The Collectable King Crimson, Vol. 5: Live in Japan, 1995

The Collectable King Crimson, Vol. 5: Live in Japan, 1995

by King CrimsonKing Crimson


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The King Crimson Double Trio were a bit of an unwieldy beast but were certainly one of the most exciting incarnations of the band once they hit their stride. This set captures them in Japan after completing an extensive U.S. tour, and they were firing on all cylinders as a unit. Of course they were playing their most recent material from THRAK, but there's plenty of material from the 1981-1984 period as well as tracks from Red and Larks' Tongues in Aspic (even bringing back "The Talking Drum" for this tour). The double trio format really allowed for some adventurous playing in a way that smaller versions of the band simply could not accommodate. Back in the '80s, Fripp complained that Bruford wouldn't just keep time while Bruford replied that Fripp should be able to keep his own time (or words to that effect). Here, Pat Mastelloto frees Bruford up to do just about whatever he wants while Trey Gunn's presence also allows Tony Levin some extra freedom. Compared to the studio versions or even other live versions of the band, just about everything here has a bit of added muscle. THRAK was a solid return after ten years off, but this set proves that live King Crimson is the best King Crimson.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/14/2010
Label: Discipline Us
UPC: 0633367501028
catalogNumber: 675010
Rank: 28677

Album Credits

Performance Credits

King Crimson   Primary Artist
Adrian Belew   Guitar,Vocals
Bill Bruford   Percussion,Drums,Electric Drums
Trey Gunn   Stick,Background Vocals
Robert Fripp   Guitar
Tony Levin   Bass,Electric Bass,Stick,Background Vocals,Upright Bass
Pat Mastelotto   Percussion,Drums,Electric Drums

Technical Credits

Adrian Belew   Composer
Bill Bruford   Composer
King Crimson   Composer
John Wetton   Composer
Robert Fripp   Composer,Soundscape
David Singleton   Producer
George Glossop   Engineer
Sid Smith   Liner Notes
Alex R. Mundy   Producer
Favre   Composer

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