King Crimson Ladies of the Road 1971 1972

Ladies of the Road is a live double album by King Crimson.

The first CD has live recordings from the Burrell-Collins-Wallace version of the band recorded in 1971 and 1972. The second CD has innovative excepts from live versions of the classic song 21st Century Schizoid Man.

This second version of King Crimson is often overshadowed by the original Greg Lake version and the third band that produced Larks Tongues In Aspic but their contribution has been reprised.

King Crimson Ladies of the Road

Songs On King Crimson Ladies of the Road

Many of the individual performances from the 1971/72 tour have been released from the archives but this represents a collection of the highlights.

Disc: 1

1. Pictures of a City
2. The Letters
3. Formentera Lady (abridged)
4. The Sailors Tale
5. Cirkus
6. Groon
7. Get Thy Bearings
8. 2Ist Century Schizoid Man
9. In the Court of the Crimson King

Disc: 2

1. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Solos)
2. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Solos)
3. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Solos)
4. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Solos)
5. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Solos)
6. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Solos)
7. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Solos)
8. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Solos)
9. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Solos)
10. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Solos)
11. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Solos)

Playing on the album are:

Boz Burrell – vocals, bass
Robert Fripp – guitar
Mel Wallace – flutes, saxophone and mellotron
Ian Wallace – drums

King Crimson are one of those acts, like the Graftul Dead and Frank Zappa that divides opinion sharply between those who love and those who hate. It’s hard to be indifferent.


Buying Ladies of the Road

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