King Crimson - Sailors' Tales (1970-1972)

 (21 CDs + 4 Blu-Ray + 2 DVD-Audio)


Label:

Discipline Global Mobile

Genre:

Pop/Rock

Product No.:
CDGM 671971
UPC: 633367197122
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Multi-Format Box Sets


No. of Discs: 27

$218.98

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This set includes the complete 1970-'72 King Crimson boxed set: 21 CDs, four blu-ray discs and a pair of audio-only DVDs. Specifically you get:

  • 3CDs feature Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp stereo mixes of In The Wake Of Poseidon, Lizard and Islands plus additional tracks.
  • 6CDs feature the Islands line-up’s early concerts from Germany (new to CD) and the UK (1971).
  • 9CDs feature live recordings (several new to CD and/or previously unreleased in any format) from the 1972 US tour, including a new stereo mix of Summit Studios and an expanded Earthbound.
  • 3CDs feature auditions for the Islands band and two further, as yet, unidentified concerts from 1972 (all previously unreleased).
  • 3 blu-ray discs contain the main studio albums in 5.1 Surround Sound, recent stereo editions mixed by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp, 30th anniversary masters of the original stereo albums mixes (all in 24/96 hi-res), plus extensive additional material with each disc also featuring a complete alternate album and a further selection of additional, related studio/live material in hi-res.
  • The Lizard blu-ray also contains the audition material from CDs19/20.
  • The Islands blu-ray also contains the following concerts in stereo Zoom Club (4 shows), Marquee Club, Plymouth, Glasgow, Detroit all from 1971.
  • The Earthbound Tour blu-ray features an expanded version of the original album, Summit Studios gig in Stereo and Quadraphonic (newly mixed), the Schizoid Men sequence from the Ladies of the Road album, 2 newly discovered concerts in hi-res stereo and every existing soundboard concert recording from the 1972 US tour: Wilmington, NYC (2 shows), Chicago (2 tracks only), Detroit, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Peoria, Indianapolis & Denver (2 shows).
  • The two DVDs feature the expanded Earthbound, Summit Studios, Schizoid Men, New York 1972 and the recently discovered live concerts.

With much of the material from In The Wake Of Poseidon, Lizard and Islands now being performed by the current King Crimson line-up (2014 - ), it is only in recent years that the wider world has begun to realise what fans have always known: this era's recordings are as vital as any other segment of the King Crimson catalogue.

Recorded between the dazzling impact of In The Court Of The Crimson King in 1969 and the startling reinvention of the band in 1973's Larks' Tongues In Aspic, this boxed set documents a crucial period in King Crimson's history and shows it to be brimming with innovation, experimentation, and boundary-pushing energy.

With a wealth of previously unheard studio recordings from band rehearsals to full alternate mixes and a vast array of live material, much of it on CD/Blu-Ray for the first time and including four recently found, never before released concerts, this set presents the complete King Crimson recorded history of the period in the best quality audio possible.

Tracklisting:

Disc 1:
In The Wake Of Poseidon

Mixed and produced from the original multi-track tapes by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp (2010), with additional tracks.
Disc 2:
Lizard

Mixed and produced from the original multi-track tapes by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp (2009), with additional tracks.
Disc 3:
Islands

Mixed and produced from the original multi-track tapes by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp (2010), with additional tracks.
Discs 4-7:
Live At The Zoom Club

Recorded April 12-15, 1971 in Frankfurt. Stereo soundboard recordings. Remastered by David Singleton and Alex R. Mundy, 2017.
Discs 8-9:
Live At The Marquee

Recorded August 10, 1971 in London. Stereo soundboard recordings. Remastered by David Singleton and Alex R. Mundy, 2017.
Disc 10:
Live In Wilmington, DE

Recorded at the Armoury, February 11, 1972. The first set of the opening night of the 'Earthbound Tour'. Stereo soundboard recording. Remastered by David Singleton and Alex R. Mundy, 2017.
Discs 11-12:
Live In New York, NY

Recorded at the Academy of Music, February 12, 1972. Both sets from the second night of the 'Earthbound Tour'. Stereo soundboard recordings. Mastered by David Singleton and Alex R. Mundy, 2017. (Previously Unreleased)
Disc 13:
Live In Detroit, MI

Recorded at the Cinderella Ballroom, February 18, 1972. Stereo soundboard recording. Remastered by David Singleton and Alex R. Mundy, 2017.
Disc 14:
Live In Pittsburgh, PA

Recorded at the Stanley Theatre, March 6, 1972. Stereo soundboard recording. Remastered by David Singleton and Alex R. Mundy, 2017.
Disc 15:
Live In Milwaukee, WI

Recorded at the Riverside Theatre, March 8, 1972. Stereo soundboard recording. Remastered by David Singleton and Alex R. Mundy, 2017.
Disc 16:
Live In Peoria, IL

Recorded at The Barn, March 10, 1972. Stereo soundboard recording. Remastered by David Singleton and Alex R. Mundy, 2017.
Disc 17:
Live At Summit Studios

Live radio performance recorded March 12, 1972 at KFML in Denver. Remixed from the original multi-track tapes by David Singleton, 2017.
Disc 18:
Earthbound

Original album remastered by Simon Heyworth and Robert Fripp (2002), with additional tracks.
Disc 19:
Blu-Ray Disc - In The Wake Of Poseidon

Audio content: In The Wake of Poseidon hi-res stereo & surround (audio at 24/96) including alternate album and additional material.
Disc 20:
Blu-Ray Disc - Lizard

Audio content: Lizard hi-res stereo & surround (audio at 24/96) including alternate album, additional material and auditions / rehearsals.
Disc 21:
Blu-Ray Disc - Islands

Audio content: Islands hi-res stereo & surround (audio at 24/96) including alternate album, additional material and 1971 live concerts (audio at 24/48).
Disc 22:
Blu-Ray Disc - Earthbound

Audio content: Earthbound hi-res stereo Summit Studios hi-res stereo & Quad (audio at 24/96) and all existing soundboard recordings, from the 'Earthbound Tour' (audio at 24/48).
Disc 23:
DVD - Earthbound Extended

Audio content: Earthbound with additional tracks hi-res stereo & Summit Studios hi-res stereo & Quad plus Schizoid Men and vinyl transfer, (audio at 24/48).
Disc 24:
DVD - King Crimson 1972 Live

Audio content: Unknown Show 1 and Unknown Show 2 from the 'Earthbound Tour' plus both sets from the New York Academy of Music, February 12, 1972 (audio at 24/48).
Bonus Discs:
Disc 25:
Auditions/Rehearsals

Recorded in the studio in 1970. (Previously Unreleased)
Disc 26:
Auditions/Rehearsals & Unknown Show 1

Recorded in the USA in 1972. (Previously Unreleased)
Disc 27:
Unknown Show 2

Recorded in the USA in 1972. (Previously Unreleased)

 




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