The Compact King Crimson is a compilation of songs by the British progressive rock band King Crimson, selected by Robert Fripp from the two different eras of the band. The cover art features the Fergus Hall painting Il Divino. Paintings by Hall emblazoned the previous King Crimson compilation, A Young Person's Guide to King Crimson. Robert Fripp – guitars, devices (all tracks).
A strange attempt at a single-disc overview of the group, offering a compilation of the three Adrian Belew-fronted Crimson albums Discipline, Beat, and Three of a Perfect Pair. The classic tracks "21st Century Schizoid Man" and "In the Court of the Crimson King" are tacked on because, hell, CDs were the new thing at the time and could fragrantly pass over the 45 minute mark of vinyl. It would take the release of 1993's The Concise King Crimson for Caroline records (not EG) to finally offer a more balanced look at this ever-changing group.
The Compact King Crimson - Студийный альбом от King Crimson. В альбом вошло 17 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 01:45:01. King Crimson - Medley. King Crimson cover - Heartbeat (Adrian Belew's part). King Crimson - Sleepless (Official Video) from album ''Three of a Perfect Pair'' (1984). King Crimson - Neal And Jack And Me (live).
Compilation originally released in . in 1986 through JEM Records.
The Compact King Crimson is a music boxset/compilation recording by KING CRIMSON (Eclectic Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1986 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. In the absence at the time of "In the Court of the Crimson king", which had yet to be released on CD, I bought this album because it contains no less than four of the five tracks on that album. The only one missing is "Moonchild", which to me was no great loss.
Tracks 9-12: King Crimson's 1969 debut album is presented almost in its entirety, except for the improv "Moonchild". The Compact King Crimson is a pretty good compilation, ideal to introduce someone to two of the best formations of King Crimson. It isn't perfect because it doesn't contain a single track from their 1970-74 albums.
In addition to The Compact King Crimson, there exists another single-CD collection, The Concise King Crimson, which may be preferable to some.
|A2||Thela Hun Ginjeet||6:27|
|A4||Three Of A Perfect Pair
Synthesizer – Tony Levin
|A5||Frame By Frame||5:08|
|B1||21st Century Schizoid Man (Including "Mirrors")
Reeds – Ian McDonaldWritten-By – Lake*, McDonald*, Giles*, Sinfield*, Fripp*
|B2||I Talk To The Wind
Flute, Woodwind, Keyboards, Vocals – Ian McDonaldWritten-By – McDonald*, Sinfield*
|B3||Epitaph (Including "March For No Reason" And "Tomorrow And Tomorrow")
Woodwind, Keyboards, Mellotron, Written-By – Ian McDonaldWritten-By – Lake*, McDonald*, Giles*, Sinfield*, Fripp*
Bass Guitar – John WettonDrums [Acoustic] – Bill BrufordWritten-By – Fripp*
Bass Guitar – Peter GilesPiano – Keith TippettWritten-By – McDonald*, Sinfield*, Fripp*
|B6||The Court Of The Crimson King (Including "The Return Of The Fire Witch" And "The Dance Of The Puppets")
Flute, Keyboards, Mellotron, Vocals – Ian McDonaldVocals – Michael GilesWritten-By – McDonald*, Sinfield*
|EGCD 68, 0777 7 86785 2 6||King Crimson||The Compact King Crimson (CD, Comp)||EG, EG||EGCD 68, 0777 7 86785 2 6||UK||1986|
|530 681||King Crimson||The Compact King Crimson (2xLP, Comp)||EG||530 681||France||1986|
|EGLP 68||King Crimson||The Compact King Crimson (2xLP, Comp, Gat)||EG||EGLP 68||Canada||1986|
|EGLPD 68||King Crimson||The Compact King Crimson (2xLP, Comp)||EG||EGLPD 68||Italy||1986|
|45VD-1067||King Crimson||The Compact King Crimson (CD, Comp)||EG||45VD-1067||Japan||1987|