For Peter's Sake August 2, 2009
Written by domo49
Wonderful tidbit of KC, just wondering what Peter Sinfield would say? The lyrics to his songs are astonishing to me, the vocals wonderfully soft if anyone knows what his top choice for vocals, would be interesting to know. Thanks again, just listening to this song and In Wake of Poseiden lately....Don
October 12, 2008
Written by squonkduke
This is a true gem.
Many thanks for having brought it to light for us to enjoy.
Greg Lake vocals are sensitive, delicate, evocative, they fit so well with this moving and melanchonic melody.
It is such a surprise this special version has been finally unearthed after nearly 40 years of obscurity, the emotion of its first listening leaves me without words.
It deserves to be included, in a way or another, on the forthcoming 5.1 edition of Poseidon, because itís really amazing.
Spine tingling August 22, 2008
Written by rhammill
I hadnít listened to this in quite some time. Over the last week Iíve been revisitng all sorts of Crim goodies after the show last Saturday. I was sort of half-listening to this at work (in fact, I only had one headphone in), and had forgotten that this had Greg Lake singing, until about half way though (on the line "just a man") it sent a shiver down my spine.
I think what I had really forgotten is how amazing Gregís voice is (was). And at this time there is no sense of self-importance or ego at all, just a clear, chilling rendition of a sublime ballad. Add that on top of Robertís beautiful acoustic guitar, Michaelís drums and Keithís understated piano, itís a stunning performance and I have to wonder why this was never developed for the final release.
A valid take to my ears August 11, 2008
Written by calistenia
Hi. Iím not going to compare it with the album version. This version of the song, as is, though it lacks more instrumental additions, seems a valid basic track to work from. I mean, i think vocals are right. Being used to the album might easily distort our view, but itís been a lot of years since i last listened to it, so... great present, thanks again to those resposible of this.
internet service $30, cd $20, concert $50, band t-shirt $20, free download of rare studio tracks - February 24, 2008
Written by knet70
I love these stormy monday selections. This is the kind of quality archiving that keeps fans interested through the ages. Pulling away the layers and offering these rare selections from the vaults only adds to the mystique of this era of KC or any other era. These are true gifts. Thank you for a lifetime of great music. Cadence and cascade shines like a beautiful summer afternoon by the Lake.
Actually studio version 4 October 30, 2007
Written by mannylunch
Well, I continually praise the great unknown spirit - that no man should speak for - that keeps me alive to discover treats that continually emerge in retrospect, whether from official sources, or otherwise - like museums digging up forbidden treasures for display, I think nothing amiss of going to view.
I thoroughly enjoyed this one; but I do see why the album version was the best choice.
Perhaps GL (whose voice for me is ever beautiful in those early years) was not available to do a better take, one which got all the nuances that were brought out by GH, certainly KT's effort is better on the version we've known for 35+ years.
However, like Red on the 2LP version of The Compact King Crimson [is that TL stripped in for JW?], I do believe that the Cadence and Cascade found on the 1970 Island UK 2LP sampler release Bumpers is yet another unmentioned alternative version [hint: listen to the cymbal work]
Of course, balmy is a word that is easily bandied about.
- NOT a "former" record shop owner in NYC
song for the ages October 26, 2007
Written by Severance
Even with the offhand vocals this song seems to have then belonged to Mr. Lake. But the Gordon Haskell version will always be the Official version to my ears. The Belew version being a beautifully rendered retrospective. A song for the ages lives once again.
rediscovered Cadence and Cascade October 26, 2007
Written by charchil
What a joy to be given this unexpected treat from so long ago. Pure magic.
Cadence & Cascade October 26, 2007
Written by cramdon
I found to be thought provoking. I enjoyed it!
cadence October 25, 2007
Written by deathdice
It brings tears October 25, 2007
Written by sonnenberg
Sheer loveliness. Thank you.
Great! October 25, 2007
Written by the_naughty_gnostic
The version is beautiful. I love Adrian Belewís version, much better than Haskell, whose voice is very strange. Am I the only one who thinks this? Anyway, I was singing along to this one, and filling in the flute solo by whistling it as the tune progressed. Greg Lake sings better than haskell. Very pretty.
Wonderful October 24, 2007
Written by dwayne
Iíve been impatient to hear this ever since it was first mentioned in the diaries. Lovely! It leaves me with only two questions: 1. When are we going to see the minute or so of the tv appearance of this line-up (Cat Food) that was dug up a little while ago? and 2. Wouldnít it be nice to hear John Wetton sing this as well (to give it a sense of completion)?
Cadence and Cascade - Greg Lake vocal October 24, 2007
Written by Philip
Very beautiful!!! Gregís vocals fit this song much more than Gordons. Pity it didnít get finished, and that Ian didnít join Mike and play on the posedion album. :(
I think the officially released version might also be different because of editing. I hear lots on the Poseidon release. Is the released version a combination of different backing takes?
Cadence-Lake Version October 22, 2007
Written by microbunny
Thanks Alex !
I prefer this more minimal version without the flute soloing (never been a big fan of flute personally).
More space too and brings Keith Tippettís beautifully played piano out as the focus.
Also simply nice to hear an alternate of anything from this period !
I agree though that Iím sure Greg Lake would love another go at it.
Stunning October 22, 2007
Written by MozoMan
What a find! Well done to Mr Stormy. This has always been a fav track, and hearing it now in this form, itís like hearing it for the first time all over again. Very impressed!
Thank You October 22, 2007
Written by myshadow
What a generous gift. This is gorgeous. Thank you so much...When this was first revealed, I wondered. how/if/ when we would be able to hear this. For it to be a stormy Monday glimpse. This is magnificent. It changes the texture of Posiden for the better, when dropped in to place.
such a beautiful song October 22, 2007
Written by emperornobody
C & C October 22, 2007
Written by gppilot
latter day bands canít even come close to the rich creative sound and spirit of this elegantly simple "work recording."
A real gem October 22, 2007
Written by alieno
Thanks for sharing this ... and thanks for all Alexí careful divings inside the KC archive ... itís a REAL pleasure to listen such gem!
Re: Cadence & Cascade. October 22, 2007
Written by avakashitar
You know, actually, it all sounds pretty good. Certainly the backing tracks were well-recorded and sounded quite crisp and clear. It would be interesting to hear this either with Melís final flute solo (or a different take) or a solo by Ian McDonald, had he been around and willing. Instrumentally, it also gives a clear picture as to how the Giles brothers interacted with the sensitivity of acoustic instruments - the piano is well-recorded with a faint halo of echo, and the guitar is pristine (I wonder if itís the acoustic that Robert sold to Hank Marvin - what a loss to Crimson and a gain to Hank if it is).
As for Greg, based on just a single listening, I think he did a pretty decent job, though I can hear the difficulty and lack of complete, total vocal commitment. I wonder how much that had to do with how well he knew (and responded to) the song itself. Had he done more runthroughs and really addressed it, I think it wouldíve been stellar, especially if weíre going by how his vocals sound on the rest of this album and its predecessor. Though I wouldnít rate this as extremely excellent vocally, it was a good shot - not a money shot, but an excellent long-range, birdís eye, letís-get-a-fuller-picture-of-this view.
Iím curious as to how Greg views this song, and now, after all this time, his performance of it.
And, thanks to Alex and the crew at DGMLive, we have another snapshot of an alternative timeline for King Crimson.
Thank you, Alex.
I'd FLAC that for a dollar October 22, 2007
Written by vargan
After being so consumed with Larks Discipline & Double Trio/Duo stuff I almost forgot how special early Crimson is. Thanks Alex!!!