Teatro Smeraldo Milan Italy
audience. Fortunately listeners to this download don’t have to compete with punters making social arrangements or shouting greetings to long lost pals in order to hear this minimal and somewhat austere exploration.
Crimhead John Kimber was at the gig. ““The Teatro Smeraldo was a magnificent setting for this concert - a very grand theatre. The soundscapes merged seamlessly into The Power To Believe/ Level Five. The sound mix was fabulous and the band were punchy with Pat’s drums sounding like canons! They played most of The Power To Believe album and the emphasis was on the music of the New Millennium.”
It’s interesting to hear how the band recovers from a slightly shaky Level Five, the
guitars having come momentarily unstuck towards the final run-down of the track. No such mishaps occur during FaKcts of Life, where Fripp tears chunks out of the
plasterwork of the venue with the ferocity of his solo. Equally brutal is the bulldozing version of LTIApt4 including a stunning freefalling Belew solo.
Please note that this concert was first made available as KCCC39 in 2008.