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4.00 | 29 ratings | 4 reviews | 34% 5 stars

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Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, released in 1999

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Waiting Man
2. Thela Hun Ginjeet
3. Matte Kudasai
4. The Sheltering Sky
5. Neil And Jack And Me
6. Elephant Talk
Bonus Tracks:
7. Indiscipline
8. Heartbeat
9. Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II)

Line-up / Musicians

Adrian Belew - Guitar, Vocal
Robert Fripp - Guitar
Tony Levin - Stick, Bass Guitar
Bill Bruford - Drums, Percussion

Releases information

The 4th Collectors' Club release (April, 1999). From the 26th August, 1982 performance at Cap D'Agde, France.
The bonus tracks are the 27th August, 1982 performance at The Arena, Frejus, France

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KING CRIMSON Live at Cap D'Agde 1982 ratings distribution

(29 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(34%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(38%)
Good, but non-essential (24%)
Collectors/fans only (3%)
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)

KING CRIMSON Live at Cap D'Agde 1982 reviews

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Review by Evolver
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Crossover & JR/F/Canterbury Teams
4 stars Despite my feelings about this King Crimson lineup, this is a good recording. The show, unless it was edited down, was quite short, but the band played as well as I've ever heard them. For a King Crimson group that usually played everything in precision, this concert actually shows a lot of spontaneity. There are variations and flourishes in many of the songs, but mostly The Sheltering Sky and Elephant Talk, that I don't recall hearing in any of the other live performances from that time.

One question, though. I do recall seeing Adrian Belew playing a drum kit along with Bill Bruford in some of these concerts. Yet I never see him credited for that on any of the albums. Curious.

Review by Warthur
3 stars A decent live release from the 1980s King Crimson lineup made up of six tracks from the titular Cap D'Agde show and three tracks from the following show at Frejus. This will be redundant for anyone who owns the On (and Off) the Road boxed set, which includes both shows in their complete form, though that set reveals why the Cap D'Agde show needed editing down a little for this release (on the full recording some tape errors creep in here and there). The Frejus set from the box is superior to this one, and the lack of any material from Three of a Perfect Pair means that this set will never encapsulate the 1980s King Crimson as perfectly as Absent Lovers does, but it's pretty good for what it is.

Latest members reviews

5 stars If you like the 80s-era King Crimson, then this is a must-have for your collection. Not only is the band in top form, the quality of the recording is astounding. The sound quality rivals that of the 'mainstream' release "Absent Lovers" (from the 1984 Three of a Perfect Pair tour). Truly it ... (read more)

Report this review (#117988) | Posted by Disconnect | Wednesday, April 11, 2007 | Review Permanlink

5 stars It's short, and it's the only disadvantage. But this is in my opinion one of two best KC concerts from eighties, published so far (along with Live in Philadelphia). sound quality is good. Most osngs are much better than studio versions. Especially "Neal and JAck" and "Waiting man" are exellent ... (read more)

Report this review (#110968) | Posted by kajetan | Wednesday, February 7, 2007 | Review Permanlink

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