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The Flaming Lips and some of their favorite bands have covered in its entirety King Crimson's 1969 debut LP, In the Court of the Crimson King. You can hear their attempt—retitled Playing Hide and Seek With the Ghost of Dawn—to do justice to one of the first and greatest prog-rock albums here.

It's brave to tackle such a daunting record and also benevolent of the massively popular Oklahoma band and their "heady fwends" (New Fumes, Linear Downfall, Spaceface and Stardeath and White Dwarfs) to shine a Klieg light on a cerebral masterpiece not known for its accessibility—although Kanye West sampled "21st Century Schizoid Man" on "Power." By the way, the Lips & co. do a suitably combustible version of Crimson King's most famous song.

More about the project and future Lips-curated track-by-track classic album interpretations here.

Tip: Andy Reichel