The Condensed 21st Century Guide to King Crimson

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The Condensed 21st Century Guide to King Crimson
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Compilation album by King Crimson
Released 2006
Recorded 1969-2003
Genre Progressive rock
Label Discipline Global Mobile
Producer Robert Fripp
King Crimson chronology
The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson – Volume Two – 1981–2003
(2005)
The Condensed 21st Century Guide to King Crimson
(2006)

The Condensed 21st Century Guide to King Crimson is a compilation by progressive rock band King Crimson, released in 2006. It contains select studio tracks from the two box sets, The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson – Volume One – 1969–1974 and The 21st Century Guide to King Crimson – Volume Two – 1981–2003.

Track listing[edit]

Disc One: In the Studio: 1969-1974[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "21st Century Schizoid Man" (including "Mirrors") Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Greg Lake, Michael Giles, Peter Sinfield In the Court of the Crimson King, 1969 7:23
2. "Epitaph" (including "March for No Reason" and "Tomorrow and Tomorrow") Fripp, McDonald, Lake, Giles, Sinfield In the Court of the Crimson King 8:55
3. "The Court of the Crimson King" (Abridged version; including "The Return of the Fire Witch" and "The Dance of the Puppets") McDonald, Sinfield In the Court of the Crimson King 7:16
4. "Cat Food" (Single version) Fripp, Sinfield, McDonald In the Wake of Poseidon, 1970 2:47
5. "Cadence and Cascade"   Fripp, Sinfield In the Wake of Poseidon 4:37
6. "Ladies of the Road"   Fripp, Sinfield Islands, 1971 5:30
7. "Sailor's Tale" (Abridged version) Fripp Islands 7:02
8. "Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part I)" (Abridged version) David Cross, Fripp, John Wetton, Bill Bruford, Jamie Muir Larks' Tongues in Aspic, 1973 6:41
9. "Book of Saturday"   Fripp, Wetton, Richard Palmer-James Larks' Tongues in Aspic 2:49
10. "Fracture" (Abridged version) Fripp Starless and Bible Black, 1974 10:05
11. "Starless" (Abridged version) Fripp Red, 1974 4:37
12. "Red"   Fripp Red 6:15
13. "Fallen Angel"   Fripp, Wetton, Palmer-James Red 5:55

Disc Two: In the Studio: 1981-2003[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Original album Length
1. "Elephant Talk"   Adrian Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Tony Levin Discipline, 1981 4:44
2. "Frame by Frame"   Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin Discipline 5:08
3. "Matte Kudasai"   Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin Discipline 3:46
4. "Discipline"   Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin Discipline 5:02
5. "Heartbeat"   Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin Beat, 1982 3:54
6. "Waiting Man"   Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin Beat 4:26
7. "Neurotica"   Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin Beat 4:50
8. "Three of a Perfect Pair"   Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin Three of a Perfect Pair, 1984 4:10
9. "Sleepless" (Abridged version) Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Levin Three of a Perfect Pair 4:36
10. "VROOOM"   Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Trey Gunn, Levin, Pat Mastelotto THRAK, 1995 4:37
11. "Coda: Marine 475" (Abridged version) Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Gunn, Levin, Mastelotto THRAK 2:05
12. "Dinosaur" (Single version) Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Gunn, Levin, Mastelotto THRAK 5:18
13. "Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream"   Belew, Bruford, Fripp, Gunn, Levin, Mastelotto THRAK 4:48
14. "The Power to Believe I: A Cappella"   Belew The Power to Believe, 2003 0:43
15. "Level Five"   Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto The Power to Believe 7:17
16. "Eyes Wide Open"   Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto The Power to Believe 4:09
17. "Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With" (EP version) Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto Happy with What You Have to Be Happy With EP, 2002; later released on The Power to Believe 3:44
18. "The Power to Believe III: Deception of the Thrush"   Belew, Fripp, Gunn, Mastelotto The Power to Believe 4:10
19. "The Power to Believe IV: Coda"   Fripp The Power to Believe 2:21

Personnel[edit]