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King Crimson


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3.80 | 144 ratings

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Wishbone Ash
3 stars This two disc DVD concert captures two live performances by the legendary King Crimson. Both discs are a treat for the senses as Fripp expertly slips into position as band leader, while Belew eagerly entertains the crowds with his witty vocals and even wittier guitar. The first disc was filmed during a 2003 engagement in Tokyo. It opens with Fripp modestly strapping on his guitar while the audience waits patiently. Seemingly alone on stage, Fripp sitting on a stool, begins to play 'Introductory Soundscapes'. Later the group including Pat Mastelotto(drums) Trey Gunn(bass/warr guitar) and Adrian Belew(vocals/guitar) join in and the full fury of 'The Power to Believe' is unleashed. The second concert was shot during a 2000 concert in London and is very entertaining but suffers from average audio and visual recording. King Crimson are again in fine form as they deliver yet another great performance. It is always fascinating to watch the virtuosity of Trey Gunn as he manipulates his amazing warr guitar. The highlight of the London concert would have to be Adrian Belew's performance of 'Three of a Perfect Pair'.
Wishbone Ash | 3/5 |


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