Another glimpse into the making of Lizard courtesy of Mister Stormy. By taking out the bass and drum track we can hear four musicians vamping and improvising for all their worth. It's interesting to note that each player laid down their parts separately, waiting until the final mix to become an ensemble.

This track is available for download as part of a bumper collection of Mr Stormy's Monday Selections Volume Four - Yes, his fourth year of treasures from the murky, cavernous DGM archives, torch in hand, fedora upon his head.

AUDIO SOURCE: Multi-Track Tapes

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Happy Family
02:08
Written by Rick Whitehurst
Somehow it worked!
All tied together with great vocals & lyrics, Happy Family is a real good song.  Something cool emerged from the Centipede experiment.  Tippett was just plain awesome in K.Cs. abstract ventures. The haphazard Jazz guitar seems to be just on the verge of spoiling it all... And thats it’s strength and genius. A very fine line, this could have been just noise.
Written by ALLAN G OKADA
Not alone!
I have always loved Lizard. I like it the best of the "early" era albums and only ever surpassed by Larks and Red. Shame the Lizard band never played live.  It would have been really something to have heard the band with the "extra fringe players" as well. Love these alternate mixes and takes.  I would really love to hear a bare bones duet version mix of Lady of the Dancing Water with just Fripp’s guitar and Haskell’s voice.
Written by John Wilcox
Context
Hearing familiar playing in a different context has just put a huge smile on my face. Unfettered fun! The sonic mint on my pillow for the evening.
Written by Hubert Van Calenbergh
Happy family excerpt
Incredible. More, please. (Yes, I suppose I’m one of those odd souls who think Lizard is Crimson’s finest achievement.)
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