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King Crimson


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3.82 | 153 ratings

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4 stars Wonder why this has not been rated before...

With 28 great Crimson songs and long hours of improvisation this might as well be rated as essential, but as most of the people get bored watching geniuses do their best, it awakes reverse feelings. Believe me, once I saw this one, I couldn't stop watching. I had to finish it no matter what time it was (and it was late). As one who has never seen Crimso live - a terrible shame - this DVD would be my backdoor out of it. If only I had a DVD-player this would be the first thing I bought.

To be honest, King Crimson don't surprise a lot (which is only to their advantage). They all have their roles on the stage, this time Fripp out of the shadow too. Belew reaches great levels with his talking quitar and strong singing. One thing that I enjoyed very much was the way Trey Gunn handled his bass...apparently he did some singing with it too, and with Mastelotto to it, doing more than drum, drum, drum solos, well, it leaves no doubt of this being one of the best live acts ever known to a man.

Yet there are things that tend to bother me, such as the fact that ProzaKc Blues and the Construktion of Light are played twise, one each disk. There are other songs of course... The good thing in it is that they can make them sound different, each time better than the other.

My suggestion to all of you: If you like King Crimson even the tinyest bit, go and buy this DVD!!! You won't regret it!!!

Passionist | 4/5 |


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