King Crimson Larks' Tongues in Aspic [Limited Edition Box Set] (15-CD)

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Format: CD  (15 Discs)
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 15
  • Released: November 13, 2012
  • Label: Discipline Us

Entertainment Reviews:

Q - 11/00, p.129
4 stars out of 5 - "...Much of this sounds curiously, like latter-day post-rock, with gorgeous pastoral moments and jagged guitar crescendos....envincing a lofty...ambition which they rarely, if ever, matched again."
The Wire - 10/00, p.77
"...The extrasensory 'instrumental' prowess of peak King Crimson is what is rewarding here..."
Mojo (Publisher) - 3/01, p.60
"...Huge dynamic leaps, fiendish rhythmic twists, odd time signatures and solos that seem to erupt from nowhere....As a document of an outfit way ahead of its time, the record still packs a powerful punch..."

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 1 - (live)
  • 2.Book of Saturday - (live)
  • 3.Zoom - (live)
  • 4.Improv: Zoom Zoom - (live)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Easy Money - (live)
  • 2.Improv: Fallen Angel - (live)
  • 3.Improv: Z'zoom - (live)
  • 4.Exiles - (live)
  • 5.Talking Drum, The - (live)
  • 6.Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 2 - (live)

Tracks on Disc 3:

  • 1.Improv: The Rich Tapestry of Life
  • 2.Exiles
  • 3.Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 1

Tracks on Disc 4:

  • 1.Walk On: No Pussyfooting - (live)
  • 2.Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 1 - (live)
  • 3.Book of Saturday - (live)
  • 4.Rf Announcement - (live)
  • 5.Improv: Vista Training College Under Spot Light - (live)
  • 6.Exiles - (live)

Tracks on Disc 5:

  • 1.Easy Money - (live)
  • 2.Improv: Fallen Angel Hullabaloo - (live)
  • 3.Talking Drum, The - (live)
  • 4.Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 2 - (live)
  • 5.21st Century Schizoid Man - (live)
  • 6.John Wetton Interview - (live)

Tracks on Disc 6:

  • 1.Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 1 - (live)
  • 2.Book of Saturday (Daily Games) - (live)
  • 3.RF Announcement - (live)
  • 4.Improv: All That Glitters Is Not Nail Polish - (live)
  • 5.Exiles - (live)
  • 6.Improv: A Deniable Bloodline - (live)

Tracks on Disc 7:

  • 1.Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 1 - (live)
  • 2.RF Announcement - (live)
  • 3.Book of Saturday - (live)
  • 4.Improv: A Boolean Melody Medley - (live)
  • 5.Exiles - (live)

Tracks on Disc 8:

  • 1.Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 1 - (live)
  • 2.RF Announcement - (live)
  • 3.Book of Saturday - (live)
  • 4.Improv: A Vinyl Hobby Job - (live)
  • 5.Exiles - (live)
  • 6.Easy Money - (live)
  • 7.Improv: Behold! Blond Bedlam - (live)

Tracks on Disc 9:

  • 1.Book of Saturday - (live)
  • 2.Improv: An Edible Bovine Dynamo - (live)
  • 3.Exiles - (live)
  • 4.Easy Money - (live)
  • 5.Improv: Ahoy! Modal Mania - (live)
  • 6.Talking Drum, The - (live)
  • 7.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 2 - (live)
  • 8.21st Century Schizoid Man - (live)

Tracks on Disc 10:

  • 1.Keep That One, Nick

Tracks on Disc 11:

  • 1.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1
  • 2.Book of Sunday
  • 3.Exiles
  • 4.Easy Money
  • 5.The Talking Drum
  • 6.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 2
  • 7.Us Radio Ad
  • 8.Easy Money [Edit]
  • 9.Exiles [Edit]
  • 10.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 2

Tracks on Disc 12:

  • 1.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 [2012 Surround Mix]
  • 2.Book of Sunday [2012 Surround Mix]
  • 3.Exiles [2012 Surround Mix]
  • 4.Easy Money [2012 Surround Mix]
  • 5.The Talking Drum [2012 Surround Mix]
  • 6.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 2 [2012 Surround Mix]
  • 7.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 [2012 Stereo Album Mix]
  • 8.Book of Sunday [2012 Stereo Album Mix]
  • 9.Exiles [2012 Stereo Album Mix]
  • 10.Easy Money [2012 Stereo Album Mix]
  • 11.The Talking Drum [2012 Stereo Album Mix]
  • 12.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 2 [2012 Stereo Album Mix]
  • 13.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 [1973 Stereo Mix 30th Anniversary Remaster]
  • 14.Book of Sunday [1973 Stereo Mix 30th Anniversary Remaster]
  • 15.Exiles [1973 Stereo Mix 30th Anniversary Remaster]
  • 16.Easy Money [1973 Stereo Mix 30th Anniversary Remaster]
  • 17.The Talking Drum [1973 Stereo Mix 30th Anniversary Remaster]
  • 18.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 2 [1973 Stereo Mix 30th Anniversary Remaster]
  • 19.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 [Alternate Mix]
  • 20.Book of Sunday [Alternate Take] - (alternate take)
  • 21.Exiles [Alternate Mix]
  • 22.Easy Money [James Muir Solo]
  • 23.The Talking Drum [Alternate Mix]
  • 24.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 2 [Alternate Mix]
  • 25.Easy Money [Alternate Take] - (alternate take)
  • 26.Improv: The Rich Tapestry of Life
  • 27.Exiles
  • 28.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1
  • 29.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 [Beat Club Broadcast]

Tracks on Disc 13:

  • 1.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 [Alternate Mix]
  • 2.Book of Sunday [Alternate Take] - (alternate take)
  • 3.Exiles [Alternate Mix]
  • 4.Easy Money [Jamie Muir Solo]
  • 5.The Talking Drum [Alternate Mix]
  • 6.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 2 [Alternate Mix]
  • 7.Easy Money [Alternate Take] - (alternate take)

Tracks on Disc 14:

  • 1.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1
  • 2.Book of Sunday
  • 3.Exiles
  • 4.Easy Money
  • 5.The Talking Drum
  • 6.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 2

Tracks on Disc 15:

  • 1.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 [2012 Surround Mix]
  • 2.Book of Sunday [2012 Surround Mix]
  • 3.Exiles [2012 Surround Mix]
  • 4.Easy Money [2012 Surround Mix]
  • 5.The Talking Drums [2012 Surround Mix]
  • 6.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 2 [2012 Surround Mix]
  • 7.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 [2012 Stereo Album Mix]
  • 8.Book of Saturday [2012 Stereo Album Mix]
  • 9.Exiles [2012 Stereo Album Mix]
  • 10.Easy Money [2012 Stereo Album Mix]
  • 11.The Talking Drum [2012 Stereo Album Mix]
  • 12.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 2 [2012 Stereo Album Mix]
  • 13.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 [1973 Stereo Mix 30th Anniversary Remaster]
  • 14.Book of Sunday [1973 Stereo Mix 30th Anniversary Remaster]
  • 15.Exiles [1973 Stereo Mix 30th Anniversary Remaster]
  • 16.Easy Money [1973 Stereo Mix 30th Anniversary Remaster]
  • 17.The Talking Drum [1973 Stereo Mix 30th Anniversary Remaster]
  • 18.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 2 [1973 Stereo Mix 30th Anniversary Remaster]
  • 19.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 [Alternate Mix]
  • 20.Book of Sunday [Alternate Take] - (alternate take)
  • 21.Exiles [Alternate Mix]
  • 22.Easy Money [Jamie Muir Solo]
  • 23.The Talking Drum [Alternate Mix]
  • 24.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 2 [Alternate Mix]
  • 25.Easy Money [Atlernate Take] - (alternate take)
  • 26.Keep That One, Nick
  • 27.Improv: The Rich Tapestry of Life [Live In The Studio] - (mono)
  • 28.Exiles [Live In the Studio] - (mono)
  • 29.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 [Live In the Studio] - (mono)
  • 30.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 [Uk Vinyl Transfer]
  • 31.Book of Sunday [UK Vinyl Transfer]
  • 32.Exiles [UK Vinyl Transfer]
  • 33.Easy Money [UK Vinyl Transfer]
  • 34.The Talking Drum [Uk Vinyl Transfer]
  • 35.Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 2 [UK Vinyl Transfer]
  • 36.Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 1 [US Vinyl Transfer]
  • 37.Book of Sunday [US Vinyl Transfer]
  • 38.Exiles [US Vinyl Transfer]
  • 39.Easy Money [US Vinyl Transfer]
  • 40.The Talking Drum [Us Vinyl Transfer]
  • 41.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 2 [Us Vinyl Transfer]
  • 42.Improv: the Rich Tapestry of Life - (mono)
  • 43.Exiles - (mono)
  • 44.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1
  • 45.Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Pt. 1 [Beat Club Broadcast]

Product Description:

The initial pressing of LARKS' TONGUES IN ASPIC is packaged in a cardboard-stock gatefold sleeve.
King Crimson: John Wetton (vocals, bass); Robert Fripp (guitar, Mellotron, percussion); David Cross (violin, viola, Mellotron); Bill Bruford (drums); Jamie Muir (percussion).
Personnel: John Wetton (vocals, piano); Robert Fripp (guitar, Mellotron); David Cross (violin, viola, Mellotron); Bill Bruford (drums); Jamie Muir (percussion).
Audio Mixers: Steven Wilson; Robert Fripp.
Liner Note Authors: Declan Colgan; Sid Smith .
Recording information: Bremen (01/1973-02/1973); Command Studios, London (01/1973-02/1973); Glasgow Green's Playhouse (01/1973-02/1973); Guildford Civic Hall (01/1973-02/1973); Hull Technical College (01/1973-02/1973); Oxford New Theatre (01/1973-02/1973); Portsmouth Guildhall (01/1973-02/1973); The Zoom Club, Frankfurt, Germany (01/1973-02/1973); Bremen (10/13/1972); Command Studios, London (10/13/1972); Glasgow Green's Playhouse (10/13/1972); Guildford Civic Hall (10/13/1972); Hull Technical College (10/13/1972); Oxford New Theatre (10/13/1972); Portsmouth Guildhall (10/13/1972); The Zoom Club, Frankfurt, Germany (10/13/1972); Bremen (10/17/1972); Command Studios, London (10/17/1972); Glasgow Green's Playhouse (10/17/1972); Guildford Civic Hall (10/17/1972); Hull Technical College (10/17/1972); Oxford New Theatre (10/17/1972); Portsmouth Guildhall (10/17/1972); The Zoom Club, Frankfurt, Germany (10/17/1972); Bremen (11/10/1972); Command Studios, London (11/10/1972); Glasgow Green's Playhouse (11/10/1972); Guildford Civic Hall (11/10/1972); Hull Technical College (11/10/1972); Oxford New Theatre (11/10/1972); Portsmouth Guildhall (11/10/1972); The Zoom Club, Frankfurt, Germany (11/10/1972); Bremen (11/13/1972); Command Studios, London (11/13/1972); Glasgow Green's Playhouse (11/13/1972); Guildford Civic Hall (11/13/1972); Hull Technical College (11/13/1972); Oxford New Theatre (11/13/1972); Portsmouth Guildhall (11/13/1972); The Zoom Club, Frankfurt, Germany (11/13/1972); Bremen (11/25/1972); Command Studios, London (11/25/1972); Glasgow Green's Playhouse (11/25/1972); Guildford Civic Hall (11/25/1972); Hull Technical College (11/25/1972); Oxford New Theatre (11/25/1972); Portsmouth Guildhall (11/25/1972); The Zoom Club, Frankfurt, Germany (11/25/1972); Bremen (12/01/1972); Command Studios, London (12/01/1972); Glasgow Green's Playhouse (12/01/1972); Guildford Civic Hall (12/01/1972); Hull Technical College (12/01/1972); Oxford New Theatre (12/01/1972); Portsmouth Guildhall (12/01/1972); The Zoom Club, Frankfurt, Germany (12/01/1972); Bremen (12/15/1972); Command Studios, London (12/15/1972); Glasgow Green's Playhouse (12/15/1972); Guildford Civic Hall (12/15/1972); Hull Technical College (12/15/1972); Oxford New Theatre (12/15/1972); Portsmouth Guildhall (12/15/1972); The Zoom Club, Frankfurt, Germany (12/15/1972).
Editor: David Singleton.
Photographers: Robert Ellis ; Michael Putland; Barrie Wentzell.
After the transitional ISLANDS, LARK'S TONGUES began the third Crimson phase that ended with RED. The quartet of David Cross, John Wetton, Robert Fripp and Bill Bruford (augmented on LARK'S TONGUES by madman percussionist Jamie Muir) is regarded as the most innovative of Crimson's many lineups, offering hard-edged improvisations on an unprecedented level. With founding member/lyricist Pete Sinfield departed, Robert Palmer-James stepped in with a more cutting, concise lyrical approach that matched the group's uncompromising instrumental precision.
The album opens with part one of the title track and closes with part two, and it's a tour de force that would become a KC milestone. Indicative of the band's mid-'70s sound it features Fripp's laser-like art-metal guitar crunch bobbing and weaving around Wetton's thick, Jack Bruce-like bass lines, Bruford's confounding polyrhythms and Cross' ethereal violin. Each member challenges the others as the band is collectively driven into uncharted, often surprising terrain. As always, there are a couple of beautiful ballads. "Book of Saturday" and "Exiles" benefit from elegant, soaring melodies and Wetton's emotive Greg-Lake-after-50-cigarettes vocal style. LARK'S TONGUES marked a new direction for the band and is easily among their finest efforts.

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