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Artist: King Crimson
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August 10th London Live at The Marquee King Crimson cd 1971

 

This CD features a classic early King Crimson show from 1971 featuring the band's 1971 incarnation at its most inventive and relaxed.
 
Please note that this has previously been available via the DGM website.
 
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One of the more pleasing outcomes of the ongoing King Crimson 40th anniversary releases was the reception and re-evaluation that was afforded to 1971's Islands album. Long over-shadowed by the live reputation of the 1969 line-up that preceded it and the 72/74 line-ups that followed, the band had, up to that point, been under-appreciated. 
 
This soundboard recording, discovered in the DGM archive in 2012, confirms that the 1971 band could match any King Crimson line-up before or since for a quality live show. In the middle of the recording sessions for the Islands album, the band returned to the legendary Marquee Club for two special concerts (quickly extended to a third night). Taken from the second night, this recording captures a relaxed performance featuring material from all three of King Crimson's released albums and early live recordings of much of the Islands material. 
 
This is the only line-up in King Crimson's long history that has, to date, performed material from the first four studio albums. 
 
A key recording in the King Crimson catalogue of live releases.  
 
Double CD. Includes sleeve notes by Sid Smith. 

 

CD 1:
 
1 Pictures of a City
2 Formentera Lady
3 The Sailor's Tale
4 Cirkus
5 The Letters
6 Cadence & Cascade
 
CD 2:
 
1 Improv
2 Ladies of the Road
3 Robert Fripp: Announcement
4: 21st Century Schizoid Man