Sustaining! March 19, 2012
Written by syncopatico
Concurring heartily with previous reviews! I’ve actually "always" loved Lizard (and felt the initial stereo mix and mastering was *state of the art* for 1970 (especially the drum sound!) so i haven’t quite understood all the hubbub over the new Steven Wilson mix enabling this album to be heard clearly and spatially ’correct’ for the first time (in regards to his new stereo mix anyway); 5.1 will have to wait for this sonic resistor.
Getting back to the alternate take selection at hand, it would be interesting to know the order or number of each of the four solos recorded for Prince Rupert’s Lament (obviously we DGM visitors have only heard this alternate and the master so far of course). This particular alternate solo sounds slightly ’busier’ than the master (could this have been an earlier take?), and is as equally as valid, with perhaps a fadeout beginning at approximately 2:00 and ending at 2:12 on that long sustained note/bend being effective (on the alternate reality master/album) before Big Top kicks in.
I agree with the choice of removing the clean chordal accompaniment for the album--its presence makes the solo sound not quite lamentable enough--but is very interesting in this context to hear what RF was originally playing/listening/responding to.
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|Intriguing Mon., Jan 26, 2009|
Posted by: emmapeelfanclub
These are the Stormy selections I do treasure - these intriguing insights into the recording or rehearsal process of the earliest line ups. I personally am one of those who doesn’t really like or "get" the Lizard album Read more
|Groovy Mon., Jan 26, 2009|
Posted by: syncopatico
(all that needs to be said really, except for maybe an additional ’Thanks!’)
|Happy Games? Mon., Jan 26, 2009|
Posted by: mononk
Just wanted to point out that on the "hot tickle" box, it says "happy family instead of indoor games....
A very clean sing along. Great for this cold Canadian Morning. A very ’indoor games" morning, in Read more
|Staggering Wed., Jan 21, 2009|
Posted by: kevineden
My first DGM download and what a scorcher. Having heard some of it on the Great Deciever box I was partly prepared for this gig. What a staggering beast of sonic power this KC Read more
|Love the audio!!! Wed., Jan 7, 2009|
Posted by: KennyKij
I am really impressed with the recording and mix of this show. The low end is thundering as it was in New York when my wife and I seen them (August 16, 2008 please Read more
|Where is the bottom end? Tue., Jan 6, 2009|
Posted by: nonspecific
The performance is great but Trey seems to be MIA in the mix. I’ve noticed this with other shows from this particular tour.
|Among the very best Sun., Jan 4, 2009|
Posted by: dubhthaigh
It could be my ears or even better equipment, but I’d swear this sounds even better than the box set versions on TGD. As for performances, this is as superlative an effort among the four of them as any lineup Read more
|On the other hand ... Sat., Jan 3, 2009|
Posted by: mrsnowman
Yes, both gig and The Great Deceiver boxed set are beyond excellent. However, I’m buying this download so that after 16 years I can finally hear the end of Starless - I’ve never found a CD player that could play Read more
|Why wasn't I at this show? Thu., Jan 1, 2009|
Posted by: Aryadeva
As someone who has lived in Chicago since 2003 (when I lived in Copenhagen and very sadly missed the Circusbygningen show [argh!]), I wonder why I was not at this Read more
|Extraordinary Sat., Dec 27, 2008|
Posted by: bfquirog
This amazing show is a testament of the power of the Wetton/Cross/Bruford/Fripp lineup. Their music brought together power and beauty (an exotic variety of beauty, that is). This show has also stunning sound Read more
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