Cirkus stripped bare! Alex Mundy has delved into the multi-tracks from the Lizard sessions and retrieved a different kind of power trio - McCulloch, Haskell & Charig. Little gems like this provide a slightly sideways view of the process and here it's Mark Charig's cornet which knocks the ball out of the park. A savage little sucker of a track to be sure!

This track is available for download as part of a bumper collection of Mr Stormy's Monday Selections Volume Four - Yes, his fourth year of treasures from the murky, cavernous DGM archives, torch in hand, fedora upon his head.

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Cirkus Bass Drums And Cornet
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Written by Alexander Pawlak
What a beautiful gem
"Lizard" was the first King Crimson record I bought. I always loved its somehow  "airy" (even sound which is even more present in this demo excerpt. Maybe "Lizard" is so dear to me because we share the same year of birth (I was born five days after this recording was made.) I think that anyone who shares the love for this "unlistenable album" (RF’s Diary, 8th September 1999) will enjoy this excerpt.
Written by ALLAN G OKADA
Marc Charig
Love his playing on these early Crimson tracks. While many speculate on how the Red trio would have progressed as a quartet with Ian McDonald on sax, I have often wondered what such a Crimson would have sounded like with an excellent trumpet (or cornet) player as the 4th quartet member instead. It sure would have been interesting! Thanks for these wonderful alternate mixes from Lizard. Should think about compiling all of them (as there are so many now) into a special download!
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