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Larks' Tongues In Aspic Boxset Tracklisting
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sat., Sep 8, 2012

Here's the confirmed tracklisting for the Larks' Tongues In Aspic boxset.

Larks' Tongues in Aspic
The Complete Recordings
Contents


1

The Zoom Club, Frankfurt 
October 13, 1972

 1    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 2     Book of Saturday
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 3     Zoom
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 4     Improv : Zoom Zoom
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)

Disc 1 from tape bootleg, Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton
and Alex R. Mundy.

Astonishingly, this is the first gig this band ever played together. They’d only been rehearsing for a few weeks. To our knowledge, only this night (of three) was recorded.

Previously available via mail order as part of King Crimson Collectors’ Club
series 20 (2002).

   
2
   
The Zoom Club, Frankfurt            
October 13, 1972

 1    Easy Money
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 2     Improv : Fallen Angel
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 3     Improv : Z’Zoom
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 4     Exiles
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 5    The Talking Drum
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 6    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part II)
    (Fripp)

Disc 2 from tape bootleg, Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton
and Alex R. Mundy.

Previously available via mail order as part of King Crimson Collectors’ Club
series 20 (2002).


3

Live in the studio, Bremen
October 17, 1972

 1    Improv : The Rich Tapestry Of Life
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)   
 2     Exiles
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)   
 3     Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)

Disc 3 mono audio from King Crimson archive tape.

Most groups chose to play a couple of songs from a recent album or a well-    known hit. King Crimson played three tracks, two yet to be recorded & a 30 minute improv. All were filmed. Only Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part1) was broadcast on Beat Club.

Previously available via mail order as part of King Crimson Collectors’ Club
series 3 (1999).


4

Hull Technical College 
November 10, 1972

 1    Walk On : No Pussyfooting
    (Fripp, Eno)     
 2     Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)      
 3    Book of Saturday
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)     
 4    RF Announcement     
 5    Improv : Vista Training College Under Spot Light
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)      
 6    Exiles
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)

Disc 4 from cassette bootleg, audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and
Alex R. Mundy.

This is taken from the first date of the British Tour proper, a firm 5 star fan favourite among those who have downloaded the show from DGMLive.com. Complete performance including the 30 minute Vista Training College     improv, the first recorded 21st Century Schizoid Man encore by the quintet and a John Wetton interview bonus at the end.


5

Hull Technical College             
November 10, 1972

 1    Easy Money
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)     
 2    Improv : Fallen Angel Hullabaloo
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)      
 3    The Talking Drum
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)     
 4    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part II)
    (Fripp)      
 5    21st Century Schizoid Man
    (Fripp, McDonald, Lake, Giles, Sinfield)
 6    John Wetton interview

Disc 5 from cassette bootleg, audio restored at DGM by David Singleton
and Alex R. Mundy.

Previously available as a download only from  HYPERLINK "http://www.dgmlive.com" www.dgmlive.com (2011).


6

Guildford Civic Hall
November 13, 1972

 1    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 2    Book of Saturday (Daily Games)
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 3    RF Announcement
 4    Improv : All That Glitters Is Not Nail Polish
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 5    Exiles
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 6    Improv : A Deniable Bloodline
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)

Disc 6 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording. Audio restored at
DGM by David Singleton and Alex R. Mundy.

Though incomplete as a show, this has much to recommend it – a lovely Book of Saturday (still called Daily Games at this point) & a shorter but no less powerful improv than previous, with Exiles incomplete & only a taster from the second improv to leave the listener all the more eager for the missing sections.
   
Previously available via mail order as part of KC Collectors’ Club series 24 (2003).


7

Oxford New Theatre
November 25, 1972

 1    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)     
 2    RF Announcement     
 3    Book of Saturday
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)     
 4    Improv : A Boolean Melody Medley
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)     
 5    Exiles
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)

Disc 7 taken from cassette bootleg, audio restored June 2012 at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R. Mundy.
   
Also incomplete, but the material that would form the first side of the album is now solidifying, the playing has tightened as the tour has progressed and the improv’s a killer – another fan favourite download.
   
Previously available as a download only from  HYPERLINK "http://www.dgmlive.com" www.dgmlive.com (2008).


8

Glasgow Green’s Playhouse
December 1, 1972

 1    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)     
 2     RF Announcement
 3    Book of Saturday
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)     
 4    Improv : A Vinyl Hobby Job
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)     
 5    Exiles
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)     
 6    Easy Money
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)     
 7    Improv : Behold! Blond Bedlam
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)

Disc 8 taken from cassette bootleg, audio restored June 2012 at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R. Mundy.

The enthusiasm of the audience and the stellar playing balance the deficiencies in the sound quality with a fiery Easy Money & incomplete second improv – complete with much audience participation - giving a flavour of the evening.

Previously unreleased.


9

Portsmouth Guildhall
December 15, 1972

 1    Book Of Saturday
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)     
 2    Improv : An Edible Bovine Dynamo
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)     
 3    Exiles
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)     
 4    Easy Money
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)     
 5    Improv : Ahoy! Modal Mania
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)   
 6    The Talking Drum
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 7    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part II)
    (Fripp)         
 8    21st Century Schizoid Man
    (Fripp, McDonald, Lake, Giles, Sinfield)

Disc 9 taken from cassette bootleg, audio restored June 2012 at DGM by
David Singleton and Alex R. Mundy.

Missing LTIA Part 1 – but otherwise complete, the final night of the tour prior to a break pre-Christmas and the album recordings at the beginning of 1973. Also – although nobody suspected it at the time, Jamie Muir’s penultimate gig with the band and the final known live recording of the quintet line-up. 

Previously unreleased.


10

Larks’ Tongues in Aspic
Session Reels

1      “Keep That One, Nick”
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)


Taking the form of an audio documentary and placing the listener in Command studios in early 1973 as the quintet maps out the material destined for the album. Featuring first takes of every piece recorded for the album interspersed with studio talk between band members and engineer.

Edited, compiled, assembled and produced by David Singleton, assisted by Alex R. Mundy –
July 2012


11

Original 1973 Stereo Mix
30th Anniversary Remaster

 1    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 2    Book of Saturday
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 3    Exiles
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 4    Easy Money
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 5    The Talking Drum
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 6    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part II)
    (Fripp)
 8    US Radio Ad
 7    Easy Money (edit)
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 8    Exiles (edit)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 9    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part II)
    (Fripp)

30th anniversary master with audio extras: the US radio advert for the album and the US promo EP – the latter taken from vinyl & illustrating how plans sometimes go wrong. Side one of the EP featuring edits intended to promote the album at radio was pressed off centre


12

DVD-A

Audio Content:

MLP Lossless 5.1 Surround (DVD-A players and some Blu-Ray players)
DTS 5.1 Digital Surround (DVD/Blu-Ray players and DVD-Rom/Blu-Ray drives)
   
The 2012 Surround Sound mix by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp

 1    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 2    Book of Saturday
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 3    Exiles
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 4    Easy Money
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 5    The Talking Drum
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 6    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part II)
    (Fripp)


MLP Lossless Stereo (24/96) (DVD-A players and some Blu-Ray players)
PCM Stereo 2.0 (24/48) (DVD/Blu-Ray players and DVD-Rom/Blu-Ray drives)
   
The 2012 stereo album mix by Robert Fripp and Steven Wilson

 1    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 2    Book of Saturday
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 3    Exiles
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 4    Easy Money
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 5    The Talking Drum
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 6    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part II)
    (Fripp)


PCM Stereo 2.0 (24/48)
   
Original 1973 Stereo Mix
30th Anniversary Remaster

 1    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 2    Book of Saturday
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 3    Exiles
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 4    Easy Money
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 5    The Talking Drum
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 6    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part II)
    (Fripp)


Alternate takes and mixes

 1    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I) (Alt mix)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 2    Book of Saturday (Alt take)
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 3    Exiles (Alt mix)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 4    Easy Money (Jamie Muir solo)
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 5    The Talking Drum (Alt mix)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 6    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part II) (Alt mix)
    (Fripp)
 7    Easy Money (Alt take)
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)


Video Content (audio dual mono)

 1       Improv: The Rich Tapestry of Life
 2       Exiles
 3       Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
 4       Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I) (as broadcast on Beat Club)
   
Dual Layer Format - transition between DVD layers may trigger a slight pause


13

Alternate takes and mixes

 1    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I) (Alt mix)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 2    Book of Saturday (Alt take)
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 3    Exiles (Alt mix)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 4    Easy Money (Jamie Muir solo)
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 5    The Talking Drum (Alt mix)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 6    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part II) (Alt mix)
    (Fripp)
 7    Easy Money (Alt take)
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)

An album’s worth of alternate takes and mixes by Steven Wilson presented in album
order plus an edit of Easy Money by David Singleton & Alex R. Mundy taken from the session reels.


14
   
The 2012 stereo album mix     
   
 1    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 2    Book of Saturday
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 3    Exiles
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 4    Easy Money
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 5    The Talking Drum
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 6    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part II)
    (Fripp)

Mixed by Robert Fripp and Steven Wilson.


15
                             
BLU-RAY DISC

Audio Content

DTS-HD Master Surround 5.1
LPCM 5.1 Surround
   
The 2012 Surround mix by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp

 1    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 2    Book of Saturday
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 3    Exiles
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 4    Easy Money
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 5    The Talking Drum
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 6    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part II)
    (Fripp)



LPCM Stereo (24/96)
   
The 2012 stereo album mix by Robert Fripp and Steven Wilson

 1    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 2    Book of Saturday
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 3    Exiles
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 4    Easy Money
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 5    The Talking Drum
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 6    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part II)
    (Fripp)

LPCM Stereo (24/96)
   
Original 1973 Stereo Mix
30th Anniversary Remaster

 1    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 2    Book of Saturday
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 3    Exiles
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 4    Easy Money
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 5    The Talking Drum
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 6    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part II)
    (Fripp)


Alternate takes and mixes

 1    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I) (Alt mix)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 2    Book of Saturday (Alt take)
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 3    Exiles (Alt mix)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 4    Easy Money (Jamie Muir solo)
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 5    The Talking Drum (Alt mix)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 6    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part II) (Alt mix)
    (Fripp)
 7    Easy Money (Alt take)
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)

   
The Session Reels

 1      “Keep That One, Nick”
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
    LPCM Dual Mono (24/96)

Live in the studio

 1    Improv : The Rich Tapestry Of Life
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)   
 2     Exiles
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)   
 3     Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)


LPCM Stereo (24/96)
Original UK vinyl transfer

 1    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 2    Book of Saturday
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 3    Exiles
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 4    Easy Money
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 5    The Talking Drum
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 6    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part II)
    (Fripp)

Original US vinyl transfer

 1    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 2    Book of Saturday
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 3    Exiles
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 4    Easy Money
    (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James)
 5    The Talking Drum
    (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir)
 6    Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part II)
    (Fripp)
Video Content

Audio LPCM Dual Mono (24/96)

 1       Improv: The Rich Tapestry of Life
 2       Exiles
 3       Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
 4       Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (Part I)
    (as broadcast on Beat Club)


Also includes:

36 page booklet with photos, timeline/expanded diary, timeline, transcript of extensive Robert Fripp interview conducted by David Singleton (July 2012), new essays by King Crimson historian Sid Smith and set compiler Declan Colgan.

Print of original album sleeve, individual band member postcards, reproduction of UK tour handbill and reproduction of Rainbow Theatre London concert ticket stub.

Downloadable Content:

See back of reproduction of Rainbow Theatre London concert ticket to obtain the concert from that venue as an exclusive download –  listener beware – audio for this show is of such poor quality as to be beyond meaningful restoration and is included solely for historic  purposes.

A King Crimson Production
(p)+© 2012 Robert Fripp


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Sunday 11th September, Admiralpalast, Berlin
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Wednesday 14th September, Forum Karlin,Prague
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Saturday 17th September, House of Music & Dance, Zabrze
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Thursday 3rd November Stadsschouwburg Antwerp
Saturday 5th November Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Milan
Sunday 6th November  Teatro degli Arcimboldi, Milan
Tuesday 8th November Teatro Verdi, Florence,
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Saturday 12th November Auditorium Conciliazione, Rome
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Tuesday 15th November Teatro Coloseeo, Torino
Thursday 17th November Opéra Garnier, Monte Carlo
Friday 18th November Opéra Garnier, Monte Carlo
Sunday 27th November Le SIlo, Marseille
Wednesday 30th November Museumsquartier, Vienna
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Wednesday 9th November Teatro Verdi, Florence,
Friday 11th November Auditorium Conciliazione, Rome
Saturday 12th November Auditorium Conciliazione, Rome
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Wine,Silence, Cups & Music
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., May 18, 2016
In the wake of birthday salutations, Reporters Notebook rolled out one of Robert Fripp's most quoted misquotes, namely “Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.”

The actual quote is as follows:

Music is the cup which holds the wine of silence.
Sound is that cup, but empty.
Noise is that cup, but broken.

The aphorism dates from the spring of 1980 when Fripp was playing in Paris with The League Of Gentlemen.

The origin of the phrase's popularity, albeit in a corrupted form, seems to stem from its misuse in a 2005 episode of the very popular  ITV detective series, Rosemary And Thyme entitled, The Cup Of Silence.

During the murder mystery show, writer Stephen Gallagher has one of the characters raise a glass and offer the toast, "Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence", even having the character attribute the phrase to Robert Fripp.

It seems likely that Gallagher found the quote via the internet where it enjoys a secondary life as an inspirational meme of sorts.
 



The mangled phrase also has its own page dedicated to explaining what it might mean.

The wrong quote even received a kind of municipal immortality when Southwark Council weaponised it as part of an anti-social behaviour strategy aimed at buskers. Who says irony is dead?



The Wine Of Silence was the title of the 2012 release by Fripp, Keeling and Singleton, an album of orchestral arrangements of Fripp's soundscapes.



All About Jazz's John Kelman said of the album "In collaboration with Keeling and Singleton, he's proven the continued relevance of his work on an album that stands alone in his discography, yet is the logical and inevitable consequence of a lifetime's work."

Coinciding with the launch of the album release, in May 2012 a special concert of the music was staged in Amsterdam with the Metropole Orchestra and the Crouch End Chorus under the baton of Jules Buckley. You can read my experience of the performance over on the blog and my take on the album here

The Wine Of Silence is available from Inner Knot and Burning Shed.


Happy Birthday Bill Bruford
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., May 17, 2016
Let's give a big shout-out to Bill Bruford who celebrates his birthday today. The man who stoked the rhythmic engine room in King Crimson during the 70s, 80s and 90s is 67 years old today.



In case you've not been there, check out Bill's website for all sorts of fascinating archived interviews and commentary on the highpoints of his career from the man himself.









Happy Birthday Robert Fripp
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., May 16, 2016
Raise a glass of your favourite tipple and send out your birthday wishes today to Robert Fripp, who in addition to being the birthday boy is also celebrating his wedding anniversary on the same day.

Here's Robert during King Crimson's 2014 rehearsals photographed by Scarlet Page



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