KING CRIMSON '80S BOX DETAILS
Posted by Sid Smith on Sep 7, 2016

Here's the updated details on the forthcoming 19 disc boxed set chronicling the life and times of the 1980s quartet.

On (and off) The Road

King Crimson: studio, live, audio & audio-visual  1981 - 1984




Pre-order from Inner Knot (USA) 

Pre-order from Burning Shed (UK & Europe)

Following a seven year absence King Crimson returned in 1981 with a radically different line-up & sound. This ‘new’ version of the group was as different from the 1970s incarnation as the 1970s line-ups had been from the original 1969 band.

Taut songs were balanced with lengthier instrumentals, driven by complex interwoven guitar lines from Robert Fripp and Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford’s new armoury of electronic percussion & Tony Levin’s fluid bass and Chapman Stick lines.

Three studio albums and tours between 1981/84, built a considerable musical legacy which still resonates. This boxed set extensively covers the line-up’s live and studio work, including much unreleased and upgraded audio and video material.

Disc 1:
Discipline

Mixed and produced from the original multi-track tapes by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp (2011). Mastered by Simon Heyworth and Robert Fripp (4)

Disc  2:
Live in Japan

Taken from an audience cassette recording at Kokusai Hall, Tokyo on December 18th, the final concert in 1981. Audio restored & newly mastered  at DGM by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy 2016. (1)

Disc 3:  
Beat

Mixed and produced from the original multi-track tapes by Steven Wilson and
Robert Fripp (2016). Mastered by Simon Heyworth and Robert Fripp (4)

Disc 4:
Live at Alabamahalle

Recorded September 29 in Munich, the final concert in 1982. Remastered and
recompiled 2016 by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy with six tracks from new audio sources. (2)

Disc 5:
Fragmented

Mostly recorded January 17-30, 1983 at C.V. Lloyd Music, Champaign, IL
Recording Engineer: Gary Platt. Produced by Robert Fripp and David
Singleton. Two new bonus tracks 2016. (3)

Disc 6:
Three of a Perfect Pair

Mixed and produced from the original multi-track tapes by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp (2016). Mastered by Simon Heyworth and Robert Fripp (4)

Discs 7 & 8:
Absent Lovers

Live at The Spectrum, Montreal, July 11th, the final concert of 1984. Mixed by David Singleton & Robert Fripp from the original multi-track tapes for the DGM release "Absent Lovers" (1998). As newly recompiled in high-resolution for inclusion on Disc 15  

Disc 9:
Are You Recording Gary?

An insight into the inner working of the band, and the familiar heard in an unfamiliar way. Edited & assembled by David Singleton from original album session tapes, with additional downmixes by Alex R. Mundy

Disc 10:
DVD-A
Discipline

Audio content: 5.1 surround mix; original mix; 2011 mix & additional tracks in 24/96 and Album rough mixes in 24/48. Video content: Old Grey Whistle Test (4)


Disc 11:
DVD-A
Beat

Audio content: 5.1 surround mix; original mix; 2016 mix & Alternate Album in 24/48. Video content: Heartbeat promo; two tracks live in Munich (4)


Disc 12:
DVD-A
Three of a Perfect Pair

Audio content: 5.1 surround mix; original mix; 2016 mix in 24/48. Video content: Sleepless promo (4)


Disc 13:
BLU-RAY DISC ­
Discipline

Contents as Disc 10 (audio 24/96) plus:
Video content:
Moles Club French TV interview
Live in Frejus 2016 audio & video transfers

Disc 14:
BLU-RAY DISC
Beat

Contents as Disc 11 (audio 24/96) plus:
Video content:
Complete Alabamahalle TV broadcast  (widescreen format).

Disc 15:
BLU-RAY DISC
Three of a Perfect Pair

Contents as Disc 12 (audio 24/96) plus:
Video content: Three of a Perfect Pair - Live in Japan (Widescreen format).
Japan April 29th 1984 Part Show;
Japan April 29th 1984 (single camera);
Japan April 30th 1984 (single camera).
Audio content: Absent Lovers
High resolution and surround sound


Bonus Disc 16:
Live at Moles Club

Taken from an audience cassette recording of April 30, 1981, the very first performance by Belew, Fripp, Bruford & Levin, while still called "Discipline". Remastered and recompiled 2016. (2)


Bonus Disc 17:
Europe 1982

A newly discovered unreleased live album. Mixed by Brad Davis & Robert Fripp in 1983. Taken from the concert in The Arena, Frejus, August 27th 1982. Plus four bonus tracks from the remainder of the concert


Bonus Disc 18:
DVD
More Neal and Jack and Me

Video content: The Noise - Live in Frejus as previously released on the DGM DVD Neal and Jack and Me (2002). Plus Three of a Perfect Pair - Live in Japan - re-assembled from newly discovered master reels with previously unseen footage. Both in their original 4:3 standard definition format.


Bonus Disc 19:
DVD
The Town and the City

Audio content: Live in Philadelphia, Asbury Park, Cap D'Agde, Frejus 24/48 high-resolution stereo, Europe1982, previously unreleased live album 24/96 high-resolution stereo
Video content:
Alabamahalle TV broadcast in its original
4:3 standard definition format.

Also includes:

40-page album-sized booklet with previously unpublished photos by Tony Levin, and sleevenotes incorporating Robert Fripp’s diaries, new interview material with all band members written by Sid Smith and David Singleton

2 concert posters, concert, programme, setlist, concert tickets, press releases, promo photo and other memorabilia

1)  Previously available as a download only from www.dgmlive.com

2)  Released in an earlier format in King Crimson Collectors’ Club.

3)  Partly released in earlier format in King Crimson Collectors’ Club.

4)  Available in King Crimson 40th Anniversary Series


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