KING CRIMSON — Live In Hyde Park, 1969

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com

KING CRIMSON - Live In Hyde Park, 1969 cover
3.88 | 3 ratings | 1 review
Buy this album from MMA partners

Promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs) · 2002

Filed under Proto-Metal
By KING CRIMSON

Tracklist

1. 21st Century Schizoid Man (6:37)
2. In The Court Of The Crimson King (6:31)
3. Get Thy Bearings (9:41)
4. Epitaph (4:28)
5. Mantra (3:04)
6. Travel Weary Capricorn (5:37)
7. Mars (3:59)

Total Time 39:57

Line-up/Musicians

- Robert Fripp / guitar
- Ian McDonald / flute, saxophone, mellotron, vocals
- Greg Lake / vocals, bass guitar
- Michael Giles / drums, percussion, vocals

About this release

KCCC 12. Recorded live in Hyde Park, London, England, July, 5, 1969. Released by DGM. Bonus tracks:

8. Band Reunion Meeting (1997) (15:20)
9. 21st Century Schizoid Man (instrumental version) (6:48)

Thanks to andyman1125, Lynx33, adg211288 for the updates

Buy KING CRIMSON - 1969 LIVE IN HYDE PARK music

More places to buy metal & KING CRIMSON music

  • CDUniverse - Specializing in the sale of domestic and imported music CDs and Imports

KING CRIMSON 1969 LIVE IN HYDE PARK reviews

Specialists/collaborators reviews

Warthur
The Rolling Stones were playing Hyde Park in July 1969 and wanted to get a good set of support bands together and make a proper mini-festival out of it; word of mouth had reached them that this King Crimson lot who hadn't even put out an album yet were pretty good, and so Robert Fripp, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald, and Michael Giles stepped onto the stage and into the limelight - and that momentous event in the band's history is captured here.

The sound quality is, on an objective basis, only fair - but for a tape of a live band on a makeshift stage in an outdoor festival from 1969, it's pretty good, and provides more or less the earliest glimpse we have of their primal stages. Though much material will be familiar from the debut album (and the Mars section of In the Wake of Poseidon rounds out the show), other material here shows a somewhat more overtly psychedelic side to the band which was already fading away; that said, the concluding blast of Mars and the opening thunder of 21st Century Schizoid Man reveal that a band of rare power was already out here.

This was recently reissued on the Complete 1969 Recordings boxed set with about as much audio tidying-up as can viably be expected; if sound quality is a factor and you have deep pockets, and you are extremely interested in this period of the band, I'd recommend that set. The lone CD, if you can get it at a good price, may be more the speed for folk who don't need multiple live releases from the 1969 lineup of the band, but do want to have a listen to how they sounded before In the Court of the Crimson King came out and are interested in this specific performance due to the Stones connection.

Members reviews

No KING CRIMSON 1969 LIVE IN HYDE PARK reviews posted by members yet.

Ratings only

  • Fido73
  • Lynx33

Write/edit review

You must be logged in to write or edit review

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Paranoid Heavy Metal
BLACK SABBATH
Buy this album from our partners
Moving Pictures Hard Rock
RUSH
Buy this album from our partners
Powerslave NWoBHM
IRON MAIDEN
Buy this album from our partners
Rising Heavy Metal
RAINBOW
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

Left Behind Metalcore
IN SEARCH OF SIGHT
Buy this album from MMA partners
Too Far Gone Metalcore
LAST NIGHT OF SOLACE
Buy this album from MMA partners
Eidolon Melodic Metalcore
MY FAVOURITE NEMESIS
Buy this album from MMA partners
Beneath The Snow Symphonic Black Metal
EARTH REQUIEM
Buy this album from MMA partners
Human Fission Metalcore
CATSCLAW
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Metal Online Videos

More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us