Just... June 17, 2011
Written by HarryPipco
...love this Improv. parts.
Here they are absolutely fabulous...
A world apart March 9, 2011
Written by dubhthaigh
For lack of a better designation, the Earthbound iteration of KC always seemed to me to be ill served by both the material and the extant recordings of its efforts. Except for this, which is worlds apart from everything else this lineup released. Iíve warmed to Islands, especially in its remarkable Wilson remastering, but the rest just never pushed it over the cliff for me. Except for this. And what I absolutely love about it is that itís just them, stripped of dodgy equipment, crapy país and bad tape jobs. And jayzuz, they were mighty. The Crim Jazz Trio carried on where this session left off. This is Crim as an avant jazz quartet that also knew where the pocket was. However it all happened, it seems playing live in a studio gave them a rare chance to hear themselves and thus take directions not always available in a rock and roll setting.
Iím going to buy this again just because I genuinely love this statement of the condition of Crimson as nurtured by this particular group at this moment in time. It whets the appetite for the upcoming collaboration of Collins with Fripp & mates, and it serves as a fitting reminder of the protean force Wallace and Burrell could be.
worth it for the sound clarity March 8, 2011
Written by acroyear
There are some KC fans, and I have to include myself as one, for whom the loud distortions and uneven mixes present in the bootleg and cassette soundboard sources of this era of Crim (particularly Earthbound itself, though the most recent release helps) just overwhelm over actually hearing the music. It is a struggle to hear past that to the music, and those CDs sometimes sit unplayed as we reach for the studio work or the í74 lineup. Thus, this lineup never gets an objective hearing.
For those fans, this is the release to get. The sound quality is crystal clear and very balanced (even for accounting for the lack of certain instruments) showing a very capable outfit playing very well together.
[note: review based on the KCCC release]
excellent March 7, 2011
Written by neonheatdisease
a great show. well recorded, and quietly hilarious. i never noticed the lack of mellotron before....odd.
get it for the pharoe saunders cover. without a doubt, the best this line up ever sounded. collins in on fire on that track.
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