kingcinthe_2017) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

Over the last five years or so we have been prepping for this shootout by buying and trying lots of different pressings. Right from the start we could hear that no domestic pressing was, or was likely to ever be, remotely competitive with the best Brits.

Most later reissues -- domestic or import -- were as flat and lifeless as a cassette, although we admit that some were clearly better than others.

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King Crimson - Larks’ Tongues In Aspic

Our Shootout Winner from 2010

  (Item #: kingclarks_2010) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

For King Crimson, it doesn’t get much better than this original Island SUNRAY Label British Import LP. It sounds great in all aspects -- quiet, TRANSPARENT, DYNAMIC and full of energy. The sound JUMPS right out of the speakers practically the instant the needle hits the groove. (You better watch your volume knob if you value your equipment!)

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King Crimson - Lizard

Our Shootout Winner from 2008

  (Item #: kingclizar_2008) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

This is a SUNRAY Island Records label British Import LP with No Bar Code -- an Early Pressing. We can’t imagine Lizard sounding much better than this. Both sides have sweet and open sound. A++ all the way -- rich, warm, and transparent!

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King Crimson - Lizard

Our Shootout Winner from 2018

  (Item #: kingclizar_2018) 



A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

  • Incredible sound throughout with both sides of this copy winning our recent shootout and in the process earning our top grade of Triple Plus (A+++). Every bit the sonic equal of the first album, if you colorful Big Production Jazzy Prog Rock (with mellotron!) is your thing you can't go wrong here.
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  • King Crimson - Red

    Reviewed in 2009

      (Item #: kingcred_2009) 



    A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

    This is a Minty British Polydor red label import LP. These British imports are consistently superior to their domestic counterparts. We do not even bother to pick up domestic King Crimson albums anymore; the sub-generation tapes they are made from cause them to be smeary, veiled and compressed. If there are good ones out there we sure haven't heard them.

    As for this copy, both sides are tubey magical and sweet, again, qualities sorely lacking in domestic pressings. Both sides are however a bit recessed compared to the best we've played. Side two is especially dynamic though; the sound really jumps in places.

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    King Crimson - The Young Persons' Guide To King Crimson

    Our Shootout Winner from 2015

      (Item #: kingcyoung_2015) 



    A distinguished member of the Better Records Rock and Pop Hall of Fame.

    No doubt one can find original British copies of the albums from which these songs are taken that sound better, but they tend to be quite expensive and extremely hard to find in clean condition. This gets you most of the more important King Crimson material in one handy 2 LP album.

    The Polydor reissues we've played were passable at best, and the Editions EG recut is a complete disaster. I'm sure the cassette produced back in the day had better fidelity.

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    King Crimson
    USA
      (Item #: kingcusa_2014) 



    This is a Minty looking Island SUNRAY British Import LP with A1/B1 Stampers! It doesn’t get more original than that. The record shows Little Sign Of Play (LSOP). The bottom end is nice and meaty on this one, but the top is fairly rolled off.


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