DISCOGRAPHY

Earth Hall
Earth Hall
King Crimson
2018
After the opening prelude of the Drumson’s werning, LTIA Part I delivers an impressive punch to the crowd on the opening night of the tour. As an opening number that in effect sets out KC’s ability to shock and awe there are few tracks to touch it.
Earth Hall
Earth Hall
King Crimson
2018
LTIA Part II has now been part of King Crimson’s setlist for 35 years and somehow it still retains its ability to not only raise the temperature but also give a sense of resolution appearing here as it does on the second night in Poznan as the closer for the first set.
Stadhalle Vienna
Stadhalle Vienna
King Crimson
2018
Long before Jakko Jakszyk joined King Crimson he recorded a version of Islands for his 2006 solo album, The Bruised Romantic Glee Club which featured both Mel Collins and Ian Wallace. One of his favourite pieces, Jakko was especially pleased to see this delicate ballad return to the setlist - complete with the foot pedal clunk of Peter's...
Admiralpalast
Admiralpalast
King Crimson
2018
The savage power that seems to glower from almost every quarter of this piece is remarkable. That blend of watchmaker’s intricacy and blunt force could be nobody else but King Crimson. Having been dismissed for years as a kind of knock-off Schizoid Man, it’s taken this incarnation of the group to truly bring this song to life.
Bela Bartok National Concert Hall
Bela Bartok National Concert Hall
King Crimson
2018
Always one of King Crimson’s most cinematic pieces, the music originally featured on 1970’s Lizard, goes positively widescreen thanks to the extra instrumental reach of this present incarnation. A startling blend of thunderous metal and jazz-tinged twists, the riotous interplay of the drummers adds a chaotic urgency and ramps up the drama.
Ice Congress Hall
Ice Congress Hall
King Crimson
2018
One of the songs that old-school fans probably thought they’d never hear performed by the band, it’s probably fair to say that neither Ian McDonald or Peter Sinfield could have had any inkling that after nearly fifty years it was recorded that it would be restored to the setlist and continue to excite and engage audiences anew.
Ice Congress Hall
Ice Congress Hall
King Crimson
2018
The weird scenes inside the big top described here have their origins in lyricist Peter Sinfield’s childhood following his visit to the circus in the company of his nanny. The powerful seesawing riff on which the song precariously balances would later be repurposed by Fripp as a kind of knowing wink to Crim history on Dinosaur from THRAK.
Admiralpalast
Admiralpalast
King Crimson
2018
With Richard Palmer-James’ lyrics hovering somewhere between In The Ghetto and West Side Story, the roiling guitar arpeggios originally appeared in 1972 but were not pressed into a song until the making of the Red album where they were met in the middle by the Wetton-composed bridge.
Cirkus
Cirkus
King Crimson
2018
It was during soundchecks on the 2014 tour that this motif was initially tried and tested to see if it had legs. Thankfully it did and was featured in concert in its final form the following year, eventually making its recorded debut on Live In Toronto in 2016
Lichtburg
Lichtburg
King Crimson
2018
It’s probably wrong to single out one instrument in an ensemble but it’s hard to imagine this song without those intensely evocative Mellotron strings. It’s been said many times before but Peter Sinfield’s 1969 lyric remains ominously relevant to the world in which we live today. Uncertain Times indeed.
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