King Crimson - Live at the Marquee August 10, 1971 : 2 x CDs

One of the very best of the recordings of the pre-Bruford version of King Crimson to emerge from the King Crimson Collector's Club was this full set from the 'Islands' line up of the band & it beats the total crap out of Earthbound!

"Arguably one of the greatest finds in the early Crimson live archives: uncovering a previously unheard set on the second night at the band s 1971 stint at The Marquee.

One of the more pleasing outcomes of the ongoing King Crimson 40th anniversary releases was the reception & re-evaluation that was afforded to 1971 s Islands album. Long over-shadowed by the live reputation of the 1969 line-up that preceded it & the 72/74 line-ups that followed, the band had, up to that point, been under-appreciated. This soundboard recording, discovered in the DGM archive in 2012, confirms that the 1971 band could match any King Crimson line-up before or since for a quality live show. In the middle of the recording sessions for the Islands album, the band returned to the legendary Marquee Club for two special concerts (quickly extended to a third night). Taken from the second night, this recording captures a relaxed performance featuring material from all three of King Crimson s released albums & early live recordings of much of the Islands material. This is the only line-up in King Crimson s long history that has, to date, performed material from the first four studio albums. It s a key recording in the King Crimson catalogue of live releases.

Featuring 'Islands' lineup: Robert Fripp, Mel Collins, Ian Wallace & Boz Burrell"
  • LabelDGM
  • UPC633367785121
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