King Crimson - Sailor's tales 1970-1972 Box
With much of the material from In The Wake
Of Poseidon, Lizard and Islands now being
performed by the current King Crimson lineup
(2014 - ), it is only in recent years that the
wider world has begun to realise what fans
have always known: this era’s recordings
are as vital as any other segment of the King
Recorded between the dazzling impact
of In The Court Of The Crimson in 1969
and the startling reinvention of the band
in 1973’s Larks’ Tongues In Aspic, this
boxed set documents a crucial period in
King Crimson’s history and shows it to be
brimming with innovation, experimentation,
and boundary-pushing energy.
With a wealth of previously unheard studio
recordings from band rehearsals to full
alternate mixes and a vast array of live
material, much of it on CD/Blu-Ray for
the first time and including four recently
found, never before released concerts, this
set presents the complete King Crimson
recorded history of the period in the best
quality audio possible.
•3CDs feature Steven Wilson & Robert Fripp stereo mixes of In The Wake Of Poseidon (1970), Lizard (1970) & Islands (1971) + additional tracks.
•6CDs feature the Islands line-ups early concerts from Germany (new to CD) & the UK (1971).
•9CDs feature live recordings (several new to CD and/or previously unreleased in any format) from the 1972 US tour, including a new stereo mix
of Summit Studios & an expanded Earthbound.
•3CDs feature auditions for the Islands band & two further, as yet, unidentified concerts from 1972 (all previously unreleased)
•3 Blu-Ray discs contain the main studio albums in 5.1 Surround Sound & recent stereo editions mixed by Steven Wilson & Robert Fripp + 30th
anniversary masters of the original stereo albums mixes (all in 24/96 hi-res), plus extensive additional material with each disc also featuring a
complete alternate album + a further selection of additional, related studio/live material in hi-res.
•Lizard Blu-Ray: also contains the audition material from CDs19/20 recording from the 1972 US tour: Wilmington, NYC (2 shows), Chicago (2
tracks only), Detroit, Jacksonville, Orlando, Pittsburgh, Milwaukee, Peoria, Indianapolis & Denver (2 shows).
•2 DVDs feature the expanded Earthbound, Summit Studios, Schizoid Men, New York 1972 & the recently discovered live concerts.
•12” box with booklet, memorabilia, a further downloadable concert, new sleeve-notes by Sid Smith, Jakko Jakszyk & David Singleton
•Advertising booked includes full pages in Record Collector & Prog Magazine
•Islands Blu-Ray: also contains the following concerts in stereo Zoom Club (4 shows), Marquee Club, Plymouth, Glasgow, Detroit all from 1971.
•Earthbound Tour: Blu-Ray features an expanded version of the original album, Summit Studios gig in Stereo & Quadraphonic (newly mixed), the
Schizoid Men sequence from the Ladies of the Road album, 2 newly discovered concerts in hi-res stereo & every existing soundboard concert