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Best Thela Ever?
:: Posted by DouglasBramley on April 05, 2016

Just downloaded the New Haven 2001 show. Adrianís soloing on Thela is absolutely wild! This version has the momentum of a bullet train, and the broken string handoff to P3 just makes it better. This is now my "reference " Thela!

Saudade et al
:: Posted by Antonion on April 05, 2016

Maybe old news, but I am listening to this for the first time:

Amlehn, Fripp & Jeanrenaud

:: Posted by AgentOrange on April 04, 2016

How about for future Hot Tickle consideration the Francois Kevorkian remixes of Sleepless only available as a Maxi-Single 45 RPM 12 inch vinyl long out of print? Or do we have to wait for a deluxe Three Of A Perfect Pair 40th Anniversary Edition when the band celebrates itís 50th anniversary? Tony Levin's mix of Sleepless, along with Bob Clearmountain's and F. Kervorkian's, have already been released on the 30th Anniversary edition of Three Of A Perfect Pair. Stormy

Three of a Perfect Pair
:: Posted by Lamont on April 04, 2016

Ha! Donít think Iíve ever before spontaneously applauded an mp3 when it ended!

little sister
:: Posted by markgaffney on April 02, 2016

you guys are coming across these days about as strongly as my marvellous little sister...I`d personally like to hear some king hitting Fripp again but the stone has no blood..?

Live in Toronto 2015!
:: Posted by dan65536 on April 02, 2016

I have to cast my vote for this concert as one of the best complete live shows ever offered here on DGM live...  and also in favor of this incarnation, complete with the 3 drummer/percussionists, as one of the best sounding groups who have ever borne the KC moniker. Granted, these "Brothers Crim" are the only combination Iíve ever seen live (in my case, in Philadelphia in Sept. 2014) but Iíve also bought a good number of downloads and CDís inside and outside the DGM catalogue.
Particularly Level Five seems to benefit, and some aural circuit in my brain seems to grok it, but intellectually I could not say why.  Although I enjoyed Live At The Orpheum, and both tour disc sets (2014 and 2015), Toronto 2015 seems to be just an iota more resolved on how these new Crim tracks should sound - and how new renditions of the old tracks should sound.
Every incarnation will be different and, as I would expect King Crimsonís public to know by now, will have its unique take on that ethereal strain of cosmic primality that presents itself to us --  the devoted fans of KC and its ProjeKcts -- through their music.

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

I think the drumming is íover the topí 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 íclassicí early Crimson. íPicturesí is dynamite, the same with íLarkísí, íThe Lettersí & íSailors Taleí are grand indeed! íEasy Moneyí & the íCourtí 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 íneedí 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 íaliení 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 Emilyís D+Evolution.

I felt sure Iíd 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 havenít checked them out yet. But youíre the second person today to mention them, so Iím 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 ís 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 itís 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

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