In The Wake of Posedon

Recorded in the aftermath of King Crimson’s implosion in 1969, when two of its founding members unexpectedly quit the band, In the Wake Of Poseidon is an eclectic and experimental mix of bone-crunching riffs, Beatles-ish pop, tender ballads, soaring mellotron-drenched anthems and inscrutable atonal episodes. Highlights include Fripp’s savage guitar throughout Pictures Of A City and Greg Lake’s stunning vocal on the title track - his last with the group before his departure to form ELP. Thanks to the success of their 1969 debut, when In The Wake Of Poseidon was released in May 1970 it peaked at No.4 in the UK charts with one journalist proclaiming “If Wagner were alive today he’d work with King Crimson.”
TRACK
TIME
01
Peace- A Begining
00:50
02
Pictures Of A City (Including 42nd At Treadmill)
08:01
03
Cadence And Cascade
04:37
04
In The Wake Of Poseidon (Including Libra's Theme)
07:56
05
Peace - A Theme
01:15
06
Cat Food
04:53
07
The Devil's Triangle
11:37
08
Peace - An End
02:54
09
Cat Food [Single Version]
02:47
10
Groon
03:32
Written by Bernd Wollenweber
This is an outstanding album
In the wake of Poseidon is one of the KC classic songs, cadence and cascade is a beautiful ballad sung by Greg Lake as an extra-track. What a loss that Greg left us.
Written by Gustavo Ernesto
After your audience with the Crimson King, you have to witness the wake of Poseidon
After their first legendary album, Fripp decided to follow the formula that made it soo good. This, of course, comes with the expense of some originality. The main grudge people have with this record is that it sounds a lot like the Court. I'm not going to say Pictures of a City sounds as good as Schizoid Man, but Cadence and Cascade and the Title track gain their spot for being majestic on their own. The title track is my favorite song on the album, I feel Giles' drums and, Greg's vocals and Peter's lyrics are all perfected in this track, making it the definitive experience for fans of this lineup. Not to mention the great "Crimsonised" version of Mars: The Bringer of War and the delicious wink to Syd Barred and Floyd in "Cat Food" makes this an obligatory listen to King Crimson fans.
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