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Old 11-19-09, 03:29 PM
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King Crimson 40th Anniversary reissues

Did anyone get any of the first three releases? I'm trying to make sense of the difference between the 2CD set and the 1CD/1DVDA set. I can't get a good idea if everything on the 2CD set is on the other. Even King Crimson's webste provides little information.

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On a side note, does anyone have the DVD Neal and Jack and Me? Just noticed this release. I had the pleasure of seeing King Crimson on the Three of a Perfect Pair tour. Right up there with the greatest shows I've ever seen.
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Old 11-19-09, 04:20 PM
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Re: King Crimson 40th Anniversary reissues

The 2 cd set doesn't have the 5.1 mixes[afaik that's the only difference]
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The DVDA set lists disc 2 as the DVDA with 5.1 surround but does not list all the extra outtakes and such from disc 2 of the CD set. (Speaking of In the Court of the Crimson King reissue here). I don't see where those extra tracks are on the DVDA version.
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Argh. I already bought all the previous remasters. I wonder if these would be worth it. Also, I wonder why these aren't being released in chronological order.
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Re: King Crimson 40th Anniversary reissues

The ITCOTCK 5-disc box set looks purty damn sweet, but it's also damn expensive. It appears most of these feature some alt. mixes and 5.1 DVD-Audio tracks. As badly as I'd like to re-buy them, not sure if I'm gonna. I might make an exception for Red, however.
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Re: King Crimson 40th Anniversary reissues

DVD-A? Really? And why are there so many different versions of each album? Gah, this is becoming really annoying.
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Re: King Crimson 40th Anniversary reissues

Perhaps this is the best place to ask: I've only heard a handful of King Crimson songs in my life, but I sorta dug them. What would be a good album to start with?
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Re: King Crimson 40th Anniversary reissues

Might as well start at the beginning:

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Re: King Crimson 40th Anniversary reissues

It's generally considered that their best albums are In The Court of the Crimson King (the one pictured above), Larks Tongues In Aspic, and Discipline. They are also representative of the major periods of the band's career.
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Re: King Crimson 40th Anniversary reissues

Originally Posted by CRM114 View Post
On a side note, does anyone have the DVD Neal and Jack and Me? Just noticed this release. I had the pleasure of seeing King Crimson on the Three of a Perfect Pair tour. Right up there with the greatest shows I've ever seen.
I have the DVD, along with the import remastered cds of Discipline and Beat (30th anniversary editions). The DVD is pretty cool. I'm not a huge Crimson fan, but definitely liked this era of their music. I'd recommend picking the DVD up.

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Re: King Crimson 40th Anniversary reissues

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Perhaps this is the best place to ask: I've only heard a handful of King Crimson songs in my life, but I sorta dug them. What would be a good album to start with?
If I had to pick an order (from '69-'84):

Red
In the Court of the Crimson King
Lizard
Larks' Tongues in Aspic
In the Wake of Poseidon
Discipline
Starless & Bible Black
Islands
Beat
Three of a Perfect Pair

Before I got majorly into them I had the pleasure of watching them open for Tool @ the Wiltern. Easily one of the best shows I've seen in my life.
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