ISBN 97-8-1-9999613-5-0
title: "Musical Guide to In The Court Of The Crimson King - 10/50 Edition"
author: Andrew Keeling
editor: Mark Graham
publisher: Spaceward
softcover 5 x 8 inches (13 x 20 centimeters)
12 photographs, 12 diagrams, 85 musical examples

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What is it?

An informative, insightful guide to the secret mechanics that power the mysterious music of King Crimson. It is generously illustrated with photographs and musical notation diagrams. This is a scholastic yet accessible work. Andrew Keeling's credentials as composer and academic are impeccable. He holds a PhD from the University of Manchester and has works published by Faber in the UK and PRB in the USA. His musical compositions have been performed, recorded and broadcast throughout the world.


This guide takes you through all the complexities of the music, stripping away layer after layer to reveal the inner workings of the exquisite machinery of harmony, counterpoint and rhythm that, seemingly so effortlessly, go together to make: "In The Court Of The Crimson King".


Since its original publication in 2009, much has happened in the Court of King Crimson, and this updated 2019 edition coincides with the 50th anniversary of the release of the album in 1969, and has been revised with a new Preface, and with Appendices on King Crimson MK I 'live' and the early music of Michael Giles and Greg Lake.


"Comprehensive and authoritative." - Sid Smith


"The guide is stunning, an exemplary piece of work. It sets a standard in the field." - Robert Fripp

Musical Guide to In the Court of the Crimson King 10/50 Edition