Crimson at their best
This is a fine, dreamy reading of "The Talking Drum", nowhere near as fierce as other versions but infinitely evocative. However, the track itself is not what I wish to talk about.
I have had the privilege of seeing King Crimson in action 17 times, including all five nights of their Mexico City residency (as well as the 1996 shows which begat VROOOM VROOOM!), and this particular show may just have been the best out of all of them. This was Crimson at their best, at their most powerful, inspired and precise. When the whole show is one day released, as by rights it must, mark my words, for you will hear the best versions of "Pictures of a City" and "Easy Money"... maybe ever.