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 (2000) were used for this box set. It was released in 2005.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One: In the Studio: 1981-1984[edit]

NOTE: All songs written by Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp, and Tony Levin, except where noted.

  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 Barber Shop" (Levin) – 1:36
  2. "Form No. 1" (Fripp (???)) – 3:03
  3. "Bude" (Belew) – 0:25
  4. "Potato Pie" (abridged) (Belew, Fripp, Trey Gunn, Pat Mastelotto) – 4:33
  5. "Clouds" (Belew) – 0:33
  6. "Einstein’s Relatives" (Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto) – 3:08

Disc Two: Live: 1981-1984[edit]

NOTE: All songs written by Belew, Bruford, Fripp, and Levin.

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

Disc Three: In the Studio 1995-2003[edit]

NOTE: Tracks 1-8 written by Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Gunn, Levin, and Mastelotto and tracks 9-18 written by Belew, Fripp, Gunn, and Mastelotto, except where noted.

  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" (Belew) – 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: The Deception of the Thrush" – 4:12
  19. "The Power to Believe IV: Coda" (Fripp) – 2:24

Disc Four: Live: 1994-2003[edit]

  1. "VROOOM VROOOM" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Gunn, Levin, Mastelotto) (Live at the Metropolitan Theater, Mexico City, Mexico, August 1996) – 5:03
  2. "Neurotica" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin) (Live at the Metropolitan Theater, Mexico City, Mexico, August 1996) – 3:39
  3. "Prism" (Abridged) (Pierre Favre) (Live at the Metropolitan Theater, Mexico City, Mexico, August 1996) – 2:54
  4. "One Time" (Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Gunn, Levin, Mastelotto) (Live at Prix D'Ami, Buenos Aires, Argentina, 29 September 1994) – 6:53
  5. "Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part IV" (Including "Coda: I Have a Dream") (Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto) (Live at the 328 Performance Hall, Nashville, Tennessee, 10 November 2001) – 10:47
  6. "ProzaKc Blues" (Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto) (Live at the Kōsei Nenkin, Tokyo, Japan, 16 April 2003) – 5:28
  7. "The ConstruKction of Light" (Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto) (Live at the Community Theater, Berkeley, California, 10 August 2001) – 8:39
  8. "FraKctured" (Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto) (Live edit of: Amager Bio, Copenhagen, Denmark, 27 or 28 May 2000 & Museumplatz, Bonn, Germany, 6 June 2000) – 8:38
  9. "The World’s My Oyster Soup Kitchen Floor Wax Museum" (Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto) (Live at the Kōsei Nenkin, Tokyo, Japan, 16 April 2003) – 5:50
  10. "Sus-Tayn-Z" (ProjeKct Two) (Belew, Fripp, Gunn) (Live at Pearl Street, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1 July 1998) – 7:51
  11. "X-chayn-jiZ" (ProjeKct Two) (Belew, Fripp, Gunn) (Live at Pearl Street, Northampton, Massachusetts, 1 July 1998) – 4:18
  12. "The Deception of the Thrush" (Abridged) (Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto) (Live at Shepherds Bush Empire, London, England, 3 July 2000) – 5:20
  13. "2ii3" (ProjeKct One) (Abridged) (Bruford, Fripp, Gunn, Levin) (Live at The Jazz Café, Camden Town, London, England, 2 December 1997) – 1:57
  • Tracks 10-11 & 13 from The ProjeKcts (1999)
  • Track 7 from the Level Five EP (2001)
  • Tracks 1-3 from Vrooom Vrooom (2001)
  • Track 5 from the Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With EP
  • Tracks 6, 9, & 12 from Eyes Wide Open (2003)
  • Tracks 4 & 8 previously unreleased (2005)

Personnel[edit]

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