This track was one of Stormy's Monday selections. It is currently unavailable, but will be part of his next bumper collection. His fourth year of treasures from the murky, cavernous DGM archives, torch in hand, fedora upon his head is now available for download.
A part of the process when recording King Crimson albums between 1969 - 1974 was the erection of what Fripp has referred to as scaffolding. This referred to various instrumental and rhythmic parts that were laid down and later removed as the performance in the studio was judged to be completed. On this early run-through taken from the original multi-tracks, the scaffolding here is Ian Wallaceís time-keeping and Frippís lovely guitar accompaniment. Keith Tippett would have used this as a reference point at which point, the guitar would have been removed. Bozís guide vocal also contains an early lyric which Peter Sinfield later revised and refined. Mellotron aficionados will appreciate the rich strings and some Fripp vamping featured on this rendition.
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Islands- Naked, Tue., Aug 14, 2012
Written by jloman1
This reminds me very much of the Beatles "Let it Be- Naked." Stripped of the production, orchestral intro, oboe, cornet and piano from the original, you would think it should lack something. It doesnít. itís brilliant in itís direct simplicity. Great melody, simple but brilliant guitar and mellotron, good bass and very simple drumming. Reminds me of why I became such a big crimhead in the first place. Bravo Fripp & company!
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