CD Box Sets
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• 200 Gram Vinyl Record
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• DVD Audio & CD
40th Anniversary Edition
• 200 Gram Vinyl Record
50th Anniversary Edition Mixed By Steven Wilson and David Singleton 2 LP
• 200 Gram Vinyl Record
200 Gram, 40th Anniversary Limited Edition - Steven Wilson & Robert Fripp Mixes + Booklet
• Preowned Vinyl Record
2019 British pressing Michigan Collection
First time on Blu-ray for this iconic album!
With all-new mixes in stereo and 5.1 plus original album mixes and a multitude of hi-res extras!
Packaged in two gatefold sleeves with booklet in a rigid exterior slipcase
Recorded over a period of 10 days in August 1969 and released on October 10 of the same year, In The Court of the Crimson King stands as one of the defining albums of British rock music and one of the finest debut albums of all time. Described at the time as "an uncanny masterpiece" by The Who's Pete Townshend, the album has achieved legendary status over the years.
It is the only studio document of an extraordinary year in the life of King Crimson; a year that began with the group's first rehearsals on January 13, included a residency at the Marquee Club, a concert in Hyde Park with The Rolling Stones, the recording and release of the album (In the Court of the Crimson King was in the Top 5 of the U.K. album charts, shortly followed by a Top 30 position in the U.S. album charts and a No 1 slot — replacing Abbey Road — in the Japanese international chart) and ended with the dissolution of the lineup at the close of Crimson's first American tour in December.
The Blu-ray + 3CD 50th Anniversary Edition of In The Court of the Crimson King feature an enormous amount of content, including all new 2019 stereo and 5.1 mixes by Steven Wilson (at 24/96 resolution), the original mix (the ‘master edition') also at 24/96, a complete alternate version of the album comprising 2019 Steven Wilson mixes, 2019 instrumental mixes and more. This Blu-ray is all-region and playable on all drives.
The three CDs in the box set feature the new 2019 Steven Wilson stereo mix, an exapanded edition of the alternate album in the Blu-ray and the original master edition of the 1969 mix plus additional tracks. Full track listings and details below.
In terms of packaging the four discs are presented into two card gatefold sleeves which sit alongside a booklet within a rigid exterior slipcase. New sleeve-notes by King Crimson biographer Sid Smith feature in the booklet.
Robert Fripp, guitar
Ian McDonald, reeds, woodwind, vibes, keyboards, mellotron, vocals
Greg Lake, bass guitar, lead vocals
Michael Giles, drums, percussion, vocals
Peter Sinfield, words, illumination
|Blu-Ray NTSC, Zone ABC, playable on all BD players & drives||DTS-HD MA 5.1 & LPCM 5.1/DTS-HD MA Stereo & LPCM 24/96||2019 5.1 mixes||1. 21st Century Schizoid Man||2. I Talk to the Wind||3. Epitaph||4. Moonchild||5. The Court of the Crimson King||Additional track||6. I Talk to the Wind (duo version)||Mixed by Steven Wilson||Original Master Edition||1. 21st Century Schizoid Man||2. I Talk to the Wind||3. Epitaph||4. Moonchild||5. The Court of the Crimson King||Produced by King Crimson||Alternate Album||1. 21st Century Schizoid Man||2. I Talk to the Wind||3. I Talk to the Wind||4. Epitaph||5. Epitaph||6. Moonchild||7. The Court of the Crimson King||
1. Morgan studios June 1969 take with Greg Lake vocal overdubs from Wessex August 1969 &
|Mel Collins & Jakko Jakszyk August 2019 overdubs||2. Alternate 2019 mix||3. Duo version, full length master, 2019 mix||4. Vocals isolated/highlighted, 2019 mix||5. Alt take - 2019 mix||6. Take 1, 2019 mix||7. Morgan studios, June 1969 take, 2019 mix||Mixed by Steven Wilson except 1, 4 mixed by David Singleton||Additional material||1. Wind Session||2. 21st Century Schizoid Man||3. I Talk to the Wind||4. Epitaph||5. Moonchild||6. The Court of the Crimson King||7. 21st Century Schizoid Man||8. The Court of the Crimson King (part 1)||9. The Court of the Crimson King (part 2)||1. 2019 stereo mix||2. Trio version, 2019 mix||3. Studio run through, 2019 mix||4. Backing track, 2019 mix||5. Album edit, 2009 mix||6. Take 3, 2009 mix||7. Morgan studios take, June 1969||8, 9 Single a/b side, 1969||Mixed by Steven Wilson 1 – 6, Mixed by King Crimson 7 – 9||2019 Instrumental mixes||1. 21st Century Schizoid Man||2. I Talk to the Wind||3. Epitaph||4. Moonchild||5. The Court of the Crimson King||Mixed by Steven Wilson||Video: 21csm extract Hyde Park 1969||
CD 1: 2019 stereo mixes & instrumental mixes
|21st Century Schizoid Man||1. I Talk to the Wind||2. Epitaph||3. Moonchild||4. The Court of the Crimson King||5. 21st Century Schizoid Man||6. I Talk to the Wind||7. Epitaph||8. Moonchild (edit)||9. The Court of the Crimson King||1 - 10 mixed by Steven Wilson||
CD2: Alternate Album, expanded edition
|1. Wind Session||2. 21st Century Schizoid Man||3. I Talk to the Wind||4. I Talk to the Wind||5. Epitaph||6. Epitaph||7. Moonchild||8. The Court of the Crimson King||9. 21st Century Schizoid Man||
||1. Wind Session, 2019 stereo mix||2. Morgan studios June 1969 take with Greg Lake vox overdubs from Wessex August 1969 &||Mel Collins/Jakko Jakszyk August 2019 overdubs||3. Alternate 2019 mix||4. Duo version, full length master, 2019 mix||5. Vocals isolated/highlighted, 2019 mix||6. Alt take - 2019 mix||7. Take 1, 2019 mix||8. Morgan studios, June 1969 take, 2019 mix||9. Trio version, 2019 mix||Mixed by Steven Wilson except 2, 5 mixed by David Singleton||
CD3: Original Master Edition, expanded
|1. 21st Century Schizoid Man||2. I Talk to the Wind||3. Epitaph||4. Moonchild||5. The Court of the Crimson King||6. 21st Century Schizoid Man||7. I Talk to the Wind||8. Epitaph||9. The Court of the Crimson King (single a side)||10. The Court of the Crimson King (single b side)||1 to 5 Original master edition produced by King Crimson||Mastered by Simon Heyworth||6. Morgan studios instrumental take, 1969, produced by King Crimson||7. studio run through, 2019 mix by Steven Wilson||8. Backing track, 2019 mix by Steven Wilson||9/10 Original single master|