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Written by John Slywka III
26 November, 2020
Mr. Stormy's Monday selection Vol. 9?
Did I miss it? Was it released? I can't seem to locate it. Thank you for your efforts.

Alex Mundy replied:

Dear John, No, not released yet. I need to put this one together. I know it's been a while, I'll be searching the site and my old diaries to find out how far back I need to go.
Written by Andrew Mather
26 November, 2020
Trust Sonoluxe for Christmas.
In 1998 DGM assisted Bill Nelson with the superb Atom Shop. After a short abeyance BN returns with new releases soon. This is a musician whose dreams of a future are realised today in the music, moods, sounds and art of his creations. Consider your choices for Christmas.
Written by Serge Girard
25 November, 2020
The Hendrix Chord
The Hendrix Chord is in my opinion NOT a Hendrix chord ! See (or better listen to) the Beatles "The Word" 1965 on Rubber Soul and "Taxman" 1966 on Revolver. Serge
Written by Gary Weisel
24 November, 2020
Thundercat, JD Beck, DOMi, Grande
A remarkable avant-pop hybrid arrived online during the last week, reminding me of the time that Robert Fripp teamed up with Daryl Hall. The bassist Thundercat plays his song Them Changes with JD Beck on drums and DOMi on keys. That's a bit surprising already but, to make it even more remarkable, Ariana Grande helps out on vocals. It's a terrific performance by all four but audience reaction is divided along the usual lines. The more progressive-minded listeners tend to denigrate Grande's contribution and suggest that she cannot understand what is going on (despite the obvious fact that she does a perfect job with her part). The Grande fans have better manners but complain that Grande did not publicize the jam. I am not surprised by that last point: Grande's participation in something this weird is bound to make music executives nervous, maybe similar to the way Daryl Hall's people got nervous. Indeed, the middle sections of Them Changes might as well be one of the KC ProjeKcts.
Written by Jose Francisco Correa Caro
24 November, 2020
All the original studio sessions from 1970
When all the original studio sessions from 1970 will be made available by download?

Alex Mundy replied:

Dear Jose, Nearly ready with the Poseidon Sessions, end of this week, early next.
Written by Michael Flaherty
24 November, 2020
Hyde Park Video
Hello. While listed, the Hyde Park video fragment does not appear to be on disc 20 of the boxed set. Is the listing in error, or am I doing something wrong? Thanks either way!

Alex Mundy replied:

Dear Michael, This reply from Panegyric. It was never intended for it to be on either the dvd or dvd-a which were being held free for material that had not been on that format previously. (It had been on the dvd-a in 2009 that was in both the CD/dvd-a & the 2009 boxed sets). It was intended to be & is included on one of the blu-rays (as it was in the 3CD/BD set last year). I did a copy/paste from the BD listing to the dvd-a listing when running the complete box tracklisting for the artwork & it was inadvertently & incorrectly listed there as a result. Apologies! Dec
LATEST REVIEWS
Written by Brennan
Heaviest album King Crimson has ever made!
If there was ever a contender for the most heavy metal King Crimson album, this would be it. The sheer power and loudness of this band shines throughout this album and tour. Each song on this album hits so hard with how loud, distorted and powerful it is, with no room to breathe. The album opens on a blistering, powerful and oppressive Schizoid Man with amazing vocals by Boz Burrell which make you cringe in how dark and punishing they are. The band breaks into amazing solos with the best guitar work by Robert Fripp and an amazing sax solo by the legendary Mel Collins. After the loudness of schizoid, we jam out with Peroria. Taking a page from Frank Zappa, this is an extracted solo from a bigger piece entiled "Groon" which is featured later on the album. The band jams out with loud drums, swinging sax and groovy scat vocals from Boz. After this track, we get an amazing "Sailor's Tale" with an awesome solo by Robert Fripp. The full version of this performance even features a drum solo! The title track, "Earthbound" (With no relation to the game, sadly) is a very groovy one with epic instrumentation. "Groon" gets so loud that its honestly amazing that this was ever recorded. If you're a King Crimson fan, or a fan of jazz or live albums. THEN I HIGHLY SUGGEST THIS. IT IS TOO OVERLOOKED.
Written by Brennan
A start to one of the heaviest tours by King Crimson
Listening to this tour is an experience, each show pummels you with improvisations, hilarous banter and heavy metal. This show, the start of the tour is a great start to that. Every song on this is loud and distorted, partly from audio quality and partly from the POWER of the band here. People just shrug off this tour and its album for being too "lofi", well it definitely adds to how loud this show is. If you like loud things, I suggest you to pick up this show, and the whole tour if you have the money.
Written by Bill Zhou
Great Indiscipline
A pity that Waiting Man and Neal, Jack and Me is in complete 'cause the missing part of them is quite charming. Nevertheless, I enjoy the style demonstrated in Indiscipline, especially Bruford's improv percussions.
Written by Louis Longpré
A Small Correction
KC opened that show with VROOOM VROOOM – Coda, and not Coda: Marine 475. I should know: I attended it whilst mourning the recent passing of a dear, dear friend of mine. That night, I felt he and I were walking on air. Thinking about it brings joyful tears in my eyes. Thank you.
Written by Kim Price
Comment, not review ...
I was in the audience for this one. It's odd, but I recall there being a glaring error by Belew early in The ConstruKction Of Light and I recall Belew shooting a sheepish grin at Fripp, whose serious expression did not change at all. Listening to this recording, I can't locate the error I heard that night. Maybe it's the mix, maybe it's the difference between getting all the other cues when you're watching a band perform as opposed to listening to a recording. Either way, I'm very happy to have this recording.
Written by ALLAN G OKADA
Stunning!
This may be one of the very best compiled alternate versions of any early Crimson piece. I can see how some of the bass parts were changed and simplified to allow for live performance potential, but I think this version may have been closer to the intended final recorded musical result. Harry Miller and Keith Tippett are just simply magnificent here as are the others. I'd be curious to hear this version with Boz's vocals as well, but as these are compiled from different takes, it might sound unnatural. Stunning and incredible work by Mr. Stormy! More More More of this!
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