|| October 23, 1973
|| Apollo Glasgow, Scotland
Another Amazing Revelation!!! December 18, 2006
Written by LouieB
Like their June 1974 gig in Asbury Park NJ, King Crimson’s gig at the Apollo in Glascow, Scotland on October 23, 1973 has gained legendary status. Part of this concert was used in the band’s classic 1974 release "Starless and Bible Black" while years later, a hefty amount of this material was used in the 1992 box set "The Great Deceiver".
Now, thanks to DGMLive, the complete concert as it was captured in Glascow on that glorious night is now available for the first time ever and I must say, this entire concert is amazing. The entire band was on an all time high during this particular gig and you can definitely hear it in this download. Standouts include razor-sharp renditions of "Larks’ Tongues In Aspic pt.1" and "Easy Money" as well as a fresh performance of "Lament". "Fracture" was still in its working stages here as it includes an additional passage that would later be omitted and later included as a part of the track "Starless" (with a slight difference in variation).
The second half of the concert is where the stops really get pulled out. Beginning with the mellow "Book of Saturday" and gradually building through the "Tight Scrummy" improv which is built around a clever drum machine rhythm. A dramatic "Exiles" follows which leads to another improv that paves the way for a no-holds-barred "Talking Drum" and "Larks’ Tongues in Aspic pt.2". The audience was definitely enthusiastic as it can be clearly heard in the five minutes that follows. For the encore, the band throws in another surprise by first beginning with "Peace-A Theme" and then slamming into the rarely performed hit "Cat Food". John Wetton definitely makes the song his own as does Bill Bruford. A great way to end the concert.
Hats off once again to DGMLive for yet another treat into King Crimson history. Like the Asbury Park and Amsterdam gigs, this is the 1973-74 Crimson at their very best. It’s great to finally be able to hear ALL that went on during this legendary concert including Robert Fripp’s speech getting cut off because "George had to change the reel". As for the music, it doesn’t get much better than this.
Fripp, Wetton, Cross and Bruford at the height of their powers!!!
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|Superb Sun., Apr 9, 2006|
Posted by: Jonathan
This is an awesome concert. Yeah it’s a bootleg , but what you have here is , undoubtably , the best quality version of this concert available. Without the inclusion of such bootlegs gems like this are not available to Read more
|Tingle factor Fri., Apr 7, 2006|
Posted by: discipline
For me, this recording definitely has the tingle factor, and I don’t care two hoots that the recording isn’t soundboard quality. Favourite tracks so far - yet another brilliant versionof ’Easy Money’ and ’Fracture’ hoisted me by the seat of Read more
|God Save Us! Tue., Mar 21, 2006|
Posted by: dubhthaigh
I doubt I’ll be able to sleep tonight! The dogs are growling and barking, the fish have gone belly-up! Is it the hair-do? Is it the fashion? Is it the Read more
|King Crimson - October 6, 1973 - Arlington Mon., Mar 20, 2006|
Posted by: gboland
I was so pleasesd to see this concert nominated for download, I’ve got a copy of the vinyl LP Senabular and it always was one of favourite bootlegs. The Improvised track (which I dubbed Senabular (not original I know)) was Read more
|Excellent but for the sound Sun., Mar 19, 2006|
Posted by: GregK1
Great performance, but the sound quality really does detract from the overall quality. It is hard to hear the bass at times. This is comparable to the Zoom club 2 disc KCCC set in that the band performance must be Read more
|arlington, 6th 1973 Sun., Mar 19, 2006|
Posted by: linusrobinson
This is the most impecable version of Larks’ to my knowledge.
|Not Starless Sun., Mar 19, 2006|
Posted by: JamieC5361
I am a big lifelong King Crimson fan. The "Red" period lineup of Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Cross is by far my favorite. This performance of that lineup is instrumentally and technically as good as it Read more
|One of their best Sat., Mar 18, 2006|
Posted by: chris_henry
I had this as a vinyl bootleg years ago, and so glad to hear it again digital. To me I thought this was one of the best 73-74 era Crimso concerts Read more
|This IS the Real Crimson Deal Wed., Mar 15, 2006|
Posted by: 5phil8
I don’t know if this is the same version of the Arlington performance that I sent to Mr. Smith, but I heavily flogged this concert to him in correspondence - sending both audio CD and FLAC versions to get his Read more
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