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