The only album to feature bassist Gordon Haskell and drummer Andy McCulloch, 1970’s Lizard is unique within King Crimson’s catalog. Led by Haskell’s mellow vocals, “Cirkus” builds slowly to a churning, doom-laden groove. The first passage of the title track is one of Robert Fripp’s most beautiful refrains, as his backwards guitar licks the edges of a disarmingly tuneful hook. Towards the end, the disjointed fanfares of “Bolero – the Peacock’s Tale” give way to “The Big Top,” a forlorn fantasia that offers epilogue to a circuslike reverie.
Cirkus (Including "Entry of the Chameleons")
Lady of the Dancing Water
Lizard: Prince Rupert Awakes / Bolero / The Battle of Glass Tears / Big Top
Studio Sessions: Cirkus (Runthrough) / Lady of the Dancing Water (Alternate Take) [Bonus Track]
Bolero (Remix from "Frame By Frame") [Bonus Track]