Formentera Lady by King Crimson

Formentera Lady is the opening track on Islands, King Crimson’s fourth studio album. I wore out my vinyl copy of this album some time in the mid seventies.
Robert Fripp – guitar, mellotron, harmonium (6), sundry implements
Peter Sinfield – words, sounds and visions, cover design & painting
Mel Collins – saxophones, flute, bass flute (6), backing vocals
Ian Wallace – drums, percussion, backing vocals
Boz Burrell (credited as “Boz”) – bass, lead vocals, choreography
Additional personnel
Paulina Lucas – soprano vocals (1)
Keith Tippett – piano
Robin Miller – oboe
Mark Charig – cornet
Harry Miller – double bass (1, 6)


One comment

  1. Quite interesting how Boz Burrell went from playing great bass lines in Crimson as well stepping up to be the vocalist as well only to become the bass player for Bad Company! What a shift! You should hear the version(certain you have!) of “In The Court of the Crimson King” they do from the Islands tour at the Eastowne Theatre in Detroit, November 13 1971. More like In The Court of B.B. King, they completely blues it out! Islands is a great album despite being shunned by so many Prog and KC fans because it wasn’t Greg Lake or John Wetton. Pish! Every incarnation of KC obtains its own identity and presence creating music that reflects the musicians in the band at that time.

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