Live in Toronto (King Crimson album)

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Live in Toronto
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Live album by
Released29 February 2016 digital download
17 March 2016 CD
Recorded20 November 2015
VenueQueen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, Canada
GenreProgressive rock
Length126:56
LabelDiscipline Global Mobile
ProducerKing Crimson
King Crimson chronology
Live at the Orpheum
(2015)
Live in Toronto
(2016)
Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind
(2016)

Live in Toronto is a live album by the band King Crimson, released by Discipline Global Mobile records in 2016. The album was recorded on 20 November at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto, Canada during the band's The Elements of King Crimson tour of 2015. It is the second full-length release by the current seven-piece incarnation of the band and featured new compositions never before released by the band on record.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Dutch Progressive Rock Page9.5/10 stars[3]

The album has received positive reviews. John Kelman, writing for All About Jazz, praises the new lineup, noting “… with the triple drum set arrangements, twin guitars, reeds and woodwinds, and bass and stick, all played by top- drawer musicians capable of respecting every song's formal construction while, at the same time, introducing interpretive variations and impressive solos, this is no tribute band; this is a Crimson… bringing the music firmly into the 21st Century.”[4]

Mark Hughes of Dutch Progressive Rock Page noted that “(t)he older material is perfectly interpreted/reinterpreted, but with a new vigour and purpose to proceedings. Jakszyk provides assured vocal lines and sounds uncannily like Wetton on the intro to ‘Easy Money’. However, it is the overall interaction of all seven musicians that makes this performance stand out so much.”[3]

Regarding the new compositions, Dom Lawson writes for Prog magazine, “Part wholesale reinvention, part meticulous refinement, the… new material crackles and pops with exuberance and the infectious thump of hearts buoyed by fresh adrenalin.”[5]

Track listing[edit]

Disc one[edit]

No.TitleWritersLength
1."Threshold Soundscape"Robert Fripp, Tony Levin, Mel Collins4:00
2."Larks’ Tongues in Aspic: Part One"David Cross, Fripp, John Wetton, Bill Bruford, Jamie Muir10:30
3."Pictures of a City"Fripp, Peter Sinfield8:32
4."VROOOM"Adrian Belew, Fripp, Levin, Trey Gunn, Bruford, Pat Mastelotto5:19
5."Radical Action (To Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind)"Jakko Jakszyk, Fripp3:21
6."Meltdown"Jakszyk, Fripp4:51
7."The Hell Hounds of Krim"Gavin Harrison, Bill Rieflin, Mastelotto3:31
8."The ConstruKction of Light"Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto6:45
9."Red"Fripp6:47
10."Epitaph"Fripp, Ian McDonald, Greg Lake, Michael Giles, Sinfield9:02

Disc two[edit]

No.TitleWritersLength
1."Banshee Legs Bell Hassle"Harrison, Rieflin, Mastelotto1:44
2."Easy Money"Fripp, Wetton, Richard Palmer-James8:34
3."Level Five"Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto7:04
4."The Letters"Fripp, Sinfield5:39
5."Sailor’s Tale"Fripp6:57
6."Starless"Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, Palmer-James15:19
7."The Court of the Crimson King"McDonald, Sinfield7:18
8."21st Century Schizoid Man"Fripp, McDonald, Lake, Giles, Sinfield11:42

Personnel[edit]

King Crimson

Front Line
Back Line

Production

  • Trevor Wilkens – audio recorder

References[edit]

  1. ^ "King Crimson 2015 Gig Now Available". dgmlive.com. 29 February 2016. Retrieved 12 August 2016.
  2. ^ "Allmusic review". Allmusic. Retrieved November 24, 2017.
  3. ^ a b Hughes, Mark. "King Crimson – Live In Toronto | DPRM". www.dprp.net. Retrieved 28 July 2016.
  4. ^ Kelman, John. "King Crimson: Live In Toronto: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, November 20, 2015 | AllMusic". www.allmusic.com. Retrieved 26 March 2016.
  5. ^ "King Crimson: Live In Toronto". Team Rock. Retrieved 11 August 2016.

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