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The Road To Red Tracklisting
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Aug 29, 2013

The final tracklisting and running order for The Road To Red has been released by Panegyric.




The Road to Red

1
Veterans Memorial Coliseum,
Columbus, OH
April 28, 1974

1 The Great Deceiver *
(Wetton/Fripp/Palmer-James)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Improv I
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Fracture
(Fripp)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Improv II
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
8 The Night Watch
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
9 RF Announcement

* incomplete recording
Disc 1 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording.
Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously available as a download only from www.dgmlive.com (2007)



2
Stanley Warner Theatre,
Pittsburgh, PA
April 29, 1974

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 The Great Deceiver
(Wetton/Fripp/Palmer-James)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Improv: Bartley Butsford
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
5 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
6 Fracture
(Fripp)
7 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
8 Improv: Daniel Dust
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
9 The Night Watch
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)

Disc 2 mixed by Robert Fripp, Tony Arnold and David Singleton
at the Courthouse, Cranborne, Dorset.
Previously released in part on "The Great Deceiver"(1992). Selected tracks
previously available as a download from www.dgmlive.com (2009)

3
Stanley Warner Theatre,
Pittsburgh, PA
April 29, 1974

1 Doctor Diamond
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
2 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
3 Improv: Wilton Carpet
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
4 The Talking Drum
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir)
5 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
6 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)

Disc 3 mixed by Robert Fripp, Tony Arnold and David Singleton
at the Courthouse, Cranborne, Dorset.
Previously released in part on "The Great Deceiver"(1992). Selected tracks
previously available as a download from www.dgmlive.com (2009)

4
Hofheinz Pavilion,
Houston, TX
June 5, 1974

1 The Great Deceiver *
(Wetton/Fripp/Palmer-James)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Improv
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Fracture
(Fripp)
6 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
7 The Talking Drum
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir)
8 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II) *
(Fripp)

* incomplete recording
Disc 4 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording.
Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously unreleased.

5
Tarrant County Convention Centre,
Fort Worth, TX
June 6, 1974

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Fracture
(Fripp)
5 Improv
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
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 5 taken from a band cassette soundboard and audience bootleg cassette
recording. Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy
Previously available as a download only from www.dgmlive.com (2010)

6
Fairground Arena,
Oklahoma City, OK
June 7, 1974

1 The Great Deceiver *
(Wetton/Fripp/Palmer-James)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Improv I
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Fracture
(Fripp)
6 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
7 Improv II
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
8 The Talking Drum *
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir)
9 The Talking Drum insert †
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir)
10 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II) *
(Fripp)

* incomplete recording

Disc 6 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording. † To maintain continuity a missing section of ‘Talking Drum’ & ‘LTIA’ has been added from Forth Worth, June 6th. Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously available as a download only from www.dgmlive.com (2010)

7
Civil Auditorium,
El Paso, TX
June 8, 1974

1 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II) *
(Fripp)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Improv I
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
6 Fracture
(Fripp)
7 RF Announcement
8 Starless (Part I) *
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
9 Starless (Part II) *
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

* incomplete recording
Disc 7 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording.
Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously unreleased.


8
Coliseum,
Denver, CO
June 16, 1974

1 The Great Deceiver
(Wetton/Fripp/Palmer-James)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
6 The Talking Drum *
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir)

* incomplete recording
Disc 8 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording.
Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously unreleased.

9
Performing Arts Centre,
Milwaukee, WI
June 22, 1974

1 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II) *
(Fripp)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Improv I
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv II
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 The Night Watch
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

* incomplete recording
Disc 9 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording.
Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously available as a download only from www.dgmlive.com (2012)


10
Aquinas College,
Grand Rapids, MI
June 23, 1974

1 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II) *
(Fripp)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Improv I
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Easy Money *
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
6 Improv II
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
7 Great Deceiver
(Wetton/Fripp/Palmer-James)
8 Fracture
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

* incomplete recording
Disc 10 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording.
Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously unreleased.

11
Massey Hall,
Toronto, Ontario
June 24, 1974

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: The Golden Walnut
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 The Night Watch
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Fracture
(Fripp)

Disc 11 mixed by Robert Fripp, Tony Arnold and David Singleton at the
Courthouse, Cranborne, Dorset.
Previously released in part on "The Great Deceiver"(1992) and via mail
order as part of King Crimson Collectors’ Club series 45 (2011)

12
Massey Hall,
Toronto, Ontario
June 24, 1974
1 Improv: Clueless And Slightly Slack
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
2 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
4 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)

Disc 12 mixed by Robert Fripp, Tony Arnold and David Singleton at the
Courthouse, Cranborne, Dorset.
Previously released in part on "The Great Deceiver"(1992) and via mail
order as part of King Crimson Collectors’ Club series 45 (2011)


13
Convention Center,
Quebec City, Quebec
June 25, 1974

1 21st Century Schizoid Man *
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Improv I
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
6 Improv II
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
7 Fracture
(Fripp)
8 Starless *
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

* incomplete recording
Disc 13 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording.
Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously available as a download only from www.dgmlive.com (2012)

14
Kennedy Centre,
Washington, DC
June 27, 1974

1 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
2 Improv I
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
3 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv II
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Fracture
(Fripp)
7 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

Disc 14 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording.
Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously available as a download only from www.dgmlive.com (2006)

15
Casino Arena,
Asbury Park, NJ
June 28, 1974

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Improv
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
8 Fracture
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
10 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)

Disc 15 mixed by Robert Fripp, Tony Arnold and David Singleton at the
Courthouse, Cranborne, Dorset.
Previously unreleased.

16
Casino Arena,
Asbury Park, NJ
June 28, 1974

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Fracture
(Fripp)
8 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
9 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)

Disc 16 mixed by Ronan Chris Murphy at DGM.
Previously released on "The Collectable King Crimson Vol. 1"(2006)
and available as a download from www.dgmlive.com (2005)

17
Penn State University,
University Park, PA
June 29, 1974

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Is There Life Out There?
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Improv: It Is For You, But Not For Us
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
8 Fracture
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

Disc 17 mixed by Robert Fripp, Tony Arnold and David Singleton at the Courthouse, Cranborne, Dorset.
Previously released in part on "The Great Deceiver"(1992). Selected tracks
previously available as a download from www.dgmlive.com (2008)

18
Palace Theatre,
Providence, RI
June 30, 1974

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: A Voyage To The Centre Of The Cosmos
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Improv: Providence
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)

Disc 18 mixed by Robert Fripp, Tony Arnold and David Singleton at the
Courthouse, Cranborne, Dorset.
Previously released on "The Great Deceiver"(1992).

19
Palace Theatre,
Providence, RI
June 30, 1974

1 Fracture
(Fripp)
2 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
3 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)

Disc 19 mixed by Robert Fripp, Tony Arnold and David Singleton at the
Courthouse, Cranborne, Dorset.
Previously released on "The Great Deceiver"(1992).
20
Central Park,
New York, NY
July 1, 1974

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Improv
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
5 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
6 Improv: Cerberus
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
7 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
8 Fracture *
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
10 The Talking Drum
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir)
11 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)

* incomplete recording
Disc 20 taken from a bootleg cassette recording.
Audio restored at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy.
Previously available via mail order as part of King Crimson Collectors’ Club
series 10 (2000)


Discs 1 - 20 - audio restored at DGM SoundWorld February - August 2013.
21

Red
2013 Stereo Mix

1 Red
(Fripp)
2 Fallen Angel
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 One More Red Nightmare
(Fripp/Wetton)
4 Providence
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
5 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

Produced & mixed from the original multi-track tapes by Steven Wilson  & Robert Fripp

22
DVD
AUDIO CONTENT

LPCM Stereo (24/96)

Casino Arena, Asbury Park, NJ
2013 Mix

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Improv
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
8 Fracture
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
10 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)

LPCM Stereo (24/48)

Casino Arena, Asbury Park, NJ
2005 Mix

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Fracture
(Fripp)
8 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

9 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)


LPCM Stereo (24/48)

USA
30th Anniversary Remaster

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)
8 Fracture
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

LPCM Stereo (24/96)

USA
Original UK Vinyl Transfer

1 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
5 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
6 21st Century Schizoid Man
23
Blu-Ray Disc 1
AUDIO CONTENT LPCM Stereo (24/192)

Stanley Warner Theatre,
Pittsburgh, PA

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 The Great Deceiver
(Wetton/Fripp/Palmer-James)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Improv: Bartley Butsford
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
5 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
6 Fracture
(Fripp)
7 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
8 Improv: Daniel Dust
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
9 The Night Watch
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
10 Doctor Diamond
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
11 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
12 Improv: Wilton Carpet
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
13 The Talking Drum
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir)
14 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
15 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)


Massey Hall,
Toronto, Ontario

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: The Golden Walnut
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 The Night Watch
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Fracture
(Fripp)
8 Improv: Clueless And Slightly Slack
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
9 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
10 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
11 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)
Penn State University,
University Park, PA

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Is There Life Out There?
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Improv: It Is For You, But Not For Us
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
8 Fracture
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

Palace Theatre,
Providence, RI

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: A Voyage To The Centre Of The Cosmos
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Improv: Providence
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
8 Fracture
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
10 21st Century Schizoid Man
24
Blu-Ray Disc 2
AUDIO CONTENT

LPCM Stereo (24/192)


Casino Arena, Asbury Park, NJ
2013 Mix

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Improv
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
8 Fracture
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
10 21st Century Schizoid Man
LPCM Stereo (24/48)

Casino Arena, Asbury Park, NJ
2005 Mix

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 Fracture
(Fripp)
8 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)
9 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)

LPCM Stereo (24/96)

USA
30th Anniversary Remaster

1 Walk On: No Pussyfooting
(Fripp/Eno)
2 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
3 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
5 Improv: Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
6 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
7 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)
8 Fracture
(Fripp)
9 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

USA
Original UK Vinyl Transfer

1 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
(Fripp)
2 Lament
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 Exiles
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
4 Asbury Park
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
5 Easy Money
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
6 21st Century Schizoid Man
(Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield)


DTS-HD Master Surround
LPCM 5.1 Surround

Red
The 2009 Surround Mix

1 Red
(Fripp)
2 Fallen Angel
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 One More Red Nightmare
(Fripp/Wetton)
4 Providence
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
5 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

Bonus studio track

1 Fallen Angel Trio Version (instrumental)
(Fripp/Wetton)

Bonus live tracks

1 Providence
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
2 A Voyage To The Centre Of The Cosmos
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)


LPCM Stereo (24/96)

Red
30th Anniversary Remaster

1 Red
(Fripp)
2 Fallen Angel
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 One More Red Nightmare
(Fripp/Wetton)
4 Providence
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
5 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

Red
2013 Stereo Mix

1 Red
(Fripp)
2 Fallen Angel
(Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James)
3 One More Red Nightmare
(Fripp/Wetton)
4 Providence
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford)
5 Starless
(Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James)

Bonus studio tracks

1 Red Trio Version
(Fripp)
2 Fallen Angel Trio Version (instrumental)
(Fripp/Wetton)

Disc 22 DVD playable in all DVD players, Discs 23/24 playable in all Blu-ray Disc players
ALSO INCLUDES:
2 album prints, a 36 page album sized booklet
with rare photos, eye witness accounts of the
concerts & sleevenotes incorporating new
interview material with all band members
plus postcards & other memorabilia.
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The Tale of the Tapes.

The sixteen concert recordings in this box fall into three basic types: one bootleg (an unofficial audience recording), ten board mixes (recordings of the sound sent to the PA system on the night) and five professional recordings (all by George Chkiantz from a mobile recording studio outside the venue). These last five concerts are presented in both conventional CD resolution and in Blu-Ray high resolution 192 khz.  All have their merits and each has good claim to be the most “realistic”.

The professional multi-track recordings offer the best audio quality. They were originally mixed in 1991 at the time of The Great Deceiver (although only selected parts were included in that box set). At the time, the various mixes were recorded both onto analogue half inch tape and into a Sadie computer system, one of the first digital editors, running on Windows 3.0. As Fripp wrote in his original liner notes: “Digital equipment remains in its infancy and computers crash – not if but when. Both formats have advantages – a properly balanced Ampex with Dolby SR is maybe unbeatable for a sweet, true sound. But with the amount of compiling on this project, let’s hear it for digital assembly!” Given the huge advances in digital equipment since the early 1990s, I proposed in a rash unguarded moment that for this project we (or rather I) should return to the “properly balanced Ampex with Dolby SR” and recompile these mixes in super high resolution. I had somehow chosen to forget that the practice at the time, pre-automation, was to mix each section of each song three or four times and to then select and compile the best. And that Robert Fripp’s acute interest in the stereo architecture of pieces meant that he would continuously reposition players. So we were faced with roughly two hundred separate mixes to be auditioned and recompiled, often trying to join segments with violently differing tonal qualities and musicians seemingly leaping around the stage. It became the work of months, not the days I had foolishly imagined.

I make no claim that the high resolution versions on the Blu-Ray are “better” than the original versions presented on the CDs. They are different, wider in their stereo image and brighter with extended high end (which, despite the trends of mastering engineers over many decades, is not necessarily better). The editing particularly in matters such as the audience links is however undoubtedly more faithful to the exact flow of the original concerts.

The ten “board mixes” presented different challenges. These were recorded each night by Peter Walmsley, the sound engineer, and faithfully capture the sound sent to the PA system. They are inevitably heavily biased towards the voice and drums, as the other instruments were already amplified onstage. DGM has become an unwilling world leader in the dark arts of audio necromancy, rescuing the semblance of a listenable concert from such unprepossessing starting points (not a life-skill any of us wanted or expected).  In this instance, Peter Walmsley added an additional challenge through his habit of pausing the cassette machine between songs – frequently forgetting to switch it back on until just after the downbeat of the next piece. Where audience links existed, we have kept them, where they were missing, we have recreated them to maintain continuity.  The music is, however, with the exception of those odd errant downbeats, exactly as it was played. In just one instance (the Talking Drum on the 7th June) we have completed the performance by inserting a section from the night before.  As such fabrication is a mortal sin to lovers of authenticity, we have PQ’d the inserted section, so that purists can take the bumpy road and bypass it.

The recording of the final concert from Central Park on July 1st is of unknown provenance. It seems too well-balanced to be the usual illicit cassette player smuggled into the venue, and yet the presence of chatter during one of the pieces shows that neither is it a properly mixed recording. Possibly it is a bootleg recorded on a pair of microphones over the stage. The audience links jump around (as does one section of Fracture), but in its way, it is possibly the closest to the actual sound of a venue. It is significant in that it captures the last live performance of this line-up.

Concert recordings are frequently incomplete (lovers of The Great Deceiver box set will recall The Law of Maximum Distress Parts 1&2, where a section was missing from the middle of the improvisation).  In the unusual case of Fort Worth on 6th June, we had two recordings of the same night, one being a board recording and the other an audience bootleg, and we were able to accurately complete the performance by flying in the missing opening and closing sections from that alternative source. Sadly, that is not often possible.  Where songs are obviously incomplete and either leap in half way through, or cut off before the end, they have been marked with an asterisk, so that it is clear this is not a CD error, but a failure of some poor tape operator or his machine at the time.

David Singleton
DGMHQ
August 2013



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KC Unplugged
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Apr 1, 2015
The support act for the forthcoming King Crimson tour will be King Crimson - unplugged! 

In addition to Crimso playing a 20 minute set of KC-related material on acoustic instruments at each of the dates already announced, the group are also also to make low-key acoustic only appearance at this year's Green Man Festival, as a warm-up for the KC tour proper later that month.

This perhaps surprising announcement comes after an equipment failure at last week’s full rehearsals. While the electrics were being fixed, Fripp and Jakszyk reverted to acoustic instruments in order to carry on their work. “We turned a disadvantage into an advantage” comments Fripp in his April 1st dairy published later today.

There’s no indication yet as to which numbers will be covered but the phrase “KC-related” opens up the possibility of Guitar Craft repertoire as well as solo material from Jakszyk and Rieflin also under consideration.


Mister Stormy's Monday Selection
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Mar 30, 2015
The latest Stormy selection finds Alex blowing off the cobwebs from the tracking sessions of Indoor Games from King Crimson's Lizard. You can download the track here for free and you can also watch and listen via DGM Live's YouTube channel. 


On This Date 41 Years Ago...
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sun., Mar 29, 2015
Starless And Bible Black was released on this date 41 years ago.



The album received mixed reviews at the time. The Melody Maker, under the headline Crimso: Black is beautiful, declared “...the history of Crimson would appear to consist of a series of internal struggles, polarised between Fripp and various caucuses in the band and centering on Fripp’s assertion of the rightness of his own path, but little of of it resulting in real creative tension. Probably as consequence of greater personal stability, however, and possibly because of a more harmonious chemical balance within this particular set of musicians, this album strikes me as an extremely happy medium between emotion and technique; it’s neither as overweeningly grandiose and manic as the first two albums, nor as precious as Islands. In short, as Micawber would say, Mr. Fripp seems to have got his shit together.”

Record Mirror observed “They are an incredibly highly strung group, fierce when driving together and daring on solo flights. Side two’s title track and Fracture may be more than you can bear to listen to on first hearing; try it again and again and rock’s cobwebs start to dissolve.”

Sounds reckoned “King Crimson have made a record that equals in intensity and innovative musicianship the strength that can achieve on stage. LTIA palled very quickly as an album, especially when you’d seen them play a good gig, but this one - I suspect - will maintain its ability to hold you through a sequence of twists and turns much longer than its predecessor.”

And finally, NYC’s TV News had this advice for listeners: “As long as you take the next few weeks to become accustomed to Starless you’ll probably develop an intense passion for it. Suggestion: don’t listen to it if you’re depressed or contemplating life after death.”


New Crimson Titles Unveiled
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Fri., Mar 27, 2015
Robert Fripp has updated his online diary today and reveals the titles of three new tracks currently under construction at this week's King Crimson rehearsals. Robert also reveals that an album featuring a full set list taken from last year's American tour is in the pipleline though no release date has been set. You can read all about it here. 


Gathering The Threads
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Mar 26, 2015
Judy Dyble has a new three disc career-spanning anthology out now called Gathering The Threads.  The album features archive tracks featuring Judy's stint with Ian McDonald and Giles, Giles & Fripp.  By way of a launch event she's appearing in London tomorrow...




Judy will also be playing a concert in April. Check out this site for more details.

Sign Of The Times
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Mar 25, 2015
We’ve seen this sign before here on the news page but here it is again - spotted in the vicinity of Tate Modern, and still managing to screw up the actual quote.



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


Robert Fripp,
Paris
1980


On This Date 30 Years Ago
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Mar 25, 2015
30 years ago today the very first Guitar Craft course was held at Claymont Court, West Virginia. According to the wikipedia entry for Guitar Craft, by 2011 three thousand students had attended the Guitar Craft courses whose aim was to offer participants an opportunity to develop "a relationship with the guitar, music and oneself".


Fall Tour Bundle Available
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Mar 23, 2015
There’s a 28 date tour bundle available for download from today. Taken from King Crimson’s ConstruKction Of Light Fall tour, 28 gigs will cost you just $120 FLAC and $92 MP3. The tour starts on 19th Oct 2000 in San Francisco and comes to a rousing conclusion in Toronto on 24th November. if you’ve purchased three of the shows that were previously available before the bundle then you’ll be eligible for a free download of your choice.


King Crimson - c'est magnifique
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Mar 23, 2015
Due to the demand for tickets an extra date at Paris Olympia has been added to King Crimson’s forthcoming European dates. The band will now be playing Sunday, September 20th in addition to the already publicised dates 21st and 22nd September.

Tickets go on sale Wednesday 25th March at 10.00 a.m. (French local time) from here.

In case you missed it, three more dates were added to the band's UK itinerary last week:

Saturday 12th Sept The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 15th Sept Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Friday 18th Sept Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Tickets can be obtained here and at the venues.



It Was 42 Years Ago Today...
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Mar 23, 2015
Larks’ Tongues In Aspic was released on this date 42 years ago.



Can you recall the day you first encountered this album? Please leave your comments on the guestbook. You can read my take on that over on the blog.

In the meantime here's what Ian McDonald, writing in the New Musical Express in March 1973 had to say about the album...

"A NICE RECORD of pleasant, middle-of-the-road music which should prove a great favourite with everybody’s mum and dad this Easter. Bill Bruford’s whistling has improved out of all recognition and Robert Fripp’s Gregorian Chant rendition of ’I Did It My Way’ cuts Joaquin Des Prez’s original stone dead.

Start again!

Sharks’ Lungs In Lemsip is, in fact, a record (in every sense) of King Crimson’s current cosmic stage-act, leaving out only the long improvisation called ’Vista Under Arc-Lights’ which comes in the middle.

The fact that the group have taken enormous trouble over the mixing of this album is not, in itself, remarkable in this age of quad, flash, and total theatre; what is remarkable, however, is their choice of mixes for.

At almost every point they have avoided the easy drama or conventional felicities most bands would be content with in favour of a sound-balance faithful to what’s actually been played – including the odd bomb here and there. And it’s in no way a literal proposition either.

This album embodies a creative reinterpretation of what a conventional rock-group should sound like in the studios, a tour-de-force of timbre and rhythm that, in the days of synthesizers and electronics, single-handedly reinstates credibility to the natural sound.

Bands lacking the technical know-how or simple inclination to set off in the direction Faust have indicated should bend an attentive ear to King Crimson. There’s a lot to be learned.

Whether you see the album as the group do – a sequence of vivid contrasts of design and sound-quality – or, like me, hear a still slightly uneasy meeting of two extremes, there’s no denying the force of the transition from the harsh intensity of Fripp City (’Easy Money’) to the windy African grassland on the outskirts of Muirsville (’The Talking Drum’).

In terms of personality, Larks’ Tongues In Aspic is throughout a respectful tension between Fripp The Composer and Muir The Performer, though to limit either to one function would be to miss the point.

Particularly outstanding from Fripp in his role as group architect are the two parts of the title track which open and close the album, the latter with its elaborately-engineered crescendoes and decrescendoes, the former with its complex and almost classical concept of organisation – echoing, dare I say it, the feel of a symphonic opening movement.

Fripp’s guitar is in the foreground to fine effect on ’Easy Money’ and runs ingeniously backwards during a brief passage on ’Book Of Saturdays’, but impresses most in the textural role, either snarling atmospherically around in the distance or chipping in as a third percussion voice.

Muir features brilliantly in his own right on a couple of tracks, but his introductions to ’Larks’ Tongues Part One’, ’The Talking Drum’, and ’Exiles’ are superb extempore compositions in themselves – particularly the last of these, performed on glass tubing.

David Cross’s violin is far more effective on record than it is, at present, onstage; both sections of ’Larks’ Tongues’ contain excellent solos from him, the quiet ’Interlude’ from the first part really standing out.

As for Bruford and Wetton, the unity and solidarity of these six performances is entirely in their hands and they don’t put a foot wrong, even throwing in some tricksy Yes-type unison work on the already complex verse of ’Easy Money’.

If there are drawbacks to this record they lie (at least for me) in the two ballads which close side one. The group obviously see them as valid contrast, apart from liking them as songs; my view is that they come over as anomalous throw-backs to an earlier, and entirely different, band.

I’m prepared to admit that this criticism merely reveals a personal blind-spot, and certainly fans of the previous versions of King Crimson will find ’Exiles’ and ’Book Of Saturdays’ the most immediately accessible of the new numbers – but the mix on the former is a little weedy anyway, and the violin sounds slightly out of tune. Nor am I overfond of the lyrics, but there aren’t that many of them so I won’t complain.

Larks’ Tongues In Aspic is a challenging record, but it’s rewards are very substantial, even if you’d have to be an odd mixture of a person to like it all without reservation. Final verdict: a classic of its kind and worth every penny of the asking price.

You know, I think old Crimso’s onto a winner here."

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