King Crimson 1973, YouTube

As mentioned in part one of this series of 40 years of classic rock albums progressive rock was starting to make a move, a couple of pioneers in that genre would be Emerson, Lake and Palmer and King Crimson, Greg Lake being a part of both.

'Larks, Tongues in Aspic' LP, Wikipedia

Due to the length of most songs and obscurity of the music radio airplay was limited but that didn't stop fans from jumping on the progressive rock band wagon.

King Crimson formed in 1969 and by 1973 they had been through three personnel changes, "Larks, Tongues in Aspic" was their fifth studio album and produced six tracks that were instrumentals.

The song "Exiles"was in demand at every  live performance.

King Crimson 2003, Wikipedia



Original LP Track List:

  1. "Larks, Tongues in Aspic (part one)"
  2. "Book of Saturday"
  3. "Exiles"

Side 2

  1. "Easy Money"
  2. "The Talking Drum"
  3. "Larks, Tongues in Aspic (part two)"

Released in U.S. and U.K. march 23rd, 1973 and charted at #61 in the U.S. and at #20 in U.K.

Happy 40th anniversary as we revisit 1973 with some great landmark classic rock releases.

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King Crimson performing, "Larks, Tongues in Aspic":