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…
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…
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.