A Young Person's Guide to King Crimson by King Crimson


'''''A Young Person's Guide to King Crimson''' is a compilation (2LP set) by the band King Crimson, released in 1976. At the time the band had split. The track selection was by Robert Fripp.

Its name is most likely derived either from the famous orchestral work The Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra from composer Benjamin Britten or the 1960s television series Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra'', created by conductor/composer Leonard Bernstein.

The gatefold-sleeve featured, as the front and back cover, artwork by Scottish artist Fergus Hall. Included as part of the package was a booklet, replete with photographs, and detailing gig history and notable events: this was compiled by Robert Fripp from his own archive.

To date, its sole CD release has been in Japan, in 1990. This 2CD set reproduced the booklet, scaled-down.