King Crimson discography

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King Crimson discography
Studio albums13
Live albums15
Compilation albums13
Video albums6
EPs3
Singles11

The discography of King Crimson consists of 13 studio albums, 15 live albums, 13 compilation albums, 3 extended plays, 11 singles and 6 video albums.

Albums[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

Year Album details Peak chart positions Certifications
UK
[1]
CAN
[2]
FIN
[3]
FRA
[4]
GER
[5]
ITA
[6]
NOR
[7]
POL
[8]
SWE
[9]
US
[10]
1969 In the Court of the Crimson King
  • Released: October 10, 1969
  • Label: Island
5 27
[11]
28
1970 In the Wake of Poseidon
  • Released: May 15, 1970
  • Label: Island
4 28
[15]
31
Lizard
  • Released: December 11, 1970
  • Label: Island
26 60
[16]
113
1971 Islands
  • Released: December 3, 1971
  • Label: Island
30 52
[17]
35 76
1973 Larks' Tongues in Aspic
  • Released: March 23, 1973
  • Label: Island
20 56
[18]
61
1974 Starless and Bible Black
  • Released: March 29, 1974
  • Label: Island
28 75
[19]
64
Red
  • Released: October 5, 1974
  • Label: Island
45 66
1981 Discipline
  • Released: September 22, 1981
  • Label: E'G
41 18
[20]
37 45
1982 Beat
  • Released: June 18, 1982
  • Label: E'G
39 47
[21]
24 52
1984 Three of a Perfect Pair
  • Released: March 27, 1984
  • Label: E'G
30 43
[22]
58 58
1995 THRAK
  • Released: April 25, 1995
  • Label: E'G
58 83
2000 The Construkction of Light
  • Released: May 23, 2000
  • Label: Virgin
129 67 17
2003 The Power to Believe 162 25 128 65 45 18 150
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Live albums[edit]

Year Album details
1972 Earthbound
  • Released: June 9, 1972
  • Recorded: February 11 – March 10, 1972
  • Label: Island
1975 USA
  • Released: May 3, 1975
  • Recorded: June 28-30, 1974
  • Label: Island
1992 The Great Deceiver
  • Released: 30 October 1992
  • Recorded: 1973–1974
  • Label: Virgin
1995 B'Boom: Live in Argentina
  • Released: 22 August 1995
  • Recorded: 1994
  • Label: DGM
1996 Thrakattak
  • Released: 1996
  • Recorded: 1995
  • Label: DGM
1997 Epitaph
  • Released: 1997
  • Recorded: 1969
  • Label: DGM
The Night Watch
  • Released: 1997
  • Recorded: 23 November 1973
  • Label: DGM
1998 Absent Lovers: Live in Montreal
  • Released: 23 June 1998
  • Recorded: 11 July 1984
  • Label: DGM
1999 Live in Mexico City
  • Released: 1999
  • Recorded: 2–4 August 1996
  • Label: DGM
The ProjeKcts
  • Released: 26 October 1999
  • Recorded: 1997–1999
  • Label: DGM
2000 Heavy Construkction
  • Released: 2000
  • Recorded: May – July 2000
  • Label: DGM
2001 Vrooom Vrooom
  • Released: 13 November 2001
  • Recorded: 30 June 1995 – 4 August 1996
  • Label: DGM
2002 Ladies of the Road
  • Released: 12 November 2002
  • Recorded: 1971–1972
  • Label: DGM
2003 EleKtrik: Live in Japan
  • Released: 2003
  • Recorded: 16 April 2003
  • Label: DGM
2015 Live at the Orpheum
  • Released: 2015
  • Recorded: 30 September – 1 October 2014
  • Label: DGM
2016 Live in Toronto
  • Released: 2016
  • Recorded: 20 November 2015
  • Label: DGM
Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind
  • Released: 2016
  • Recorded: 31 August - 21 December 2015
  • Label: DGM
2017 Live in Chicago
  • Released: 2017
  • Recorded: 28 June 2017
  • Label: DGM
2018 Live in Vienna
  • Released: 2018
  • Recorded: 1 December 2016
  • Label: DGM
2018 Meltdown: Live in Mexico City[23]
  • Released: 20 October 2018
  • Recorded: July 2017 @ Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City
  • Label: DGM

King Crimson Collector's Club[edit]

Year KCCC No. Album title Recorded Line-up Collectors' King Crimson Box
1998 No.01 Live at the Marquee 1969 Line-up 1 Box 1, 1969
No.02 Live at Jacksonville 1972 Line-up 2 Box 2, 1971–1972
1999 No.03 The Beat Club, Bremen 1972 Line-up 3 Box 3, 1972–1974
No.04 Live at Cap D'Agde 1982 Line-up 4 Box 4, 1981–1982
No.05-6 On Broadway 1995 Line-up 5 Box 5, 1995–after
No.08 The Vrooom Sessions 1994 Line-up 5 Box 7, Session & Rehearsals
2000 No.09 Live at Summit Studios 1972 Line-up 2 Box 2, 1971–1972
No.10 Live in Central Park, NYC 1974 Line-up 3 Box 3, 1972–1974
No.11 Live at Moles Club, Bath 1981 Line-up 4 Box 4, 1981–1982
No.12 Live in Hyde Park 1969 Line-up 1 Box 1, 1969
No.13 Nashville Rehearsals 1997 Line-up 5 Box 7, Session & Rehearsals
2001 No.14 Live at Plymouth Guildhall 1971 Line-up 2 Box 2, 1971–1972
No.15 Live in Mainz 1974 Line-up 3 Box 3, 1972–1974
No.16 Live in Berkeley, CA 1982 Line-up 4 Box 4, 1981–1982
No.18 Live in Detroit, MI 1971 Line-up 2 Box 2, 1971–1972
2002 No.19 Live in Nashville, TN 2001 Line-up 6 Box 5, 1995–after
No.20 Live at the Zoom Club 1972 Line-up 3 Box 3, 1972–1974
No.21 The Champaign–Urbana Sessions 1983 Line-up 4 Box 7, Session & Rehearsals
2003 No.23 Live in Orlando, FL 1972 Line-up 2 Box 2, 1971–1972
No.24 Live in Guildford 1972 Line-up 3 Box 3, 1972–1974
2004 No.25 Live at Fillmore East 1969 Line-up 1 Box 1, 1969
No.26 Live in Philadelphia, PA 1982 Line-up 4 Box 4, 1981–1982
2005 No.28 Live in Warsaw 2000 Line-up 6
No.29 Live in Heidelberg 1974 Line-up 3
No.30 Live in Brighton 1971 Line-up 2
2006 No.31 Live at the Wiltern 1995 Line-up 5 Box 5, 1995-after
No.32 Live in Munich 1982 Line-up 4 Box 4, 1981–1982
2007 No.35 Live in Denver 1972 Line-up 2
No.36 Live in Kassel 1974 Line-up 3
2008 No.37 Live at the Pier, NYC 1982 Line-up 4
No.38 Live in Philadelphia, PA 1996 Line-up 5
No.39 Live in Milan 2003 Line-up 6
2009 No.40 Live in Boston, MA 1972 Line-up 2
No.41 Live in Zurich 1973 Line-up 3
2010 No.43 Live in Chicago, IL 1995 Line-up 5
No.44 Live in New Haven, CT 2003 Line-up 6
2011 No.45 Live in Toronto 1974 Line-up 3
2012 No.46 Live at the Marquee 1971 Line-up 2
2016 No.42 Rehearsals & Blows 1983 Line-up 4

Collectable King Crimson[edit]

Year Album details
2006 Collectable King Crimson: Vol. 1: Live in Mainz 1974 & Live in Asbury Park 1974
2007 Collectable King Crimson: Vol. 2: Live at Moles Club, Bath & Live in Philadelphia, PA
2008 Collectable King Crimson: Vol. 3: Live At Shepherds Bush Empire – London, England, July 1, 1996
2009 Collectable King Crimson: Vol. 4: Live in Warsaw 2000
2010 Collectable King Crimson: Vol. 5: Live in Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, October 5/6, 1995

DGM Live[edit]

Additional releases along the lines of the Collector's Club are being made available at DGM Live.[24] This is the new Discipline Global Mobile website including King Crimson/Robert Fripp news, online diaries from Robert Fripp and The Vicar, and ongoing releases available for download in MP3 and FLAC formats.

The releases include extensive King Crimson and Robert Fripp live recordings, in addition to some previously unreleased studio material. Since the launch of the site, some shows have been made available sometimes within days or weeks of the performance. It has been noted that the Collector's Club releases will eventually be made available as downloads on the site as well. As of 1 November 2007 there are 118 releases available at the site.

Notable Selections:

Compilation albums[edit]

Mostly studio recordings, some incorporating live recordings.

Year Album details
1976 A Young Person's Guide to King Crimson
  • Released: March 1976
  • Recorded: 1969–1974
  • Label: Island
1986 The Compact King Crimson
  • Released: 1986
  • Recorded: 1969–1986
  • Label: E.G.
1991 Heartbeat: The Abbreviated King Crimson
  • Released: 1991
  • Recorded: 1969–1984
  • Label: Caroline
Frame by Frame: The Essential King Crimson
  • Released: 1991
  • Recorded: 1969–1984
  • Label: Caroline
1993 Sleepless: The Concise King Crimson
  • Released: 1993
  • Recorded: 1969–1983
  • Label: Caroline
1999 Cirkus: The Young Persons' Guide to King Crimson Live
  • Released: 25 May 1999
  • Recorded: 1969–1998
  • Label: Virgin
The Deception of the Thrush: A Beginners' Guide to ProjeKcts
  • Released: 1999
  • Recorded: 1997–1999
  • Label: DGM
2000 The Beginners' Guide to the King Crimson Collectors' Club
  • Released: 2000
  • Recorded: 1969–1998
  • Label: DGM
2003 The Power To Believe Tour Box
  • Released: 2003
  • Recorded: 2002-2003
  • Label: DGM
2004 The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson - Volume One - 1969–1974
  • Released: 2004
  • Recorded: 1969–1975
  • Label: DGM
2005 The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson - Volume Two - 1981–2003
  • Released: 2005
  • Recorded: 1981–2003
  • Label: DGM
2006 The Condensed 21st Century Guide to King Crimson
  • Released: 2006
  • Recorded: 1969–2003
  • Label: DGM
2008 40th Anniversary Tour Box
  • Released: 2008
  • Recorded: 1969-2008
  • Label: DGM
2014 The Elements of King Crimson 2014
  • Released: 2014
  • Recorded: 1969-2014
  • Label: DGM
2015 The Elements of King Crimson 2015
  • Released: 2015
  • Recorded: 1969-2015
  • Label: DGM
2016 The Elements of King Crimson 2016
  • Released: 2016
  • Recorded: 1969-2016
  • Label: DGM
2017 The Elements of King Crimson 2017
  • Released: 2017
  • Recorded: 1969-2017
  • Label: DGM
2018 The Elements of King Crimson 2018
  • Released: 2018
  • Recorded: 1969-2018
  • Label: DGM

EP albums[edit]

Mostly studio recordings, some incorporating live recordings.

Year EP details
1994 Vrooom
  • Released: 1994
  • Label: DGM
2001 Level Five
  • Released: 2001
  • Label: DGM
2002 Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With
  • Released: 2002
  • Label: Sanctuary
2015 2014 Live EP (Cyclops EP)
  • Released: 2015
  • Label: DGM
2017 Heroes
  • Released: 2017
  • Label: DGM
2018 Uncertain Times (2 Vinyl 10" EP)
  • Released: 2018
  • Label: DGM

Singles[edit]

Includes only singles released commercially, in various territories.[25][26]
Music videos were released for "Heartbeat" and "Sleepless".

Year Single Peak chart positions Album
UK US US
AOR
1969 "The Court of the Crimson King" 80
[27]
In the Court of the Crimson King
1970 "Cat Food" In the Wake of Poseidon
1974 "The Night Watch" Starless and Bible Black
1976 "Epitaph" / "21st Century Schizoid Man" A Young Person's Guide to King Crimson
1981 "Matte Kudasai" 76 Discipline
"Thela Hun Ginjeet"
1982 "Heartbeat" 57 Beat
1984 "Sleepless" 79 51 Three of a Perfect Pair
1995 "Dinosaur" THRAK
"Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream"
1996 "21st Century Schizoid Man" (EP) 89 In the Court of the Crimson King
2015 "21st Century Schizoid Man" (live) non-album EP
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that country.

Videos[edit]

Year Video details Notes
1982 The Noise: Frejus VHS Release
1984 Three of a Perfect Pair: Live in Japan VHS Release
1996 Live in Japan VHS Release
1999 Déjà Vrooom DVD Reissue of Live in Japan 
2003 Eyes Wide Open 2DVD set, Disc 1: Live in Japan 2003 & Disc 2:Live in London 2000
2004 Neal and Jack and Me DVD Release, Compilation of The Noise: Frejus & Three of a Perfect Pair: Live in Japan
2012 Live in Argentina, 1994 2DVD set, DVD-Audio & Video, King Crimson Collector's Club No.47

ProjeKcts[edit]

ProjeKcts Year Album Notes Box
ProjeKct One 1998 Live at the Jazz Café Live album, Japan-only Release The ProjeKcts
2003 Jazz Café Suite Live album, King Crimson Collector's Club No.22 Collectors' King Crimson Box 6 ProjeKcts
2007 London, Jazz Café, England – December 1, 1997 DGM Live
London, Jazz Café, England – December 2, 1997
London, Jazz Café, England – December 3, 1997
2005 London, Jazz Café, England – December 4, 1997
ProjeKct Two 1998 Space Groove Studio Album
1999 Live Groove Live album, Japan-only Release The ProjeKcts
2001 Live in Northampton, MA, July 1, 1998 Live album, King Crimson Collector's Club No.17 Collectors' King Crimson Box 6 ProjeKcts
2007 Live in Chicago, IL, June 04–05, 1998 Live album, King Crimson Collector's Club No.33
2011 Ventura TheatreVentura, CA, March 18, 1998 DGM Live
Palookaville – Santa Cruz, CA, March 20, 1998
2010 Great American Music HallSan Francisco, CA, March 21, 1998
Great American Music Hall – San Francisco, CA, March 22, 1998
2011 House of BluesLos Angeles, CA, March 24, 1998
Diamond Hall – Nagoya, Japan, April 07, 1998
Heart Beat – Osaka, April 08, 1998
Blitz – Tokyo, Japan, April 09, 1998
Blitz – Tokyo, Japan, April 10, 1998
2007 Jazz Cafe – London, England, April 16, 1998
2011 Ronnie Scotts – Birmingham, England, April 18, 1998
Ronnie Scotts – Birmingham, England, April 19, 1998
9.30 ClubWashington D.C., May 01, 1998
Bohager's – Baltimore, MD., May 02, 1998
Ballroom At The Bellvue – Philadelphia, PA., May 03, 1998
Toad's PlaceNew Haven, CT., May 04, 1998
2010 Irving PlazaNew York, NY, May 06, 1998
Irving Plaza – New York, NY, May 07, 1998
2011 Valentines – Albany, NY, USA., May 08, 1998
Inter-Media Arts Centre – Huntington, NY, May 09, 1998
2005 I.C. Light Music Tent – Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Jun. 01, 1998
2008 Odeon – Cleveland, Ohio, June 02, 1998
Park West – Chicago, Illinois, June 05, 1998
2009 Majestic TheatreDetroit, MI, June 07, 1998
2007 Somerville TheatreSomerville, MA., USA, June 28, 1998
Old Lantern – Charlotte, Vermont, June 30, 1998
2013 18 And 19 February Rehearsals 1998 – Nashville, Tennessee
ProjeKct Three 1999 Masque Live album, Japan-only Release The ProjeKcts
2004 Live in Austin, TX, 1999 Live album, King Crimson Collectors' Club No.27 Collectors' King Crimson Box 6 ProjeKcts
2007 Live in Alexandria, Virginia, VA, March 3, 2003 Live album, King Crimson Collectors' Club No.34
2009 Electric Lounge – Austin, Texas, March 21, 1999 DGM Live
2014 Cactus Cafe – Austin, Texas, March 22, 1999
2005 Cactus Cafe – Ausin, Texas, March 23, 1999
2007 Poor David's – Dallas, Texas, March 24, 1999
2014 Antone's – Dallas, Texas, March 25, 1999
ProjeKct Four 1999 West Coast Live Live album, Japan-only Release The ProjeKcts
Live in San Francisco/The Roar of P4 Live album, King Crimson Collectors' Club No.07 Collectors' King Crimson Box 6 ProjeKcts
2005 Fox TheatreBoulder, Colorado, Oct. 23, 1998 DGM Live
2011 Fox Theatre – Boulder, Colorado, Oct. 24, 1998
2008 Richard's On Richards – Vancouver, British Columbia, October 27, 1998
2011 The Fenix – Seattle, WA, Oct. 28, 1998
2008 Crystal BallroomPortland, OR, October 30, 1998
2011 7th Note – San Francisco, California, Nov. 01, 1998
2006 7th Note – San Francisco, California, Nov. 02, 1998
ProjeKct X 2000 Heaven and Earth Studio Album
ProjeKct Six 2006 East Coast Live DGM Live
2012 Berklee Performance CentreBoston, MA, USA, Oct. 05, 2006
Nokia Theatre – New York, NY, USA, Oct. 06, 2006
Keswick TheatreGlenside, PA, USA, Oct. 07, 2006
State TheatreFalls Church, VA, USA, Oct. 08, 2006
Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins 2011 A Scarcity of Miracles – A King Crimson ProjeKct Studio Album, with Tony Levin & Gavin Harrison

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  16. ^ "Lizard – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
  17. ^ "Islands – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
  18. ^ "Larks' Tongues in Aspic – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
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  20. ^ "Discipline – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
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  22. ^ "Three of a Perfect Pair – Canadian Album Chart". RPM. Retrieved 2008-12-15.
  23. ^ http://www.musicnewsnet.com/2018/08/king-crimson-to-release-meltdown-in-mexico-live-in-mexico-city-2017.html
  24. ^ DGM Live!
  25. ^ http://www.musicvf.com/King+Crimson.art
  26. ^ http://www.officialcharts.com/artist/21481/king-crimson/
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