Epitaph (King Crimson album)

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Epitaph
Epitaph, King Crimson.jpg
Live album by King Crimson
Released 1997 (1997)
Recorded 1969; actual dates vary with each disc
Genre Progressive rock
Label Discipline Global Mobile
King Crimson chronology
Thrakattak
(1996)
Epitaph
(1997)
The Night Watch
(1997)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars[2]

Epitaph is a live 4-CD set of concert performances and radio sessions from 1969 by the band King Crimson, released in 1997. Volumes 1 and 2 (Discs 1 and 2) were available in retail shops, and the set included a flyer with instructions on how to obtain Volumes 3 and 4 (Discs 3 and 4) via mail-order. In 2006, volumes 3 and 4 were released independently as a 2-disc set via DGM.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Robert Fripp, Michael Giles, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald and Peter Sinfield, unless otherwise indicated.

Disc one
No. Title Recording date and venue Length
1. "21st Century Schizoid Man" 6 May 1969 at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio 7:06
2. "The Court of the Crimson King" (McDonald, Sinfield) 6 May 1969 at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio 6:27
3. "Get Thy Bearings" (Donovan, arr. by Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald) 19 August 1969 at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio 5:59
4. "Epitaph" (Includes introduction to track 5 at the end) 19 August 1969 at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio 7:08
5. "A Man, a City" 21 November 1969 at the Fillmore East 11:41
6. "Epitaph" 21 November 1969 at the Fillmore East 7:42
7. "21st Century Schizoid Man" 21 November 1969 at the Fillmore East 7:16
8. "Mantra" 14 December 1969 at the Fillmore West 3:47
9. "Travel Weary Capricorn" 14 December 1969 at the Fillmore West 3:15
10. "Improv - Travel Bleary Capricorn" 14 December 1969 at the Fillmore West 2:23
11. "Mars" (Gustav Holst, arr. Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald) 14 December 1969 at the Fillmore West 8:53
Disc two (All tracks recorded on 15 December 1969 at the Fillmore West)
No. Title Length
1. "The Court of the Crimson King" (McDonald, Sinfield) 7:13
2. "Drop In" (Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald) 5:14
3. "A Man, a City" 11:19
4. "Epitaph" 7:31
5. "21st Century Schizoid Man" 7:37
6. "Mars" (Holst) 9:42
Disc Three (All tracks recorded on 9 August 1969 at The Ninth National Jazz and Blues Festival
No. Title Length
1. "21st Century Schizoid Man" 7:14
2. "Get Thy Bearings" (Donovan, arr. Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald) 10:32
3. "The Court of the Crimson King" (McDonald, Sinfield) 6:43
4. "Mantra" 8:46
5. "Travel Weary Capricorn" 3:57
6. "Improv" (including "By the Sleeping Lagoon" (Eric Coates)) 8:54
7. "Mars" (Holst) 7:23
Disc four (All tracks recorded on 7 September 1969 at the Chesterfield Jazz Club)
No. Title Length
1. "21st Century Schizoid Man" 7:57
2. "Drop In" (Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald) 6:20
3. "Epitaph" 7:22
4. "Get Thy Bearings" (Donovan, arr. Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald) 18:10
5. "Mantra" 5:29
6. "Travel Weary Capricorn" 4:54
7. "Improv" 4:34
8. "Mars" (Holst, arr. by Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald) 5:37

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