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Written by Christopher Sharp
21 April, 2018
Concert tickets in Venice
Hello. I will be travelling Europe from Australia for 2 months and I should be able to manage my itinerary to see Crimson in Venice around the end of July, however only tickets available are VIP or fan tickets from ticketone.it that require mail delivery and I travelling fairly much on a budget. Are there any other options apart from Viagogo (who's prices are almost as much as VIP) ? Seeing that it is unlikely Crimson will ever tour to Australia I fear it's the last chance I'll ever get to see them.
Written by Jonathan Robertson
20 April, 2018
Sailors' Tales query
In my box I received pprints of the cover art for ITWOP and Lizard but not Islands; perhaps that was seen as redundant, since the box itself features the Island artwork. Did everyone receive only two prints?

Alex Mundy replied:

Dear Jonathan, A reply from Declan Colgan. This was intentional - the other boxes covered one - three albums (at most). This covered 4 - with a 5th sleeve the US Islands. We also had a great deal of content that most fans would not have previously seen. (The lid barely fits on the box, we included so much material). So, something had to give & as most are familiar with the album sleeves, we opted to keep rarities such as the Friars gig book, UK tour programme/poster etc. The UK Islands sleeve is featured on the box front & the US Islands sleeve features on the rear of the card holding discs 25 - 27. The silver on black style of the Earthbound sleeve is represented on the press release folder & prints for the gatefolds of Poseidon & Lizard are included. So all are included/featured/referred to, but not all as standalone prints. Hope that helps to answer your question Jonathan. Best Alex
Written by Patrick Lanz
18 April, 2018
Concert from May 22th or 28th, 1971
Hello everybody, In the following web page, https://www.dgmlive.com/tour-dates/92, the concert is said to be at Town Hall, Birmingham, in May 1971. It seems that the play list and the track lengths are the same that those of the Sailors' Tales, dated May 28th, in Glasgow. In the site, there is no Glasgow concert available to download. Which one is the correct information?

Alex Mundy replied:

Dear Patrick, At the time of adding the show to the site, I believed the show to be from Birmingham, as Robert announces that this was Mel's 13th show. But on reflection, it turns out that Robert counted the Zoom club performances as 1 show, so it then made us rethink the date and so corrected it for the Islands box set, that and the fact I missed the obvious clue of Ian saying "Robbie Mcfripp". I shall reload the show on the site in it's correct place to avoid anymore confusion. Best Alex
Written by Patrick Lanz
18 April, 2018
2015 Tour Box: error in booklet?
Hello everybody, It seems that there is an error in the booklet, for track A14: S.F. soundcheck. The booklet says "9/30/14 The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco, CA", but the concert at Warfield was on 10/4/14 and the concert on 9/30/14 was at Orpheum Theatre. Does anybody knows the correct information?

Alex Mundy replied:

Dear Patrick, an overlooked typo there, sorry. The consensus is that it's from the 4th October, since the Schizoid Man on disc 2 is from the 4th Oct 2014 too. This was probably the show that Jakko listened to, to make choices from. Best Alex
Written by Cam Shenfield
17 April, 2018
Tour Box PDF's
Hi Friends, just downloaded the '15 and '16 tour boxes in Flac, but the PDF of the booklet seems to be missing, can anyone shed some light on this?, thank you, Cam.

Alex Mundy replied:

Dear Cam, Sorry to hear you (and others) are having problems with downloading artwork. I have contacted my buddy Hugh the hero of the Art Department. Hopefully we can get this sorted by the end of the day. In the meantime, enjoy the music. Best Alex

Alex Mundy replied:

Hello Cam, News just in, hopefully now the PDF artwork is working now. Best Alex
Written by Steve Long
16 April, 2018
Australia
Please include Australia on your plans to tour this year. I note it's one country / continent that KC have not yet visited. Surely you could fit in some dates before the Japanese dates later this year, please. I been a Crimson fan since I bought ITCOTCK at age 13 in 1971. It was my first record I bought with my own money. I would travel to Japan but illness prevents me unfortunately, and I love Japan. I've seen most bands I've wanted to see but for the Mighty Crim. I know it's easier said than done, but worth the effort i'm sure. Yours pleadingly, Steve
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Written by Kyle Wallace
StormyX3
I have picked up the first 3 of the Stormy complications so far and have been quite pleased with them. I do wish the description for the collected sets included hyperlinks for each track to the original listing so that I could dig up the track by track details a bit more easily as I go through the album. For many of these fragments and excerpts the details would give me a lot more context for when I am listening to. Trying to search for the original listings on the site one by one can be challenging. Musically I fully approve, but my type A personality craves those additional details and context. Eventually I will pick up all of these complications.
Written by David Janssen
Great music but......
With the download version the track titles don't display in my streamer.
Written by Ed Akehurst
Wowza!
This just arrived in the post today, and I confess to having only just now completed the first listen through of disc one. Intense, bright, and tightly woven. This is all new and fresh, and a pure pleasure to the mind. The percussion work is truly brilliant, and when you think that Mr. Levin is able to provide such equally brilliant bass work right there alongside those three world-class percussionists, it is pure amazement and wonder! Everyone is very much on point. Mr. Fripp never ceases to amaze, and having once again put together an assemblage of fine musicians capable of unifying into Krim, the timelessness of this music is ever apparent. OK, time to stop writing and go back to completing the first listen-through.
Written by Rob Emenecker
"So you like the weird stuff?"
It has been nearly 34 years since I attended this show. I was 21 at the time. This was my first King Crimson concert having just recently been turned onto them by a friend. I knew of their song "In the Court of the Crimson King" from local radio. I also was peripherally aware of the single "Three of a Perfect Pair" from a rarely rotated music video on MTV. After listening to the Beat and then Three of a Perfect Pair albums I was hooked on this incarnation of the band. When they toured and were coming through Philly it was a "must attend" event for me. I didn't know that Modern English was opening for them until we were driving the show and heard it announced on WMMR (local FM rock station). At the time, I had a general disdain for the early 80s new wave bands — Modern English, Flock of Seagulls, Thomson Twins, et. al. In the venue there were two distinct crowds — kids into new wave coming out to see Modern English and prog rock fans coming to see KC. During the Modern English set, the new wave kids were bopping along and the KC fans were respectfully amused by the new wave kids. During the set change, the amphitheatre filled up with late arrived KC fans. King Crimson came on stage and started off with Larks Tongues in Aspic pt III. By the end of KC's third song, all of the remaining kids who came to see Modern English were just standing there, jaws hanging open, wondering what the fuck they were seeing and hearing. :-D After one of their songs — I couldn't remember which, but the description says it was Industry, though I thought it was earlier in the show —Belew comes back to the mic and almost sneering says, "So... you like the weird stuff do you?" I immediately caught it as a shout out to the Modern English fans that were still in the crowd! And all of the other King Crimson fans that caught on to what Adrian meant went crazy laughing and cheering! Oh, and the music, as usual, did not disappoint!
Written by Scott Alger
Surprise
The Project six shows are my first downloads as part of the 1000 club and as a fan of the original projeKcts and early 00s Crimson this seemed like a good place to start. Line up wise P6 is P2 minus Trey Gunn, in this formation the backdrop is filled with Robert's soundscapes and solos,while Adrian plays drums/triggers bass lines with his V Drums (I assume). There are some stretches of the show where you sense the tentativeness mentioned in the description even so this is exciting live music, the three long pieces really give P6 the chance to go out there. Looking forward to hearing how the band develops these ideas in the next three shows. On another note is anyone else reminded of Michael Jackson's 'Billie Jean' on the two 'Time Groove' tracks?
Written by Fred Brennan
The Beginning of The Epitaph
If you love the creative process that shepherds a song from a cocktail napkin or scrap of paper to fruition, then "Epitaph Take Two" is as close as you'll get to sitting in the control room at Wessex Studios as ITCOKC was coming into existence. A bass/drums/acoustic guitar snapshot of where they were at the time that, by its very nature, allows you to wonder about what it must have taken to get this one track the rest of the way there. The time, patience, persistence...
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