They say good things come in small packages. By seamlessly joining an audience recording of In The Court to Michael Giles’ own cassette of the gig at the first night of the Fillmore East (which had been missing the bulk of that song), DGM have faithfully recreated a small slice of KC history - now audible for the first time since the gig some 37 years ago although the majority of this show will be familiar to anyone who has the KCCC25.

A tired Ian McDonald records in his 1969 diary that the band had spent the previous day rehearsing Pictures Of A City and ran through it on the afternoon of the 21st just to nail down the arrangements. The lyrics, as you can hear are still being written, differing slightly from the album version which would be recorded the following month by the remnants of the group. Of the gig on the 21st itself, McDonald notes that they “Played really well, went down OK." A classic slice of Crimhistory and as David Singleton says “that rare treasure - a virtually complete and audible show from 1969.” The band played a shortened set list as they were part of a large bill, headlined by Joe Cocker - with two shows a night.

AUDIO SOURCE: First Generation Cassette



In The Court Of The Crimson King
A Man A City
21st Century Schizoid Man



KC19691121NewYork4 - Ian McDonald

Written by Bob Ramstad
From early 2019 DGM download, 21st not nearly as good as 22nd, CLUB25
First, I will amplify earlier comments as I screwed up and got this even though I have CLUB25 i.e. King Crimson Collector's Club 25 already. Had I realized I already had it, I wouldn't have gotten it again. Don't make my mistake, if you have CLUB25 already, there's no point in grabbing this, from what I can tell. That out of the way, as of this writing (early 2019) the files from the 21st are an above average sound quality recording from the period. The performance is strong, but the band se...
Written by Paul J Contos Jr
Fillmore East 1969 - Please Clarify!!!
Filmore East 1969 - Please Clarify!!!:: Posted by pcontos on August 21, 2007 DGM, This was the message on the site when this show went live in Feb 2006.   I am very confused as to which show is which, 21 or 22.  Can someone claify? KC69 "Played really well, went down OK":: Posted by Sid Smith on Fri., Feb 3, 2006 There’s a new old show available today as KC69 makes their DGMLive debut. What we have here is an about as complete as it gets audience recording of the first n...
Written by Tim Joseph
Yep - wrong date!
Yes, this is actually from the second night (22nd), according to KCCC25.  So anyone thinking they already have this on Epitaph - they haven’t!  While in theory, I suppose that either tape could come from either night, the proof is that while on the 21st, RF announces "A Man, A City", by the 22nd (i.e. here), he announces it as "Pictures Of A City", which would seem the logical way round. So I hope that the "new" part of ITCOTCK is from the 22nd too, and not joined to the wrong gig!&...
Written by Hiroki Sato
A wrong date?
I think that the credit of the date of this sound source is wrong. I think that performance content is different how even if I listen. November 22, 1969 is correct date, I think!! Is there the knowing one about this matter? I want to know the truth. please tell me the truth.......