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King Crimson - Sailors' Tales (2017)  Music

Posted by delpotro at Nov. 18, 2017
King Crimson - Sailors' Tales (2017)

King Crimson - Sailors' Tales (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 23:33:37 | 7,75 Gb
Progressive Rock | Label: Discipline Global Mobile, Panegyric, Inner Knot

Another one of those mega King Crimson box sets is due in November. Sailors’ Tales brings together the ‘complete’ 1970-72 King Crimson across 27 discs. This set includes 21 CDs, four blu-ray discs and a pair of audio-only DVDs.
King Crimson -  Live in Chicago, June 28th, 2017 (2017) [Official Bootleg]

King Crimson - Live in Chicago, June 28th, 2017 (2017)
EAC Rip | FLAC (tracks+log+.cue) | 02:33:34 | 958 Mb
Progressive Rock | Label: Discipline Global Mobile, Inner Knot, Panegyric

King Crimson evolves, changes, morphs as relentlessly as the Soundscapes which open each concert. Since the 2016 tour of Europe, the band has become a double quartet line-up with Bill Rieflin’s return from sabbatical as keyboard player & Jeremy Stacey’s confirmation as a permanent member/third drummer. This allows for the inclusion of an ever more complex & compelling array of material, far more than can be contained in a single concert. With options for up to three keyboard players in the current line-up – Fripp & Stacey both have setups alongside their respective guitar/drum rigs - the majority of Lizard is performed live for the first time ever, likewise Fallen Angel from Red is making its first ever concert appearance/live recording, Cirkus envelops the listener in sound, the beautiful title track from Islands closes the first set, while staples from the 1980s line-up Indiscipline and Neurotica appear in very different arrangements.

King Crimson - Level Five (2001) (HDCD)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 18, 2016
King Crimson - Level Five (2001) (HDCD)

King Crimson - Level Five (2001) (HDCD)
Rock | EP | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
WHD, IECP-10047 | rel: 2006 | 340Mb

The 45-minute mini-set captures the quartet – Adrian Belew (guitar/vocals), Robert Fripp (guitar), Trey Gunn (Warr guitar), and Pat Mastelotto (percussion) – thrashing out some of the most intense and rhythmically diverse sounds to ever bear the King Crimson moniker.

King Crimson - VROOOM VROOOM (2001) (HDCD)  Music

Posted by uff at Jan. 11, 2016
King Crimson - VROOOM VROOOM (2001) (HDCD)

King Crimson - VROOOM VROOOM (2001) (HDCD)
Rock | 2cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Universal, UICE-9070/1, 21st Century Complete Edition Series | rel: 2004 | 1070Mb

This is a two-CD collection capturing King Crimson during a pair of multi-night stands at The Longacre Theater in New York City (November 20-25, 1995) and The Metropolitan Theater in Mexico City (August 2-6, 1996). This double-trio lineup includes the talents of: Robert Fripp (guitar, soundscapes), Adrian Belew (guitar, vocals), Trey Gunn (touch guitar), Tony Levin (basses, stick), Bill Bruford (percussion of all sorts), and Pat Mastelotto (percussion of all sorts).

King Crimson - Earthbound (1972) (HDCD)  Music

Posted by uff at Nov. 30, 2015
King Crimson - Earthbound (1972) (HDCD)

King Crimson - Earthbound (1972) (HDCD)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Pony Canyon, PCCY 01615 | rem: 2002 | 470Mb

The most obscure of the original King Crimson's LPs and the last to get reissued on CD, Earthbound is an anomaly in the group's output. Recorded along the final tour of the Robert Fripp/Boz Burrell/Ian Wallace/Mel Collins lineup in the late winter of 1972, the album was always notorious for its abysmal sound and for showcasing a band that was in the throes of disintegration, Burrell, Collins, and Wallace pushing toward blues and funk, while Fripp was still fixated on classical music.

King Crimson - USA (1975) (HDCD)  Music

Posted by uff at Nov. 23, 2015
King Crimson - USA (1975) (HDCD)

King Crimson - USA (1975) (HDCD)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Pony Canyon, PCCY-01616 | rem: 2002 | 640Mb

As Robert Fripp had done with King Crimson's first live LP, Earthbound (1972), USA is a single-disc concert package documenting the quartet during its 1974 swing through North America. As with its predecessor, USA was also issued as a sonic cenotaph of the concurrently defunct Krim. So insistent that the band would not be resurrected, Fripp concluded the LP's liner notes at the time with another three-letter epitaph: "R.I.P." The 1973/1974 King Crimson included the collective efforts of Fripp (guitar/mellotron), David Cross (violin), John Wetton (bass/vocals), and Bill Bruford (drums/percussion).

King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic (1973) (HDCD)  Music

Posted by uff at Nov. 16, 2015
King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic (1973) (HDCD)

King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic (1973) (HDCD)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Discipline Global Mobile, DGM0505, 24bit remaster | rel: 2004 | 400Mb

King Crimson reborn yet again – the newly configured band makes its debut with a violin (courtesy of David Cross) sharing center stage with Robert Fripp's guitars and his Mellotron, which is pushed into the background. The music is the most experimental of Fripp's career up to this time – though some of it actually dated (in embryonic form) back to the tail end of the Boz Burrell-Ian Wallace-Mel Collins lineup.

King Crimson - Islands (1971) (HDCD)  Music

Posted by uff at Nov. 9, 2015
King Crimson - Islands (1971) (HDCD)

King Crimson - Islands (1971) (HDCD)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Discipline Global Mobile, DGM0504 | rem: 2004 | 410Mb

The weakest Crimson studio album from their first era is only a real disappointment in relation to the extraordinarily high quality of the group's earlier efforts. The songs are somewhat uneven and draw from three years of inspiration. "The Letter" is an adaptation of "Drop In," a group composition that was featured in the early set of the original Crimson lineup from 1969, while "Song of the Gulls" goes back to the pre-King Crimson trio of Giles, Giles & Fripp for its source ("Suite No. 1").

King Crimson - Red (1974) (HDCD)  Music

Posted by uff at Sept. 28, 2015
King Crimson - Red (1974) (HDCD)

King Crimson - Red (1974) (HDCD)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Discipline Global Mobile, DGM0507 | rem: 2004 | 410Mb

King Crimson fell apart once more, seemingly for the last time, as David Cross walked away during the making of this album. It became Robert Fripp's last thoughts on this version of the band, a bit noiser overall but with some surprising sounds featured, mostly out of the group's past – Mel Collins' and Ian McDonald's saxes, Marc Charig's cornet, and Robin Miller's oboe, thus providing a glimpse of what the 1972-era King Crimson might've sounded like handling the later group's repertory (which nearly happened).

King Crimson - Starless And Bible Black (1974) (HDCD)  Music

Posted by uff at Sept. 21, 2015
King Crimson - Starless And Bible Black (1974) (HDCD)

King Crimson - Starless And Bible Black (1974) (HDCD)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Discipline Global Mobile, DGM0506 | rem: 2004 | 410Mb

Starless and Bible Black is even more powerful and daring than its predecessor, Larks' Tongues in Aspic, with jarring tempo shifts, explosive guitar riffs, and soaring, elegant, and delicate violin and Mellotron parts scattered throughout its 41 minutes, often all in the same songs. The album was on the outer fringes of accessible progressive rock, with enough musical ideas explored to make Starless and Bible Black more than background for tripping the way Emerson, Lake & Palmer's albums were used.