“Good evening and welcome to those of you out there in Radioland to an evening of live music, improvised music dedicated to the notion of hazard. Here in the studio, we are creating a first in that Frippertronics has never before gone out live on the air and this is recommencing a tradition of live music. I’m very privileged to be the first person to kick it off this time,” says Fripp in his opening remarks to the audience assembled in Montreal on the last date of his extensive North American tour.

Originally broadcast on local radio there’s been some slight nips and tucks to the dead time accrued while the guitarist rewinds the reels on the Revox and other necessary adjustments.

Intensely dramatic, with its dense clusters of swirling notes and darting staccato attacks, as each piece gradually coalesces it’s as though the music itself is slowly clawing its way into the world and the ears of each listener. This, coupled with the yearning quality that seems to emanate from the leading solo lines, and the quirky introduction of a couple of national anthems along the way makes Frippertronics a special journey. Fripp says that the intention was to break the divide between player and punter and to forge a connection with an audience and the music on a more intimate scale. Listening to this concert it’s hard not to conclude that the mission on this occasion was successful.

Thanks to Frippertronics expert Al Okada for providing this guide to the tracks played in Montreal and where they subsequently appeared.
Track 1 = 1986 with solo (1986 from Let the Power Fall)
Track 2 = Red Two Scorer with solo (from Under Heavy Manners/God Save the Queen)
Track 3 = 1983 with solo (from Under Heavy Manners/God Save the Queen)
Track 10 = God Save the Queen with solo (from Under Heavy Manners/God Save the Queen)

AUDIO SOURCE: Quarter Inch Reel to Reel

DGM AUDIO QUALITY

AVERAGE CUSTOMER RATING

TRACK
TIME
01
Loop And Solo I
04:22
02
Loop And Solo II
07:00
03
RF Dialogue
06:28
04
Loop And Solo III
13:44
05
RF Dialogue
04:16
06
Loop IV
05:06
07
RF Dialogue
00:54
08
Loop And Solo IV The Product of Us All
05:20
09
RF Dialogue
01:05
10
Berkeley Loop Montreal Solo
10:11
Written by Don Henson
An Old Love Letter
My my my... Hearing this Frippertronics show makes me long for "God Save The Queen" and "Marriagemuzik" 7" they were my first love affair with Frippertronics. The "boredom" and mystery are held together equally in this wonderful document of the small intelligent mobile unit doing it's thing all over a lucky radio audience. The solos add a zest and texture to these familiar loops that are indescribable. I have listened to it four times in succession and it reveals more and more with each listen. Thanks "Stormy" and the DGM team for making such moments in time available to patient willing ears.
Written by ALLAN G OKADA
Finally!
This performance has long circulated amongst avid fans of Frippertronics as it was one of the few radio broadcasts that included live performances in the studio. All marred by varying levels of radio frequency hum and hiss and with bad edits also of varying degrees. Finally here we have a perfect version without any of those flaws and wow, it really increases the power of this performance! An absolute must-have for Frippertronics fans. Also for lovers of the LP God Save The Queen/Under Heavy Manners, here you have the entire first side of the LP with wonderful solos on top. In particular, Robert also solos the main theme of "God Save the Queen" as well as “La Marseillaise” (France's national anthem). It is unclear how Montrealers interpreted that spontaneous improvisational choice. Quebec remains part of Canada thankfully. A real joy and an essential purchase for Frippertronics lovers.
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