Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal

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Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal
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Live album by
Released23 June 1998 (1998-06-23)
Recorded11 July 1984 (1984-07-11)
VenueThe Spectrum, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
GenreProgressive rock, experimental rock
LabelDiscipline Global Mobile
ProducerRobert Fripp, David Singleton
King Crimson chronology
The Night Watch
Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal
Live at the Marquee
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[1]
The A.V. Clubfavourable[2]

Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal is a live album (2-CD set) by the band King Crimson, recorded 11 July 1984, and released in 1998. This was taken from the final night of their 1984 tour and would subsequently be King Crimson's last performance until the warm-up shows in Argentina ten years later for the later-to-be-released album THRAK.

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Adrian Belew; all music composed by Adrian Belew, Bill Bruford, Robert Fripp and Tony Levin, unless otherwise indicated.

Disc one
1."Entry of the Crims" 6:27
2."Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part III)" 5:05
3."Thela Hun Ginjeet" 7:07
5."Matte Kudasai" (待ってください, Please Wait for Me) 3:45
6."Industry" 7:31
7."Dig Me" 3:59
8."Three of a Perfect Pair" 4:30
9."Indiscipline" 8:14
Disc two
1."Sartori in Tangier" 4:40
2."Frame by Frame" 3:57
3."Man with an Open Heart" 3:44
4."Waiting Man" 6:26
5."Sleepless" 6:08
6."Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part II)"Fripp7:54
7."Discipline" 5:04
8."Heartbeat" 5:15
9."Elephant Talk" 8:56


King Crimson
Technical Staff
  • George Glossop - Live Mixing
  • Brad Davis - Recording Engineer
  • David Singleton - Mixing, Mastering, Engineering, Editing
  • Alex Mundy - Assistant Engineering
  • SADiE - Digital Editing
  • DOCdata - Glass Master
Visual Staff
  • P. J. Crook - Paintings "Absent Lovers I & II"
  • Steve Ball - "Discipline" Logo
  • Hugh O'Donnell - Sleeve Design
  • Ryūji Sasaki (uncredited) - Director of Three of a Perfect Pair live video (stills used on liner notes)


  1. ^ Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal at AllMusic
  2. ^ Klein, Joshua (29 March 2002). "Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal 1984 · King Crimson · Music Review King Crimson: Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal 1984 · Music Review · The A.V. Club". The A.V. Club. Retrieved 30 July 2016.