Progarchives, the progressive rock ultimate discography
King Crimson - Absent Lovers - Live in Montreal, 1984  CD (album) cover

ABSENT LOVERS - LIVE IN MONTREAL, 1984

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.44 | 281 ratings

From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

mohaveman
4 stars As a tribute of their 80's period of albums (Discipline, Beat, and Three of a Perfect Pair), this is a very good release. These albums are very much showcased and I actually prefer to listen to this live album more than the original releases, which I rarely even get out and play anymore. I never really got into this 1980's trio period of the King Crimson saga- many songs sound the same to me and seem to be lacking inspiration. Many on the albums are also dated, especially on Beat. However, the treatment they receive here is superior and full of fine energy and some extended improvisations. No moment is wasted here and there is a good mix of slower and louder, funkier tracks. The only dissapointment is the version of "red" which I don't prefer to the original, unlike the rest of this set. As a monument to this period of KC- 5stars. However, since this is my LEAST favorite period of KC- only 4 stars.
mohaveman | 4/5 |

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Forum user
Forum password

Share this KING CRIMSON review

Social review comments () BETA







Review related links

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — jazz music reviews and archives | MetalMusicArchives.com — metal music reviews and archives