IN THE COURT OF KING CRIMSON BY SID SMITH
Sid Smith’s 2001 edition of “In The Court of King Crimson” was widely regarded as both the definitive history of the band to that point and as one of the few incisive books about the genre usually known as ‘Progressive Rock’.
It was originally slated for revision and a fresh publication with a concluding chapter devoted to the band’s post 2001 activities when Crimson reformed, unexpectedly, in 2014 for what was assumed to be a once off reunion tour. When it became clear that this line-up was continuing – it’s now the longest line-up in the band’s history – the opportunity was taken to essentially rewrite the entire book with fresh interviews with band members, associates and those who work & have worked closely with the band, an in depth look at the band’s current line-up, a track by track guide to the albums & a fascinating guide to the band’s extensive live recordings. Running to more than 600 pages, it is now one of the most comprehensive guides to any UK rock band.