Lizard is the third studio album by British progressive rock band King Crimson, released in December 1970 by record label Island. It was the second recorded by a transitional line-up of the group that never had the opportunity to perform live, following In the Wake of Poseidon. This is the only album by the band to feature bassist and vocalist Gordon Haskell, apart from his appearance on the song "Cadence and Cascade" from the previous album, and drummer Andy McCulloch as official members of the band.
Released in December 1970, King Crimson's third studio album, Lizard, is often viewed as an outlier in the pioneering British prog outfit's nearly half-century discography. It's not easily grouped with 1969's stunning In the Court of the Crimson King debut and 1970 follow-up In the Wake of Poseidon, and along with 1971's Islands it's considered a transitional release on the band's path toward the relative stability of the Larks' Tongues in Aspic (1973), Starless and Bible Black (1974)
Lizard Sony Music Canada Inc. 2016. King Crimson - Lizard - Island Records - 88 025 ET Island Records.
Lizard - Студийный альбом от King Crimson. Вышел 11 декабря 1970г. В альбом вошло 29 треков. Продолжительность альбома: 03:11:41. Cirkus (studio run through with guide vocal from original session). Indoor Games (2009 stereo mix). Bolero (from Frame by Frame). Happy Family (2009 stereo mix). Cirkus (2009 stereo mix). Lady of the Dancing Water (2009 stereo mix). Lady of the Dancing Water (alternate take).
Lizard is King Crimson's jazziest album. They had played with it before, but here the jazz/jazz fusion takes over pretty much completely. But that isn't revealed just yet; with the opening track Cirkus (they used a "k", how edgy!) A typical opener for Crimson, with the same menacing feel as other openers like One More Red Nightmare (Red, 1974) and 21st Century Schizoid Man (1969, In the Court of the Crimson King), but starts out nicely enough to dismiss that thought.
More albums from King Crimson: BBC College Concert Series by King Crimson. The Collectors’ King Crimson (Volume Five) by King Crimson. The Collectable King Crimson Volume One (Live In Mainz, 1974, Live In Asbury Park, 1974) by King Crimson. Larks’ Tongues In Aspic by King Crimson. THRAK by King Crimson. Absent Lovers (Live In Montreal 1984) by King Crimson. Earthbound by King Crimson. Vivre Comme Ça by King Crimson. View all albums . Lizard.
|1||Cirkus (Including Entry of the Chameleons) Robert Fripp / Peter Sinfield||King Crimson||6:27|
|2||Indoor Games Robert Fripp / Peter Sinfield||King Crimson||5:37|
|3||Happy Family Robert Fripp / Peter Sinfield||King Crimson||4:22|
|4||Lady of the Dancing Water Robert Fripp / Peter Sinfield||King Crimson||2:47|
|5||Lizard: Prince Rupert Awakes/Bolero: The Peacock's Tale/The Battle of G Robert Fripp / Peter Sinfield||King Crimson||23:15|
CreditsJon Anderson - Guest Artist, Vocals
Tony Arnold - Remastering
Ginni Barris - Paintings
Marc Charig - Cornet
Mel Collins - Flute, Saxophone
Nick Evans - Trombone
Robert Fripp - Composer, Devices, Guitar, Keyboards, Mellotron, Producer, Remastering, Writer
Gordon Haskell - Bass, Guitar (Bass), Vocals
Simon Heyworth - Remastering
King Crimson - Primary Artist
Andy McCulloch - Drums
Obin Miller - Wind
Robin Miller - Cor Anglais, Oboe
Hugh O'Donnell - Design
Peter Sinfield - Composer, Concept, Lyricist, Picture, Producer, Writer
Robbin Thompson - Engineer
Robin Thompson - Engineer
Keith Tippett - Keyboards, Piano, Piano (Electric)
Geoff Workman - Tapes