This deserves to be on everyone's playlist. November 6, 2010
Written by HarrySpade
If youíre a fan of the original lineup and you donít have this one, youíre missing a great show.
The sound quality is very good for a bootleg; better than Club1 Live At The Marquee in my opinion. The drums especially are punchy, and along with the bass provides a good driving rhythm. Frippís guitar cuts through like a buzzsaw on the intro to "In The Court Of The Crimson King", and Greg Lakeís vocals are clear as a bell throughout. He sings with authority on every track.
The setlist covers all the bases, and since this performance is roughly a month after the recording of the debut album, the songs sound confident yet loose. They knew this material inside and out and thus were free to play around within the confines of the compositions. This performance even elevates "Drop In", which in my opinion is the clunkiest song this lineup produced.
If thereís a downside, itís that "Mars" is one of the weaker versions Iíve heard; it feels like they were running out of steam and ideas by the end of the show; even the air raid siren kinda peters out lethargically. This isnít much of a drawback perhaps, considering the fun yet powerful vibe on the rest of the tracks. The one exception to that might be "I Talk To The Wind", which is possibly more subdued than the studio version.
Iíve been playing this one for a week, alongside other recordings from 1969, and right now itís my favorite. The completeness of the set, the sound quality, and the overall performance makes this one standout. Just click one of the Purchase buttons and enjoy!
cover September 20, 2010
Written by thebridgebetween
Thank you for the updated version, which I promptly downloaded. Is there any plan for an updated cd cover too? Kindest regards, Enzo
I Talk to The Bootleg February 20, 2010
Iím not sure why, but our copy of this show had a break in the tape where
"I Talk to the Wind" should have been.
We did have a version of the track, which I didnít know about, but it is not from the same source tape, and suffers from terrible wow and flutter.
If your tape is at least as good as the rest of ours, would you let us transfer it please?
P.S. sorry for this oversight, when we can restore it, it will be made available to those who have purchased the show!
I Talk To The Bootleg February 18, 2010
Written by asdfadam
I am baffled as to why "I Talk To The Wind" would be left off.
I have it on tape. It sounds fine. I didnít understand why it was left off EPITAPH, much less this wonderful resource for old tapes.
As if a rough track from a rough recording from KC 1969 was going to turn people off in droves. Ha!
February 17, 2010
Written by mrsnowman
Well, itís nice to have an extra 20 minutes of this wonderful gig. But sorry, I have to agree with Scheiner. In fact, I Talk To The The Wind is the ONLY extant live version of the track, and so itís doubly disappointing not to have it here. As Scheiner says, this is billed as a "warts and all" recording, and ITTTW is much less warty than the version of ITCCOCK that now appears here!
As far as I can tell, all previous concert downloads have been complete, or at least as complete as the tapes will allow. Iím therefore surprised that the fact that this one is incomplete is not mentioned in the blurb. But then, I canít understand why itís not been included in the first place. Looks like Iíll have to keep my - ahem - "other" CD of this concert after all ...
Mr. Stormy - please can we have ITTTW for next weekís Monday Selection??
warts and all? February 17, 2010
Written by scheiner
I got this show on cassette about 25 years ago as one of the first KC live shows Iíd listened to, and it just blew me off. It is amazing to see how the sound can be improved with todays techniques. Great to have this show now in such a quality, although still clearly a bootleg. Thanks indeed! The only point that leaves me a little less than 100 percent satisfied: my cassette version included one of the few versions of I Talk to the Wind that apparently has been left off again now. I canít get rid of my cassettes... Is a less than perfect version of this song really a good reason to bashfully hide it, after announcing a íwarts and allí version of the show? I think no. Therefore: four stars out of five.
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