Epitaph (King Crimson album)

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Epitaph
Live album by King Crimson
Released 1997 (1997)
Recorded September 7, 1969
Genre Progressive rock
Label Discipline Global Mobile
King Crimson chronology
Thrakattak
(1996)
Epitaph
(1997)
The Night Watch
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[1]

Epitaph is a live 4CD set of concert performances and radio sessions by the band King Crimson, released in 1997. Volumes 1 and 2 (Discs 1 and 2) were available in retail shops, and the set included a flyer with instructions on how to obtain Volumes 3 and 4 (Discs 3 and 4) via mail-order.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Robert Fripp, Michael Giles, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald and Peter Sinfield, unless otherwise indicated.

Disc one (72:53)[edit]

Tracks 1-2 recorded May 6, 1969 at Maida Vale Studios, London, UK for BBC Radio
Tracks 3-4 recorded August 19, 1969 at Maida Vale Studios, London, UK for BBC Radio [Track 4 includes the introduction to track 5 at the end]
Tracks 5-7 recorded November 21, 1969 at the Fillmore East, New York, USA
Tracks 8-11 recorded December 13, 1969 at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, USA

  1. "21st Century Schizoid Man" – 7:06
  2. "The Court of the Crimson King" (McDonald, Sinfield) – 6:27
  3. "Get Thy Bearings" (Donovan Leitch) – 5:59
  4. "Epitaph" – 7:08
  5. "A Man, a City" – 11:41
  6. "Epitaph" – 7:42
  7. "21st Century Schizoid Man" – 7:16
  8. "Mantra" – 3:47
  9. "Travel Weary Capricorn" – 3:15
  10. "Improv - Travel Bleary Capricorn" – 2:23
  11. "Mars" (Gustav Holst) – 8:53

Disc two (50:29)[edit]

Recorded December 14, 1969 at the Fillmore West, San Francisco, USA

  1. "The Court of the Crimson King" (McDonald, Sinfield) – 7:13
  2. "Drop In" (Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald) – 5:14
  3. "A Man, a City" – 11:19
  4. "Epitaph" – 7:31
  5. "21st Century Schizoid Man" – 7:37
  6. "Mars" (Holst) – 9:42

Disc three (55:27)[edit]

Recorded August 9, 1969 at Plumpton Racetrack (at the Ninth National Jazz and Blues Festival), Streat, UK

  1. "21st Century Schizoid Man" – 7:14
  2. "Get Thy Bearings" (Leitch) – 10:32
  3. "The Court of the Crimson King" (McDonald, Sinfield) – 6:43
  4. "Mantra" – 8:46
  5. "Travel Weary Capricorn" – 3:57
  6. "Improv" – 8:54
    including "By the Sleeping Lagoon" (Eric Coates)
  7. "Mars" (Holst) – 7:23

Disc four (62:47)[edit]

Recorded September 7, 1969 at the Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chesterfield, UK

  1. "21st Century Schizoid Man" – 7:57
  2. "Drop In" (Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald) – 6:20
  3. "Epitaph" – 7:22
  4. "Get Thy Bearings" (Leitch) – 18:10
  5. "Mantra" – 5:29
  6. "Travel Weary Capricorn" – 4:54
  7. "Improv" – 4:34
  8. "Mars" (Holst) – 5:37

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]