Every year, King Crimson gets better. This show was my fourth time seeing them since 2014 (sixth overall since 1995), including the show released as “Live in Chicago.” I feel this show was even better than that one! The Celebration Package was worth the price, and I do hope they continue to offer these.
There were scorching performances of “Neurotica,” “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Level Five,” and “21st Century Schizoid Man” as well as surprise set additions, “Frame by Frame,” “Cat Food,” “EleKtriK,” and “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic-Part IV.” The interactions between Jakko and Robert were fun to watch as well as the interactions between Pat, Tony and Gavin. Also, Mel was enjoying plenty of love from the audience after most of his solos. It all was an absolute pleasure.
This is the definitive Crimson, in my opinion, and I hope they contribute to the KC “Classic Catalog” as the new originals are continuing to develop, and are very, very good!