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    Posted: January 06 2021 at 04:08
Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind is one of my favourite live albums ever, I want to hear your thoughts!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote triptych Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 07 2021 at 03:47
This is their 2017 album if I'm not wrong....Radical Action is rather heavy and I dig that a lot. Level Five brings out more prog than rock which is fine. Love the drum intro to The Hell Hounds of Krim. The ConstruKtion of Light is very well 'orchestrated' and arramged in the live version. Peace is sublime live. 
Finally, overall a good live performance with specific arrangements; I don't have a fav piece here and the artwork is just gorgeous.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote suitkees Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 07 2021 at 10:44
Love it! Also because I saw them on that tour (in Marseille). It was a tremendously great gig and this CD/Blu-ray set captures it very well. No weak moments, imo. Yes some of the stuff is quite heavy (which they put on the "mainly metal" CD) but there are many "easier" pieces.
I like how they split up their live renditions in three CDs: Mainly Metal, Easy Money Shots and Crimson Classics, but the video of the whole concert is wonderful too. And... Great sound!
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I like the Bill Bruford era more ... it has more innovative material. The later versions are a chance for people to reacquaint themselves with the band, and while it is magnificent (what a concert I saw in Seattle!), in the end, I still go back to the Bill Bruford era almost all the time. 
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Originally posted by moshkito moshkito wrote:

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I like the Bill Bruford era more ... it has more innovative material. The later versions are a chance for people to reacquaint themselves with the band, and while it is magnificent (what a concert I saw in Seattle!), in the end, I still go back to the Bill Bruford era almost all the time. 

Well, there wasn’t really a Bruford “era”, as such. Bruford’s time with Crimson spanned three different eras, namely the “classic” 70’s trilogy of albums with Wetton, the Discipline trilogy of albums, and lastly industrial period.
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As for the album, sheer gold, although I actually think that Meltdown (Live in Mexico) trumps this as a live chronicle of this lineup. It is simply awesome.

Note...must review it sometime....
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Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

As for the album, sheer gold, although I actually think that Meltdown (Live in Mexico) trumps this as a live chronicle of this lineup. It is simply awesome.

Note...must review it sometime....
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Originally posted by SteveG SteveG wrote:

Originally posted by lazland lazland wrote:

As for the album, sheer gold, although I actually think that Meltdown (Live in Mexico) trumps this as a live chronicle of this lineup. It is simply awesome.

Note...must review it sometime....
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My thoughts are that KC hardly needs another review ... there are so many of them, that it makes it really impossible to get a good idea of the group unless you already think that they are great regardless of line up ... 
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One can never have enough KC reviews. Big smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote tdfloyd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 31 2021 at 19:40
Absolutely one of my fav albums ever. Love the set list. I like several of the tracks better than the original. That being said, Chicago, Meltdown all have something going for them. Chicago is probably the most adventurous with several tracks right on the edge off falling of the rails but KC somehow pulls it off. On the downside it has way less tracks.   Meltdown has a slightly different track listing from Radical and the sound is more like a live concert. Radical doesn't have any crowd noise so your mileage may vary.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sean Trane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: February 01 2021 at 02:35
of the recent Crimson live albums, I own, and if mempory serves, they are the last four widely available (as in B&M stores) releases.
- Orpheum: single disc but holds some of the definitive recent live version of some tracks >> Starless is the prime example
- Toronto: double disc affait, but aFAIAC, not one of the better performance
- Radical Action: saw the tour in Antwerp, but I've only played the DVD. Will probably never play the audio discs, though I suspect that they don't hold the same stuff than the DVD/BR has. Neat DVD/BR performance, a tad better than the Antwerp show I saw (cramped seating)
- Chicago: a torrid double disc affair, but will probably be my last crimson live album bought.

Of course, there are many double use in those for those four releases, but the only one I kind of regret is Toronto.




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Originally posted by Queretine Queretine wrote:

Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind is one of my favourite live albums ever, I want to hear your thoughts!
Well, it's one of my favorite live albums as well, and of the strongest Crimson releases!
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Love it. I sit slack jawed and amazed.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote chopper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 5 hours 33 minutes ago at 23:45
Well I'm slightly freaked out by the cover and the lack of audience noise is a bit weird (although it's better than the ARW dubbed on crowd noise) but it's a great album.
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