|Under The Influence Part 942
|:: Posted by Sid Smith on Thu., Mar 22, 2012
Let's hear it for Cursive. Band member Tim Kasher says "I thought King Crimson was so weird and now, I think
they're phenomenal. I think now we're definitely leaning to at one part
of that tradition."
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In The Court Of The Flaming Lips
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Aug 22, 2012
My thanks to The Dork Report, Jon, and several others for sharing the news that The Flaming Lips are busy recording a cover album of ITCOTCK. More details here.
12th & Porter 2001 Bundle
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Aug 20, 2012
The four warm-up gigs in Nashville where Crimson started road testing new material for what would ultimately be The Power To Believe are now available as a bundle for just $38 (FLAC) and $29 (MP3). Amazing value! Check out the run of the shows starting here.
Larks' Tongues In Aspic Pre-Order
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Sun., Aug 19, 2012
Pre-order pages for the 40th Anniversary Edition versions of Larks’ Tongues In Aspic are now up. If you’re in the USA and thereabouts you can grab your preferred version from the mail order shop. If you’re in the UK/Europe you can order the version that tickles your fancy from Burning Shed’.
Since the announcement of the 15-disc collector’s boxset there’s been some speculation as to the provenance of the contents. So, here’s your handy cut-out-and-keep guide to the box.
The quintet line-up of King Crimson – Bill Bruford, David Cross, Robert Fripp, Jamie Muir and John Wetton – was, like so many band line-ups of the era, short-lived.
Melody Maker revealed the membership in July 1972. The first full group rehearsal was on September 4th 1972, the final performance was on February 10th 1973 at London’s Marquee Club. Between those dates the band played a trio of club dates and a filmed live in the studio recording in Germany in October, a universally acclaimed UK tour during November/December and recorded one of the most celebrated studio albums of the era in January and early February.
This boxed set contains every known live performance
and studio recording by that band.
CD 1 & 2: October 13th 1972 Live at the Zoom Club, Frankfurt (audio restored bootleg)
Previously only available as KCCC20
CD 3: October 17th 1972 Live in the studio, Bremen (mono)
Previously only available as KCCC3
CD 4 & 5: November 10th 1972 Live at the Technical College, Hull (audio restored bootleg)
Previously only available as a download from DGMLive
CD 6: November 13th 1972 Live at the Civic Hall, Guildford (audio restored soundboard)
Previously only available as KCCC24
CD 7: November 25th 1972 Live at New Theatre, Oxford (audio restored bootleg)
Previously only available as a download from DGMLive
CD 8: December 1st 1972 Live at Green’s Playhouse, Glasgow, (audio restored bootleg)
CD 9: December 15th 1972 Live at the Guildhall, Portsmouth (audio restored bootleg)
CD 10: January 1973: “Keep That One, Nick” – The Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Recording Session Reels: Taking the form of an audio documentary & placing the listener in Command studios in early 1973 as the quintet maps out the material destined for the album produced by David Singleton. Featuring first takes of every piece recorded for the album interspersed with studio talk between band members & engineer
CD 11: January/February 1973: The original album mix 30th Anniversary Edition, The US Promo EP (transferred from vinyl) and the US radio advert
CD 12: January/February 1973: Alt Mixes and takes: Steven Wilson’s alternate Larks’ Tongues In Aspic plus Easy Money edited by David Singleton and Alex Mundy from Keep That One, Nick Session Reel Essentials
CD 13: January/February 1973: Larks’ Tongues In Aspic, new stereo mix, mixed by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp
Disc 14: DVD-A: Complete album in 5.1 MLP Lossless & DTS Surround Sound album mix.
38 minutes film performance of the band never previously been released or screened, Original album 30th anniversary mix, 2012 alternate takes & mixes in 24/48 hi-res stereo, 2012 stereo mix in 24/48 & 24/96 hi-res stereo
Disc 15: Blu-Ray: Content as per DVD-A with all stereo tracks in 24/96 hi-res plus hi-res stereo of “Keep That One Nick”, hi-res mono tracks “Live in the studio”, 24/96 transfer of original vinyl pressing, film footage of band performing “Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Part I” as originally broadcast on Beat Club TV programme
36 page booklet with photos, timeline/diary, transcript of extensive Robert Fripp interview conducted by David Singleton (July 2012), new essay by King Crimson historian Sid Smith and more.
Print of original album sleeve, individual band member postcards, reproduction of UK tour handbill, 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.
* * * * * Don’t forget if all of the above is too much, there will be be usual CD/DVD-A format as per the other 40th Anniversary Editions. This will include the new stereo mix, the 5.1 surround mix and exclusive video content as well as audio extras. Additionally for those folks who don’t want any video or surround sound content there will be a 2-CD disc special edition to cater for you LTIA needs. These discs are also up for pre-order from mail order in the US and Burning Shed in the UK and Europe.
Greg On UK Tour
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Fri., Aug 17, 2012
Greg Lake will be playing the UK later in November with his Songs Of A Lifetime tour. Check out his website for full dates.
A Letter To Lucien Grainge
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Aug 15, 2012
Sometimes the artist has to call it as they see it.
And if our artists don't, our society is close to dying.
Just sent to Mr. Lucien Grainge, Power Possessor
Numero Uno, Universal Music Group, NYC…
Re: King Crimson - UMG - EC Divestment package
dear mr. grainge,
UMG is prepared to divest itself of a number of its
properties in order to acquire EMI. one of these properties is... King Crimson.
yet UMG has no rights nor entitlements to King
this is one small example of what happens when a
large, dopey company acquires smaller companies, or whatever levels of
dopiness; and indicative of six years of grief, obfuscation, evasion, opacity
and copyright violation that has characterised our dealings with UMG.
better, for example, that UMG employ a top London
lawyer to refuse to give us information ("i am not prepared to litigate by
e-mail"), than to give us information (eg non-payment of Summers &
Fripp royalties for 19 years, accounting on unlicensed downloads of KC
if we trust what someone does, rather than what
they say they do, UMG's answer is: "yes - better to pay a top London
lawyer than pay you".
when law ceases to serve justice, it ceases to be
once this is widely felt to be so, the implications
are alarming: the music ceases to be harmonious, and moves increasingly
towards Rough Music.
your tim smith in UK Business Affairs spent three
years telling us that UMG did not acquire Sanctuary. yet, if you believe
yourself to be able to divest itself of King Crimson, presumably you believe
that UMG did acquire Sanctuary. if so, why did your Business Affairs lawyer
tell us this was not the case?, and over an extended period of time?
The Four Pillars of The Ethical
transparency + straightforwardness =
accountability + owning-up =
distributive justice + fairness =
common decency = goodwill
time to own up, dude.
sincerely, rf (King Crimson copyright owner /
Statement re UMG & King Crimson
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Wed., Aug 15, 2012
UMG, the world's biggest record company has identified certain
"assets" the company is prepared to sell from the UMG & EMI
catalogues in order to get clearance from EC competition
authorities for UMG's purchase of EMI, currently the world's
fourth biggest record company.
It has come to our attention that among the "assets" claimed as
owned by UMG & listed for sale with EC officials are master
rights to recorded material by King Crimson.
UMG does not own or control any King Crimson recordings or master
A letter demanding UMG's immediate withdrawal of all claims to
represent or control any interest in King Crimson recorded
material has been sent to the company's CEO on behalf of King
Crimson, DGM & its licensees.
Larks' Tongues In Aspic Boxset
:: Posted by Sid Smith on Mon., Aug 13, 2012
The long-awaited 40th anniversary edition of the legendary Larks’ Tongues In Aspic quintet will be released on October 15th.
One of the key recordings in the King Crimson canon, and the only formal studio recording by the LTIA quintet, the 40th Anniversary Edition will be released in three separate editions to satisfy the merely curious and the expectant collector.
1. CD/DVD-A: CD: New stereo mix + selected audio extras – all new content.
DVD-A featuring 5.1 new surround mix, original & new stereo mixes in hi-res stereo, a full album of alt mixes by Steven Wilson & more than 30 minutes of unseen footage of the band live in the studio.
2. Limited edition Boxed Set:13CDs, 1DVD-A, 1Blu-Ray in 12” box with booklet & memorabilia. DVD-A content as above, Blu-Ray content as per DVD-A with further hi-res stereo material – all presented in DTS Master audio, 4CDs of studio content including CD of session reels featuring the first recorded takes of all pieces on the album, 1CD live in the studio, 8CDs of live audio restored bootlegs & soundboard recordings + 36 page booklet with an extensive new interview with Robert Fripp, notes by King Crimson biographer Sid Smith, album sleeve print, concert ticket replica (with code for further concert download) & band photo postcards – limited to initial orders, one pressing only to a worldwide maximum limit of 7,000 units.
3. 2CD: Complete original & new mixes with selected audio extras.
Whilst the clip of the quintet performing LTIA pt1 during the Bremen Beat Club recording has been available on the internet for several years in varying degrees of quality, there has been some fevered speculation as to whether the full concert would ever see the light of day.
Though it's been a long time coming, the full video of David Cross, Robert Fripp, John Wetton, Bill Bruford and Jamie Muir will now be seen in full. We hope all Crimheads agree that the waiting to get this in the best possible quality will have been worth while.
Pre-ordering details will appear soon.
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