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US arrival of Orpheum?
:: Posted by johnfgibson on January 15, 2015

I am riding an ever-increasing wave of excitement in anticipation of the arrival of Live at the Orpheum, similar to the wave I rode in September in anticipation of the live concert in Boston. And oh, what an experience that was! Does anyone know when I might reasonably expect arrival of the disc in the US? Before the wave grows to an unmanageable size, I hope. Eternal gratitude to the band and all involved...
I believe the release date in the USA is January 20th.

:: Posted by jacethecrowl on January 15, 2015

I know thereís been several reasonable inquiries about this performance (see WhiskeyVengeanceís below). Why not just make the original "Night Watch" performance from the Glasgow show a free download for all (in FLAC of course) and be done with it? Wonít cost DGM a thing.

Posted by WhiskeyVengeance on December 09, 2014
1. In the liner notes itís mentioned that the only mix available of the Glasgow performance of "The Night Watch" has the Zurich solo edited in, and as such thatís how itís presented on the box. But, the DGM Live download of Glasgow apparently has the entire performance without the Zurich edit. Will there be some way for fans who bought the box to get the unedited version of that particular song in the near future?

Best dope in town
:: Posted by KantspelldiKc on January 15, 2015

I figger what davidly wants Singleton provides

alive at the Orpheum
:: Posted by sandy_mccune on January 14, 2015

First listen - I was unsure

second listen - I turned it up

third listen - I cried

majestic ..... thank you king Crimson, the love affair continues x

Live at the Orpheum
:: Posted by Shippers on January 14, 2015

After a particularly whacked day at work, I found my pre-ordered copy of the Orpheum shows in the post andÖ sweet dearie me, what a treat it was.

Many thanks to the band, and all others involved, for their generous work.

:: Posted by davidly on January 14, 2015

I can confirm that Mr. Singleton has worked closely with the Vicar in the past, as can be found in postings in/on his diary  (and the News page  (and the Vicarís diary)).

As things are, if one wants to remain up-to-date on the goings on at DGM, I heartily recommend The BookmarKcing of the News page instead of the Guestbook. The Guestbook is where you find the dopey questions (as opposed to informed answers (even if Sid has occasionally proven himself gracious in this regard)).

Also, read the diaries (regularly  (ix-nay on the log-bay)).

As to the Vicarís "real" identity: It should only matter to the identity, but suffice it to say that it does not emanate from Punk Sandersonís pineal gland ó or, rather, not only just.  Thatís how real he (or she (or they)) is/are.

I have in the past expressed a distaste for the forum-style of comments pages found all along the Innerboobs, feeling the single thread approach keeps it simpler.  Multiple topics may seem like a good idea, but who really wants to moderate it?  And while I am sure that comment/reply buttons would increase the quantity of conversation, especially for those intent on discussion Lizard only, I wonder if they would help or diminish the quality of the same.

But I donít reckon I should be the authority on such matters.  Iím about as dopey as the next guy and have certainly not considered everything.

:: Posted by Bakullama on January 14, 2015

D. Gardiner, I kind of understand what you are trying to say, but I am very excited about this lineup and although I donít have the CD yet, I am very glad it happened. (The samples alone were a thrill). Iím thinking that with a little patience, and some deft songwriting, the coming years may be King Crimsons finest. All of the elements are there. And Melís return certainly brings back the promise of great things in store.

I was also excited way back when King Crimson introduced Discipline. At the time, and for the almost 30 years after, I never once disliked any of the bands output. In fact I cherished it... Belew era Crimson being some of the finest music for those times. King Crimson has over the years become quite a few faces, I guess multi-faceted is the word. To hear the older stuff reworked is just wonderful.

Dazed and kConfused
:: Posted by dgardiner on January 14, 2015

As a big Crimson fan Iíve been looking forward to this for a while.
Iíve often been a little disappointed that older material has never been played, although completely understanding Frippís reluctance and his strategy of continually moving forward in new directions.

So when a new line up with Mel Collins back in the band and older songs in the set I was

Initially, I was  a little disappointed that Belew was left out but really he has no place here, especially with Mel Collins filling that space as a soloist. Belew is such a strong force up front, he instantly characterises whatever he plays in. It was the right decision for this particular project.
The band sound great. No doubt about it.

So why do I find myself thinking..."What was the point of it all?".

Crimson has always been about doing something new. (Dare I say, íProgressiveí?)

Iím really underwhelmed and that has come as quite a surprise.

Live @ The Orpheum
:: Posted by DrDick on January 14, 2015

My CD of Live @ The Orpheum arrived on Monday evening and I spent the next few hours listening to it on CD and DVD (so much for my other Monday evening tasks I had planned!). I have to say that I think it is an outstanding snapshot of the new Crim! Hearing Mel and Jakko alongside Tony and Robert, together with the brilliant drumming trio, felt like all my Christmases come at once! The drumming was sublime and yet never seemed overwhelming or cluttered and to have the sax back in Crimson was a delight. Most interestingly on TCOL, which I thought was superb. Now I just have to wait patiently until they tour the UK and/or release a full live gig!

Guestbook a go-go
:: Posted by rogadaire on January 14, 2015

Welcome to the Guestbook, Mr David Singleton! In my previous post on this subject (Stop the Dopeyness - Save the Guestbook: January 8) I said that I thought the Guestbook was something that could serve to drive DGM business, and, as an example, I mentioned that it was a Guestbook comment that had given me a nudge towards buying the Vicarís album - but I was not quite there yet.  Since then, not only has the Guestbook been reprieved, but Mr Singleton has nobly placed himself at its service - so I am not sure how much more of a ínudgeí I could possibly have (whilst it has not been confirmed that The Vicar is aka Mr Singleton, it must surely be safe to assume that the latter is involved in the work of the former to some significant degree...?). So, in recognition of this unexpected but welcome turn of events, I have finally purchased a hard copy of the Vicarís Songbook No. 1, alongside the KC Live album, thus proving once and for all that such apparently disparate musical forces can indeed happily co-exist side by side (or perhaps the proof of that will be in the listening, but I am hopeful...).

Once Mr S has ísettled iní to his new role he might want to think about setting ínewí House Rules (or not).  I have always thought the 2 rules set by RF to be sensible and satisfactory.  But they have not always been adhered to.  One can express a negative view respectfully (and this holds regardless of how ístrongly feltí that view may be), the problem has been too much negativity that crosses the line into territory where goodwill is clearly absent. My personal preference would be not to ban or censor posts which have crossed that line, because I think Guestbook contributors have proved themselves able and willing to respond appropriately to such posts.  And if íofficialí policing of the line is ever íneededí I would prefer that to no Guestbook at all, but I suspect that would represent a position that DGM did not want.  The current reprieve may yet turn out to be The Good Thing That Was Not So Much Let Go Of But Inexplicably Fumbled During Extra Time.

Finally, on ímarketingí I cannot see why this website should necessarily be synonymous with KC and RF at the expense of any other ventures.  Doesnít it all come down to prominence and placement? Having things upfront (eg the Vicar video - by the way why not make some more - there are probably plenty of people on here who have the ability and enthusiasm to help out with that sort of thing if the opportunity was there?). Regular diary entries by David Singleton and/or The Vicar would also help to spread the word and foster engagement. Just sayiní. 

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