December 18, 1970 Ideas

This track is now available for download as part of a bumper collection of Mr Stormy's Monday Selections - his first year of random romps through the murky, cavernous DGM archives, torch in hand, fedora upon his head.

If you thought Robert’s predilection for the sound of the vibes dates from his midi-outings with the ProjeKcts then think again.

Here we have Robert coaxing ersatz vibes from the mighty Mellotron with the beautiful melody from Islands. This may well be the earliest working version of the theme: remember that the Islands album was not recorded for another nine months.

If that’s not enough to get your vintage heart skipping a beat then how about RF going in behind the lines of Last Skirmish from what would have been the newly released Lizard album.

Short but extremely sweet on both counts I think you’ll agree.

AUDIO SOURCE: Quarter Inch Reel to Reel Tape

DGM AUDIO QUALITY

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TRACK
TIME
01
Islands
00:31
02
Guitar Run
00:21
Written by J Roc
Amazing
Thank you very much for posting these outtakes. Insightful.
Written by Juancarlos Macuri
Rare purely rae
It sounds good but teh time is very short. Thanks for the rarirites.
Written by ALLAN G OKADA
Snippets
Mellotron vibes ! Nothing like it...very unique sounding.  I love how it truncates notes in very strange ways, similar to how flutes are uniquely mutated into a sound that is actually more interesting ! Don’t think Fripp ever actually used that sound on any Crimson recording, opting for the real instrument (like on Moonchild) instead.  Or did he ?
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