In 1974 Bruford, Cross, Fripp and Wetton took to the stage and played their hearts out to the good folk of Providence, Rhode Island. The second improvisation from the night ended up on the soon-to-be-recorded Red albeit in an edited form. Fans would have to wait a little under twenty years to hear this particular concert in all its glory as disc one of The Great Deceiver boxset released in 1992.
It was that version of Providence which restored David Cross’ electric piano and violin parts and carried on after the abrupt fade-out heard on Red. As his diary for the day makes abunudantly clear, the tensions in the band were very high with Fripp wanting to come off the road. He'd get his wish soon enough. It was this incarnation of Crimson’s penultimate gig: the next stop would be Central Park one day later.