Thursday, March 10, 2011
In The Court of The Crimson King
The epic progressive rock relic "In the Court of the Crimson King" by: King Crimson is undoubtedly a one of a kind in several ways. Aside from the music being incredibly groundbreaking the design proves to be quite unique as well. The cover art was designed by Barry Godber, a computer programmer. The most unbelievable aspect is that this is the only painting he ever did according to my research and very eerily he died of a heart attack shortly after the albums release. The original painting was rescued by the guitarist of King Crimson Robert Fripp because it was left sitting in direct light in the offices it was stored in. Not bad for a one shot deal. One detail that may go unnoticed is that in the inside spread if you cover the figures smile you can see the eminent sadness in his eyes which as Fripp said "What can one add? it simply reflects the music".