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King Crimson


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4.04 | 42 ratings

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4 stars Only one review of The Noise: Frejus so far? You mean other people aren't as obsessive about King Crimson as yours truly? I"m shocked! I think your ultimate opinion of this DVD may depend greatly on how you feel about what the band was doing during this period. I know there are listeners out there who think Robert Fripp and friends should have stopped at Red, if not before. I like what King Crimson was doing in the 1980's; I think "Heartbeat" is a great song! So, I love this DVD.

I don't watch a lot of concerts. I can't stand it when live performances of songs sound just like the studio versions, and the band members don't bother to interact with the audience. Even though the band doesn't talk to the audience much on this DVD, you can tell that Adrian Belew and Bill Bruford are having fun and appreciate the feedback from the audience. Since this is King Crimson, it's a given that the playing is beyond reproach.

I especially enjoy it when Bruford steps up with Belew to perform "The Sheltering Sky". My only minor quibble with this concert is "Indiscipline". It's my least favorite song on Discipline, and I think this version is self-indulgent. However, this song wouldn't be nearly as interesting played by almost any other band. In conclusion, I'm giving The Noise: Frejus 4 stars. Anyone who's at all interested in this period of King Crimson should see this.

thwok | 4/5 |


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