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THE COMPLETE 1969 RECORDINGS

King Crimson

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Songs / Tracks Listing

Disc 1 (Live at Hyde Park)
1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
2. The Court of the Crimson King
3. Get Thy Bearings
4. Announcement (Incomplete)
5. Epitaph
6. Mantra
7. Travel Weary Capricorn
8. Mars
9. Band Reunion Meeting

Disc 2 (Live at the Marquee)
1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
2. Drop In
3. Announcement (Incomplete)
4. I Talk to the Wind
5. Epitaph (Incomplete)
6. Travel Weary Capricorn
7. Improv (Inc. Nola and Etude No.7)
8. Mars

Disc 3 (Live at Plumpton Festival)
1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
2. Get Thy Bearings
3. Announcement
4. The Court of the Crimson King
5. Mantra
6. Travel Weary Capricorn
7. Improv
8. Mars

Disc 4 (Live at Chesterfield Jazz Club)
1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
2. Drop In
3. Announcement
4. Epitaph
5. Get Thy Bearings
6. Announcement
7. I Talk to the Wind

Disc 5 (Live at Chesterfield Jazz Club)
1. Announcement
2. The Court of the Crimson King
3. Mantra
4. Travel Weary Capricorn
5. Improv
6. Mars

Disc 6 (Live at the Fillmore East)
1. The Court of the Crimson King (Incomplete)
2. Announcement
3. A Man, A City
4. Announcement
5. Epitaph
6. Announcement
7. 21st Century Schizoid Man
8. The Court of the Crimson King (Incomplete)
9. Announcement
10. A Man, A City
11. Announcement
12. Epitaph
13. Announcement
14. 21st Century Schizoid Man

Disc 7 (Live at the Fillmore West)
1. Mantra
2. Travel Weary Capricorn
3. Improv Travel Bleary Capricorn
4. Mars
5. The Court of the Crimson King
6. Announcement
7. Drop In
8. A Man, A City
9. Announcement
10. Epitaph
11. Announcement
12. 21st Century Schizoid Man
13. Announcement
14. Mars

Disc 8 (Album - Original Master Edition - Expanded)
1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
2. I Talk to the Wind
3. Epitaph
4. Moonchild
5. The Court of the Crimson King
6 21st Century Schizoid Man
7. I Talk to the Wind
8. Epitaph
9. The Court of the Crimson King (Single A Side)
10. The Court of the Crimson King (Single B Side)

Disc 9 (Alternate album - Expanded)
1. Wind Session
2. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Morgan Studio Version with Overdubs)
3. I Talk to the Wind (Alt. 2019 Mix)
4. I Talk to the Wind (Duo Version 2019 Mix)
5. Epitaph (Isolated Vocal 2019 Mix)
6. Epitaph (Alt. Take 2019 Mix)
7. Moonchild (Take One 2019 Mix)
8. The Court of the Crimson King (Take 3 2019 Mix)
9. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Trio Version 2019 Mix)

Disc 10 (2009 Album Mixes - Expanded)
1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
2. I Talk to the Wind
3. Epitaph
4. Moonchild
5. The Court of the Crimson King
6. Moonchild (Full Version)
7. I Talk to the Wind (Duo Version)
8. I Talk to the Wind (Alt. Mix)
9. Epitaph (Backing Track)
10. Wind Session (21st Century Schizoid Man Intro)

Disc 11 (2019 Album Mixes & Instrumental Mixes)
1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
2. I Talk to the Wind
3. Epitaph
4. Moonchild
5. The Court of the Crimson King
6. 21st Century Schizoid Man
7. I Talk to the Wind
8. Epitaph
9. Moonchild (Edit)
10. The Court of the Crimson King

Disc 12 (Let's Make a Hit Waxing)
1. Let's Make a Hit Waxing

Disc 13 (Sessions Disc 1)
1. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Morgan Studio Instrumental)
2. Epitaph Takes 1-3
3. Epitaph Takes 4-8
4. I Talk to the Wind Takes 1-4

Disc 14 (Sessions Disc 2)
1. I Talk to the Wind Takes 5-8
2. I Talk to the Wind Takes 9-12
3. The Court of the Crimson King Stereo Takes

Disc 15 (Sessions Disc 3)
1. The Court of the Crimson King Take 6
2. The Court of the Crimson King Take 1,2
3. The Court of the Crimson King Takes 3-7
4. The Court of the Crimson King Takes 8-10
5. The Court of the Crimson King Trailer Take 1

Disc 16 (Sessions Disc 4)
1. The Court of the Crimson King (Stormy Mix)
2. I Talk to the Wind Takes 3-6
3. I Talk to the Wind Takes 7-9
4. I Talk to the Wind Early Take
5. Drum Check
6. 21st Century Schizoid Man Sax Sound Check
7. Ahh (Stormy Mix)
8. I Talk to the Wind (Stormy Mix)

Disc 17 (Sessions Disc 5)
1. Epitaph Takes 1-3
2. Epitaph Takes 5-11
3. Epitaph Take 2 (Stormy Mix)

Disc 18 (Sessions Disc 6)
1. Moonchild Takes 1-8
2. Moonchild Take 9 (complete)
3. Trailer Take and Take Overdubbed
4. Pipe Organ Takes
5. Wind Noise Takes
6. The Court of the Crimson King Takes

Disc 19 (DVD)
24/48 Complete Studio Sessions
24/48 Let's Make a Hit Waxing
16/48 Stormy Selections

Disc 20 (DVD-A)
24/48 Original Master Edition
24/48 2019 Album Mixes in Hi-res Stereo and 5.1 Surround
Hyde Park Film Snippet

Disc 21 (Blu-Ray)
24/192 Giles, Giles and Fripp (as Per CD 25)
24/96 Complete Studio Sessions
24/192 Live at Chesterfield Jazz Club

Disc 22 (Blu-Ray)
24/96 2009 Hi-Res Stereo and 5.1 Surround Mixes
24/96 Additional Audio and Alternate Album from the 2009 mixes
24/48 Original 1969 Vinyl Needle-drops of UK Stereo & US Mono Promo LP's
24/48 Original 1969 Mono UK Single A and B Sides and US Promo Single A Side

Disc 23 (Blu-Ray)
24/96 2019 Mixes in Stereo, 5.1 Surround and Instrumental Mixes
24/96 Original Master Edition
24/96 2019 Alternate Album and Additional Material Mixes
Hyde Park Film Snippet (Audio Mono)

Disc 24 (Blu-Ray)
2020 Dolby Atmos Mix
24/96 I Talk to the Wind (Duo Version) 5.1 Surround *
* (Audio Through Four Channels Only)
24/96 Let's Make a Hit Waxing

Disc 25 (Selected Recordings 1968) (Giles, Giles and Fripp)
1. Tremelo Study in A Major (Spanish Suite)
2. Suite No.1
3. Scrivens
4. Why Don't You Just Drop In? (I)
5. I Talk to the Wind (I)
6. Plastic Pennies
7. Passages of Time
8. Under the Sky (II)
9. I Talk to the Wind (II)
10. Erudite Eyes
11. Make it Today (II)
12. Wonderland
13. Why Don't You Just Drop In? (II)
14. She is Loaded

Disc 26 (BBC Sessions and Trees)
1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
2. Epitaph
3. The Court of the Crimson King
4. I Talk to the Wind
5. Get Thy Bearings
(Live at Fairfield Hall, Croydon)
6. Trees

Line-up / Musicians

The Core:
- Greg Lake / lead vocals, bass
- Robert Fripp / guitars
- Jakko Jakszyk / guitars
- Michael Giles / drums, percussion, backing vocals
- Ian McDonald / sax, flute, clarinets, vibes, harpsichord, piano, organ, Mellotron, backing vocals

Many More Musicians through the Years

Releases information

Label: DGM Live
Inner Knot (US)
Burning Shed (UK/EU)
Format: 26 Disc Box-set (CD's/DVD/Blu-ray)
October 23, 2020

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4.14
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Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(56%)
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Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(33%)
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Review by Warthur
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4 stars This is for those that particularly love the original King Crimson lineup and the debut studio album they produced, and want to have all the versions of that (including the 2019 edition freshly cleaned up from rediscovered first-generation tapes), plus a plethora of live material. The main thing stopping this being a five-star release is that the live material can tend to be a bit samey - this was an early incarnation of the group and their repertoire just wasn't that broad.

When it comes to sound quality, the BBC Sessions disc includes some of the best-sounding and worst-sounding material in the entire set. On the clearer side of things, there's crystal-clear live-in-the-studio runthroughs of 21st Century Schizoid Man, Epitaph, and In the Court of the Crimson King from a May 1969 session; an August session yields somewhat murkier-sounding versions of I Talk To the Wind and Get Thy Bearings (a Donovan cover they were playing live at the time), provided via a less-than-pristine source. Appended as a bonus here is Trees - the sole recording of this rare early track which would later be taken apart and thoroughly cannibalised - which is very evidently not from an official soundboard source, but lacking any other recording of this track it is presented out of archival interest. (Some sections are very evidently bits of Pictures of a City).

Most of the live releases in here are somewhat towards the middle of these extremes - generally sounding quite good for 1969 live tapes, but with some unavoidable issues here and there. If you already have a lot of the official live releases from the 1969 group, there may not be that much extra here for you to discover - but if you want an absolute ton of live 1969 stuff, this is the definitive set.

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