19 April 2017

Hotel Acceptable, Bedford.

08.38

Rising 06.30 and down to a reading, listening and working breakfast.

17.40 Carrying Pat to rehearsals at 10.00. An informal business meeting with Tour Manager Dave Salt from 10.50–10.57: venues and touring confirmed for June-July 2018 and November 2018.

The first part of today’s rehearsals: addressing fine points of new material. Exiles moved forward considerably IMO.

Robert plays guitar so something else may happen…

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This is the first KC that has sufficient onstage players to do justice to the extended arrangements and orchestration available on albums via over-dubbing…

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My own specific aim, within the larger aims of Redemption and Completion, is to do as little as possible and as much as is necessary.

Running a setlist after lunch. Addressing possible encores, I messed up the end of Heroes; then one half of the band launched into Schizoid Man and the other half into In The Court Of The Crimson King simultaneously; followed by Mel forgetting the end of his flute solo in Court. At c. 16.55, it seemed right to suggest completed at the end of a very good day.

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