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Performer: King Crimson
Title: Lizard
Country: UK
Style: Prog Rock
Category: Rock
Size FLAC: 1304 mb
Size MP3: 1491 mb
Size WMA: 1270 mb
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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.

Overall, the album is unlistenable," King Crimson maestro Robert Fripp once said of Lizard, the prog-rock institution's divisive third LP. Many fans agree, and understandably so: Arriving after the band's Earth-shattering debut, 1969's In the Court of the Crimson King, and its sturdy if unsurprising 1970 sequel In the Wake of Poseidon, Lizard feels downright insane – full of dissonant grooves and free-jazz woodwind chaos, it's the photo negative of their studious early work.

Featuring Jon Anderson. Produced by Peter Sinfield & Robert Fripp. Wake your reason's hollow vote Wear your blizzard season coat Burn a bridge and burn a boat Stake a Lizard by the throat. Go Polonius or kneel The reapers name their harvest dawn All your tarnished devil's spoons Will rust beneath our corn Now bears Prince Rupert's garden roam Across his rain tree shaded lawn Lizard bones become the clay And there a swan is born.

Lizard is a music studio album recording by KING CRIMSON (Eclectic Prog/Progressive Rock) released in 1970 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette.

More albums from 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.

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. Lizard, the album's closer, is really the whole point of this album. It's unlike any other epic King Crimson had done before, virtually guitar-free and is lead. The first movement a) Prince Rupert Awakes is sung by none other than Yes front man Jon Anderson, which helps makes it have the most catchiness and melody on the entire album.

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), and Red (1974) trilogy. Plus, the Lizard sessions were difficult and.


A1 Cirkus Including Entry Of The Chameleons 6:28
A2 Indoor Games 5:38
A3 Happy Family 4:15
A4 Lady Of The Dancing Water 2:43
B1 Prince Rupert Awakes 4:34
B2 Bolero - The Peacok's Tale 6:30
B3 The Battle Of Glass Tears Including Dawn Song - Last Skirmish - Prince Rupert's Lament 10:55
B4 Big Top 1:05

Companies, etc.

  • Recorded At – Wessex Sound Studios
  • Pressed By – Specialty Records Corporation
  • Mastered At – Atlantic Studios
  • Manufactured By – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Published By – TRO-Total Music, Inc.
  • Copyright (c) – Atlantic Recording Corporation
  • Copyright (c) – E.G. Music Ltd.


  • Artwork [Inside Marbling] – Koraz Wallpapers
  • Bass Guitar, Vocals – Gordon Haskell
  • Concept By [Sleeve] – Peter Sinfield
  • Cor Anglais, Oboe – Robin Miller
  • Cornet – Marc Charig
  • Drums – Andy McCulloch
  • Engineer – Robin Thompson
  • Flute, Saxophone – Mel Collins
  • Guitar, Mellotron, Keyboards, Sounds [Devices] – Robert Fripp
  • Mastered By – GP*
  • Painting [Outside] – Gini Barris
  • Piano, Electric Piano – Keith Tippett
  • Producer, Written-By – Peter Sinfield, Robert Fripp
  • Trombone – Nick Evans
  • Typography – C.C.S.*
  • Vocals – Jon Anderson (tracks: B1)
  • Words By – Peter Sinfield


Specialty Records repressing on Rockefeller Plaza / Warner Communications labels. Matte gatefold cover.

Recorded at Wessex Sound Studios, London

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Label): ST-A-702075SP
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Label): ST-A-702076SP
  • Matrix / Runout (A Side Etched): 0-1 SM1-1 ST-A-702075 A AT/GP SP
  • Matrix / Runout (B Side Etched): 1-1 ST-A-702076 A-1 AT/GP

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9141 King Crimson Lizard ‎(LP, Album) Island Records ILPS 9141 UK 1970
P-10347A King Crimson Lizard ‎(LP, Album) Atlantic P-10347A Japan 1977
3100 359 King Crimson Lizard ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Polydor 3100 359 UK Unknown
KCLP3 King Crimson Lizard ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Discipline Global Mobile, Panegyric, Inner Knot KCLP3 UK & Europe 2012
50.043 King Crimson Lizard ‎(LP, Album, RE) Atlantic 50.043 Venezuela 1973

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