Just picked up the new 4 disc King Crimson box set:
21st Century Guide To King Crimson Vol 1 (1969-1974)
the remastering on this set rocks..especially on some of the old
live stuff thats included
here is some info on it for those that are interested:
The aim of The 21st Century Guide To King Crimson is to replace the Frame By Frame 4-CD compilation (1991), taking advantage of technological advances, ten years of additional live and studio Crimsonising, and twelve years of archiving live material. Frame By Frame’s 3 studio + 1 live albums are being replaced by this two-volume 8-CD Guide, a comprehensive overview for new ears of all that is necessary in the Crimson corpus. Old-generation completists might disagree with some choices, but material not included in the Guide is available for new-generation completists, should they wish. The Guide can only exist now that the complete King Crimson recorded work (live and studio) is, for the first time, in one place: DGM; and a place where, arguably also for the first time, it is not being driven to serve the interests of business.
Wednesday 21st. July, 2004 (edited from the booklet introduction to the set)
Drawn from seven studio albums & a wealth of archive live performances, ‘The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson’ outlines the history of one of the most enduring & influential British rock groups. Covering the period 1969-1974, the
set consists of 2 CDs of studio & 2 CDs of live material. The studio tracks include material from the seminal debut album ‘In the Court of the Crimson
King’ through to the classic ‘Red’ album. The concert performances feature recordings from just prior to the release of ‘Court of..’ to the next to final concert by the mid seventies lineup in June 1974. All of the music has been digitally remastered, edited & assembled from the best source tapes available. In the case of ‘Court of..’ this is the first time the recently rediscovered original master tapes have been available for CD release. The release is packaged in a fold out book containing the CDs & booklet, housed in an outer slipcase. The booklet features a diary style timeline of the band detailing complete concert listings, recording dates, archive photos, posters, reviews, memorabilia & a new introduction by founder member Robert Fripp.
In The Studio: 1969 - 1971
1.21st Century Schizoid Man
2.I Talk to The Wind
5.The Court of The Crimson King
6.Peace - A Theme
9.Cadence and Cascade
10.In The Wake Of Poseidon (instrumental edit)
11.Ladies of the Road
12.The Sailor's Tale (abridged)
13.Islands (instrumental edit)
1-5 from 'In The Court of the Crimson King'
6,7,9,10 from 'In The Wake Of Poseidon'
8 B side of 'Cat Food' single
11-14 from 'Islands'
15 from 'Lizard'
Live: 1969 - 1972
1.The Court Of The Crimson King Fillmore West 14 Dec. 1969
2.A Man, A City Fillmore East 21 Nov. 1969
3.21st Century Schizoid Man Fillmore East 21 Nov. 1969
4.Get Thy Bearings Chesterfield Jazz Club 7 Sept. 1969
5.Mars Fillmore West 13 Dec. 1969
6.Pictures Of A City Summit Studios, Denver 15 Dec. 1972
7.The Letters Plymouth Guildhall 15 Dec. 1969
8.The Sailor's Tale Jacksonville 15 Dec. 1969
9.Groon Willmington 11 Feb. 1972
10.21st Century Schizoid Man (instrumental edit) Willmington 11 Feb.1972
1-5 from 'Epitaph'
6,7, from 'Ladies of the Road'
8-10 from 'Earthbound'
In The Studio: 1972 - 1974
1.Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part I (abridged)
2.Book of Saturday
4.Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part II
5.The Night Watch
6.The Great Deceiver
11.One More Red Nightmare
1-4 from 'Larks' Tongues In Aspic'
5-7 from 'Starless & Bible Black'
8-11 from 'Red'
Live: 1972 - 1974
1.Asbury Park Asbury Park, NJ 28 June 1974
2.The Talking Drum Pittsburgh, PA 29 April 1974
3.Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part II Asbury Park, NJ 28 June 1974
4.Lament Asbury Park, NJ 28 June 1974
5. We'll Let You Know Glasgow 23 Oct 1973
6.Improv: Augsburg Augsburg 27 March 1974
7.Exiles (abridged) Asbury Park, NJ 28 June 1974
8.Easy Money Asbury Park / Providence
9.Providence Providence, RI 30 June 1974
10.Starless & Bible Black Amsterdam 23 November 1973
11.21st Century Schizoid Man Providence, RI 30 June 1974
12.Trio Amsterdam 23 November 1973
1,3,4,7,8,11, from 'USA'
2,9, from 'The Great Deceiver'
5, from 'Starless & Bible Black'
10,12, from 'The Night Watch'
6, previously unreleased