The Flaming Lips Help Cover King Crimson on New LP

> Nov 11 2012

The Flaming Lips Help Cover King Crimson on New LP
By Josiah HughesWhile we await their new studio album, wacky art rockers the Flaming Lips have followed up their Heady Fwends project with another special release. This time, it's lending a hand in an entire reworking of King Crimson's In the Court of the Crimson King.

The album is called Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn, and in addition to the Lips, it includes appearances from New Fumes, Stardeath, White Dwarfs, Linear Downfall and Spaceface.

According to The Future Heart [via Consequence of Sound], the album is available now at select retailers on limited multi-coloured vinyl, though you may have some trouble tracking it down.

Either way, you can stream two selections from the release below, or check out the whole thing on the Lips' Satellite Heart Radio.

UPDATE: You can see the tracklist below. As you'll notice, not every track is technically credited to the Flaming Lips, though Wayne Coyne and co. are all over this thing.

Playing Hide and Seek with the Ghosts of Dawn:

1. Linear Downfall - "21st Century Schizoid Man"
2. New Fumes - "I Talk to the Wind"
3. Linear Downfall, Spaceface, Stardeathand White Dwarfs, and New Fumes with The Flaming Lips - "Epitaph"
4. Spaceface - "Moonchild"
5. Stardeath and White Dwarfs - "In the Court of the Crimson King"

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Although this album was a project of Wayne Coyne's, this is not a Flaming Lips album. The Lips are only on one track, though they (specifically Wayne) are involved in a lot of other ways. I've been following the making of this album since last spring and have detailed it all at the "Future Heart" link you included above. Read there if you're confused who did what on this. There's also a "making of" video at that link that shows Wayne recording all the bands.
It will sell online and has already been selling at live shows - including the tour all the bands did in support of this album. There's pictures of the multi-color vinyl and from the tour at

If you are not already familiar with New Fumes, Stardeath and White Dwarfs, Linear Downfall or Spaceface now's the time to discover their awesome shades of contemprary psych.
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Sounds like FutureHeartDay should have written this piece instead, more in the know than exclaim! :)
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