“Old men ROCK!” shouts out an enthusiastic member of the Park West audience just seconds before the band cut a rug through TCOL. Given the powerful, confident rendition with Mastelotto micro-managing the dynamics from the drumstool, our pal might just have a point. During a phenomenal Level Five Ade pulls off one of those mad scientist solos where notes do things they were surely never meant to do!

This is the first of two nights at Park West - a venue which the Crims had twice visited earlier in the year. Chicago and KC have always had a special relationship - Park West in particular. You get a sense of this bond when Ade introduces ProzaKC Blues.

FaKcts of Life is outstanding - taken as it is at a punishing, almost punky pace with TPTB II providing an ethereal but profoundly effective counterweight.

Gunn’s work is incisive as ever and it’s also interesting just how much the percussion interludes here provided by Pat add an eclectic spice to the dynamics and flow of the gig, with Happy being especially effective. The pair also lend a wonderful swing and swagger to LTIA IV.

Minor mishaps aside (Ade experiences some technical issues in Dinosaur and One Time), nine days into the Double Duo’s final tour, the band are generating an intense heat and firing on all cylinders.
TRACK
TIME
01
The ConstruKction Of Light
09:38
02
The Power To Believe I
00:40
03
Level Five
07:41
04
ProzaKc Blues
05:24
05
Facts Of Life
05:15
06
Percussion Interlude
02:02
07
ELEKTRIK
07:04
08
The Power To Believe II
08:31
09
Dinosaur
06:11
10
One Time
07:06
01
Percussion Introduction
01:56
02
Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With
04:07
03
Dangerous Curves
05:54
04
Larks Tongues In Aspic Pt IV
12:11
05
The Power To Believe III
08:27
06
Frame By Frame
07:14
07
Red
06:20

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KC20031108Chicago3 - Robert Fripp

KC20031108Chicago2 - Robert Fripp

Written by Roger Szalowski
November 8, 2003 Chicago, Park West. A trip on the ’night’ fantastic. One to remember, and remember it well. RF, guitar in hand, takes to his stool, readying the maze of processors cables and foot pedals. An Introductory Soundscape of swelling tensions, giving way to a pallet of otherworldly sound. Almost there! What followed would be K.C’s most dominating sound in 30 years.This is musica moderne. A form of energy and power that goes into the beyond, and takes you along for the journey. C.O.L., T.P.T.B. I, II, & III are all standouts. While traveling towards the future, it’s always nice to get into the Wayback Machine, and take a trip with your best of friends to the time of Larks Tongues In Aspic Pt. IV. With the Crimson King at the helm, nothing is impossible.Old Guys ’Do’ Rock!
Written by Christopher DeVito
Nobody knows what happens when you die
Finally, another show from the Fall 2003 tour, until now represented only by the incomparable Kingston concert. Really like PM’s percussion/sample interludes here -- nice atmospheres. I could take a lot more of this kind of thing.
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