King Crimson — Walking On Air
Album: Thrak
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Released: 1995
Length: 4:31
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Close your eyes and look at me
I'll be standing by your side
In between the deep blue sea
And the sheltering sky
If we find no words to say
To the rhythm of the waves
Then we'll both surrender there
Walking on air

And the worries of the day lie down
Under cover of the fading clouds
The secrets of the night
Come alive in your eyes
You don't have to hurry
You don't have to try
You don't have a care
You're walking on air

And the worries of the day lie down
Under cover of the fading clouds
The secrets of the night
Come alive in your eyes
You don't have to hurry
You don't have to try
You don't have a care
You're walking on air
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 Pedro1874 wrote:  in 2013

Looking forward to more KC Bill - thanks.  {#Notworthy}
In Library: King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man

In Library: King Crimson - Elephant Talk

In Library: King Crimson - Epitaph

In Library: King Crimson - Eyes Wide Open

In Library: King Crimson - Fallen Angel

In Library: King Crimson - One Time

In Library: King Crimson - The Court Of The Crimson King

In Library: King Crimson - The Power To Believe II

In Library: King Crimson - Three of a Perfect Pair

In Library: King Crimson - Walking On Air

Rejected: King Crimson - Book Of Saturday

Rejected: King Crimson - Dinosaur

Rejected: King Crimson - Doctor Diamond (live)

Rejected: King Crimson - Easy Money

Rejected: King Crimson - Elephant Talk

Rejected: King Crimson - Elephant Talk

Rejected: King Crimson - Elephant Talk

Rejected: King Crimson - Exiles

Rejected: King Crimson - Frame by Frame

Rejected: King Crimson - Frame By Frame

Rejected: King Crimson - Free As A Bird (Live 1995)

Rejected: King Crimson - Heartbeat

Rejected: King Crimson - Indoor Games

Rejected: King Crimson - Into the Frying Pan



 

 
Now 14 tracks in the library but still no Frame by Frame or Thrak or ways to see what has been rejected - shame.  Cannot paste list below as shown in columns but if you click on first few words you will be taken to the library page.

ArtistSong TitleAlbumKing Crimson21st Century Schizoid ManIn The Court Of The Crimson KingKing CrimsonEasy MoneyLarks' Tongues In AspicKing CrimsonElephant TalkDisciplineKing CrimsonEpitaphIn The Court Of The Crimson KingKing CrimsonExilesLarks' Tongues In AspicKing CrimsonEyes Wide OpenThe Power To BelieveKing CrimsonFallen AngelRedKing CrimsonI Talk To The WindIn The Court of the Crimson KingKing CrimsonOne TimeThrakKing CrimsonPeopleThrakKing CrimsonThe Court Of The Crimson KingIn The Court Of The Crimson KingKing CrimsonThe Power To Believe IIThe Power To BelieveKing CrimsonThree of a Perfect PairThree of a Perfect PairKing CrimsonWalking On AirThrak




Absolutely love this track... Solid 10.
I'm always delighted to hear Crimson influences in a lot of newer music. Such incredible innovation.
It sounds like John Lennon cover of 'd rather go blind :D
That was delightful.  Have not played Thrak in a while; to be remedied soon.
Fun book out now called: "The Show That Never Ends - The Rise and Fall of Prog Rock" by David Weigel.

Very detailed and reverential chronicle of the genre.

I really enjoyed it. 
Really looking forward to their show in October - 11th Row Center at a great venue here in Austin!
 bam23 wrote:

What bugs me is that they are lumped in with Yes and ELP. Sure, all the music writers consider these groups to be roughly equivalent (prog), but King Crimson has always been in a class alone. Despite the sharing of some of the same exceptional musicians, these groups are not in the same league. Listen to Yes lyrics and then King Crimson and tell me that they don't differ. Somehow KC manages to go somewhere that these others don't.

 
True to some extent, but I can find lyrics in several KC tunes that are just as silly or superficial as anything Yes or ELP wrote. Not to take away from any of those bands because I liked them all for various reasons.
 Steely_D wrote:
Just saw the eight-headed beast this month. WELL worth it.
Three drummers (that was not a misprint), woodwinds (Mel!), bass (Levin!), keyboards (Reiflin!), Jacksyk & Fripp! on guitars.

I've seen them maybe ten times and this is a way cool version. Reworked some classics, a bit of new stuff. Strong recommendation.

 
The latest and maybe last incarnation was my third. Last year they toured for their final time, I failed to act, and regretted it deeply until they came around again this summer. Well worth it all. What bugs me is that they are lumped in with Yes and ELP. Sure, all the music writers consider these groups to be roughly equivalent (prog), but King Crimson has always been in a class alone. Despite the sharing of some of the same exceptional musicians, these groups are not in the same league. Listen to Yes lyrics and then King Crimson and tell me that they don't differ. Somehow KC manages to go somewhere that these others don't.
As often with them, they seem to inhabit a surreal koto and shamisen-kind of groove on this one...and the bass is WOW!
 NelsonBlack wrote:
Certainly not their best song. But, still a very nice one. King Crimson at least until the end of the double-trio era has to have sustained the longest streak of high quality of any the major prog groups. While others like Yes and Floyd slowly became dinosaurs, KC reinvented itself several times.  My personal favorite band remains the 73-75 quintet/quartet, but there is much to enjoy from all phases of its existence. I was fortunate to have seen them in  November 1995 and that concert is near the top of my list.

 
I'm sorry to say that I went to a H.O.R.D.E. Tour concert in the summer of 1996 that had several bands (Blues Traveler, Lenny Kravitz, Rusted Root, Sixteen Horsepower, etc.) including King Crimson and had no idea who they were, so I did not really pay attention to their show or the music itself. I regret that my musical ignorance at the time made me miss out on that opportunity.
Just saw the eight-headed beast this month. WELL worth it.
Three drummers (that was not a misprint), woodwinds (Mel!), bass (Levin!), keyboards (Reiflin!), Jacksyk & Fripp! on guitars.

I've seen them maybe ten times and this is a way cool version. Reworked some classics, a bit of new stuff. Strong recommendation.
Spirit into King Crimson

I never in a million years thought I would listen to a radio station that would do that.

It's like Bill rifles through my record collection at night while I'm asleep. 
 Skydog wrote:
cool video for this song,...
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 https://vimeo.com/77444817

 
Thanks for sharing this link - it is super cool!
I dare you Bill to play the track THRAK on RP....Ha!!!{#Devil_pimp}


 I'm walking on Air ! So wonderfully beautiful. ........ 10 
cool video for this song,...
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 https://vimeo.com/77444817
 coloradojohn wrote:
One of the best shows I have ever seen was their gig at Showa Womens' University in Setagaya-ku, where I lived at the time, in spring of '03. They moved us to tears! The band was surprised at all the adoration, but they clearly deserved it...

 
Cool.

This song is gorgeous. 
One of the best shows I have ever seen was their gig at Showa Womens' University in Setagaya-ku, where I lived at the time, in spring of '03. They moved us to tears! The band was surprised at all the adoration, but they clearly deserved it...
 hayduke2 wrote:
Super Awesome mind music : )   chill  -   aaaaaaaaaaaaah

 
I most  Certainly agree ---  I think it's a  very moving song !!
going to catch them live next week...
so much looking forward. 
Apparently I gave this a 4 {#Stupid}. Something must've gone wrong {#Ask} Now a well deserved 7
Certainly not their best song. But, still a very nice one. King Crimson at least until the end of the double-trio era has to have sustained the longest streak of high quality of any the major prog groups. While others like Yes and Floyd slowly became dinosaurs, KC reinvented itself several times.  My personal favorite band remains the 73-75 quintet/quartet, but there is much to enjoy from all phases of its existence. I was fortunate to have seen them in  November 1995 and that concert is near the top of my list.
Super Awesome mind music : )   chill  -   aaaaaaaaaaaaah
I find it to be Bowie-esque, I like it
Definitely not my cup of tea, sounds a complete mess, sorry. I love early Crimson btw
What an amazing talent. I was lucky to meet Adrian when my vacation in Sydney in 2014 coincided with his Crimson ProjeKCt tour Down Under. 
 jbuhl wrote:
THRAK!  What a great piece of sound art!  and Rolling Stone had Springsteen among their top 100 guitarist and not Belew!  
MORE KC! 

The Japan performance of this song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBcIQbNIVmY

 

 
This performance in Japan is transcendent. I appreciate the link. One of the commenters on the youtube video said something like "I'm crying and I don't know why". I pretty much had the same reaction.
Sublime. Beautifully sublime.
This album has a special place in my heart. A friend introduced me to King Crimson just before THRAK arrived, and though I recognize that it differs considerably from traditional KC, I appreciate Belew's strong influence and the thunderous power of the double trio lineup. I saw them live twice in 95-96 and it was unforgettable. Among all songs, this was the one that made me dig into Belew's solo career. So beautiful. Only on RP!
Adrian Belet is incredible by himself. But what a band. What musicianship. Wow
Adrien! He does the score for the new Pixar short film Piper.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/pixars-new-short-piper-has-881301
 
This piece never fails to bring me to stop whatever I'm doing as I simply absorb it. The first notes do the trick. This is so different from the early King Crimson, but the continuity is in the creativity.
Ya gotta love the Art Rock genre, now! Sweet! Now all we need is a little ELP, baby, yeah!
Vroom redux.
Most excellent. 
Man, listen to the interplay between the bass and the drummer.
THRAK!  What a great piece of sound art!  and Rolling Stone had Springsteen among their top 100 guitarist and not Belew!  
MORE KC! 

The Japan performance of this song
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBcIQbNIVmY

 
 stunix wrote:
Frippertronics!     I mean, come on, who uses tape nowadays?  the medium of ferric tape lasted little longer than 40 years.  Even IT backups are ditching the helical head rubbing "rust" in favour of raids. 
There are a few techniques in music making that will never happen again, we dont splice lengths of tape, running it back and forth thrugh the head to find the point, mark with wax pencil, in to the block, 45 degree cut, swapping reels, joining and trailing it around microphone stands and watkins copycats., it was an artform.   Its all compooterised samples now.!! 
dsotm would never have been made without a razor blade and some splicing tape.  Have you ever had to rebuild a Mellotron?    why would you?!   king crimson - mellotron

 
yeah, but what did you rate this on meter above
Adrian Belew recently posted a full c.1980 concert of him playing w/Talking Heads on his Facebook page: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-_PC6TlIhs
 
Jimi, is that you ?
Frippertronics!     I mean, come on, who uses tape nowadays?  the medium of ferric tape lasted little longer than 40 years.  Even IT backups are ditching the helical head rubbing "rust" in favour of raids. 
There are a few techniques in music making that will never happen again, we dont splice lengths of tape, running it back and forth thrugh the head to find the point, mark with wax pencil, in to the block, 45 degree cut, swapping reels, joining and trailing it around microphone stands and watkins copycats., it was an artform.   Its all compooterised samples now.!! 
dsotm would never have been made without a razor blade and some splicing tape.  Have you ever had to rebuild a Mellotron?    why would you?!   king crimson - mellotron
First thought was"Oh,a Roy Orbison I've never herd before"  But it's not, is it? Very nice.
 
{#Sunny}
Whoah, that wandering, thundering bass...the ethereal guitars...the trippy rhythms...fabulous in every way, and forever a solid jam gem

This is good. But you've not heard King Crimson until you've heard Pictures Of A City. That shows how tight these guys were.

Please play it Bill!!!!


 JohnnySockhead wrote:
I'm a big fan of Adrian Belew era Crimson, especially Discipline, Beat, 3 of a Perfect Pair. This is delicate and wistful in a good way and recalls that trilogy (so to speak) and gets better in my mind with each listen.

 
Yeah , Mor KC!
I'm a big fan of Adrian Belew era Crimson, especially Discipline, Beat, 3 of a Perfect Pair. This is delicate and wistful in a good way and recalls that trilogy (so to speak) and gets better in my mind with each listen.
I've never heard this song before, it's really beautiful.
 aspicer wrote:
Simply love this tune - divine!  ......and another plea for Frame by Frame on RP too...Bill?!

 
I'll second that!

P.S. So much for trying.  Frame by Frame has already been rejected.  :-(
Wow! I don't think I have ever heard this song until now. I have missed out on an awesome experience. Thanks, RP!
I always get this bands name mixed up with this guy.

King Diamond