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4.12 | 23 ratings | 3 reviews | 43% 5 stars

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Improv: Heidelberg I
2. Dr. Diamond
3. Exiles
4. Improv: Heidelberg II
5. Starless
6. The Night Watch
7. Lament
8. Easy Money
9. Fracture

Line-up / Musicians

David Cross - violin, mellotron, electric piano
Robert Fripp - guitar, mellotron, electric piano
John Wetton - bass guitar, vocals
Bill Bruford - drums, percussion

Releases information

Produced by David Singleton and Alex R Mundy on behalf of King Crimson &
the King Crimson Collectors' Club

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KING CRIMSON Live in Heidelberg, 1974 ratings distribution

(23 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(43%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(48%)
Good, but non-essential (4%)
Collectors/fans only (4%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

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Review by Warthur
4 stars Prevented from being a five-star release largely because it's incomplete (and most frustratingly of all, it cuts out three minutes into Fracture!), nonetheless this live release capturing one of the stops on the Starless and Bible Black tour (also included on the Starless boxed set) is a magnificent hour or so of King Crimson at their finest. There's some delightful improvisations captured, the songs are top notch, and by and large the band are at the peak of their game - and to cap everything off, the source is a soundboard recording, so the sound quality is crystal clear. Pretty good, though if you're keen enough on this era to be interested in this, you may as well save up and get the Starless box, which despite the expense is astonishingly good value for money compared to buying these live sets individually.

Latest members reviews

4 stars As close as 5 stars yet still being 4 stars. This album NEEDS to be more popular. The world needs more exposure to the tonal King Crimson improvisations! The album opens with an improvisation which is absolutely gorgeous. The bass is fuzzed and massive, providing a great landscape for Fripp to ... (read more)

Report this review (#302573) | Posted by Tengent | Wednesday, October 6, 2010 | Review Permanlink

4 stars This show was recorded in Heidelberg at 29th of March in 1974. And it is a great recording. The sound quality is excellent, just as the playing on the record. The recording starts with an improv, which is more or less an intro to Dr Diamond. This track was never released on a studio album but ... (read more)

Report this review (#96240) | Posted by Agemo | Monday, October 30, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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