Chart Position: NR

  • Lead vocals: Greg Lake
  • Written by Michael Giles, Greg Lake, Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald and Peter Sinfield
  • Guitar: Robert Fripp
  • Keyboards: Ian McDonald
  • Woodwinds: Ian McDonald
  • Backing vocals: Michael Giles, Ian McDonald
  • Produced by King Crimson
  • Recorded in London U.K.
  • The song received a lot of radio airplay on college-oriented stations
  • Due to the song’s 9:25 length, it was split into 2 parts for the single
  • Artist Barry Godber died only a few months after painting the cover of the 1969 King Crimson debut LP ‘In the Court of the Crimson King’
  • The LP is generally considered a classic in the progressive rock genre
  • Greg Lake departed in 1970 to help form Emerson Lake and Palmer
  • This is King Crimson’s biggest U.S. hit single
  • Later recorded by Doc Severinsen (1970), M. Walking on the Water (1993), Swinghufvuds (1993), Lizartd (1999), Saxon (2001), 21st Century Schizoid Band (2002), Zaq (2004), Asia (2007), Cannata (2009), Crimson Jazz Trio (2009), Stephen Bennett (2010), Deep Schrott (2010), Richard Sanderson (2010), Jim Manley (2011), Greg Lake (2013), Fernando Perdomo (2019) and many others

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