Price: £35.98
Format: vinyl
Artist: King Crimson
Availability: 26-04-2019
CatNo: KCLP9-KCLP10
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King Crimson Beat and Three Of A Perfect Pair vinyl bundle
A bundle of the vinyl versions of Beat and Three Of A Perfect Pair by King Crimson.
 
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Cut from the 30th anniversary masters series - overseen and approved by Robert Fripp - Beat is the tenth release in the King Crimson LP reissue series. 
 
Beat was released in June 1982 just eight months after the 80s Crimson line-up's debut Discipline. It marked the first occasion where a King Crimson line-up had remained intact for a two album stretch and was also the first album by the band to employ a separate producer (Rhett Davies). 
 
The juxtaposition of lyrics heavily influenced by 1950s beat luminaries Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady, the complex polyrhythmic musical textures of the 1980s Crimson, the strength of the songs and the cohesion of the studio performances, all helped the album chart upon release in the US and the UK. 


 
Songs like Waiting Man, Neal and Jack and Me and Heartbeat became firm fan favourites (Heartbeat, in particular, was an FM radio regular in the US and even merited a promo film shot for the then-emerging music TV market).
 
As ever, Crimson was pushing forward, looking for new methods to communicate internally as a band and externally with an audience. It was, perhaps, the nearest King Crimson ever came to the rock music ‘mainstream’.
 
200g edition, cut at Loud Mastering by Jason Mitchell. 
 
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Cut from the 30th anniversary masters series - overseen and approved by Robert Fripp - Three Of A Perfect Pair is the eleventh release in the King Crimson LP reissue series. 
 
Released in April 1984, Three Of A Perfect Pair is the final part of the band’s 1980s studio trilogy (also including Discipline and Beat). 
 
Crimson’s complex and distinctive mixture of rock, electronica, minimalism, world music, funk and pure pop songs during this period established the band as one of the most innovative artists of the 80s. 


 
200g edition, cut at Loud Mastering by Jason Mitchell. 

 

Beat

A

Neal and Jack and Me
Heartbeat
Sartori in Tangier
Waiting Man
 
B
Neurotica
Two Hands
The Howler
Requiem
 
Three Of A Perfect Pair
 
Left side: 
1 Three of a Perfect Pair 
2 Model Man
3 Sleepless
4 Man with an Open Heart; 
5 Nuages (That Which Passes, Passes Like Clouds)
 
Right side: 
1 Industry
2 Dig Me 
3 No Warning 
4 Larks’ Tongues in Aspic III