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King Crimson - "The Great Deceiver"

King Crimson The Great Deceiver

Release Type: User
Audio Type: Single-track
Reductions: Yes (Auto/CAT)
Pitched Vocals: Yes
Vocals Gender: Male (2)

Pro Keys:
Pro Guitar:
Pro Bass:

Author Notes

The explosive opener to Starless and Bible Black. This song has a great main melody and makes great use of John Wetton, who was the bass player and the singer at the time this album came out. Relatively for a King Crimson tune, but it's a song you could put on repeat and listen to forever. This song features Bill Brufords signature drum style, playing exactly what is needed, not overplaying, not underplaying. Robert Fripp does a great job at being exactly where the guitar part is needed, it's pops out when it needs to, and holds back when necessary. The song ends on a mess of chorus/violin solo that is just crazy, then bam(!) the band stops and it's just Mr. Fripp strumming the guitar then he just stops playing as well. I'll never forget the first time I heard this song, the abrupt ending is PERFECT and I wouldn't have the song end in any other way (also the fact that Lament is the song after it just adds to how perfect that ending is).
A special thank you to AJFOne23 for not only doing the venue but also the pro-keys part, and for ironing out the harmonies!
I cannot spell, song title has been corrected


August 2, 2019

Typo in title; The Great Deceiver.


Thank you!