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). It confirms the band's return to more diverse songwriting and instrumentation, with a greater reliance on space and Soundscapes and with Mastelotto using more ProjeKCt-style percussion textures fused with natural rock drum kits. Songs such as "EleKtrik" and "Dangerous Curves" fuse 1970s, 1980s and 21st century Crimson styles with ProjeKct experimentation and influences from contemporary alternative and progressive music such as Porcupine Tree and Tool (with whom the band toured in 2001), the album running the gamut from metal to ambient.
Alternative versions of "Eyes Wide Open" and "Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With" can be found on the Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With EP.
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.
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