|| December 09, 2001
|| Palace Theater New Haven, Connecticut
MagiKc in New Haven September 30, 2006
Written by prozakcbluesman
I was a member of the audience at this mind bending gig in New Haven, one of the four that I witnessed on this leg of the Double Duo (the others were the Orpheum in Boston, Tower Thtr in Upper Darby PA and the Listener Aud in WDC - a rare disjointed and poor performance to my ears).
While the above mentioned gigs were very good, other than noted, this show in New Haven was MagiKc! The crowd in New Haven was fairly small relative to the other shows, but the powerful performance the band put on was remarkable, memorable, may I dare say devastating! Many of the faces surrounding me were literally stunned, unbelieving of what they were witness to this night. Especially outstanding in this performance is the powerfull version of "Red" and a frenetic version of "Thela Hun Ginjeet", and "LTIA4".
It is difficult to convey the magiKc and strength of this performance through the high quality sound of a board recording, being a memeber of the audience, it sounded quite different than this. There was a certain air or energy about the Palace Theatre that made KC sound other wordly, particularly their performance from several years ealier on Nov 18, 1995 - probably the greatest performance I had even seen by KC as the Double Trio or otherwise (please note that I too young to have seen them in the 70ís or 80ís).
This is also true of other bands I had seen at the Palace Theatre as well, including Pat Metheny Group, Laurie Anderson, Tangerine Dream, Todd Rundgren, Jethro Tull and countless others through the 80ís, 90ís and 00ís.
Sadly the Palace Theatre stands empty now, a testimony to how even Yale University can not sustain everything in its "safe harbor of light" that is surrounded by the deteriorating darkness of old New Haven.
Any chance we will get to see the Nov 18, 1995 show from the Palace offered as a DGM Live download, or throught the KC Collectorís Club? What about the fabulous John Paul Jones band who opened for KC on this evening in Dec 9, 2001? That would be a treat as well!
Thank you DGM, for understanding the wants and desires of your fan base. It is a pleasure to see and hear the results of your efforts to keep your fans happy and turning out quality products even when the band is in hibernation. This download is well worth it, and for fans who witnessed it, it is a treaured reminder of that event. Thank You!
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|Revelation Thu., Jan 26, 2006|
Posted by: Spingere
This isnít much of a review. I just wanted to express how wonderful it was to listen to this gig at full blast on the iPod. As much as I love the work of T-Lev this has to Read more
|Essential Mon., Jan 23, 2006|
Posted by: millingt
I dont think I have ever heard any band ever match the level of intensity that Crimson reaches during level five. The version is better than the one on Eyes Wide Read more
|CRACKLIN' Sat., Jan 21, 2006|
Posted by: kprojekt
This is an essential recording of that era Crimson, in my view. The best one released so far of this line-up (pat, robert, adrian, trey - my favorite version of KC ever after listening with enthusiasm since about Read more
|An Oyster Soup In A FraKctured Frying Pan Wed., Jan 18, 2006|
Posted by: GrassySound
My immediate allure to this show was the chance of hearing another live version of FraKctured. There is some exceptional playing to be found throughout this show, particularly by Belew: his solo on Oyster Soup sprays sonic shrillings all over the Read more
|How they should sound Wed., Jan 18, 2006|
Posted by: DanAnderson
This release brings to the fore the worst aspect of the regular CD releases - the regular releases are too clean. Compared to the download series, they are too proper. This release reminds me of the band I Read more
|KC Show 11/14/03 Fri., Jan 13, 2006|
Posted by: meteor9
What a surprise! I was at this show. Both acts did very well. As I recall, UPAC is a venue that has the potential to be a little to loud and Read more
|Crim at their best Thu., Jan 12, 2006|
Posted by: timohara
I attended two shows of this late 2003 tour (Boston and NYC) and this astonishingly confident performance reinforces my memories of a group at the height of their power. RFís demented organ-grinder solo on Dinosaur is one great moment among Read more
|2003 Wed., Jan 11, 2006|
Posted by: mflaherty
2003 was, I think, one of the strongest live bands to play under the name King Crimson. Of course, we know what that means: they need to break up. Fortunately, we have recordings like this to remind us of just Read more
|Lucky indeed Wed., Jan 11, 2006|
Posted by: dedalus
I was fortunate enough to be in attendance at this particular show, and despite the fact that I suffered permanent hearing loss (due to the fact that I was sitting directly opposite a high frequency speaker suspended Read more
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