Listen to Todd Rundgren's version of King Crimson's 21st Century Schizoid Man

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Todd Rundgren has covered King Crimson's 1969 classic 21st Century Schizoid Man, and you can listen to his new version below.

The new version, which also features Arthur Brown, former Megadeth guitarist Chris Poland and Deep Purple drummer Ian Paice, as well as current King Crimson member Mel Collins on saxophone.

"I had the great privilege of seeing Crimson live in London just after the first album was released, a really inventive, wonderful band," says Ian Paice. "We in Deep Purple thought they were really great!"

The tracks is taken from Reimagining The Court Of The Crimson King, a new reworking of King Crimson's legendary 1969 debut album In The Court Of The Crimson King, which will be released through Cleopatra Records on April 19.

Reimagining The Court Of The Crimson King features an array of musical talent from the progressive world including all of those mentioned above plus current King Crimson vocalist/guitarist Jakko Jakszyk, Steve Hillage, Chester Thompson, Brian Auger, the late Nik Turner and Dream Theater's James LaBrie as well as Joe Lynn Turner, Marty Friedman, Carmine Appice and more.

Reimagining The Court Of The Crimson King will be available on coloured vinyl, CD and as a digital album. You can see the album's new striking artwork and the tracklisitng and cast below.

Pre-order Reimagining The Court Of The Crimson King.

King Crimson

(Image credit: Cleopatra Records)

Various Artists: Reimagining The Court Of The Crimson King
1. 21st Century Schizoid Man feat. Todd Rundgren, Arthur Brown, Mel Collins, Chris Poland & Ian Paice
2. I Talk To The Wind feat. Mel Collins, Django Jakszyk & Jakko M Jakszyk
3. Epitaph feat. Alan Davey, Paul Rudolph, Nik Turner, Adam Hamilton & Danny Faulkner
4. Moonchild feat. Joe Lynn Turner, Marty Friedman, Jah Wobble & Chester Thompson
5. The Court Of The Crimson King feat. James LaBrie, Carmine Appice & Steve Hillage


6. 21st Century Schizoid Man feat. Arthur Brown, Brian Auger, Chris Poland & Ian Paice
7. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Instrumental Version)

Jerry Ewing

Writer and broadcaster Jerry Ewing is the Editor of Prog Magazine which he founded for Future Publishing in 2009. He grew up in Sydney and began his writing career in London for Metal Forces magazine in 1989. He has since written for Metal Hammer, Maxim, Vox, Stuff and Bizarre magazines, among others. He created and edited Classic Rock Magazine for Dennis Publishing in 1998 and is the author of a variety of books on both music and sport, including Wonderous Stories; A Journey Through The Landscape Of Progressive Rock.