The band had been on a short tour that began in the February in the States, and then them into the UK for this gig [endtease]- the first of five in old Blighty in March - prior to the recording sessions for Beat. Provided you can forgive the less than optional sonics taken from this bootleg sourced tape, it’s abundantly clear that the group are relishing every minute on the stage. On Discipline they seem especially reluctant to arrive at the last note and the version of The Sheltering Sky takes on truly epic proportions here.

This being part of the Beat play-ins there are a couple of outings of new material - well new at least to the audience in Oxford. Neurotica, which the band had already been playing the previous year is triple turbo-charged. Neil and Jack and Me stretches time and shifts inside its skin whilst there’s a tiny almost pastoral interlude before the band plough into The Howler. Buyer beware however - the source tape fades out before the track finishes. Nevertheless Adrian’s solo will give your goosebumps er, goosebumps.

Perhaps of greatest interest to long-term fans will be the untitled track near the end of the show. During the recording of the Beat album the group laid down the backing tracks for this tune where it was then christened Absent Lovers. Ultimately it never made the final cut for the Beat album, but we are happy to see it make its first commercial appearance here on DGMLive.

AUDIO SOURCE: Bootleg Cassette

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TRACK
TIME
01
Frippertronics
00:18
02
Discipline
06:02
03
Thela Hun Ginjeet
08:06
04
Red
06:48
05
Matte Kudasai
03:54
06
The Sheltering Sky
11:43
07
Frame By Frame
05:26
08
Neurotica
06:04
09
Neal And Jack And Me
06:14
10
Improv Intro
00:57
11
The Howler*
03:23
01
Improv Intro
01:06
02
Elephant Talk
05:06
03
Indiscipline
11:15
04
Untitled Instrumental
04:56
05
Larks Tongues In Aspic Pt II
07:43

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Written by David Leibovitz
Worth it for
So that Untitled Instrumental on this show...the one that may have been dubbed "Absent Lovers" at some point. I just discovered this gig and just heard that track for the first time. Can’t help but think it sounds like a shell, a precursor of what was to come on "The ConstruKction of Light"...the guitar licking kind of reminds me of something that would eventually evolve into that song. I’d like to think that it stuck with Robert and Ade and they brought the idea back out for ConstruKction. Just a theory... A Great Listen
Written by PAUL DAVIS
Working Titles
I saw the Guildford, Dunstable, Cromer and Poole shows from March ’82 and I’m sure the untitled number was referred to as ’Rocker’ and the instrumental version of Neurotica was ’Manhattan’. The best run of shows from this lineup for sure. Cromer was the best and I spoke with RF at the bar after the show for a good 10 minutes. A truly amazing evening...
Written by Robert Colla
Oxford
Bootleg source, nice performance.
Written by Tim Collins
MELVIN COLLINSI
I SAW THESE CONCERTS THE  DRIVE TO 1981.VERY POWERFUL LINE UP, IMPROVS ON  THIS SET ARE WOUNDERFUL.WHEN WILL INDISCIPLE MINNING ROCKS BE ISSUED ,THE YOUNGER CROWD NEED TO HEAR THAT .I CAN STILL HEAR TURKISH TEA WHAT A TRACK WISHED THEY PLAYED MORE  TRACKS LIKE THAT THAT WAS JUST GREAT.THANK YOU FOR KING CRIMSON MUSIC THANK YOU SO MUCH CRIM HEAD FOR LIFE!"BLESSINGS TO ALL .
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