Of this momentous concert John Wetton comments “If I shuffle off this mortal coil tomorrow that gig would be the one for me. That was the one…it was almost tearful, it was so emotional.” [endtease]Memorable for not only being the last date with David Cross but also for Fripp the first gig “since the 1969 Crimson where the bottom of my spine registered ‘out of this world’ to the same degree.” Of the improv, Cerberus, John recalls “It's very together. It's almost telepathic the stuff Bill and I are doing…The energy level is terrifying.” And so it is. An unbelievably poignant gig marking the end of an era but the beginning of something else. Just a week later with David Cross no longer with them, they entered the studio to start recording Red and just two months after that, King Crimson would "cease to exist." Please note that this concert has previously been released on CD as King Crimson Collectors' Club #10
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Walk On
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21st Century Schizoid Man
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Lament
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Exiles
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Easy Money
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Fracture
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Starless
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The Talking Drum
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Written by Yoonho Oh
An absolute must-have
What more can I say? If you don't have the Road to Red box or KCCC10, just purchase this show already.
Written by Andrew Thomas
A real spine-tingler indeed
Fripp and Wetton are both spot-on in their assessment of this show. It is one of the best Crimson shows of any lineup, any time period. The fidelity sometimes leaves a bit to be desired, but the performance is crisp and intense, a show radiating confidence and energy. Particularly of note is how well David Cross is playing at this gig - often the odd-man-out after the initial Larks' quintet became a quartet after Muir's departure, he has grown tremendously by this point. He was never hired to be the foil to Fripp's playing, but at this gig he has really grown into the role. The opening "Schizoid Man" showcases this - Fripp's solo is a scorcher, perhaps his best showing from this time period, but Cross counters it with one of his finest offerings as well, melodic and exciting in a way that makes me wish he got do more work with the band. The evening's improv is extremely impressive - the band was so focused and confident by this time that they could just launch right into an improv that's heavy and direct, not a hint of noodling to be found. All of the established pieces are performed exceptionally well, and this "Starless" might be the best one you'll ever hear. This is easily a top-ten of all time gig from this band, perhaps even a top-five. It's this audient's favorite show from the Starless quartet, and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
Written by Tony Grier
Was there...
Paid $1.50 for ticket! Was one of the highlight of my youth...a must have recording...TG
Written by Marc-andre Robitaille
excellent
Excellent show with decent sound. Too bad we hear people talking in the background a bit. But overall a very good buy
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