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    Posted: June 09 2010 at 22:48
I've read about this live albums from the original line-up of King Crimson, and am interested in getting them. However, given what I've read about them, most of the songs are repeated in both albums, and I've heard Vols 3&4 have even worst quality than 1&2. So, anyone who knows them, which one is worth getting? Or is it in the end getting both of them? Is the sound quality really so bad?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 09 2010 at 22:55
I can only advise you on vols.1&2. The sound quality is passable. Good not great. Some tracks are repeated but overall I'd still recommend it. I've heard that the sound quality one vols. 3&4 is horrible.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2010 at 11:39
If you don't like unofficial recordings than make the light of the day in official recordings (like this case), then avoid this.
 
 




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2010 at 11:57
I've got the the "Epitaph" box set and yes...3 & 4 are quite bad in terms of sound quality
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2010 at 14:02
I didn't think the sound quality was that bad on 3&4. Don't get me wrong, its not good. Certainly a profuct of it's times, but, at least for me, it is tolerable. Although you do have to crank the sound. 3 is probably the worst.
 
Honestly, Vol 1 is the most nessacary IMO. Vol 2 is my least favorite. Which is unfortunate being they are sold together. Even though the songs repeat, I'm ok with it because I have no other matrerial from their era and theres enough different stuff in between to make up for it. (Similar to 70s KC live albums...I have too many versions of Starless!) Vol 3 I feel has the most engery and sheer recklessness out of the lot.
 
When I ordered my box set I thought the price was reasonable was four cds together, as opposed to buying 1&2 then going back for 3&4 later (if you decide). Honestly can't recall how much it was though.
 
So in the end, if you're a casual fan of this lineup of KC Vol 1&2 will probably suffice, but 3&4 ain't bad for "cheap". 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2010 at 17:45
The first 2 volumes are outstanding the performances are better, even the sound is more polish., so it gets my vote!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2010 at 18:45
Better  buy the Live series, specially the Fillmore West release:
 




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2010 at 19:07
I haven't heard volumes 3 & 4, but 1 & 2 are definitely worth getting if you like early Crimson.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 10 2010 at 22:44
Thanks a lot, it's been very useful. Though I still haven't made up my mind about wether to get only vol 1&2 or also 3&4. I guess it will depend on whether I can find the box-set with all 4 volumes or not. Though I didn't find the Filmore West Live series thing on the link given.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2010 at 13:22
Originally posted by Dellinger Dellinger wrote:

Thanks a lot, it's been very useful. Though I still haven't made up my mind about wether to get only vol 1&2 or also 3&4. I guess it will depend on whether I can find the box-set with all 4 volumes or not. Though I didn't find the Filmore West Live series thing on the link given.
 
Sorry i forgot that is Filmore East ,LOLLOLLOL
 
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King Crimson
Live at Fillmore East
November 21 & 22, 1969

November 21, 1969
1. The Court Of The Crimson King (fragment)
2. A Man A City
3. Epitaph
4. 21st Century Schizoid Man
November 22, 1969
5. The Court Of The Crimson King (fragment)
6. A Man A City
7. Epitaph
8. 21st Century Schizoid Man

(2,3 & 4 previously available on Epitaph box set)

The Fillmore East concerts in New York 1969 were an important landmark for
King Crimson. The band had, in the space of only nine months, risen from
obscurity to international recognition, and the American tour was a crucial
part of this process. The two nights are enjoyably different, including the
recovery from "dropped stitches". The band is in consistently good form,
especially on A Man A City and Schizoid Man, which are taken at blistering
speed, and in my opinion, the best way, because if the fast sections are
too comfortable the half speed sections become relatively ponderous. So I'm
pleased to have found this Fillmore East tape, and hope that it is as
valuable to the collector as it is to me. Michael Giles

Robert Fripp - guitar
Ian McDonald - flute, saxophone, mellotron, vocal
Greg Lake - bass guitar, lead vocal
Michael Giles - drums, percussion, vocal
Peter Sinfield - words and illumination

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

Original Front Of House Mix: Peter Sinfield

Recorded November 21 & 22, 1969
at The Fillmore East, New York City

Digital editing: Alex R Mundy

Design: Hugh O'Donnell





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Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 11 2010 at 22:33
^ However, it bothers me how Court of the Crimson King appears twice, and in both cases it says it's only a fragment. I'm guessing that in Epitaph vols 1&2 it's got the complete version?
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