Prince Rupert Awakes

Songfacts®:

  • This is the opening section of the title track from King Crimson's third album. The entire piece is about a prince taking part in an epic battle. It lasts 23 minutes, 15 seconds, making it the longest composed recording by King Crimson.
  • This opening song features Yes's Jon Anderson in his only ever contribution to a King Crimson recording. Anderson was invited to sing on the track as it was out of King Crimson vocalist Gordon Haskell's range.

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