King Crimson - Three Of A Perfect Pair: 40th Anniversary Edition CD + 5.1 / hi-res DVD-A (expanded / remixed / remastered)
TOAPP was the third and final release by the 80s King Crimson, which featured the powerful lineup of Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Tony Levin and Bill Bruford, all of it sympathetically remixed and expanded by Steven Wilson. This isn't one of the most essential albums in the cannon, imo, but it's a good album and this is the best version you can get of it.
"Three Of A Perfect Pair is the 12th release in the acclaimed King Crimson 40th anniversary series. The classic album has been mixed for 5.1 Surround Sound from the original studio masters by Steven Wilson and is fully approved by Crimson founder Robert Fripp.
The CD features a completely new stereo album mix by Robert Fripp and Steven Wilson additional studio tracks mixed by the duo.
The DVD-A features a 5.1 DTS Mix and High Resolution Stereo mixes. Also included on the DVD-A: a 5.1 Lossless audio mix and Lossless Stereo mixes; both the original album mix and the new album mix in High Resolution stereo; additional tracks from 30th Anniversary edition plus promo video for 'Sleepless'.
Having released two albums in a nine month period between October 1981 and July 1982, Three of a Perfect Pair is the final part of the recorded trilogy begun with Discipline and Beat.
Originally released in April 1984, from the pointillist minimalism of the title track through to the urgent rush of 'Sleepless' and the album's closer 'Larks' Tongues in Aspic III' - the only reference to the 1970s incarnations of the band - Crimson's distinctive mixture of rock, electronica, funk and pure pop songs, ensured the group's status as one of the most interesting and innovative bands of the decade."
- LabelInner Knot