Absolutely mandatory December 29, 2011
Written by Maximus
This one is truly exceptional. Time Stands Still is very deeply moving, and I could not give myself a better Christmas gift. Not to mention the blissful finale, where time is nonexistent... Thanks to everyone involved in making this available!
Good work. March 10, 2009
Written by davidfsnyder
Luckily for us, Mr. Fripp listens to his muse and not to his listeners. This performance, just shy of 34 minutes long, is both heartfelt and visceral. The stereo production is tender, provide good depth and width throughout; a quad or 5.1 version would be worthy of this particular Soundscape, performed on a late version of The Lunar Module (perhaps the last tour with The Lunar Module?). The bells are a brilliant introduction, awakening, perhaps even alarming, the listener to what follows. In Time Stands Still, we have time slowing, ebbing forward and backward in beautiful eddies. Cycles repeat; voices are reflected and reversed in time. The individual cries out at its reaching this point. But can time stand still forever? Queer Jazz Symmetrical: bass, horns, piano voices welcome us into a place that is uncertain, or at least that never resolves, a morphing figure. This section cycles through darkness and light, through the tragic and comic. At The End Of Time is beautiful and peaceful, yet affirming. Thank you for this offering, DGM.
Time Stand Still February 3, 2006
Written by mflaherty
The performance at Wolverhampton is, I believe, among the best titles from Robert Fripp’s December Suite. In particular, this version of "Time Stands Still" is very moving, perhaps the best version available of this piece. The rest of the concert continues a high standard, making this selection a particularly good choice for the soundscape collector.
However, with this many versions of the same work being available, recommendations of a single night from this tour become almost impossible. While Wolverhampton contains my favorite "Time Stands Still", Ely’s "Queer Jazz" and the Shepherds Bush version of "At the End of Time" stand out. My feeling is that for recent soundscapes the longer All Saints show from January 2006 is a good starting place. If that show leaves you wanting more, this is as good of a place to start as any.
I'm sorry for being entusiastic. January 29, 2006
Written by JaKckC
Hello all. I am the "guy in the T-shirt with a print of RF’s equipment set-up". I have already posted on Mr Fripps’ guest book with a full apology on behalf my photo taking. I was vaguely aware of Mr Fripps’ dislike of photography and should have known better - however I though a photo before the music had begun wouldn’t be of bother - this was all explained on the guest book entry. I now know different and as explained – when I was informed Mr Fripp has shaken his head I did not take any more photos (even though I never planned too while he was playing)
However I would like to state here I have NO IDEA what a DAT recorder is, let alone use it, and did not record the show. It must have been my MP3 player or phone. I am very confused by this but it was certainly not I.
Now, I am very new to Mr Fripps’ music compared to some people that visit this website and was rather excitable that day (blame it on my youth, 18 next month). It was my first time I have seen Mr Fripp live – and it wont be my last. I respect Mr Fripps’ beliefs and attitudes and now know “better” – even if personally I do not agree with them. We are all individuals – and I’m sorry for the unintentional disrespect shown. It will not happen in the future.
You may keep notes as they are – even though I find such a harsh judgement rather unsettling and slightly embarrassing. I hope my review here is made available for others to read and AV Hall could be a bit more thoughtful before judging and printing false information. Of course the sounds scape was wonderful and I enjoyed every second of it – thank you for a wonderful night. .
Very nice indeed January 23, 2006
Written by macvalle
I am a new and a very pleased customer of the DGM Live Library. I would say that this is a very nice and a very convenient way of getting new music.
I like this Wulfren Civic Hall Dec. 06, 2005 set very much. I have no exact words to describe why this soundscape is particulary special. I can just say that after listening the set three times in a row it made a very nice musical atmosphere in my flat while sometimes just letting it play in the background and sometimes just pausing and concentrating on it more.
Later I’ll turn the lights off and put my headphones on and lay still while listening to it.