Chart Position: NR

  • Lead vocals: Greg Lake
  • Written by 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 LakeĀ 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 (1971), Greg Lake (1981), Saxon (2001)

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