In the Wake of Poseidon

King Crimson - In the Wake of Poseidon
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Based on 3 reviews
1970 Ratings: #71 / 111
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Based on 304 ratings
1970 Ratings: #57
Liked by 19 people
May 15, 1970 / Release Date
LP / Format
Robert Fripp, Peter Sinfield / Producer / Website
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“In the Wake of Poseidon” is a great early Prog album, that will unfortunately always be in the shadow of the superior predecessor, and in many ways older brother: “In the Court of The Crimson King”. King Crimson was reduced to only 2 members (even though contributions from the original vocalist Greg Lake & drummer Michael Giles appear on numerous tracks), the band was clearly in a transitional period. Robert Fripp luckily was a multi-instrumentalist and was the glue ... read more
Favourite: Cat Food
Worst: Peace - An End

1. Peace - A Beginning
[Not Included]

2. Pictures of a City (including 42nd at Treadmill) - 7
[Got sick of the darn guitar by the end but not bad other than that]

3. Cadence and Cascade - 8
[oooo This will be added to my study playlist joy!]

4. In the Wake of Poseidon (including Libra's Theme) - 9
[Now this was just a delight]

5. Peace - A Theme - 7
[The title is all you need to know]

6. Cat Food - 9
[That man on the piano can play. Love the ... read more
Did King Crimson ever get as close to pure filler in their golden run as In The Wake Of Poseidon?

It should probably be noted before I get any further that I don't dislike In The Wake Of Poseidon at all. But in a discography as flawless as Crimsons 1969-1974 run, this is the album that easily sticks out the most as aimless and pointless. And regardless of how understandable that may be, it's undeniably disappointing. I don't think I've come across a single person that hasn't come across this ... read more
This feels more like a bootleg of Court of The Crimson King more than anything. It's also not nearly as entertaining in any way. But, it's not bad. In fact, I'll go as far as to say it's pretty good, but they tried way too hard to replicate their previous masterpiece. Sorry 🤷‍♂️
Discography Diaries #7: King Crimson
Album #2: In the Wake of Poseidon
Genre: Progressive Rock, Art Rock
Date: 07/09/2020
Time: 2:20 PM

Continuing on with our dive through King Crimons discography we have the bands sophomore album, In the Wake of Poseidon. In The Court of the Crimson King will be a tough album to follow up, it's a masterpiece after all and a prog classic so I honestly doubt that it can be followed up nor do I expect it to be ,I just want to take In the Wake of Poseidon for ... read more
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Track List

  1. Peace - A Beginning
  2. Pictures of a City (including 42nd at Treadmill)
  3. Cadence and Cascade
  4. In the Wake of Poseidon (including Libra's Theme)
  5. Peace - A Theme
  6. Cat Food
  7. The Devil's Triangle
  8. Peace - An End
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Added on: April 14, 2014