You know it's been one hell of gig when Robert Fripp gets off his stool, wanders centre stage and says "It's exceptional nowadays that I step to a microphone and say 'good evening, Hippies', but at the completion of this stage of King Crimson touring in America, perhaps something more is needed." At which point he holds up a bra that's been thrown onto the stage during the show and then proceeds to give away the undergarment with a KC trivia quiz!

Available on CD as part of the King Crimson Collectors Club.
TRACK
TIME
01
The Power To Believe I
00:45
02
Level Five
07:17
03
The ConstruKction Of Light
09:20
04
Facts Of Life
05:49
05
EleKtriK
07:58
06
The Power To Believe II
08:10
07
Dinosaur
07:04
08
One Time
07:41
09
Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With
03:52
01
Dangerous Curves
06:01
02
Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part IV
10:34
03
The Power To Believe III
08:27
04
Elephant Talk
07:19
05
Red
06:46

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Written by George H Waters
Live In New Haven CT, 2003
I was actually as this performance, and my immediate reaction was one of amazement, as the sound was so incredible, and the playing first rate... it was as if I were hearing the album on my proper sounding hi-fi system at home !! One thing I noticed was - besides that KC had their own complete P.A. system in place [which included an ample amount of EV manifold subwoofers...] was that there appeared to be microphones hung way up in the air, as if this show was being recorded and now, by reading this - it appears that indeed was, which is something I had always hoped for. Of course, shortly after this show I became aware of a bootleg which was made through a record store now sadly long gone up in the Brass City ofWaterbury which was - in the owners words - unlistenable - due to the amount of dynamic range and bass frequencies. I took a copy home, actually I was given the actual disc if I recall correctly - and indeed - the low frequencies were earthshaking BUT it was also very very accurate, because the performance had incredible dynamic range, and real good frequency response across the whole spectrum, including some real earth shaking LOUD bass !! [*I also seem to recall being told that the person who did the recording did so via a portable MD set up, with tiny lapel mic's and that he was actually leaning against the console KC had set up, and at one point it can be heard by the engineer to get this person to move, as he was really leaning on the mixing desk...] So, I told Walter that that's the way it really sounded, to which he was not too happy about.... but at the same time, he was right - the original recording was un-listenable....... I'm going to add this KCCC official recording to my KC wish list, and see about ordering the CD asap which yes, I realize I am jumping the gun by giving it 5 stars right off the bat, but the performance was that good. I always wanted to be able to listen to this concert again, now I will be able to. Thanks for making this available. I'd like to add that the part about the bra, that bra was for Adrian - not Robert.... as I saw the young woman toss it to [Adrian] who seemed a bit surprised by this. Adrian then tossed it to Robert, saying "this must be for Robert.." Robert of course seemed quite alarmed at first by this object landing by his feet but then proceeded to carry it around to the front of the stage as if it were a dead rodent before issuing his most generous "it's very rare that I...." speech to us, which provided much laughter and good cheer. By far the greatest concert experience in my entire 54 years on this Earth.
Written by George Peterman
Toad's Place - the home of rock and roll!
If I remember correctly, the question was "What is the first line of Sailor's Tale?" Great show! My daughter and I went to meet Trey before the show as he was doing a signing of the album cover with the artist who designed it (long gone - one of my students dumped water on it and ruined the thing). This is a must have!
Written by Jeff Grondahl
Please release this!!
This show was amazing... my favorite performance of the Crim I’ve seen. I’d love to see this as a KCCC release, but would take a download as well. This deserves to see the light of day for many reasons, not the least of which is the storming performance. I do have to say that it being the last U.S. performance of the Double Duo as well as Trey Gunn is a nice point, but I would have to go with Fripp’s rare and quite welcome decision to stand up and address the audience ("Thank you for the balloons and the undergarments, but you’re all a bunch of hippies!"... said with a laugh!) followed by his trivia contest to win the aformentioned undergarments. Surely all Crimson fans deserve the right to hear our fearless leader in such a rare light!!! This performance STRONGLY deserves to be a KCCC release as I said before, but even just a download would do!!
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