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   July 05, 1969  Next Item SOUND  VISION WORD
    Hyde Park    London, England
 
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A gig that is not only an iconic moment of the sixties but one that announced Crimson’s presence on the international stage. If you think about the rest of the music on the bill at Hyde Park that day, you get a sense why tracks like Schizoid Man and the solos on Get Thy Bearings were so powerful and utterly shocking. This is a band playing far beyond their years; nothing and nobody else sounded like it. Faced with a daring display of vibrant styles and influences compacted into a hurtling musical express, the assembled hippies had to make a choice and make it quick; get on board or get out of the way. If the boys sound a little hurried in places or the vocals a touch brittle at times, who can blame them; gigs don’t get much bigger than this one. When RF wrote in his diary “Mammoth success, of importance which will take time to appreciate. We’ll look back to see this day in years to come and fully realise its significance.” He was right on the button.
 

Tracks
Disc Number 1
1.  21st Century Schizoid Man  [PREVIEW]  6.00
2.  In The Court Of The Crimson King  [PREVIEW]  6.00
3.  Get Thy Bearings  [PREVIEW]  9.00
4.  Epitaph  [PREVIEW]  4.00
5.  Mantra  [PREVIEW]  3.00
6.  Travel Weary Capricorn  [PREVIEW]  5.00
7.  Mars  [PREVIEW]  3.00

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Personnel
Robert Fripp - Guitar
Michael Giles - Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocal
Greg Lake - Bass Guitar, Vocal
Ian McDonald - Winds, Reeds, Keys, Backing Vocal
Peter Sinfield - Words, Illuminations

 


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Hyde Park    Sat., Jul 5, 1969
Written by Ian McDonald

Up morning. Got bus to Hyde Park for Stones concert.  ½ million people there. Did 35 minute spot. Great.  Stones not too good. Walked for a meal.  Back to flat.  Lot of people came over (19). Nice. 

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Written by stimarcus
Setlist 5, Performance 5, Sound 3. Great show, a must even if sound quality is average.

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