The Power to Believe

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The Power to Believe
The Power to Believe.jpg
Studio album by King Crimson
Released 24 February 2003
Venue Newlyn Church, Newlyn, CO
Genre Progressive metal
Length 51:11
Label Sanctuary
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]

The Power to Believe is the thirteenth studio album by English band King Crimson, released in February 2003 by record label Sanctuary. It is a companion to the preceding mini-album Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With (2002).

Background and content[edit]

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".[citation needed] 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.


Released on 24 February 2003, the album reached number number 150 in the Billboard 200 and Top Internet Albums charts.[3]

Track listing[edit]

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

No. Title Lyrics Length
1. "The Power to Believe I: A Cappella"   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: 51:11


King Crimson
  • 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 – sleeve design
  • Charlie Hewitt – management
  • Adrian Molloy – strategic liaison


Year Chart Position
2003 Billboard 200 150[3]
2003 Billboard Top Internet Albums 150[3]


  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". Archived from the original on 25 April 2009. Retrieved 28 June 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c "The Power to Believe – King Crimson | Awards | AllMusic". Retrieved 9 November 2013. 

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