King Crimson To Release 5 Discs Of Live Music In Their “Audio Diary 2014 - 2018”

Article Contributed by Glass Onyon PR | Published on Monday, August 19, 2019

Back in 1969, King Crimson made its reputation as a live band – initially with the hipsters, scene setters & other musicians who frequented the likes of the Speakeasy & The Marquee in London, then, more broadly, with a breakthrough gig to a vast mainstream audience as guests on the bill with The Rolling Stones in Hyde Park in July of that year. So it’s appropriate that the current incarnation of King Crimson was to be found just opposite the entrance to Hyde Park at the end of June 2019 almost 50 years on from that concert, playing a trio of packed gigs at the Royal Albert Hall.

Then, as now, it’s the live performance that’s key to the band.

The current line-up - the longest surviving in Crimson’s half century of existence – started touring in September 2014 & 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) & 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 material from the debut album “In the Court of the Crimson King” (including ‘Moonchild’ which was never performed in 1969) through to works from “Lizard” which, likewise, was never performed at the time, Crim classics from “Islands”, “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic”, “Red” & other studio albums, through to compositions from Fripp’s solo album “Exposure” (‘Breathless’), radical reinterpretations of 80s material (‘Neurotica’, ‘Indiscipline’), to songs from the current KC band precursor album by Jakszyk, Fripp Collins (‘A Scarcity of Miracles’, ‘The Light of Day’) and newly written pieces 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.

CD1 is fully mixed from multi-track tapes by Robert Fripp & Jakko Jakszyk, while the other 4 CDs are taken from the band’s stereo soundboard recordings, the most accurate recorded representation of the live band in the opinion/ears of many of the band’s hardcore fans.

Packaged in a rigid slipcase featuring artwork from the beloved and dearly missed Francesca Sundsten, containing 3 gatefold sleeves containing the 5 individual CDs, plus a 24-page full color booklet with previously unseen photographs.

“Audio Diary 2014 - 2018”

TRACKLISTING

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 

BREATHLESS

To pre-order: https://shop.schizoidshop.com/king-crimson-live-2014-2018-audio-diary-p1812.aspx

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Catch King Crimson's North American tour:

SEP 03, 2019 - GREEK THEATRE, Los Angeles

SEP 05, 2019 - FOX THEATER, Oakland

SEP 06, 2019 - FOX THEATER, Oakland

SEP 08, 2019 - PARAMOUNT THEATER, Denver

SEP 10, 2019 - AUDITORIUM THEATRE OF ROOSEVELT UNIVERSITY, Chicago

SEP 12, 2019 - WARNER THEATRE, Washington D.C.

SEP 14, 2019 - BUDWEISER STAGE, Toronto

SEP 17, 2019 - ST DENIS THEATRE, Montreal

SEP 19, 2019 - BOCH CENTER WANG THEATER, Boston

SEP 21, 2019 - RADIO CITY MUSIC HALL, New York City

SEP 23, 2019 - THE MET, Philidelphia

SEP 25, 2019 - HARD ROCK ROCKSINO, Cleveland

SEP 27, 2019 - THE RYMAN AUDITORIUM, Nashville

SEP 29, 2019 - THE COBB CENTER, Atlanta

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