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Format wars & truce
:: Posted by emory0 on August 31, 2016

"With the benefit of hindsight, DVD-A wouldnít be the standard hi rez format. After the box set started to gather steam, the Blu Ray audio really gathered steam."

I remain a big fan of SACD, but I admit itís most likely never going to be the winner of the hi-rez format "war" (if such there still be). DVD-A sounds much better than CD too, so itís all good to me.

Interestingly, I have no idea why I seem to prefer SACD over DVD-A: It has always sounded a little softer to my ears, but this may boil down to the kinds of music I have in that format and the perception on the part of master-ers that SACD is an "audiophile" format.

Blu Ray as an audio format Iím sure will evolve towards excellence as more mastering joints and other parts of the production chain get used to its ins and outs. Itís also defacto pretty ubiquitous now given the fact that so many people have home Blu Ray players already able to play the audio portion (and who knows? maybe some non audiophiles will notice that Blu Ray music sounds a hell of a lot better than mp3s or whatever).


Two questons
:: Posted by Bwilmot on August 31, 2016

I have a couple of questions that probably wonít interest any one else. I have not yet ordered the 40th anniversary USA. I am curious if the original version (as in Jobson overdubs and fadeouts)is contained in the extras. I understand it contalns the later mixes with Cross restored and the extra songs. Can anyone tell me?
My other question is about a concert that failed to make Road to Red. According to the tour dates on Great Deciever the date for this one was June 15, 1974. I was involved in promoting it. The show was in Salt Lake City, Utah at the Terrace ballroom. The openers were Strawbs and Golden Earring. I just wondered if the tapes survived and if it might become a cd or download some day. I assume no one but Sid would know this one. Brad Wilmot


What has the world come to?!
:: Posted by gasmrv on August 31, 2016

hmozel wrote: With a Canada Post strike a looming possibility, DGM might want to consider an alternate carrier (i.e. a courier service) to the Great White North. Would HATE to see the delivery of Monkey Minds stalled at the border.

Some VERY serious First World problems there. Oh dear...


Robert Fripp Retires to Teach Guitar in Derry, New Hampshire
:: Posted by Undude on August 30, 2016

Robert -

I saw this news and thought might find it amusing. :)

"Robert Fripp Retires to Teach Guitar in Derry, New Hampshire"

https://www.ncscooper.com/robert-fripp-retires-to-teach-guitar-in-derry-new-hampshire/

Good luck to you and Team Crim on the European tour!

d


Canada Post
:: Posted by hmozel on August 30, 2016

With a Canada Post strike a looming possibility, DGM might want to consider an alternate carrier (i.e. a courier service) to the Great White North. Would HATE to see the delivery of Monkey Minds stalled at the border. What, if any, added expense this would incur I donít know. Hopefully this protracted labour dispute will be resolved by the time the 80s box set is ready to travel! Howard Mozel.


hi rez
:: Posted by Undisciplined on August 30, 2016

Yes, Em is spot on with the current state of affairs. The Greater Crim has been very aware of this sector of the audience, and been willing to provide. A lot of credit goes to Steven Wilson for the surround mixes, but we have to give a big nod to Neil Wilkes for the work he does on these releases.

With the benefit of hindsight, DVD-A wouldnít be the standard hi rez format. After the box set started to gather steam, the Blu Ray audio really gathered steam. Back in 2009, this couldnít have been foreseen when the 40th Anniversary Series started. Still, itís nice to have choices available.

Very much looking forward to the two major releases over the next few days and then in October!


Confusion about Radical Action content
:: Posted by alexdrumoff on August 30, 2016

There seems to some confusion about the differences between the two editions of Radical Action...

Does the bigger set just contain additional 2 redundant DVDs + 16 extra pages in the booklet? Or is some "real" extra content included?


Best of times (audio resolution)
:: Posted by emory0 on August 29, 2016

Gotta say Iím loving the notion of more high-rez Crimson recordings. Though anti-audiophiles (ie, dudes with no ears) will wail and screech that one canít possibly hear the difference between CD and (say) 24/96, Iíd say that the real difference is that the higher resolution recordings are a lot less shrieky in the dynamics. Itís subtle, Iíll grant, but your ears can remain a little more relaxed, and you find that with lots of instruments (in particular), thereís just much more "room", so to speak, to hear all thatís going on. But the 7 piece Crimson really makes use of the higher resolution, even in Stereo.


Robert Made Reddit
:: Posted by JBeerLTIA on August 29, 2016

https://www.ncscooper.com/robert-fripp-retires-to-teach-guitar-in-derry-new-hampshire/

And just before the tour, too!


Claypool Lennon in the Court of the Crimson King
:: Posted by mannyt on August 29, 2016

During the their set at Outside Lands and Arts Music Festival, The Claypool Lennon Delirium whipped out a wonderfully creepy version of "The Court of the Crimson King".

Setlist:
Cricket and the Genie (Movement I, The Delirium)
Cricket and the Genie (Movement II, Oratorio Di Cricket)
Breath of a Salesman
Up on the Roof
Boomerang Baby
Mr. Wright
In the Court of the Crimson King (King Crimson cover)
Bubbles Burst
Astronomy Domine (Pink Floyd cover)


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