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Great deal on two full length concert recordings from one of the best English bands of the progressive rock era and beyond. Fascinating to hear the Bath, 1981 show when they were still calling themselves "Discipline" and hadn't made the name-change to King Crimson yet and despite the official designation of the sound as "fair", it's a perfectly listenable bootleg recording. The 1982 show is a professionally recorded 8 track recording and captures this band at a peak.

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King Crimson - The Collectable King Crimson, Volume One: Live in Mainz, 1974 / Live in Asbury Park, 1974 : 2 x CDs

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Great deal on two full length concert recordings from one of the best English bands of the progressive rock era. This is filled with interesting improvisations and hot playing. Listening over 30 years later I can still relate to the reasons that made this band one of my huge favorites at the time.

"King Crimson’s popular Collectors’ Club series is finally available to retail. This double disc of two popular concerts has much added value for the list price. Taken from the band’s own stereo soundboard tapes, Live in Mainz presents the 1974 quartet line-up at the peak of its powers days before the end of what was its final European tour. Featuring a trio of otherwise unavailable improvs, a killer version of the rare Dr. Diamond, material from the then about to be issued “Starless & Bible Black” & Starless from the then as unrecorded “Red” album this is a must have item for all King Crimson fans. The Asbury Park Casino concert is the now legendary performance that gave rise to most of the “USA” live album. Three days later the band gave its final performance in New York. Technical problems with the original tapes made some of David Cross’ violin parts inaudible when mixed in 1974, so Eddie Jobson was brought in to provide overdubs. Edits of the concert were also necessary to allow for the time limitations of a single vinyl album. At the end of the 1990s, ace engineer/producer Ronan Chris Murphy revisited the tapes. Advances in technology allowed for the restoration of all of David Cross’ original performance & with the vinyl time limit also removed, a new mix of the Asbury Park concert was undertaken. Effectively - USA II, this is its debut on CD –a unique concert, given a contemporary mix."
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