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King Crimson - Live In Toronto - June 24, 1974 (2011) {2CD King Crimson Collectors' Club CLUB45}

King Crimson - Live In Toronto - June 24, 1974 (2011) {2CD King Crimson Collectors' Club CLUB45}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 595 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 214 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (jpg) -> 27 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 1974, 2011 Robert Fripp | King Crimson Collectors' Club | CLUB45
Rock / Progressive Rock / Art Rock

The Massey Hall King Crimson show is one of the most well known and well documented. Live In Toronto is the latest Club silver pressed release which has the complete soundboard recording from that night for the first time. Live In Toronto is truly an important archive release by King Crimson. They’ve mostly been going down the download route, posting their tapes online and not bothering with silver releases. But this one, despite the sub par show, certainly is interesting enough for a Collector’s Club release. This is available from the DGM website for a reasonable price, definitely worth having.

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)  

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)  

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)

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)  

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)  

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)

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.

King Crimson - Discipline (1981) (HDCD)  

Posted by uff at Sept. 14, 2015
King Crimson - Discipline (1981) (HDCD)

King Crimson - Discipline (1981) (HDCD)
Rock | 1cd | EAC Rip | Flac + Cue + Log | covers
Discipline Global Mobile, DGM0508 | rem: 2004 | 415Mb

When King Crimson leader Robert Fripp decided to assemble a new version of the band in the early '80s, prog rock fans rejoiced, and most new wave fans frowned. But after hearing this new unit's first release, 1981's Discipline, all the elements that made other arty new wave rockers (i.e., Talking Heads, Pere Ubu, the Police, etc.) successful were evident.