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
1970 In the Wake of Poseidon
  • Released: May 15, 1970
  • Label: Island
4 28
[15]
31
Lizard
  • Released: December 11, 1970
  • Label: Island
26 60
[16]
113
1971 Islands
  • Released: December 3, 1971
  • Label: Island
30 52
[17]
35 76
1973 Larks' Tongues in Aspic
  • Released: March 23, 1973
  • Label: Island
20 56
[18]
61
1974 Starless and Bible Black
  • Released: March 29, 1974
  • Label: Island
28 75
[19]
64
Red
  • Released: October 5, 1974
  • Label: Island
45 66
1981 Discipline
  • Released: September 22, 1981
  • Label: E'G
41 18
[20]
37 45
1982 Beat
  • Released: June 18, 1982
  • Label: E'G
39 47
[21]
24 52
1984 Three of a Perfect Pair
  • Released: March 27, 1984
  • Label: E'G
30 43
[22]
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.[23] 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
2014 The Elements of King Crimson
  • Released: 2014
  • Recorded: 1969-2014
  • 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
[24]
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
2012 Live in Argentina, 1994

ProjeKcts[edit]

ProjeKcts Year Album Notes
ProjeKct One 1998 Live at the Jazz Café Japan-only
2003 Jazz Café Suite King Crimson Collector's Club No.22
2007 London, Jazz Café, England – December 1, 1997 DGM Live
London, Jazz Café, England – December 2, 1997
London, Jazz Café, England – December 3, 1997
2005 London, Jazz Café, England – December 4, 1997
ProjeKct Two 1998 Space Groove Studio Album
1999 Live Groove Japan-only
2001 Live in Northampton, MA, July 1, 1998 King Crimson Collector's Club No.17
2007 Live in Chicago, IL, June 04-05, 1998 King Crimson Collector's Club No.33
2005-2011 Mar. 18, 20 21, 22, 24,
Apr. 07, 08, 09, 10, 16, 18, 19,
May. 01, 02, 03, 04, 06, 07, 08, 09, 30, 31,
Jun. 01, 02, 05, 07, 28, 30, 1998
DGM Live
2013 18 And 19 February Rehearsals 1998 - Nashville, Tennessee
ProjeKct Three 1999 Masque Japan-only
2004 Live in Austin, TX, 1999 King Crimson Collectors' Club No.27
2007 Live in Alexandria, VA, March 3, 2003 King Crimson Collectors' Club No.34
2009 Electric Lounge - Austin, Texas, March 21, 1999 DGM Live
2014 Cactus Cafe - Austin, Texas, March 22, 1999
2005 Cactus Cafe - Ausin, Texas, March 23, 1999
2007 Poor David's - Dallas, Texas, March 24, 1999
2014 Antone's - Dallas, Texas, March 25, 1999
ProjeKct Four 1999 West Coast Live Japan-only
Live in San Francisco/The Roar of P4 King Crimson Collectors' Club No.7
2005 Fox Theatre - Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 23, 1998 DGM Live
2011 Fox Theatre - Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 24, 1998
2008 Richard's On Richards - Vancouver, British Columbia, October 27, 1998
2011 The Fenix - Seattle, WA, Oct. 28, 1998
2008 Crystal Ballroom - Portland, OR, October 30, 1998
2011 7th Note - San Francisco, California, Nov. 01, 1998
2006 7th Note - San Francisco, California, Nov. 02, 1998
ProjeKct One, Two, Three & Four 1999 The ProjeKcts 4CDs Boxed set, includes all of above Japan-exclusive releases.
The Deception of the Thrush: A Beginners' Guide to ProjeKcts Compilation album from The ProjeKcts box set.
ProjeKct X 2000 Heaven and Earth Studio Album
ProjeKct Six 2006 East Coast Live DGM Live
2012 Berklee Performance Centre - Boston, MA, USA, Oct. 05, 2006
Nokia Theatre - New York , NY , USA, Oct. 06, 2006
Keswick Theatre - Glenside , PA, USA, Oct. 07, 2006
State Theatre - Falls Church , VA, USA, Oct. 08, 2006
Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins - A King Crimson ProjeKct 2011 A Scarcity of Miracles Studio Album

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Rush discography". Canadian album charts. Retrieved 2008-11-08. 
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  4. ^ "French Album Chart" (in French). lescharts.com. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
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  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
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  12. ^ "Certified Awards Search" (To access, enter the search parameter "King Crimson"). British Phonographic Industry. Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Canadian certifications – King Crimson". Music Canada. Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
  14. ^ "King%20Crimson" "American certifications – King Crimson". Recording Industry Association of America. Retrieved September 22, 2014. 
  15. ^ "In the Wake of Poseidon – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  16. ^ "Lizard – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  17. ^ "Islands – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  18. ^ "Larks' Tongues in Aspic – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  19. ^ "Starless and Bible Black – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  20. ^ "Discipline – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  21. ^ "Beat – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  22. ^ "Three of a Perfect Pair – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15. 
  23. ^ DGM Live!
  24. ^ The Court of the Crimson King – King Crimson, Billboard.com. Retrieved 2011-06-10.

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