This song is one of my very favourites and Dana absolutely "gets" the dreamy sensibility of it and the era it comes from. The musical arrangement is also lovely, paying proper respect to the originals whilst creating a feel all of its own.
A few years ago Northumbria's Unthanks covered King Crimson's Starless - that was great. Now Dana Gavanski has covered I Talk To The Wind. This is also great. Please can more chanteuse cover early 70s proto-progressive tracks. it really works.
One of the first records I ever bought in my late teens was King Crimson’s "In The Court of the Crimson King", a prog rock masterpiece. It was the first time I heard this song and was a super important record for me. It also has this amazing raging mad album cover depicting the Schizoid Man…
I eventually sold my small collection of albums before leaving for Montreal and kind of forgot about King Crimson for some time. I only got back into them early last year… Ian McDonald’s beautiful flute solos throughout the song, the mellow vocals and symphonic arrangements all come together to make it a really cool moody tune. Another version of the song I love, maybe even a bit more, is by Giles, Giles and Fripp featuring Judy Dyble’s vocals.
released June 5, 2020
Dana Gavanski - vocals, classical guitar, synth
James Howard - bass, vocoder, synth
Alabaster dePlume - saxophone
Thomas Broda - percussion and drums
Composed by Ian McDonald. Written by Peter Sinfield of King Crimson.
Produced by Dana Gavanski, James Howard and Capitol K at Total Refreshment Centre.
Mastered by Heather Kirby.