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Prog's Advent Calendar - Day Fourteen with King Crimson

King Crimson

Day fourteen of the Prog Advent Calendar. We've been celebrating December by drawing on the genre's rich association with festive music, bringing you a proggy treat each day.

Today King Crimson take centre stage with a unique take on Silent Night. Originally recorded by Robert Fripp in 1979 using his Frippertronics, the song was given away as a flexi disc on Praxis magazine. In 2016 curent Crimson vocalist Jakko  Jakszyk added a new vocal and the song was released on the band's DGM You Tube channel.

King Crimson celebrate their 50th Anniversary next year with a series of live dates around the world, including three nights at London's Royal Albert Hall.

So enjoy. And remember, this isn’t a “best of” list. We're not adhering to any numerical order. These are just 25 great seasonal songs for you to enjoy. It’s as simple as that. Season's greetings…

You can catch up with our previous Advent choices here.

Day Twelve - Rick Wakeman

Day Eleven - Nightwish

Day Ten - Genesis

Day Nine - John Wetton

Day Eight - Camel

Day Seven - Heather Findlay

Day Six - Steeleye Span

Day Five - Procol Harum

Day Four - Trans-Siberian Orchestra

Day Three - Moody Blues

Day Two - Gandalf's Fist

Day One - Jon Anderson

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, as well as sleevenotes for many major record labels. He lives in North London and happily indulges a passion for AC/DC, Chelsea Football Club and Sydney Roosters.