Worth the wait March 6, 2008
Written by HarrySpade
As a guitarist who enjoys writing music, I find these sorts of improvs/rehearsals/works-in-progress fascinating. The sound quality is excellent and the ideas are varied enough to hold the listenerís interest.
One minor quibble- it seems the tracks are meant to be played without gaps. Noting this would be useful for us old-fashioned types who insist on burning these releases on CDs. (Itís usually assumed for live releases of course.)
And as for the cover- having the original artwork is neither here nor there for me; Iíd be happy with the standard DGMLive navy blue pdf.
If you, the listener, appreciate hearing music in an embryotic state, I believe youíll very much enjoy this download.
Jazzy, Shiny, Pretty Cool March 5, 2008
Written by ScottM
Some of the material is really jazzy and jazz-like. In a slick state-of-the-art way. The music these 6 guys made previously is rock, hard rock at that, but this get-together was a bit less aggressive and a bit more spacious. I like it! If they had carved an album out in this direction I would have enjoyed it and I think most fans would have. The players stretch out and are heard.
Vocals are nowhere to be found and (no offense intended to Adrian) I kind of like that too. The sounds are attractive and interesting. Many of the compositional ideas here turned up later, though not quite all. Itís maybe not cohesive but itís quite interesting. Itís probably music that Bruford (a jazz man at heart) liked more than Fripp (who has moved further towards hard rock since). Probably most Crimson fans will enjoy this, as we do the CD of unused material from 1983.
Rehearsing in Nashville March 5, 2008
Written by ziggyyoussef
that`s what they are doing on this record-rehearsing. after the "Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With" EP i was looking for something similar and - here i found it. even the sound is somewhat the same. the structures are open, sometimes informal, ideas and ideas one after one another. yet it shows an earlier stage of what was to become part of the material for the ProjecKts, TCOL and TPTB.
a very nice issuing indeed.
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