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    Posted: February 26 2018 at 10:59
For Immediate Release

King Crimson Live In Vienna, December 1st, 2016 3-Disc Set Now Available For Pre-order

Live In Vienna, December 1st, 2016 is a new 3-disc set by King Crimson. Featuring a rendition of “Fracture,” one of the most acclaimed KC compositions and last performed live in 1974, the three-disc set will be released on April 6th and is available for pre-order now. 

Mixed from the original multitracks discs one and two feature the complete first and second sets from the evening’s show. Disc three includes a series of soundscapes edited into newly sequenced pieces. Drawn from the introduction music (composed/improvised afresh for each night) & featuring Robert Fripp, Mel Collins & Tony Levin, this essential component of current live KC shows also receives its most complete presentation to date. In addition, the third disc includes the long awaited live recorded debut of “Fracture” by the 2016 line-up as performed in Copenhagen.

• Three CDs featuring the complete concert from Vienna on Dec. 1st 2016 mixed from the original multi-track tapes
• CDs Presented in concert sequence with discs 1 & 2 featuring the complete first and second sets. 
• CD 3 features Vienna encores plus the long awaited live recorded debut of “Fracture” by the 2016 line-up as performed in Copenhagen
• CD3 also features a series of soundscapes edited into newly sequenced pieces. Drawn from the introduction music (composed/improvised afresh for each night) & featuring Robert Fripp, Mel Collins & Tony Levin, this essential component of current live KC shows also receives its most complete presentation to date.
• Presented in a 4 fold-out digifile package with 16 pages booklet featuring tour photos & notes by David Singleton & housed in a slipcase

Disc One:
First Set: (Vienna, 2016)
1 Walk On: Soundscapes: Monk Morph Music Of The Chamber
2 Hell Hounds of Krim
3 Pictures of a City
4 Dawn Song
Suitable Grounds for The Blues
5 VROOOM
6 The Construkction of Light
7 The Court of the Crimson King
8 The Letters
9 Sailors’ Tale
10 Interlude
11 Radical Action II
12 Level V

Disc Two:
Second Set: Vienna, 2016
1 Fairy Dust Of The Drumsons
2 Peace: An End
3 Cirkus
4 Indiscipline
5 Epitaph
6 Easy Money
7 Devil Dogs of Tessellation Row
8 Red
9 Meltdown
10 Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part Two
11 Starless

Disc Three: 
Encores and Expansions, 
1 Fracture 
2 Heroes
3 21st Century Schizoid Man
4 Schoenberg Softened His Hat
5 Ahriman's Ceaseless Corruptions
6 Spenta's Counter Claim

Mel Collins: Saxes & flute
Robert Fripp: Guitar & keyboards
Tony Levin: Basses, stick, voice
Pat Mastelotto: Drums,
Gavin Harrison: Drums
Jakko Jakszyk: Guitar & voice
Bill Rieflin: Keyboards
Jeremy Stacey: Drums & keyboards

At first glance, documenting King Crimson would appear to be fairly straightforward: record everything, document everything, issue a release from each tour or, when relevant. With the current touring band(s) that has resulted in an early, partial set from 2014 (Orpheum), a fan favourite Official Bootleg (Toronto 2015), a complete set list audio & video extravaganza with live/virtual studio listening options (Radical Action, 2016), an EP (Heroes, 2017) & the most recent (& current fan favourite), Official Bootleg (Chicago, 2017). It was always part of the plan that an official release would be taken from the 2016 European tour & the Vienna concerts were duly mixed & produced by Chris Porter, David Singleton & Robert Fripp in early/mid 2017 with a view to being released in Autumn 2017 (as happened in Japan).

But King Crimson evolves, changes, morphs as relentlessly as the Soundscapes which open each concert and, when the early half of the US tour produced the Chicago “snapshot” live tapes & with another leg to the USA tour ending for the latter half of the year, DGM opted to issue Chicago as soon as possible in Europe & the USA, temporarily postponing Vienna for a 2018 release. 

Although it was a difficult decision to take, substituting a fully mixed, planned for months, release for an entirely different type of album, (Chicago was an ‘Official Bootleg’ taken directly from soundboard tapes), that decision had one further important ramification. Where the Japanese edition of Vienna had, as a bonus for local fans, live tracks from the 2015 Japanese tour, the additional time gained via the release of Chicago, allowed DGM to research & mix a live recording of “Fracture” – a key performance at a number of 2016 European shows & a piece that had not been performed since 1974 – for inclusion on the Vienna set. The recording featured is from Copenhagen in September 2016. There was also time to consider how the, often over-looked, unique to each evening Soundscape performances which open each concert, could be presented in recorded form. The result is a trio of pieces, drawn from nine separate concerts & edited ‘THRaKaTTaK’ style, featuring Robert, Mel & Tony. 

King Crimson continues to re-invent & re-imagine both itself & its music; the kind of thing that once would have been called a “progressive” approach. It’s an approach that has benefited band members and listeners alike from January 1969 & continues with tours of Europe & Japan in 2018, the band’s 49th year.

To pre-order King Crimson Live In Vienna, December 1st, 2016 3-Disc Set:
http://shop.schizoidshop.com/king-crimson---live-in-vienna-december-1-2016-p1733.aspx

Available for wholesale orders via Alliance/Amped Distribution

For more information: www.dgmlive.com

Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (US), [email protected]
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I've got Orpheum, Toronto, Radical Action and Chicago, and it seems there's not a whole lot of new stuff on this one compared to them. I think I'll pass for now, and maybe I'll end up buying it later anyway.

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I think I'll pass... I have the Toronto thingie (which was of inferior sonic quality to Orpheum, IMHO) and the Radical boxset, so that's more than enough

I mean Fripp has been milking thecow a little toomuch for my liking, but I don't feel forced to buy.
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Hi,

In the end, Robert owns all of the music, and all he is doing is making sure that no bootlegs get made or show up anywhere.

He has the right to release anything he wants. The only weird thing is that we're not criticizing the Grateful Dead for releasing all their live shows in the past so fans had the "experience" to remember and touch!

Considering how much Robert was ripped off by the record company, like many others all the way up and into the late 1980's, I do not feel guilty that he is doing this. There are many record companies that did far worse and killed many bands because of stealing from the bands, and they are not in jail ... some of them are flying colored balloons and racing cars! And we think it's cool!

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No thanks. I have enough live stuff from this line-up.
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Originally posted by Barbu Barbu wrote:

No thanks. I have enough live stuff from this line-up.

Same here...
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I'm considering to buy a live, but I am trying to decide wheater to buy Vienna or Chicago... any suggestion?
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^ Haven't heard Vienna yet, but you can't go wrong with Chicago. It's the best of the recent KC. 
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