Available now. 200 gram super-heavyweight gatefold vinyl reissue of KING CRIMSON's mega-classic 1969 debut album. Newly cut from masters approved by Mr. Robert Fripp. Contains bonus MP3 codes giving access to a download of a transfer of an original 1969 pressing.
Oct. 11 street date. Following last year's well-received 200 gram vinyl edition of 'In The Court Of The Crimson King', DGM and Panegyric are proud to present the second in a series of KING CRIMSON high quality vinyl reissues with the October release of 'In The Wake Of Poseidon'. The album’s return to the 12" vinyl format is newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp. Manufactured on 200 gram super-heavyweight vinyl and housed in a reprint of the original stunning gatefold sleeve, this edition also contains bonus MP3 codes giving access to a download of a transfer of an original 1970 pressing (in this case Robert Fripp's personal file copy!).
November 13 street date. "Larks’ Tongues in Aspic", released some 40 years ago, was the first Crimson album to feature drummer Bill Bruford and bassist/vocalist John Wetton. But it’s the band’s über-guitar genius, Robert Fripp, who steers the album through its myriad twists and turns, from the 12-minute instrumental opener that veers between clanking milk-bottle sounds and all-out metal guitar mayhem, to the pastoral Book of Saturday to the robo-funk of "Easy Money" and the weirdcore wig-out of "The Talking Drum". Makes "Tales from Topographic Oceans sound like Gilbert O’Sullivan". NON-RETURNABLE.
November 13 street date. All Music Guide: "Lizard is very consciously jazz-oriented -- the influence of Miles Davis (particularly Sketches of Spain) being especially prominent -- and very progressive, even compared with the two preceding albums. The pieces are longer and have extensive developmental sections, reminiscent of classical music, and the lyrics are more ornate, while the subject matter is more exotic and rarified -- epic, Ragnarok-like battles between good and evil that run cyclically. The doom-laden mood of the first two albums is just as strong, except that the music is prettier; the only thing missing is a sense of humor. Jon Anderson of Yes guests on one key number, "Prince Rupert Awakes" (which vocalist/bassist Gordon Haskell never completed), and the album is stronger for his presence. At the time of its release, some critics praised Lizard for finally breaking with the formula and structure that shaped the two preceding albums, but overall it's an acquired taste".
November 13 street date. Limited edition boxed set, celebrating the 40th anniversary of the classic King Crimson album "Larks' Tongues in Aspic". THE ULTIME EDITION OF THE CLASSIC ALBUM: 13 CDs + 2 DVDs. CDs 1- 9 feature 8 CDs of live material from audio restored bootlegs + a CD of Live Performance In The Film Studio. CDs 9 - 13 also feature 4 CDs of studio including a new stereo album mix + 1 x DVD-A & 1 x Blu-Ray. : 13CDs, 1DVD-A, 1Blu-Ray in box with booklet and memorabilia. DVD-A featuring 5.1 new surround mix, original and new stereo mixes in hi-res stereo, a full album of alt mixes by Steven Wilson and more than 30 minutes of unseen footage of the band live in the studio. Blu-Ray content as per DVD-A with further hi-res stereo material ? all presented in DTS Master audio, 4CDs of studio content including CD of session reels featuring the first recorded takes of all pieces on the album, 1CD live in the studio, eight CDs of live audio restored bootlegs and soundboard recordings plus a 36 page booklet with an extensive new interview with Robert Fripp, notes by King Crimson biographer Sid Smith, album sleeve print, concert ticket replica (with code for further concert download) and band photo postcards. NON-RETURNABLE.
November 13 street date. "Larks’ Tongues in Aspic", released some 40 years ago, was the first Crimson album to feature drummer Bill Bruford and bassist/vocalist John Wetton. But it’s the band’s über-guitar genius, Robert Fripp, who steers the album through its myriad twists and turns, from the 12-minute instrumental opener that veers between clanking milk-bottle sounds and all-out metal guitar mayhem, to the pastoral Book of Saturday to the robo-funk of "Easy Money" and the weirdcore wig-out of "The Talking Drum". Makes "Tales from Topographic Oceans" sound like Gilbert O’Sullivan. NON-RETURNABLE.
September24 street date. 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. And John Wetton was the group's strongest singer/bassist since Greg Lake's departure three years earlier. What's more, this lineup quickly established itself as a powerful performing unit working in a more purely experimental, less jazz-oriented vein than its immediate predecessor. "Outer Limits music" was how one reviewer referred to it, mixing Cross' demonic fiddling with shrieking electronics, Bill Bruford's astounding dexterity at the drum kit, Jamie Muir's melodic and usually understated percussion, Wetton's thundering (yet melodic) bass, and Fripp's guitar, which generated sounds ranging from traditional classical and soft pop-jazz licks to hair-curling electric flourishes. -- All Music Guide.
November 19 street date. Non-returnable. 20 CDs of live material from the final USA & Canadian 1974 tours, 1 CD of studio material featuring a new stereo mix of "Red", 1 DVD featuring various versions of the "USA" Album/Concert, 2 Blu-Ray Discs featuring 5 complete concerts in High-Resolution Stereo + "Red" In Hi-Res Stereo & 5.1. 12" box with booklet, memorabilia & album prints.
Available now. 27 discs, made of up 23 CDs, two DVD-As and two blu-ray audio discs. 19 of the CDs are of live performance material with a 20th disc offering the 2011 stereo mix of Starless And Bible Black by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp. The other three CDs are described as ‘ bonus’ discs and contain ‘restored soundboard/bootlegs and audio curios’.Starless is presented in a 12" box with a comprehensive booklet featuring sleeve notes and photos aplenty, memorabilia, album and poster prints. Limited to a single pressing run, Starless offers an in-depth overview of King Crimson's celebrated mid-1970's live line-up at its most exploratory.
July 22 street date. AN AMAZING PROJECT! Discover the sounds from the King Crimson legacy all the way from 1969 to the present!!!! Includes rare collaborations and solo projectswith an entire disc dedicated to Giles, Giles & Fripp and a disc dedicated to Fission Trip. Artists performing over this massive 3CD set include Anthony Phillips, Andy McCulloch, Robert Fripp, Pete Sinfield, Boz Burrell, Iam Wallace, Gordon Haskell, Jamie Muir, Michael Giles, David Cunningham, Hector Zazou, Bill Rieflin, Jerry Marotta, Mel Collins, Tony Levin, Greg Lake, Robert Fripp and more.