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Mister Stormy's Monday Selection
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Mar 19, 2012

Here's a glimpse into King Crimson's recording methods circa 1970 during the recording of Lizard - an alternate take guitar solo and arrangement for Prince Rupert Awakes


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EXPOSURE
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Mar 19, 2015
Proving that it is impossible to achieve the promo without suffering, here's the rarely seen 1979 promo film made for Exposure available legally for the first time on Youtube. 


David Cross: Starless Starlight
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Mar 19, 2015
David Cross has a new album out in May entitled Starless Starlight. The album is based upon the short melody composed by David Cross and Robert Fripp that emerged as one of the key themes of King Crimson’s Starless from the final ’70s studio album, Red

The tune resurfaced in two improvisations performed and recorded by Fripp at Blueberry Hill, St Louis in 2006. These recordings and the theme itself were then transformed by David Cross (and co-producer Tony Lowe) into the album Starless Starlight.

There’s an album launch event taking place on May 26th at The Bedford, 77 Bedford Hill, Balham, London, £10 advance / £12 on the door which opens at 7.30 p.m.

Cross will be joined by Yumi Hara (The Artaud Beats), David Jackson (ex-Van der Graaf Generator) and Tony Lowe (Producer Guitarist) who will be performing new versions of music from this album and, in keeping with the spirit of this venture, will individually and collectively devise, compose and otherwise create original new interpretations of the Starless theme.



Starless Starlight is available for preorder here.




Daevid Allen - Moonchild Tribute
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Mar 18, 2015
Orlando Allen has recorded and released a version of Moonchild by way of a tribute to his late father and founder of Gong, Daevid Allen, who died last week. You can also read my obituary of Allen over at Prog magazine website.   


Cross & Keeling's Spring Fever!
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Mar 18, 2015
David Cross and Andrew Keeling are performing in London this month.



For full details of the event, venue and how to get there click here.

King Crimson 2015: Additional Dates!
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Mar 17, 2015
Additional dates have been added to King Crimson’s UK and European dates later this year. They are: 
Saturday 12th Sept The Lowry, Salford
Tuesday 15th Sept Symphony Hall, Birmingham
Friday 18th Sept Usher Hall, Edinburgh

Tickets go on sale Friday, 20th March 2015 at 9.00 a.m. via Livenation and  venue box offices.



Wetton's Positive Message
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Mar 17, 2015
John Wetton talks about Asia and the positive messages he likes to put into his music in this interview. It's been a busy time for John who has working with Eddie Jobson on UK's final tour and a German 'Rock Meets Classic' orchestral arena tour in the offing. This month also sees the release of a two-disc anthology, The Studio Recordings, which provides an overview of John's solo career. Check out the details here. Also this month comes New York Minute - a live album recorded at the Iridium club in New York with John and the Les Paul Trio covering a mix of his own songs and some of his favourites by other artists including Steely Dan, The Beatles, Hendrix, Brian Wilson, etc. Details can be found here.


Guitar Circle Introduction USA
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Mar 17, 2015
Robert Fripp will be directing another Guitar Circle course in June. Aimed at beginner and intermediate level, it will commence on June 8th in New Jersey. Check out out the website for all details on how to apply for a place on the course and what will be covered.


Mister Stormy's Monday Selection
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Mar 16, 2015
There's only ever been one track available from the pre-ProjeKcts undertaking that was Radical Dance. Until today! 


Bill & Crimson!
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sun., Mar 15, 2015
My thanks to Leonardo Pavkovic for sending these photographs of the pre-concert talk tonight with Bill Bruford at the University of Surrey.






Bill was in conversation ahead of this evening's concert by the Delta Sax Quartet  who were performing ex-Earthworks pianist Gwilym Simcock's latest composition, Crimson! which re-imagines some of the Crimson canon scored exclusively for saxophone. The London premier of the composition takes place on May 1st at St.John's Smith Square.

Wake Up Call
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Mar 11, 2015
There's a new novel on the way from celebrated sci-fi author Alastair Reynolds next month.



The blurb says "two extraordinary characters...begin to unravel some of the greatest mysteries of our universe." Well, that’s one description of what Fripp and Sinfield were up to on the second King Crimson album, I suppose.

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