The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson – Volume One – 1969–1974

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The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson: Volume One - 1969-1974
Box set by King Crimson
Released 2004
Recorded 1969-1974
Genre Progressive rock
Label Discipline Global Mobile
Producer Robert Fripp
King Crimson chronology
Sleepless: The Concise King Crimson
(1993)
The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson - Volume One - 1969-1974
(2004)
The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson - Vol. 2 - 1981-2003
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]
Classic Rock 4/5 stars[2]

The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson – Volume One – 1969–1974 is the first of two 4-CD sets of compilation albums, showcasing the entire production of the British progressive rock band King Crimson. This set of discs contains both studio and live performances ranging from the beginnings of the band in 1969 to their first dissolvement in 1974.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One: In the Studio: 1969-1971[edit]

  1. "21st Century Schizoid Man" (Including "Mirrors") (Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Greg Lake, Michael Giles, Peter Sinfield) – 7:24
  2. "I Talk to the Wind" (McDonald, Sinfield) – 6:05
  3. "Epitaph" (Including "March for No Reason" and "Tomorrow and Tomorrow") (Fripp, McDonald, Lake, Giles, Sinfield) – 8:47
  4. "Moonchild" (Abridged) (Fripp, McDonald, Lake, Giles, Sinfield) – 3:37
  5. "The Court of the Crimson King" (Including "The Return of the Fire Witch" and "The Dance of the Puppets") (McDonald, Sinfield) – 9:27
  6. "Peace – A Theme" (Fripp) – 1:14
  7. "Cat Food" (Fripp, Sinfield, McDonald) – 4:52
  8. "Groon" (Fripp) – 3:32
  9. "Cadence and Cascade" (Fripp, Sinfield) – 4:37
  10. "In the Wake of Poseidon" (Instrumental edit) (Fripp, Sinfield) – 4:02
  11. "Ladies of the Road" (Fripp, Sinfield) – 5:30
  12. "Sailor's Tale" (Abridged) (Fripp) – 7:19
  13. "Islands" (Instrumental edit) (Fripp, Sinfield) – 5:30
  14. "Tuning Up" – 0:49 (NOTE: it was originally an untitled hidden track after the title track ended)
  15. "Bolero" (excerpt from the "Lizard" suite) (Fripp, Sinfield) – 6:24 (NOTE: the song's full title was "Bolero – The Peacock's Tale")

Disc Two: Live: 1969-1972[edit]

  1. "The Court of the Crimson King" (McDonald, Sinfield) (Live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, 14 Dec. 1969) – 6:55
  2. "A Man, a City" (Fripp, McDonald, Lake, Giles, Sinfield) (Live at Fillmore East, Manhattan, New York City, New York, 21 Nov. 1969) – 12:10
  3. "21st Century Schizoid Man" (Fripp, McDonald, Lake, Giles, McDonald) (Live at Fillmore East, Manhattan, New York City, New York, 21 Nov. 1969) – 7:30
  4. "Get Thy Bearings" (Donovan Leitch, arr. by Fripp, McDonald, Lake, Giles) (Live at the Chesterfield Jazz Club, Chesterfield, Derbyshire, 7 Sept. 1969) – 10:53
  5. "Mars: The Bringer of War" (Gustav Holst, arr. by Fripp, McDonald, Lake, Giles) (Live at Fillmore West, San Francisco, California, 13 Dec. 1969) – 8:55
  6. "Pictures of a City" (Fripp, Sinfield) (Live at the Summit Studios, Denver, Colorado, 12 Mar. 1972) – 8:44
  7. "The Letters" (Fripp, Sinfield) (Live at the Plymouth Guildhall, Devon, England, 11 May 1971) – 4:28
  8. "Sailor's Tale" (Fripp) (Live at the Baseball Park, Jacksonville, Florida, 26 Feb. 1972) – 4:49
  9. "Groon" (Abridged) (Fripp) (Live in Wilmington, Delaware, 11 Feb. 1972) – 6:44
  10. "21st Century Schizoid Man" (Instrumental edit) (Fripp, McDonald, Lake, Giles, McDonald) (Live in Wilmington, Delaware 11 Feb. 1972) – (originally 11:47)

Disc Three: In the Studio: 1972-1974[edit]

  1. "Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part I" (Abridged) (David Cross, Fripp, John Wetton, Bill Bruford, Jamie Muir) – 10:46
  2. "Book of Saturday" (Fripp, Wetton, Richard Palmer-James) – 2:51
  3. "Easy Money" (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James) – 8:01
  4. "Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part II" (Fripp) – 7:11
  5. "The Night Watch" (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James) – 4:41
  6. "The Great Deceiver" (Wetton, Fripp, Palmer-James) – 4:02
  7. "Fracture" (Fripp) – 11:12
  8. "Starless" (Abridged) (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Palmer-James) – 4:36
  9. "Red" (Fripp) – 6:15
  10. "Fallen Angel" (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James) – 6:03
  11. "One More Red Nightmare" (Fripp, Wetton) – 7:06

Disc Four: Live: 1973-1974[edit]

  1. "Asbury Park" (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford) (Live at Asbury Park, New Jersey, 28 June 1974) – 7:00
  2. "The Talking Drum" (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Muir) (Live in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 29 April 1974) – 5:45
  3. "Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part II" (Fripp) (Live at Asbury Park, New Jersey, 28 June 1974) – 6:29
  4. "Lament" (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James) (Live at Asbury Park, New Jersey, 28 June 1974) – 4:18
  5. "We'll Let You Know" (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford) (Live at the Apollo in Glasgow, Scotland, 23 Oct. 1973) – 4:13
  6. "Improv: Augsburg" (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford) (Live at Augsburg, Germany, 27 Mar. 1974) – 1:08
  7. "Exiles" (Abridged) (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James) (Live at Asbury Park, New Jersey, 28 June 1974) – 5:52
  8. "Easy Money" (Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James) (Live edit of Asbury Park, New Jersey, 28 June 1974 & Palace Theater, Providence, Rhode Island, 30 June 1974) – 9:12
  9. "Providence" (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford) (Live at the Palace Theater, Providence, Rhode Island 30 June 1974) – 10:01
  10. "Starless and Bible Black" (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford) (Live at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 23 Nov. 1973) – 9:22
  11. "21st Century Schizoid Man" (Fripp, McDonald, Lake, Giles, Sinfield) (Live in Providence, Rhode Island, 30 June 1974) – 8:16
  12. "Trio" (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford) (Live at the Concertgebouw, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, 23 Nov. 1973) – 5:49
  • NB: "Improv: Augsburg" (6) was concatenated at the end of "We'll Let You Know" (5) when Disc 4 was originally mastered (as an 11 track disc), though it is listed as a separate track in the collection's artwork.
  • Track 5 from Starless and Bible Black (1974)
  • Tracks 1, 3-4, 7-8, & 11 from USA (1975)
  • Tracks 2 & 9 from The Great Deceiver (1992)
  • Tracks 10 & 12 from The Night Watch (1997)
  • Track 6 previously unreleased [3]

Lineup[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "King Crimson The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson, Vol. 1: 1969-1974 review". Allmusic. Rovi Corporation. Retrieved 2011-12-06. 
  2. ^ Udo, Tommy (February 2005). "King Crimson 'The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson, Vol. 1: 1969-1974'". Classic Rock 76. London, UK: Future Publishing Ltd. p. 102. 
  3. ^ Discogs - The 21st Century Guide To King Crimson, Volume One, 1969-1974 2004 DGM0403 4CD