Price: £29.99
Format: cd
Artist: King Crimson
CatNo: KCXP5007
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King Crimson Audio Diary 2014–2018 Live 5CD
Containing 1CD per year of live material taken from 2014-2018, Audio Diary features King Crimson in its ideal environment - recorded live.
 
5 CDs and a 24 page booklet - including previously unseen photographs - housed in 3 x gatefold sleeves packed in a rigid slipcase.
 
The 2014 material has been fully mixed from multi-track tapes by Robert Fripp and Jakko Jakszyk. 2015-2018 performances have been taken directly from the band’s stereo board mixes.
 
“…it would not be entirely fanciful to imagine Fripp & co. – in accordance with the “Third Principle of King Crimson (‘All the music is new, whenever it was written’) – as the best new rock band in the world.” - Ben Thompson, Mojo
 
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The current line-up of King Crimson - the longest surviving in the band’s half century of existence - started touring in September 2014 and hasn’t stopped since. Now routinely spoken of in terms of ‘best live band in the world’, the band’s reputation has been further enhanced via a series of live releases beginning with the Live at the Orpheum mini-album (2015) and running to last year’s 3CD/Blu-Ray Meltdown set, drawn from a series of concerts in Mexico in 2017.
 
With a vast repertoire covering everything from material from debut album In the Court of the Crimson King (including Moonchild which was never performed in 1969) through to material from Lizard which, likewise, was never performed at the time, Crim classics from Islands, Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Red & other studio albums, through to material from Fripp’s solo album Exposure (Breathless), radical reinterpretations of 1980s material (Neurotica, Indiscipline),  to songs from the current KC band precursor album by Jakszyk, Fripp Collins (A Scarcity of Miracles. The Light of Day) & material newly written for this line-up, (Meltdown, Radical Action), this 5CD set provides a comprehensive overview of 5 years’ worth of concerts - one year per cd - with performances selected from that first concert in Albany New York in 2014, to the band’s penultimate 2018 concert in Tokyo. 
 
This set has previously been available in a very limited manner at the band’s recent 2019 live concerts & is already much in demand as a result of that limited availability.
 
CD ONE (2014)
 
HOODOO
LARKS’ TONGUES IN ASPIC, PART ONE  
A SCARCITY OF MIRACLES   
LEVEL FIVE  
ONE MORE RED NIGHTMARE
INTERLUDE
BANSHEE LEGS BELL HASSLE   
THE TALKING DRUM   
21ST CENTURY SCHIZOID MAN
THE LIGHT OF DAY
 
CD TWO (2015)
 
RADICAL ACTION I/MELTDOWN
INTERLUDE
SAILOR’S TALE 
THE LETTERS  
THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING 
STARLESS   
EASY MONEY   
PICTURES OF A CITY  
SUITABLE GROUNDS FOR THE BLUES
THE CONSTRUKCTION OF LIGHT
LEVEL FIVE
 
CD THREE (2016)
 
LARKS’ TONGUES IN ASPIC, PART TWO 
EPITAPH 
DEVIL DOGS OF TESSELLATION ROW 
RED  
BANSHEE LEGS BELL HASSLE 
CIRKUS   
RADICAL ACTION II   
PICTURES OF A CITY
PEACE    
LARKS’ TONGUES IN ASPIC, PART ONE  
EASY MONEY  
21ST CENTURY SCHIZOID MAN
 
CD FOUR (2017)
 
CIRKUS 
STARLESS
THE LETTERS 
HEROES
INTERLUDE
LAST SKIRMISH  
INDISCIPLINE
DAWN SONG  
PRINCE RUPERT’S LAMENT  
THE ERRORS
FALLEN ANGEL 
NEUROTICA 
ISLANDS 
 
CD FIVE (2018)
 
THE COURT OF THE CRIMSON KING 
SUITABLE GROUNDS FOR THE BLUES
PICTURES OF A CITY 
MELTDOWN  
BOLERO 
RADICAL ACTION  
ONE MORE RED NIGHTMARE
MOONCHILD
EASY MONEY 
LEVEL FIVE
PEACE
CADENCE AND CASCADE