Classic album re-issue KING CRIMSON "In the Court Of The Crimson King"

10-10-2009 @ 15:01

In the Court Of The Crimson King” originaly released in 1969 is one the most revered rock albums of all time.
King Crimson are a progressive rock band founded by guitarist Robert Fripp and drummer Michael Giles in 1969. During the years many wellknowd musicians were members of the band like, Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Greg Lake, Gordon Haskell, John Wetton.
Current members are:
Robert Fripp — guitars, guitar synthesizer/MIDI guitar, soundscapes, electric piano, mellotron, keyboards, allsorts (1969–present)
Adrian Belew — lead vocals, guitars, guitar synthesizer/MIDI guitar, electronic percussion (1981–present)
Tony Levin — bass guitars, chapman stick, upright bass, synthesizer, backing vocals (1981–1999; 2003–present)
Pat Mastelotto — acoustic and electronic drums and percussion (1994–present)
Gavin Harrison — drums (2007–present)

The classic album “In the Court Of The Crimson King” has been mixed for 5.1 Surround Sound from the original studio masters by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree, Blackfield, Opeth), with Crimson founder Robert Fripp acting as executive producer.
Additionally Steven Wilson & Robert Fripp have collaborated to produce completely new stereo mixes drawn directly from the original multitrack tapes, and dugged up and polished ‘rare, alternative and unreleased’ edits, studio-takes, mixes and live-recordings

2cd-jewelcase -> cd one: the new 2009-mixes + 5 bonus-tracks of alternate takes and new versions, cd two: the original mixes + 5 bonus-tracks (2 single-edits, 2 John Peel Sessions-tracks and an instrumental studio-take of “21st Century Schizoid Man”)

cd+dvd-slipcase -> cd one: as the 2cd version, dvd two: full album in a dvd-a lossless Surround DTC 5.1 Sound and high resolution stereo-mix + Hyde Park-live-video bonus + 10 bonus-tracks of alternate takes and new versions

5cd+dvd-12” x 12”vinyl
styled limited edition boxed set -> the ultimate fan version of this classic debut -> cd one: as the 2cd and cd+dvd-version, cd two: as cd two of the 2cd-version, cd three: the final alternative takes and mixes and the de-clicked vinyl transfer of the original Island records pressing, cd four: extensive live material from 1969 at Hyde Park London & Fillmore East New York, disc five: the US mono promo album + single radio edits, dvd six: as the dvd of the cd+dvd-version

Cat. nr 6CD: KCCBX1
Cat. nr CD+ DVD: KCSP1
Cat. nr 2CD: DGM5009
Label: DISCIPLINE     
Release: 09-10-2009
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