Inspired by a mash-up between West Side Story and Elvis Presley’s In The Ghetto, Fallen Angel was written on the road in the spring and summer of 1974 but never performed by the incarnation of Crimson that recorded it for the album, Red. Some songs are left to languish unplayed until the right lineup comes along to bring it to life. In the case of Fallen Angel it was forty-three years before its live debut but the wait was worth it.
Fallen Angel
Written by Joe Basile
Fallen Angel Debuts in Greensburgh?!
I didn’t realize Fallen Angel made it’s debut in Greensburgh.I listen to and recorded off the radio (WZUM Carnegie Solar Powered) ICOTCK back in high school. Then a buddy at Cal State (Chico) got me into KC starting with RED. I bought a cut-out cassette of RED for a dollar at Woolworth’s ...and have been buying ever since. Of course Fallen Angel has been an all-time favorite since....and of course Starless. Both were just too surreal and put me into bliss (sorry above reviewer it the only ...
Written by George Allen
A Second Helping
Having attended the Raleigh show, the decision was made that once was most assuredly not enough and so a road trip was planned to the metropolis of Greensburg, Pa. I was able to obtain Royal Package tickets for myself and a fellow KC fan (who had already seen them in Atlanta) and I have to comment that if there is any way, any way at all you can afford to buy a Royal Package ticket to see the band, DO IT. Do not over-think this. Just. DO. It. The band was absolutely on fire. The musical perfo...
Written by Vince Palamara
Fabulous concert from THE best line up of King Crimson!
My wife and I, along with my best friend (a huge Crimson fan who just saw the NY show), were amazed at this fantastic concert! We saw King Crimson at this same venue back in November 2001 and, although that was a great show, this performance tonight was almost beyond words! The musicianship was impeccable. We loved the three drummers, as well; superb. We were very, very impressed! (as a side note, my best friend and I also saw Robert when he came to town as a solo act back in 2008)
Written by Mike Weis
An emotional return for me
I saw Crimso in 1973 (I think) at the Stanley Theater in Pittsburgh. The S&BB tour. Loved it. I was already a fan for several years. In 1972, my father died. Suddenly, young. One of the songs of solace I had in my collection at the time was Islands. It really moved me, brought a sort of melancholy peace about his passing. Long time ago. I never ever expected to hear that track played live. Guess what? Earlier tonight in Greensburg, I did. Incredibly moving. Much of the show seemed almost a...