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P2 At Albany Again
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Feb 20, 2012

My thanks to J Eric Smith for sending in this marvelous review of P2 playing Albany. You can hear the gig that Eric is writing about here.



Eric writes "I was a music critic (for better or worse) in Albany, New York for many years. My wife and I recently relocated to Des Moines, Iowa, and as part of launching a web presence in my new home community, I have been reviewing old archives of my work for items that might lend themselves to new purposes. I found a ProjeKCt Two live review (copied below) while digging through old floppy discs and files, and thought I would share it here, since I have not seen many other formal newsprint reviews from that era posted here. It was a lovely show, one that I still cite as one of my all-time favorite live performances.

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ProjeKct Two
Valentine’s Music Hall, Albany, New York, May 8, 1998
Copyright 1998, J. Eric Smith (Originally appeared in Metroland, The Alternative Newsweekly of Northeastern New York)

"OK, now we’ve played everything we don’t know,so we can play something that we actually do know," announced electronic drummer Adrian Belew at the end of ProjeKct Two’s second all-instrumental, all-improvised set. Belew, 10-string Warr guitarist Trey Gunn and electric six-string guitarist Robert Fripp then encored with King Crimson’s "Vrooom," an angular number originally created by Fripp, Belew, Gunn and their Crimson bandmates Tony Levin, Bill Bruford and Pat Mastelotto.
 
As nice as it was to hear "Vrooom," the true value of the encore was to place the evening’s improvisational extravaganza in context by providing a single sample of how ProjeKct Two sounded when tackling a fully developed and structured instrumental piece. Frankly speaking, the encore paled in comparison to the 90 minutes of music preceding it, as its rehearsed complexities and nuances were nowhere near as impressive as the knotty, towering sound collages that ProjeKct Two created on the fly as the rapt audience watched and listened.
 
Fripp, Belew and Gunn were watching and listening to each other as well, and much of the thrill of this concert came from witnessing the interactions between these deeply talented musicians who have played together long enough to anticipate each other’s thoughts, sometimes before they eve realize that they’ve had them. Belew or Fripp typically opened each number with a drum or guitar pattern that the other musicians would would investigate, mount and ride, sometimes to loud and uplifting summits, sometimes to quiet, scary grottoes, sometimes back to the point at which they started. It was actually harrowing to experience in many cases, as the trio careened just on this side of control as they rode, the looks on their faces indicating that it was just as thrilling (and frightening) for them as it was their audience.
 
As important as technical prowess was to the concert’s success, mention must also be made of ProjeKct Two’s technological proficiancy. Belew was playing the latest generation of Roland virtual drums, allowing him to create a seemingly infinite number of sonic assaults as he clattered and rattled along with a look-Ma-I’ve-got drums grin on his face. (Understandable, given that he’s normally a guitarist.) Gunn matched Belew’s rhythmic and textural intensity as he tapped, stroked and and beat the touchboard of his Warr guitar.
 
Fripp spun out any number of his trademark spine-tingling sustained guitar lines but also used the treatment technology he has developed over the years via his Soundscape and Frippertronic performance experiments to create a wealth of tones and intonations. At times, the bands’ sounds were so far skewed from what your eyes were reporting to your brain that it was almost psychologically easier to look at the floor and imagine that Fripp was playing cluster chords on some beaten-up jazz-hall piano while Gunn blew on a baritone sax and Belew kept time by tapping on whisky bottles and ashtrays. Crazy, man, crazy.
 
All told, ProjeKct Two’s concert was a magnificent one, and I must confess to feeling great relief in being able to report that. Why? Because Robert Fripp’s written and recorded works have done more to shape both how I listen to and how I think about music than have any other artist’s over the last two decades, although I never actually stood in the same space with Fripp until last Friday. So imagine the potential for debilitating disappointment at this show, and then imagine the transcendent relief and joy when it didn’t come to pass. It literally moved me to tears. And how often can a wordless concert do that?"
 


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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.
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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



The Road To Red Lanterns
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Aug 28, 2013
King Crimson's presence has spread to the outer edges of the galaxy. In this case the DC Universe where we find the Red Lanterns pondering which name to christen their spaceship...



The panels are courtesy of those nice folks at DC Comics and are from Red Lanterns #23.

In case you couldn't quite read that third panel...






Belew All At Sea
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Aug 28, 2013
Adrian Belew's Power Trio are among the progressive rock luminaries playing on a cruise to the Bahamas next year. You can find out more by piping aboard the Progressive Nation At Sea website. 



:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Aug 28, 2013
My thanks to Antonion for this link promoting John Wetton's forthcoming appearances with District 97. 


Mister Stormy's Monday Selection
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Aug 26, 2013
Mister Stormy has prepared a bit of a bank holiday treat - McCulloch, Haskell and Charig ripping up a storm from the Lizard sessions. 


The Orchestra Of Crafty Guitarists IX - Special Performance Project
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Aug 21, 2013
The Orchestra Of Crafty Guitarists IX will be convening at a special course taking place in Seattl, May 2014. You can get further information here. 


And The Winner Is...
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Tue., Aug 20, 2013
Congratulations to Carlos Schroder of Washington DC. His name was picked out of the fickle fedora of fate and so he wins a copy of Berserk! featuring Pat Mastelotto.



You can find out more about the band over at Rare Noise Records.

Tales From The Dougside
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sun., Aug 18, 2013
Artist Douglas Arthur whose work has been featured previously on DGMLive is soon to release a book, Antisocial Lawnmower.



You can find out more about Douglas's work via his facebook site.

Spotify: Another Day In The Industry Of Human Happiness
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Fri., Aug 16, 2013
Here’s a letter from Spotify in response to Grayzone’s request on behalf of Panegyric to remove King Crimson and Robert Fripp related items from their servers.

Dear Douglas:
We are responding to your takedown notice, in which you identified the following content:


"A Man, A City" (Live at the Fillmore)
http://open.spotify.com/track/24bKEbS677TsywbCEvbq6v
__________________________

"KING CRIMSON RADIO"
http://open.spotify.com/artist/7M1FPw29m5FbicYzS2xdpi
Please note: All references to "King Crimson Radio" must be removed. This is misleading as there is no "KingCrimson Radio" or any authorized service by this name.
__________________________

"ROBERT FRIPP RADIO"
http://open.spotify.com/artist/5HKpBHDxIDNdtmEAGXGntl
Please note: All references to "Robert Fripp Radio" must be removed. This is misleading as there is no "KingCrimson Radio" or any authorized service by this name.

Spotify respects the rights of copyright owners and for that reason we only use content where we have been authorized to do so.  While we continue to investigate your claims, however, be advised that we will remove access to “A Man, A City” from the Spotify.


As for the other two claimed unauthorized links – “KING CRIMSON RADIO" and "ROBERT FRIPP RADIO” – a review of our in-bound licenses indicates that sound recordings that include performances by King Crimson and Robert Fripp are licensed to Spotify by, among others, Universal Music Enterprises, Virgin Records and A&M Records.  These licenses grant us the right to display the name of the performers associated with the sound recordings on the Spotify service.   


Once sound recordings are licensed for use on Spotify, our service enables a user to build a radio station based upon one or more sound recordings, including based on the performers associated with such sound recordings.  This means that a user who likes music performed by King Crimson can have the Spotify service deliver, through the use of an algorithm, a radio station based upon music by King Crimson – as well as from artists that may be similar to King Crimson or whose music is liked by fans of King Crimson.  The name “King Crimson” is merely used for identification purposes, does not imply any endorsement by King Crimson, and is clearly a fair use.  There is nothing misleading about identifying a station based upon an initial seed artist of King Crimson – or Rihanna, Bruce Springsteen, The Who, or any other artist.

As sound recordings featuring performances by King Crimson and Robert Fripp have been licensed for use on Spotify, we will continue to use the names of those performers as seeds for radio stations selected by Spotify users and therefore will not remove the second and third links referenced above while such licenses remain in effect.
Sincerely,
Spotify

Which prompted this response from Panegyric:

Dear Spotify legal,

This quote comes from an email sent by Robert Fripp, legal owner of ALL King Crimson copyrights to Spotify on August 21st 2009:

so, please be informed: any king crimson content on your site at all is unauthorised & illegal; and you are formally notified of such by both declan, as my agent, and myself, as rights owner / controller.

This was sent to Spotify's content director at the time. It was true then. It was true in January of that year when Spotify first went live with a variety of King Crimson/Robert Fripp material, music which, as it was on the DGM label directly operated by Robert Fripp & David Singleton, could only have been delivered by DGM. DGM never delivered music to Spotify or authorised any third party to do so.

It has been true at all points since & remains true to this day.

Let me reiterate as Spotify's legal department's grasp of copyright ownership appears to be somewhat challenged:

The copyright owner of ALL King Crimson material has refused permission for ANY King Crimson material to feature on Spotify.

We asked Spotify in 2009 to tell us who had delivered this music that Spotify was giving away in breach of Robert Fripp's copyrights, but Spotify never answered.

Spotify has, since then, featured King Crimson music on its services on more than one occasion.

The copyright owner has, to date, never been paid for any of this usage.

Spotify states in its email response to Grayzone, the company requesting urgent takedowns of King Crimson material on our behalf (several requests have been necessary to draw even this inadequate response):

"a review of our in-bound licenses indicates that sound recordings that include performances by King Crimson and Robert Fripp are licensed to Spotify by, among others, Universal Music Enterprises, Virgin Records and A&M Records."

None of these companies has EVER held a legitimate license for the sale or distribution of King Crimson material in digital form.

Any King Crimson material delivered by UME has been in breach of Robert Fripp's copyrights.

Any King Crimson material delivered by Virgin Records has been in breach of Robert Fripp's copyrights.

There is no King Crimson material on any of the above labels that can or should have been delivered by these companies.

Senior lawyers at both Virgin & UMG (now the same company) are copied on this email.

If either of them can show a single instance where their respective labels or companies have had the rights to deliver King Crimson material to Spotify, then let them do so.

They won't, as no such license exists.

At this point, Spotify will, doubtless, fall back on the usual "but it was delivered to/uploaded us so it's not our fault if we made it available.." - otherwise known as the 'ignorance is always an adequate defence' line used by Grooveshark, Last.FM & other copyright thieves....

But, even this doesn't work for Spotify as the company was clearly told, in 2009, by the copyright owner, leaving no room whatsoever for any interpretation, that no King Crimson material should appear on the service.

Spotify has no rights whatsoever to any music by King Crimson.

So Spotify's willingness to repeatedly make King Crimson music available on its service - from whatever source - having been told unequivocally by the copyright owner of all King Crimson music four years ago that no such music should be made available on Spotify, can only be viewed in terms of copyright theft.

Indeed your opening statement to Grayzone is directly contradicted by your actions with regard to King Crimson music:

"Spotify respects the rights of copyright owners and for that reason we only use content where we have been authorized to do so."

The situation with Robert Fripp material may be slightly more complex due to collaborations with other artists.

However, I will address separately once I have had an opportunity to look at what's currently available on Spotify.

Any instances of Robert Fripp music where the artist did not grant a specific right to make available digitally will be the subject of immediate takedown notices.

Irrespective of this & specifically with regard to "King Crimson Radio" & "Robert Fripp Radio", "King Crimson" & "Robert Fripp" are subject to trademark protection operated by DGM on behalf of the artists.

Neither consent to having their name used in this manner & both would regard the usage of the name in association with such a "radio" as a form of endorsement/Passing Off, involving a breach of the protection offered by the respective trademarks.

As it is possible that a user of the service would regard "Robert Fripp Radio" or "King Crimson Radio" as having an association with, or recommendation from, the named artists, these services must be discontinued immediately & permanently.

Kind regards,

Declan Colgan
on behalf of DGM

Robert Fripp also sent this letter to Spotify’s legal team

dear spotify legal,

On 14/08/2013 19:26, Spotify Legal:
Spotify respects the rights of copyright owners and for that reason we only use content where we have been authorized to do so.

how dare you! you do not, and have not, respected the rights of this copyright owner.
fie!

please note that declan's comments are accurate, represent my view of your continuing infringements, and have my full authority.

sincerely, rf.

More details as things develop.



The Road To Red
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Fri., Aug 16, 2013
Here's a preview of the advert for The Road To Red that will be shortly appearing in selected periodicals...




Don't forget you can pre-order your copy from Inner Knot and Burning Shed.

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