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Written by Eduardo Gonzalo Muntaner
21 January, 2022
It was 53 years ago today
King Crimson, Forever.
Written by Juan Leon
18 January, 2022
Who owned it?
I am the owner of a 1989, 10 string polycarbonate Chapman Stick serial #2464. I am the 3rd owner having purchased it from a gentleman in NY whom purchased it from one of the members of The League of Crafty Guitarists..Not TreyGun. I am trying to figure out whom that may have been. Any and all help would be met with great glee.
Written by Greg MacLean
17 January, 2022
Stormy vol 11 track 2 is fixed!
Just wanted to confirm it works now. Thanks!

Alex Mundy replied:

Thanks Greg, Phew!
Written by Greg MacLean
15 January, 2022
Stormy Selections vol 11 missing track
It appears track 2 (Did We Make The Album?) in Stormy vol. 11 is not included in the ZIP audio download.

Alex Mundy replied:

Dear Greg, and to all who have had this issue. I think I have sorted it now. It looks like it was a Windows problem, not liking the ? at the end of track 2. So I have now removed that. Please see if that helps.
Written by Robert Dickey
14 January, 2022
Full Shows 2014-2021
Will we ever be treated to full shows (beyond the occasional multi-format releases) of this latest, (arguably) greatest, and possibly final iteration of Crimson, or is that no longer possible in light of the contractual restrictions referenced from time to time on this site? Do said restrictions literally limit or forbid the release of tracks from certain venues, or is it a matter of royalties—the payment of which would be cost-prohibitive?

Alex Mundy replied:

Dear Robert, I hope in the fullness of time that we will be adding all of the shows from 2014 to 2021 that we are able to, and allowed to. You are correct that certain venue's contractual agreements are too cost restrictive to be able to add those shows to the site.
Written by Dan Carron
13 January, 2022
Curate downloads from live shows
Apologies if this has been raised before: It's brilliant that downloads from the 2021 tour are available for those of us tied-down here in Britland. Is there/will there be a curated 'setlist' of these shows to give a better experience of what a 'typical' concert might be (no such thing, but you get what I mean)? I know there are full releases available (I've procured a couple), but the free downloads mean you can listen to them once and they can then vanish into the ether, which I believe is what Mr Fripp intends for his audients, though I hesitate to opine on his earthly intentions.

Alex Mundy replied:

Dear Dan, You can download the mp3 version for free, or purchase the wonderful flac version and store them to your personal devices, they don't vanish as you put it. Once they are in your account, you have the ability to download them up to 5 times.
LATEST REVIEWS
Written by Rainer Robles
Variety
The guitar and piano cadenzae are considerably different than the ones from the Juan-les-Pins version - Fripp's in particular; several notes he played here made me feel like I was listening to a horror movie soundtrack! I just can't get enough of Crimson's variety.
Written by Rainer Robles
My favourite version
Amazing! Previously, I liked the version from Meltdown best, but when this one was included on The Elements 2021, I paid more attention to it, and particularly liked the colours around the 1:20 mark.
Written by Jeff Walker
Sat Right Up Front
The Birchmere holds about 500 people, and I managed to grab a seat about 5 rows back dead center, a real plus having only seen them before from the back of a theater. Adrian was clearly not feeling great (seemed to be having fever sweats), but he put his all into the performance anyway. What a pro. Dangerous Curves and LTIA IV are probably the best 2-song punch I've seen in the 4 performances I've attended.
Written by Jeff Walker
Easy Money Had Me Speechless
First time seeing this version of the group and what an introduction. Had great seats and got to experience the full force of the band. And this was definitely the best version of Easy Money I've heard, with Jakko's wordless vocals at the end of the improv section especially noteworthy.
Written by Jeff Walker
Great Show
I was at this concert. I sat about 8 or 9 rows back, center rogjt, and the sound was terrific. It was not too loud, but loud enough to have an impact. The band was fantastic and I found this to be my favorite of the 4 times I've seen Crimson (95, 03, 17, 19).
Written by Paul Schulz
DAZED AND CONFUSED
This is a two-part review, spanning 44 years and at least six different iterations of King Crimson. In 1973 I had just graduated high school and only a limited exposure to the rock music world. King Crimson was one of the few bands I did have on vinyl, though only the first four albums. That was critical to my experience on the night of June 17. For some reason I had not yet picked up a copy of Larks’ Tongues in Aspic. My expectation of the show was that I would be hearing songs from those earlier albums. Robert Fripp’s guitar along with some sort of woodwind as the lead instruments, with long Mellotron chords thrown in. Not reading the music press of the time, I had no idea that King Crimson’s line-up had changed. Or what that would mean. Well, that wasn’t what I got. Instead on stage appeared the four-piece version of the LTIA band; no woodwinds, a violinist and Fripp sitting off to stage left on a stool. They opened with a song I had never heard before. Followed by another, and another and another. The stage was dimly light throughout the whole performance, with my memory saying there was a reddish tinge to what background light was there. There may have been a spot used occasionally, but not often. Two mellotrons were set up, but I don’t believe either one was touched that evening. In the end, there was only one song played that I recognized: 21st Century Schizoid Man. It was the encore. When it was over, my reaction to the show was simply WTF. The music was loud and utilized complex rhythms I had never heard before. I was stunned. Or maybe brutalized might be a better term. It took me two years and the Red album to finally be able to process some of what I heard that night. I just wasn’t ready to hear what King Crimson was doing at that point. I believe that Bill Bruford wrote about being with a label executive driving around LA prior to that concert. Some of the LTIA album was played to him. Bruford indicated that the executive’s reaction may have mirrored mine. WTF indeed. I keep hoping that somebody will turn up a bootleg of that Long Beach concert so it can be processed and sold on the DGM website. That way I can have a chance to reevaluate the experience. I did pick up the Berkley concert download from the June 16, 1973 concert. Listening to that recording makes me think Long Beach was probably a pretty good show. Wish I would have had the experience to appreciate it at the time. BTW, the newspaper review provided on the website contains a couple of errors. This was King Crimson’s second headlining concert in the Los Angeles area (the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium show was the first, back in March 1972. That would have been my first rock concert, but I couldn’t borrow a car). And I am almost positive that there was only one encore in Long Beach, not three. I will pick up the second part of this review in 2017, with my experiences with the eight-headed beast in Austin, Texas. Paul Schulz, Katy, Texas
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