The Power to Believe

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The Power to Believe
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Studio album by King Crimson
Released 24 February 2003
Venue Newlyn Church, Newlyn, CO
Genre Progressive rock, progressive metal, experimental rock
Length 51:11
Label Sanctuary
Producer King Crimson, Machine, David Singleton
King Crimson chronology
Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With
The Power to Believe
EleKtrik: Live in Japan
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]
nowamuzyka 4/5 stars[3]

The Power to Believe is the thirteenth studio album by the band King Crimson released in 2003, a companion to the preceding mini-album Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With (2002). Alternative versions of "Eyes Wide Open" and "Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With" can be found on the EP.

The album reached number #150 in the Billboard 200 and Top Internet Albums charts.[4]


Both Level Five and Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With acted as work-in-progress reveals for the album, which Fripp described as "the culmination of three years of Crimsonising". The album incorporated reworked and/or retitled versions of "Deception of the Thrush" ("The Power to Believe III") and four of the EP tracks, plus a 1997 Soundscape with added instrumentation and vocals ("The Power to Believe: Coda"). Lyrics from an Adrian Belew solo song ("All Her Love is Mine") act as a linking theme across the four parts of the title track.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Adrian Belew, Robert Fripp, Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto, except where noted.

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "The Power to Believe I: A Cappella"   Belew 0:44
2. "Level Five"   instrumental 7:17
3. "Eyes Wide Open"     4:08
4. "Elektrik"   instrumental 7:59
5. "Facts of Life (Intro)"   instrumental 1:38
6. "Facts of Life"     5:05
7. "The Power to Believe II: Power Circle"     7:43
8. "Dangerous Curves"   instrumental 6:42
9. "Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With"     3:17
10. "The Power to Believe III: Deception of the Thrush"     4:09
11. "The Power to Believe IV: Coda"   Fripp 2:29
Total length:


King Crimson - Production
  • David Singleton - Production, Compilation, Sequencing, Editing, Mastering, Management
  • Machine - Production, Engineering, Mixing, Remixing, Recording, Additional Programming
  • Simon Heyworth - Mastering
  • Jeff Juliano - Additional Engineering
  • Ken Latchney - Haiku Voice Recording
  • Tim Faulkner - Voice Source on "Elektrik"
  • Bill Munyon - Additional Sound design
  • Matt Hill - Warr Guitar Rack Construction
  • P. J. Crook - Cover Artwork (Fin de Siecle)
  • Hugh O'Donnell - Design
  • Charlie Hewitt - Management
  • Adrian Molloy - Strategic Liaison
  • Thanks: Paiste, M-Audio, Drum Workshop, Vic Firth, Evans, Bill Saragosa, PDV, Jeff Kazen, Thunderbird, Drum Paradise, Jeff Duke, Con+Noe, Ed Renolds, Jeff Ocheltree, Euphonic Audio, Line 6, SWR, Raven Labs, and Martha Belew


Year Chart Position
2003 Billboard 200 150[4]
2003 Billboard Top Internet Albums 150[4]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "The Power to Believe - King Crimson | AllMusic". Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  2. ^ Fricke, David. "King Crimson: The Power To Believe : Music Reviews : Rolling Stone". Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  3. ^ Barnas, Daniel. "King Crimson - The Power To Believe". Retrieved 6 March 2013. 
  4. ^ a b c "The Power to Believe - King Crimson | Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 9 November 2013.