The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson – Volume Two – 1981–2003

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The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson Volume Two: 1981-2003
Box set by King Crimson
Released 2005
Recorded 1981-2003
Genre Progressive rock
Label Discipline Global Mobile
Producer Robert Fripp
King Crimson chronology
The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson - Volume One - 1969-1974
(2004)
The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson - Vol. 2 - 1981-2003
(2005)
The Condensed 21st Century Guide to King Crimson
(2006)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 4/5 stars [1]

The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson - Vol. 2 - 1981-2003 is a compilation album by the highly influential English progressive rock band King Crimson,[2] containing the best-known songs from the group's 1981–2003 phase. No material from the album The ConstruKction of Light were used for this box set. It was released in 2005.

Track listing[edit]

CD1: In the Studio: 1981-1984[edit]

  1. Elephant Talk - 4:44
  2. Frame by Frame - 5:08
  3. Matte Kudasai - 3:46
  4. Thela Hun Ginjeet - 6:26
  5. The Sheltering Sky - 8:23
  6. Discipline - 5:02
  7. Heartbeat - 3:54
  8. Waiting Man - 4:26
  9. Neurotica - 4:49
  10. Requiem - 6:36
  11. Three of a Perfect Pair - 4:10
  12. Sleepless - 5:24

Bonus tracks: 1983-2004[edit]

  1. The King Crimson Barbershop - 1:36
  2. Form No. 1 - 3:03
  3. Bude - 0:25
  4. Potato Pie - 4:33
  5. Clouds - 0:33
  6. Einstein’s Relatives - 3:08

CD2: Live: 1981-1984[edit]

  1. Entry of the Crims (Le Spectrum, Montreal - 11 July 1984) - 4:42
  2. Larks’ Tongues in Aspic Part III (Abridged) (Le Spectrum, Montreal - 11 July 1984) - 2:47
  3. Thela Hun Ginjeet (Le Spectrum, Montreal - 11 July 1984) - 5:54
  4. Matte Kudasai (Le Spectrum, Montreal - 11 July 1984) - 3:40
  5. The Sheltering Sky (Arena, Frejus - August 27, 1982) - 10:32
  6. Neal and Jack and Me (Arena, Frejus - August 27, 1982) - 5:39
  7. Indiscipline (Le Spectrum, Montreal - 11 July 1984) - 8:10
  8. Sartori in Tangier (Le Spectrum, Montreal - 11 July 1984) - 4:21
  9. Frame by Frame (Le Spectrum, Montreal - 11 July 1984) - 3:55
  10. Man with an Open Heart (Le Spectrum, Montreal - 11 July 1984) - 3:40
  11. Waiting Man (Le Spectrum, Montreal - 11 July 1984) - 6:00
  12. Sleepless (Le Spectrum, Montreal - 11 July 1984) - 6:11
  13. Three of a Perfect Pair (Le Spectrum, Montreal - 11 July 1984) - 4:24
  14. Discipline (Le Spectrum, Montreal - 11 July 1984) - 4:52
  15. Elephant Talk (Arena, Cap D'Agde - August 26, 1982) - 5:02

CD3: In the Studio 1995-2003[edit]

  1. VROOOM - 4:48
  2. Coda: Marine 475 - 2:41
  3. Dinosaur - 6:37
  4. Walking on Air - 4:38
  5. B’Boom - 4:11
  6. THRAK (Abridged) - 0:43
  7. Fearless and Highly THRaKked (Abridged) - 3:50
  8. Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream - 4:44
  9. Radio II (Abridged) - 0:43
  10. The Power to Believe I: A Cappella - 0:43
  11. Level Five - 7:15
  12. Eyes Wide Open - 4:10
  13. EleKtrik - 8:00
  14. Facts of Life: Intro - 1:38
  15. Facts of Life - 5:05
  16. The Power to Believe II: Power Circle - 7:44
  17. Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With - 3:30
  18. The Power to Believe III: Deception of the Thrush - 4:12
  19. The Power to Believe IV: Coda - 2:24

CD4: Live: 1994-2003[edit]

  1. VROOOM VROOOM (Metropolitan Theater, Mexico City - August 1996) - 5:03
  2. Neurotica (Metropolitan Theater, Mexico City - August 1996) - 3:39
  3. Prism (Abridged) (Metropolitan Theater, Mexico City - August 1996) - 2:54
  4. One Time (Prix D'Ami, Buenos Aires - September 29, 1994) - 6:53
  5. Larks Tongues in Aspic - Part IV (328 Performance Hall, Nashville - November 10, 2001) - 10:47
  6. ProzaKc Blues (Kosei Nenkin, Tokyo - 16 April 2003) - 5:28
  7. The ConstruKction of Light (Community Theater, Berkeley - August 10, 2001) - 8:39
  8. FraKctured (Amager Bio, Copenhagen - 28 May 2000 | Museumplatz, Bonn - June 6, 2000) - 8:38
  9. The World’s My Oyster Soup Kitchen Floor Wax Museum (Kosei Nenkin, Tokyo - 16 April 2003) - 5:50
  10. Sus-Tayn-Z (ProjeKct Two) (Pearl Street, Northampton - July 1, 1998) - 7:51
  11. X-chayn-jiZ (ProjeKct Two) (Pearl Street, Northampton - July 1, 1998) - 4:18
  12. The Deception of the Thrush (Abridged) (Shepherds Bush Empire, London - July 3, 2000) - 5:20
  13. 2ii3 (ProjeKct One) (Abridged) (Jazz Cafe, London - 2 December 1997) - 1:57

Personnel[edit]

  • Robert Fripp: guitar, organ, Frippertronics, soundscapes, mellotron
  • Adrian Belew: fretted and fretless guitars, lead vocals, words
  • Tony Levin: Stick, bass guitar, upright bass, synth, backing vocals
  • Bill Bruford: acoustic and electronic drums
  • Trey Gunn: Stick, bass touch guitar, baritone guitar, Warr guitar, fretless Warr guitar, backing vocals
  • Pat Mastelotto: acoustic and electronic percussion, buttons.

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