|| August 07, 2008
|| Park West Chicago, Illinois
Wow September 3, 2008
Written by lesheifner
I waited with patience for the first release of this new Crimson to come about. Now, I listen in amazement again, for the first time in ages. I tend to give myself big breaks from listening to KC these days, and it pays off. We shouldnít burn ourselves out, should we? Iíve burned myself out and allowed my energy towards much of this music to go from boiling to evaporation a few times. Moderation seemed like a good idea. Since 2004 or so, Iíve listened to very little of these fellas, with the exception of a few newer DGM Live downloads.
This show seems to start off slow and loose, but as some of us know, nothing worthwhile comes about quickly, or without a bit of friction. Part of this observation has to do with how clean and awesome the recording seems to my ears. If any of the shows from the 70ís had been recorded this well, Iíll bet many would have bitched and complained. My first assumption is that I can hear everything too well. But then I move on from the sound to the music.
Itís like watching a pot of water start to boil. It doesnít seem to do much at first, but after a certain amount of time, youíve got the hottest water you can get without evaporation. It seems like in this show, the band warms up to the point of boiling and adjusts to the point of keeping it constant.
A few things to remember...
-These guys have spent a relatively minimal amount of time together lately.
-They havenít had two drummers since 1998.
-These guys still sound cooler and smarter than most bands out there today.
I love this show.
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|Ya DID have to be there! Sat., Aug 23, 2008|
Posted by: dacope
For my 18 year old son and me, this concert was a culmination of our pursuit of the Crimson King. This past year, we saw Pat with TU opening for Tool, Gavin with Porcupine Tree, Ade with his Power Trio Read more
|Average, unfortunately... Sat., Aug 23, 2008|
Posted by: takavl
Letís just say that Iíll listen to it again...opinions being subject to change, of course.
However -- píraps something was lost in translation...maybe ya had to be Read more
|Not So Great Recording Sat., Aug 23, 2008|
Posted by: ScottM
Iím sure it was a lot more fun in person with big waves of electric noise hitting people. On this, which sounds like a soundboard recording, as per usual for those, thereís not much energy, the drum sound is unappealing, Read more
|A MUST BUY!!!! Sat., Aug 23, 2008|
Posted by: mahanta
I have seen Crimson every show since 1974. The two shows in Philly were the best I have ever seen/heard. If you were not one of the lucky few to catch them on this abreviated tour, at least this will Read more
|Utterly Mysterious Fri., Aug 22, 2008|
Posted by: BilSabab
Having been at this show itís interesting to compare the memory of the experience with listening to this recording. The front line is hung out to dry a bit in this Read more
|Disappointing Fri., Aug 22, 2008|
Posted by: tmansrp
Under-rehearsed & sloppy. The lack of synergy between Belew & Fripp came as a complete surprise, as did hearing TLev struggle with Treyís parts, particularly on ConstruKction of Read more
|very worthy Fri., Aug 22, 2008|
Posted by: timohara
I was at the 8/17 show in New York and was very satisfied. I did, at the time, feel like the guitars were too far back in the mix, though the sound overall was nicely Read more
|Wow. Fri., Aug 22, 2008|
Posted by: foodforthemoon
So, for the first time since 1995 Iíve missed a King Crimson ítourí. The Park West is a fantastic venue for the band, but a prior commitment to a family trip prevented me from Read more
|The Big Crim Fri., Aug 22, 2008|
Posted by: JPrisco
All right then; we see the pattern: those who have not heard this lineup find this to be fantastic, and those who have heard/seen shows later than this find it to be lesser than what they have already Read more
| Chicago, Illinois August 07, 2008|
Posted by: sshindell
Do not hesitate to buy this show--the sound quality is superb and the "new" take on old favorites is a delight. But letís hope (and lobby!) for a hotter night. I was at the 8/12 Keswick show and this one Read more
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