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King Crimson


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3.90 | 33 ratings

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3 stars Ive been listening KC since a pair of weeks.. So I got this "Bootleg" and I had the chance to hear it complete. This gig was recorded in the beat club with the line up of LTIA of course with Miur on it, it was very exciting to listen how the improv. in this album was played with him.

There are 3 tracks in this little bootleg, Im not sure but I once read this gig is not complete maybe 4 or 3 songs were left ...If that is true ..was an awful choice, but Im not sure at all. The first number is the improv called:The Rich Tapestry Of Life, this wide improv. is very interesting specially you can hear how to work Miur and Bruford in this gig, there are heavy passages thru the improv, there are great bass lines too and amazing guitar tunes by Fripp.. Oh I almost forget in the first minutes of the improv you can hear the violin "singing" ok its very relaxing to hear it.

After this number we have exiles, well Iīd like to say this performance of exiles was one of their best ,but I canīt, this performance is very weak, In U.S.A is more exciting anyway is just a good performance ,,no more. And for the last number we have LTIA pt 1, this version is shorter than the album version almost 6 1/2 are left, the intro is interesting if you can notice the drum pair, this song is very rare to find in a KC setlist. I think there are just few versions of this track recorded alive. Sadly this version is a weak number too along exiles. This gig is interesting but too short, but if you want to try the line up of LTIA alive you could want to try this one. 3 starts this time.

squire4001 | 3/5 |


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