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MELTDOWN: LIVE IN MEXICO

King Crimson

 

Eclectic Prog

4.41 | 52 ratings

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Uruk_hai
4 stars Review #42

I always wanted a live album in which I could say that I was part of the audience and now here it is. KING CRIMSON played five nights in Mexico City as a part of the Radical Action tour (July 14, 15, 16, 18, and 19, 2017) I was there on the 15th and 16th and it was unbelievable: the seven-headed monster that recorded the Monkey Mind album got a new head (Jeremy STACEY) who was the new drummer while Bill RIEFLIN found his place as the main keyboard player.

The wonderful experience of seeing your favorite band playing alive all (or almost all) the songs that you love and know by heart is indescribable, the eight guys gave amazing performances and we the audience ended absolutely satisfied with the shows. To me (and I'm sure that to everyone who attended any of the five shows KING CRIMSON gave in the Metropolitan Theater) this album is a very sentimental experience since when I hear it I can re-experience the feeling of being there watching my favorite band playing as I always wanted to see it.

I don't consider this an indispensable album if you were not a part of that audience, musically it's almost the same as listening to the "Radical action bah, bah, bah, monkey mind" album, so the rate will be only 4 stars, 4 well-earned stars.

Uruk_hai | 4/5 |

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