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King Crimson - Islands Album

King Crimson - Islands Album

  • Performer: King Crimson
  • Genre: Rock
  • Title: Islands
  • Released: 1971
  • Style: Prog Rock
  • Label: Island Records
  • Catalog: 6396 013
  • Country: France
  • MP3 version size: 2048 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2406 mb
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Written-By – Sinfield, Fripp
2Sailor's Tale
Written-By – Fripp
3Ladies Of The Road
Written-By – Sinfield, Fripp
4Formentera Lady
Written-By – Sinfield, Fripp
5Prelude : Song Of The Gulls
Written-By – Fripp
6The Letters
Written-By – Sinfield, Fripp


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
ILPS 9175, ILPS-9175King Crimson Islands ‎(LP, Album)Island Records, Island RecordsILPS 9175, ILPS-9175UK1971
SD 7212King Crimson Islands ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat)AtlanticSD 7212US1975
IEZP-22King Crimson Islands ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM, HQC)WHD Entertainment, Inc., Discipline Global Mobile, Inner KnotIEZP-22Japan2010
PCCY-01424King Crimson Islands ‎(HDCD, Album, RE, RM, Gol)Discipline Global MobilePCCY-01424Japan2000
2310 519King Crimson Islands ‎(LP, Album, RE)Polydor, EG2310 519Italy1979


  • Bass, Lead Vocals, Other [Choregraphy]Boz
  • Cornet [Featured Player]Mark Charig
  • Design [Cover], PaintingPeter Sinfield
  • Double Bass [String Bass, Featured Player]Harry Miller
  • Drums, Percussion, VocalsIan Wallace
  • EngineerAndy Hendrikson
  • Flute, Bass Flute, Saxophone [Saxes], VocalsMel Collins
  • Guitar, Mellotron, Other [Peter's Pedal, Sundry Implements], HarmoniumRobert Fripp
  • Lyrics By [Words], Performer [Sounds And Visions]Peter Sinfield
  • Oboe [Featured Player]Robin Miller
  • Other [Equipment] – Vick & Mike
  • Photography ByRobert Ellis
  • Piano [Featured Player]Keith Tippett
  • ProducerKing Crimson
  • Soprano Vocals [Featured Player]Paulina Lucas


Recorded at Command Studios, Piccadilly, London.
All songs published by E.G. Music Ltd. (C) 1971
Outer cover illustration 'Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius' by courtesy of The Institute of Technology and Carnegie Institution of Washington.

Band name and album title on a sticker on the front cover
Inner sleeve with lyrics

Glossy cover

There is also a French version of this LP with the same Category but different label design (blue-rimmed).


  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side A): 6396013 1 380 A20
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, side B): OOISL 6396013 2 DU1 380 CID IS A1
  • Price Code: Ⓑ
  • Rights Society: SACEM SACD SDRM SGDL


  • Distributed By – Société Phonographique Philips
  • Printed By – Imprimerie JAT, Chatillon
  • Recorded At – Command Studios
  • Lacquer Cut At – C.I.D.I.S. Louviers