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Re; Live in Toronto
:: Posted by Valhalla on April 02, 2016

I think the drumming is ’over the top’ at certain times on this live Crimson gig. The tracks Red & Level 5 are not my favourite tracks here. Level Five I have struggled to get into before this live recording & Red the instrumental, is my least favourite track on that otherwise superb album. Everything else sounds rather good though, especially the ’classic’ early Crimson. ’Pictures’ is dynamite, the same with ’Lark’s’, ’The Letters’ & ’Sailors Tale’ are grand indeed! ’Easy Money’ & the ’Court’ songs are superb renditions! There are plenty of subtle moments also on this recording that I enjoy. I need more time to digest the newer tracks. 4 days since my download. Do Crimson ’need’ 3 drummers??????? It would be much more interesting percussion wise, to be at a concert no doubt, rather than listening to a recording that we can repeatedly hear over & over again & at times, become too analytical! I need more time, this is ’alien’ to my Crim ears!

If it didn't exist, someone would have to invent it
:: Posted by albemuth on April 02, 2016

Thanks Chet!  Looking around the web, many people seem to hear elements of KC-Fripp in Emily’s D+Evolution.

I felt sure I’d find out that Esperanza Spalding has listened to KC.  But no!  Here is part of an interview, dated March 10, 2016 in the San Diego Tribune, in which the interviewer tries to make the connection:
Q: The opening guitar parts on your song "Good Lava" have an angular feel that reminds me of the pioneering progressive rock band King Crimson....Are you a fan of King Crimson?
A: I haven’t checked them out yet. But you’re the second person today to mention them, so I’m going to.

It is almost as if the "Platonic ideal form of King Crimson" is out in the ether somewhere and 21st century schizoid musicians keep bumping into it.

:: Posted by martin9 on April 01, 2016

OK...I gave this question a couple of weeks cause I thought smarter people than Me would answer.....Not to be.

David, The sample rate of my Toronto Flac files average about 900kbps..A CD is 1400kbps..L.A ’s files avg 2500kbps. I know what i pick BUT...It has Fairy Dust sprinkled on it...

Your next question regarded Auro-3D. Auro-3D and it’s main competitor ATMOS, are full range MOVIE formats....These extra channels in the sound track are sourced to that channel..

So, the odds of anything above 5.1 are slim to none

South American Tour
:: Posted by chaser on April 01, 2016

Please , let me know if we have some chance to King Crimsons shows in South America this year. In Brazil we love King Crimson

Re: albemuth's
:: Posted by Chet_Kincaid on April 01, 2016

Thanks for bailing me out there, albemuth! I thought I was the only oddball hearing a clear KC/Fripp influence in the alternate "Unconditional Love" and other tracks on "Emily’s D+Evolution."

Live in Toronto
:: Posted by emory0 on March 31, 2016

Q: How do you know the Live in Toronto discs and performance rule?

A: Lark’s Tongues in Aspic pt 1?

Good answer, but incorrect. The correct answer is:


In comparison to the Live at the Orpheum disc, everyone seems to have settled in and are cutting loose, the drummers in particular. There’s a sort of loose chaos that gets unleashed that is a joy to hear, punching and kicking at the formal boundaries of the song. And the solo by Mel is fantastic too, leaving me to miss Belew only a little.

Strangely, I also keep feeling like this version of Crimson has the ability to penetrate areas that were closed to the Double Trio.

KC link in aviation magazine!
:: Posted by PTurner on March 31, 2016

The July 2015 issue of FlyPast magazine - devoted to vintage & veteran aircraft and their crews - included a multi-page article devoted to the WW2 experiences of Robert’s Uncle Alfie Fripp. And most interesting it was, too with some rather moving contemporary photographs.

"Alfie" was a POW and survived the war, returning to his wife whom he’d married just a few weeks before being shot down. His pilot was one of those shot following the escape upon which The Great Escape was based.

The last page of the article appeared opposite a page bearing 2 half-page advertisements, the lower of which was for the Chalke Valley History Festival Air Show 2015.

I wonder if Uncle Alfie’s RAF "descendants" flew over DGM HQ?

:: Posted by miles58 on March 30, 2016

Iam with Frank, I have spent a lot of English pounds, in the main with DGM and in last couple of years with Burning Shed. To find out that Itunes now sells some download which has an extra track which I may have to purchase because I suffer from an addiction of being a completest in all things crimson; this causes me great angst.

I do not wish to purchase anything from Apple at this moment in time for reasons which are not worth discussing in this forum. I suggest that DGM sells this same download on their own site to allow those individuals who do not support apple to make the purchase. I have to say its most disingenuous to selling music on itunes that is not readily available on DGM. I realise this will cause people who have been calling for crimson material to be on itunes to cringe but its old fashioned customers like myself who keep the small companies going, but hay ho it’s a free market, or is it.

I hope DGM is not slipping into a corporate domain which treats its customers without respect, how awful would that be. By the way Live in Toronto  is excellent, looking forward to the boxset later this year. I need to fed my habit.
David will be writing a diary entry sometime today, and will address the iTunes issue, Stormy

The Beast has landed... In my mailbox.
:: Posted by JBeerLTIA on March 30, 2016

Jakko, you have a wonderful voice. And your support isn’t half bad :) That is all.

Re; Live in Toronto Flac
:: Posted by Valhalla on March 30, 2016

After waiting for my broadband connection to be repaired over the last few weeks, I have Just downloaded & decoded the Flac file & it sounds great indeed! Will now digest it over the next few days & post an observation sometime soon! Thanks DGM. Bravo!

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