King Crimson discography

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King Crimson discography
Releases
Studio albums 13
Live albums 15
Compilation albums 13
EPs 3
Singles 14
Video albums 6

The discography of King Crimson consists of 13 studio albums, 15 live albums, 13 compilation albums, 3 extended plays, 14 singles and 6 video albums.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
CAN
[2]
FIN
[3]
FRA
[4]
GER
[5]
ITA
[6]
NOR
[7]
POL
[8]
SWE
[9]
US
[10]
1969 In the Court of the Crimson King
  • Released: October 10, 1969
  • Label: Island
5 27
[11]
41 28
  • CAN: Platinum
  • US: Gold
1970 In the Wake of Poseidon
  • Released: May 15, 1970
  • Label: Island
4 28
[12]
31
Lizard
  • Released: December 11, 1970
  • Label: Island
26 60
[13]
113
1971 Islands
  • Released: December 3, 1971
  • Label: Island
30 52
[14]
35 76
1973 Larks' Tongues in Aspic
  • Released: March 23, 1973
  • Label: Island
20 56
[15]
61
1974 Starless and Bible Black
  • Released: March 29, 1974
  • Label: Island
28 75
[16]
64
Red
  • Released: October 5, 1974
  • Label: Island
45 66
1981 Discipline
  • Released: September 22, 1981
  • Label: E'G
41 18
[17]
37 45
1982 Beat
  • Released: June 18, 1982
  • Label: E'G
39 47
[18]
24 52
1984 Three of a Perfect Pair
  • Released: March 27, 1984
  • Label: E'G
30 43
[19]
58 58
1995 Thrak
  • Released: April 25, 1995
  • Label: E'G
58 83
2000 The ConstruKction of Light
  • Released: May 23, 2000
  • Label: Virgin
129 67 17
2003 The Power to Believe 162 25 128 65 18 150
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

DGM Live

Additional releases along the lines of the Collector's Club are being made available at DGM Live.[20] This is the new Discipline Global Mobile website including King Crimson/Robert Fripp news, online diaries from Robert Fripp and The Vicar, and ongoing releases available for download in MP3 and FLAC formats.

The releases include extensive King Crimson and Robert Fripp live recordings, in addition to some previously unreleased studio material. Since the launch of the site, some shows have been made available sometimes within days or weeks of the performance. It has been noted that the Collector's Club releases will eventually be made available as downloads on the site as well. As of 1 November 2007 there are 118 releases available at the site.

Compilation albums[edit]

Mostly studio recordings, some incorporating live recordings.

Year Album details
1976 A Young Person's Guide to King Crimson
  • Released: March 1976
  • Recorded: 1969–1974
  • Label: Island
1986 The Compact King Crimson
  • Released: 1986
  • Recorded: 1969–1986
  • Label: E.G.
1991 Heartbeat: The Abbreviated King Crimson
  • Released: 1991
  • Recorded: 1969–1984
  • Label: Caroline
Frame by Frame: The Essential King Crimson
  • Released: 1991
  • Recorded: 1969–1984
  • Label: Caroline
1993 Sleepless: The Concise King Crimson
  • Released: 1993
  • Recorded: 1969–1983
  • Label: Caroline
1999 Cirkus: The Young Persons' Guide to King Crimson Live
  • Released: 25 May 1999
  • Recorded: 1969–1998
  • Label: Virgin
The Deception of the Thrush: A Beginners' Guide to ProjeKcts
  • Released: 1999
  • Recorded: 1997–1999
  • Label: DGM
2000 The Beginners' Guide to the King Crimson Collectors' Club
  • Released: 2000
  • Recorded: 1969–1998
  • Label: DGM
2003 The Power To Believe Tour Box
  • Released: 2003
  • Recorded: 2002-2003
  • Label: DGM
2004 The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson - Volume One - 1969–1974
  • Released: 2004
  • Recorded: 1969–1975
  • Label: DGM
2005 The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson - Volume Two - 1981–2003
  • Released: 2005
  • Recorded: 1981–2003
  • Label: DGM
2006 The Condensed 21st Century Guide to King Crimson
  • Released: 2006
  • Recorded: 1969–2003
  • Label: DGM
2008 40th Anniversary Tour Box
  • Released: 2008
  • Recorded: 1969-2008
  • Label: DGM

EP albums[edit]

Mostly studio recordings, some incorporating live recordings.

Year EP details
1994 Vrooom
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: DGM
2001 Level Five
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: DGM
2002 Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Sanctuary

Singles[edit]

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK US US
AOR
1969 "The Court of the Crimson King" 80
[21]
In the Court of the Crimson King
1970 "Cat Food" In the Wake of Poseidon
1973 "Atlantic Sampler" Non-album promo single
1974 "The Night Watch" Starless and Bible Black
1976 "Epitaph" / "21st Century Schizoid Man" A Young persons Guide
1981 "Matte Kudasai" Discipline
"Elephant Talk"
"Thela Hun Ginjeet"
1982 "Heartbeat" 57 Beat
1984 "Three of a Perfect Pair" Three of a Perfect Pair
"Sleepless" 79
1995 "Dinosaur" THRAK
"People"
"Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream"
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Videos[edit]

Year Video details
1982 The Noise: Frejus
1984 Three of a Perfect Pair: Live in Japan
1996 Live in Japan
1999 Déjà Vrooom
2003 Eyes Wide Open
2004 Neal and Jack and Me

ProjeKcts[edit]

ProjeKct One
ProjeKct Two
  • Space Groove (1998)
  • Live Groove (1999, Japan-only)
  • Live in Northampton, MA (2001, King Crimson Collector's Club)
  • I.C. Light Music Tent, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (2005, King Crimson Collector's Club)
  • Live in Chicago, IL (2006, King Crimson Collector's Club)
ProjeKct Three
  • Masque (1999, Japan-only)
  • Live in Austin,TX (2004, King Crimson Collectors' Club)
  • Live in Alexandria,VA (2007, King Crimson Collectors' Club)
ProjeKct Four
Boxed set
4CDs, includes all of above Japan-exclusive releases.
Compilation
Compilation album from The ProjeKcts box set.
ProjeKct X
ProjeKct Six
  • East Coast Live (2006, DGM Live)
Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "UK Albums chart". chartstats.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  2. ^ "Rush discography". Canadian album charts. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
  3. ^ "King Crimson discography". Finnish charts (in Finnish). Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  4. ^ "French Album Chart" (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  5. ^ "King Crimson discography". German charts (in German). Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  6. ^ "King Crimson discography". Italian charts (in Italian). Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  7. ^ "King Crimson discography". Norwegian charts (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  8. ^ "King Crimson discography". Polish Album charts. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  9. ^ "King Crimson discography". Swedish charts. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  10. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/artist/p4682
  11. ^ "In the Court of the King Crimson – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  12. ^ "In the Wake of Poseidon – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  13. ^ "Lizard – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  14. ^ "Islands – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  15. ^ "Larks' Tongues in Aspic – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  16. ^ "Starless and Bible Black – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  17. ^ "Discipline – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  18. ^ "Beat – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  19. ^ "Three of a Perfect Pair – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  20. ^ DGM Live!
  21. ^ The Court of the Crimson King – King Crimson, Billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

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