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 1969-1975
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 CDs 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 to 1974.

Track listing[edit]

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

  1. "21st Century Schizoid Man" - 7:24
  2. "I Talk to the Wind" - 6:05
  3. "Epitaph" - 8:47
  4. "Moonchild" (abridged) - 3:37
  5. "The Court of the Crimson King" - 9:27
  6. "Peace - A Theme" - 1:14
  7. "Cat Food" - 4:52
  8. "Groon" - 3:32
  9. "Cadence and Cascade" - 4:37
  10. "In the Wake of Poseidon" (instrumental edit) - 4:02
  11. "Ladies of the Road" - 5:30
  12. "Sailor's Tale" (abridged) - 7:19
  13. "Islands" (instrumental edit) - 5:30
  14. "Tuning Up" - 0:49
  15. "Bolero" (excerpt from "Lizard" suite) - 6:24

Disc Two: Live: 1969-1972[edit]

  1. "The Court of the Crimson King" (live at Fillmore West 14 Dec. 1969) - 6:55
  2. "A Man, a City" (live at Fillmore East 21 Nov. 1969) - 12:10
  3. "21st Century Schizoid Man" (live at Fillmore East 21 Nov. 1969) - 7:30
  4. "Get Thy Bearings" (live at Chesterfield Jazz Club 7 Sept. 1969) - 10:53
  5. "Mars" (live at Fillmore West 13 Dec. 1969) - 8:55
  6. "Pictures of a City" (live at Summit Studios, Denver 12 Mar. 1972) - 8:44
  7. "The Letters" (live at Plymouth Guildhall 11 May 1971) - 4:28
  8. "The Sailor's Tale" (live at Jacksonville, Florida 26 Feb. 1972) - 4:49
  9. "Groon" (live in Wilmington, Delaware 11 Feb. 1972) - 6:44
  10. "21st Century Schizoid Man" (live in Wilmington 11 Feb. 1972) - 11:47

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

  1. "Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part I" (abridged) - 10:46
  2. "Book of Saturday" - 2:51
  3. "Easy Money" - 8:01
  4. "Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part II" - 7:11
  5. "The Night Watch" - 4:41
  6. "The Great Deceiver" - 4:02
  7. "Fracture" - 11:12
  8. "Starless" (abridged) - 4:36
  9. "Red" - 6:15
  10. "Fallen Angel" - 6:03
  11. "One More Red Nightmare" - 7:06

Disc Four: Live: 1973-1974[edit]

  1. "Asbury Park" (live at Asbury Park, NJ 28 June 1974) - 7:00
  2. "The Talking Drum" (live in Pittsburgh, PA 29 April 1974) - 5:45
  3. "Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part II" (live at Asbury Park, NJ 28 June 1974) - 6:29
  4. "Lament" (live at Asbury Park, NJ 28 June 1974) - 4:18
  5. "We'll Let You Know" (live at the Apollo in Glasgow, Scotland 23 Oct. 1973) - 4:13
  6. "Improv: Augsburg" (live at Augsburg, Germany 27 Mar. 1974) - 1:08
  7. "Exiles (abridged)" (live at Asbury Park, NJ 28 June 1974 - 5:52
  8. "Easy Money" (edit of: live at Asbury Park, NJ 28 June 1974 / Providence, RI 30 June 1974) - 9:12
  9. "Providence" (live in Providence, Rhode Island 30 June 1974) - 10:01
  10. "Starless and Bible Black" (live at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam 23 November 1973) - 9:22
  11. "21st Century Schizoid Man" (live in Providence, RI 30 June 1974) - 8:16
  12. "Trio" (live at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam 23 November 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. (fixed in later mastering?)
  • Tracks 1,3,4,7,8,11 from USA (1975)
  • Tracks 2,9 from The Great Deceiver (1992)
  • Track 5 from Starless and Bible Black (1974)
  • 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