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Art of the Album: In the Court of the Crimson King by Barry Godber

Art of the Album

In the Court of the Crimson King by Barry Godber

 
 
The story goes that Crimson lyricist Peter Sinfield asked Barry Godber, the only artist he knew, to paint something for In the Court of the Crimson King that would get the album noticed in record stores. Sinfield, working a day job as a computer programmer at the time, created the iconic cover, an illustration of the song “21st Century Schizoid Man”and the lesser known inside art, a representation of the sad-eyed but smiling Crimson King.

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