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    Posted: July 13 2009 at 18:58
From the KC DGM website http://www.dgmlive.com/news.htm


Forty years ago this month King Crimson went onstage at Hyde Park London as part of a bill topped by The Rolling Stones. The concert propelled the band from being the “hottest new band in London” to “hottest new band in the UK” overnight.

This status was confirmed when their classic debut album In the Court of the Crimson King achieved a UK Top 5 chart placing upon release in October that year. Such chart success was quickly replicated elsewhere with the record entering the US top 30 and replacing The Beatles’ Abbey Road at the top of the Japanese International Artist chart by the end of the year.

To celebrate 40 years of the Crimson Kings, DGM & Panegyric proudly announce the release of a series of CD/DVD-A editions of the original King Crimson studio albums.

Each CD/DVD-A release features the full original album plus bonus tracks on the CD. Two of the titles – Lizard & In the Court of the Crimson King feature entirely new 2009 stereo album mixes by Steven Wilson & Robert Fripp.

The DVD-A presents each album fully remixed into stunning 5.1 Surround Sound with Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) in the producer role and King Crimson founder member Robert Fripp as executive producer.

The 5.1 mixes are accessible in full MLP lossless audio on DVD-A players & DTS 5.1 on standard DVD players/DVD Rom drives. Additionally, High Resolution stereo is also accessible on the DVD-A (24/96 DVD-A & 24/48 DVD/DVD Rom).

Selected DVD-A titles in the series will also feature era specific, rarely seen, King Crimson video footage. Each album is presented in a double Digipack, with booklet artwork featuring new sleeve notes by Robert Fripp and King Crimson biographer Sid Smith alongside archive material and photos, enclosed in an outer card slipcase.

The first three titles are set for release this year with further titles to follow throughout 2010:

Red: September 21st 2009
In the Court of the Crimson King
: October 12th 2009  (various editions)
Lizard
: October 26th 2009

Additional information about individual titles.

Red – (KCSP 7 CD/DVD-A) September 21st release.



The 1974 classic album that became an inspiration to a
generation of musicians.

CD: Features the original album plus three extra tracks, stunning pre-overdub trio versions of Red & Fallen Angel and the full version of Providence.

DVD-A: Features the original album in Hi-Res Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound editions, with the three additional tracks from the CD plus Journey to the Centre of the Cosmos also available in Hi-Res Stereo. The trio version of Fallen Angel and the full versions of Providence and Journey to the Centre of the Cosmos are also available in 5.1 Surround Sound.

Video footage: Rarely seen footage from French TV from 1974 featuring performances of Larks’ Tongues in Aspic II, The Night Watch, Lament & Starless


In The Court of the Crimson King – October 12th release – Available in three editions.



The seminal debut album; one of the most innovative
British rock albums of all time.


(KCSP 1 CD/DVD-A edition)

CD: Features entirely new 2009 stereo edition mixed from the original pre mix multi track tapes by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp, plus bonus tracks including early versions of I Talk to the Wind, the backing track for Epitaph and the session that produce the opening wind effect for 21st Century Schizoid Man.

DVD-A: Features the original album in 5.1 Surround Sound. The 2004 master edition & the 2009 new mix also appear in Hi-Res Stereo, along with several bonus tracks from the original recording sessions.  
Video Footage: Newly re-sequenced archive footage of 21st Century Schizoid Man from the legendary Hyde Park concert.

(DGM 5009 2CD edition)

CD1: as per above.

CD2: Features the 2004 master edition plus bonus tracks including the Morgan studios instrumental recording of 21st Century Schizoid Man, the John Peel Top Gear recording of I Talk to the Wind (not previously released on CD) and a transfer of the original single a/b side of The Court of the Crimson King.

(KCCBX 1 4CD/DVD-A Boxed set – Limited edition.)
Full details to be arranged.

Lizard – October 26th release.



King Crimson’s third album, a jazz-rock tour de force.

(KCSP3 CD/DVD-A edition)

CD: Features entirely new 2009 stereo edition mixed from the original pre mix multi track tapes by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp plus three bonus tracks: Lady of the Dancing Water (alternate take), Bolero (alternative version originally from Frame by Frame) and a studio run through of Cirkus from the original recording sessions.

DVD-A: Features the original album in 5.1 Surround Sound. The 2004 master edition and the 2009 new album mix also appear in Hi-Res Stereo, along with the three bonus tracks from the CD. 




and also the SW website http://www.swhq.co.uk/index.cfm

DGM have announced details of the first 3 reissues in the revamping of the King Crimson back catalogue, to be released in September and October as CD/DVDA editions. SW has been working on these on and off over the last year, restoring the multi-track tapes from the best possible sources, remixing the albums into 5.1 surround sound, mixing unreleased tracks and alternate takes from the master tapes for the first time, and in some cases also creating brand new stereo mixes which enhance the sonics of the originals significantly. All of this work has been personally overseen by Robert Fripp, who also took part in the stereo remixing. The first 3 titles are Red, In the Court of the Crimson King (released as close to the exact 40th anniversary of its original release as possible), and Lizard. For those that have never considered the latter to be a significant part of the KC catalogue, the 5.1 version is a revelation!

Full details of all these releases (except for the multi disc box set version of In the Court of the Crimson King, for which details are still to be decided) are on the DGM website.






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There's a good enough excuse for me to finally pick up Lizard. Smile

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2009 at 20:06
Aw crap, I really don't want to buy my KCs over again, Steven Wilson doing the surround sound mixes makes it way too tempting. 

Must resist, must resist, must resist. LOL
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Originally posted by Slartibartfast

Aw crap, I really don't want to buy my KCs over again, Steven Wilson doing the surround sound mixes makes it way too tempting. 

Must resist, must resist, must resist. LOL


I'm thinking of letting my brother buy Red and ITCOTCK so I can borrow them. LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JROCHA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2009 at 21:26
Awesome! I might have to buy ITCOTCK AND Red again. I don't have Lizard yet, now it is my chance to get it in October. The live video footage will be kick ass!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote stonebeard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2009 at 21:30
I don't have most of their albums on CD so if I have disposable income I'll snatch them up fur sure!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2009 at 21:42
Originally posted by Stooge

There's a good enough excuse for me to finally pick up Lizard. Smile



Haha. just what I was thinking.

I'd get Red as well, and Larks if they ever do it.  Probably S&BB also
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Post Options Post Options   Quote jammun Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 13 2009 at 22:17
Damn, I thought I was done when I bought the 30th anniversary editions of all of their albums.  Plus we have those Beatles reissues to worry about.  Looks like I may be impoverished this fall.
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Originally posted by rushaholic


(KCSP 1 CD/DVD-A edition)

CD: Features entirely new 2009 stereo edition mixed from the original pre mix multi track tapes by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp, plus bonus tracks including early versions of I Talk to the Wind, the backing track for Epitaph and the session that produce the opening wind effect for 21st Century Schizoid Man.

DVD-A: Features the original album in 5.1 Surround Sound. The 2004 master edition & the 2009 new mix also appear in Hi-Res Stereo, along with several bonus tracks from the original recording sessions.  
Video Footage: Newly re-sequenced archive footage of 21st Century Schizoid Man from the legendary Hyde Park concert.

(DGM 5009 2CD edition)

CD1: as per above.

CD2: Features the 2004 master edition plus bonus tracks including the Morgan studios instrumental recording of 21st Century Schizoid Man, the John Peel Top Gear recording of I Talk to the Wind (not previously released on CD) and a transfer of the original single a/b side of The Court of the Crimson King.

(KCCBX 1 4CD/DVD-A Boxed set – Limited edition.)
Full details to be arranged.







Cry ahhh man.I've started by the 30th anniversary,Oh well I may wait for these now.

That's ^ gonna be sweet though especially the hyde park footage.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Kestrel Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2009 at 03:37
I'm excited!

I kind of wish these were coming out as box sets a la Genesis. I find something very satisfying with box sets (Genesis, Lord of the Rings, Alien, etc.) but maybe that's just me, haha.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote rosenbach Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 14 2009 at 21:47
I promised myself when i bought their first 7 albums on the 2006 japanese mini-lp edition, that will be the last time i bought KC albums. I believe i have bought those album at least 3 or 4 times!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote CPicard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2009 at 03:41
Just after Magma released its box (which I don't have bought, but...)
So, what do I do with my "old" CDs now?
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sampo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2009 at 06:10
Originally posted by CPicard

Just after Magma released its box (which I don't have bought, but...)
So, what do I do with my "old" CDs now?

When I decided to get the MAGMA box i sold all my previous albums (had all of them minus K.A) and the money I made almost added it up to the prize of the box. I don't know if I found the right buyers but I got the impression that Magma CDs are pretty sought-after. Here in Sweden you have to pay at least 17-18 bucks for a single new CD.

But it depends upon how many albums you've got + finding some good buyers I guess.

As for the topic: I think I'm going to get rid of my old KC CDs and awaiting these.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anguiad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 15 2009 at 23:41
At last!

Sadly, I will  not be able to hear the 5.1 mixes now, but the SW remaster and cooler booklet are enough reasons to convince me.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote fuxi Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2009 at 04:40
Sorry, chaps, but I'm not going to be fooled by this. I'm perfectly happy with Robert Fripp's "definitive" 30th anniversary mixes. They sound as clear as anyone could hope for.

When you've forked out for these new bits of plastic, will you start saving for the even more spectacular 50th anniversary editions? Oh, come on!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote sampo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2009 at 13:02
Originally posted by fuxi

Sorry, chaps, but I'm not going to be fooled by this. I'm perfectly happy with Robert Fripp's "definitive" 30th anniversary mixes. They sound as clear as anyone could hope for.

When you've forked out for these new bits of plastic, will you start saving for the even more spectacular 50th anniversary editions? Oh, come on!

I don't know about you but to me, at least, 5.1 sound opens a whole new dimension for my listening experience, given that you have proper equipment.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Anirml Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 16 2009 at 15:45
Can't wait! Looking forward for the "Lizards"alot!  one of my fav albums
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Post Options Post Options   Quote CryoftheCarrots Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2009 at 16:01

I think its time I bought that DVDa player I wanted. DTS sounds great but I think along with all the PT dvda releases I have its time to move up a notch. Glad I only have burnt KC stuff .Now it can be replaced.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote crimhead Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2009 at 18:01
I just wish the man(Fripp) would just break down and do a 40th anniversary tour. I know the guy is not young anymore(neither is Tony Levin) but 20-30 dates over two months iin the USA is not too much. I'd even let him play 5 to 10 dates in the U.K and 5 to 10 in Europe.  LOL
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Post Options Post Options   Quote JoaoPirucas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: July 17 2009 at 18:21
Red is already available for preorder at Burning Shed.

Preordered mine a couple of hours ago! \o/


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