Posted by Mariana Scaravilli on Jul 4, 2024

Sheltering Skies (Live in Fréjus, August 27th 1982) will be released on September 6th, 2024 presenting the complete King Crimson performance across 2 LPs pressed on 200gram vinyl or a single CD, both completed with the addition of the recording of ‘The Sheltering Sky’ from the previous night’s concert at Cap d’Agde. 

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Recorded initially for a video release, the audio from the concert will be issued as standalone release for the first time. Also, this is the first time a live album from the 1980s line-up appears on vinyl. The 1980s King Crimson was, in terms of concert performances/album releases, still less than a year old when this album was recorded. The collective decades’ of experience of the individual musicians is funnelled through the enthusiasm and freshness of the line-up and the newness of the material to produce a special concert recording.


There’s a palpable sense of energy and enthusiasm from the audience captured on the tapes at this concert as King Crimson (sharing a European tour with then label band mates Roxy Music) take to the stage in Fréjus, France, in late Summer, 1982. With two albums’ worth of material to draw upon (Discipline, October 1981 and Beat, June 1982) and extensive touring that had already seen the band play concerts in the UK, Europe, USA, and Japan, the live shows - as often with King Crimson – had a dynamism & punch that simply couldn’t be replicated in a recording studio. Add a pair of classic KC instrumentals, (Red & Larks’ Tongues in Aspic Part Two), to that mix & all the ingredients were there for a very special performance.

[Notes by Sid Smith]



Side A:
1 Thela Hun Ginjeet
2 Matte Kudasai
3 Indiscipline

Side B: 
1 Red 
2 Heartbeat
3 The Sheltering Sky 

Side C:
1 Elephant Talk
2 Neal and Jack and Me
3 Waiting Man  

 Side D:
1 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic: Part II
2 The Sheltering Sky (Cap d’Agde)

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1CD -  Running order as above

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Robert Fripp: Guitar       
Adrian Belew:­ Guitar, Lead Vocal
Tony Levin: Stick, Bass Guitar and Support Vocal
Bill Bruford: Drums and Percussion

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Vinyl cut by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering
CD mastered by Alex R. Mundy at DGM