The Elements of King Crimson

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The Elements of King Crimson
Box set by
ReleasedSeptember 9, 2014 (2014-09-09)
September 12, 2014 (2014-09-12) (Online)
September 10, 2015 (2015-09-10) (2015 tour box online)
November 4, 2016 (2016-11-04) (2016 tour box)
June 16, 2017 (2017-06-16) (2017 tour box)
June 22, 2018 (2018-06-22) (2018 tour box)
RecordedJuly 1969 - May 2017
GenreProgressive rock
LabelDiscipline Global Mobile
ProducerRobert Fripp
King Crimson chronology
The Road to Red
(2013)
The Elements of King Crimson
(2014)
Starless
(2014)

The Elements of King Crimson is a box set series by King Crimson. Originally created to promote the band's 2014 tour of the same name, it's sold exclusively through the band's merchandise booth on the tour and from the Discipline Global Mobile online stores. The first box's content was less focused on actual songs and more on song "elements"; extracts of studio recordings, alternate takes, mixes with one or two instruments isolated, live recordings and rehearsals; the tour box was the first CD release for most of the tracks included. Some of them had already been released for digital download through the DGM Live website while some others are set to be included in future DGM releases; it also came with a 24-page booklet. The box marked the first time both studio and live recorded material with Gavin Harrison was released on CD, the first time material with Jakko Jakszyk was released under the King Crimson name, and the first time material with Bill Rieflin was released overall. Besides the version offered by DGM, the box was released, bundled with two tour badges, on Japan by WOWOW Entertainment.

For the 2015 legs of the tour, the box was revamped, featuring new artwork and a drastically different track listing; online distribution of it started on September 10, 2015.

Further versions followed in 2016, 2017 and 2018.

2014 Tour Box Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Originally fromLength
1."Wind Extract"Michael Giles, Robert Fripp, Ian McDonald, Greg LakeIn the Court of the Crimson King
1969, London
0:31
2."I Talk to the Wind"McDonald, Peter SinfieldIn the Court of the Crimson King
23/07/1969, London
4:12
3."Cadence and Cascade" (Greg Lake vocal)Fripp, SinfieldIn the Wake of Poseidon
03/02/1970, London
4:29
4."Cirkus" (Guitar extract)FrippLizard
11/09/1970, London
0:15
5."Cirkus"Fripp, SinfieldLive at the Marquee 1971
10/08/1971, Marquee Club
8:43
6."Hoodoo" (extract)Fripp, Mel Collins, Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Gavin Harrison, Jakko Jakszyk, Bill RieflinElstree band rehearsals
May 2014
0:23
7."Sailor's Tale" (Guitar solo - early take)FrippIslands
08/09/1971, London
6:13
8."The Talking Drum" (Steven Wilson alternate mix)Fripp, Bill Bruford, John Wetton, David Cross, Jamie MuirLarks' Tongues in Aspic
October 1973, London
6:43
9."Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part I)" (Extract)Fripp, Bruford, Wetton, Cross, MuirElstree band rehearsals
May 2014
2:36
10."Larks' Tongues in Aspic" (extract - David & Jamie)Cross, MuirLarks' Tongues in Aspic
16/01/1973, London
2:40
11."Fracture" (Steven Wilson 2014 mix)FrippStarless and Bible Black
23/11/1973, Concertgebouw
11:28
12."Fallen Angel" (Extract - Robert Fripp harmonics)FrippRed
08/07/1974, London
1:14
13."Fallen Angel"Fripp, Wetton, Richard Palmer-JamesRed
July 1974, London
6:22
14."21st Century Schizoid Man"Giles, Fripp, McDonald, Sinfield, LakeUSA
30/06/1974, Palace Theater, Providence, Rhode Island
8:27
15."Starless" (Extract - Mark Charig)Fripp, Wetton, CrossRed
08/07/1974, London
1:19
  • Track 1 is an extract from a version released in 2009 as part of the "40th Anniversary Series" re-issue and box set of In the Court of the Crimson King.
  • Track 3 was first released in 2011 as part of the "40th Anniversary Series" re-issue of In the Wake of Poseidon.
  • Tracks 4 & 12 were first released in 2011 as part of "DGM Live Hot Tickles" podcast, now available on the DGM Live site for download as part of Mr Stormy's Monday Selection Vol.4.
  • Track 5 was first released in 2012 on the DGM Live site for download with the rest of the show it was taken from. It's set to be included in the forthcoming The Collectable King Crimson Vol. 7.
  • Tracks 6 & 9 have never been released before this tour box.
  • Track 7 was first released in 2013 as part of "DGM Live Hot Tickles" podcast, now available on the DGM Live site for download as part of Mr Stormy's Monday Selection Vol. 7.
  • Track 8's mix was first released in 2012 as part of the "40th Anniversary Series" reissue of Larks' Tongues in Aspic.
  • Track 10 is an extract from a version released in 2012 as part of the "40th Anniversary Series" reissue of Larks' Tongues in Aspic.
  • Track 11 was also released as part of the live album The Night Watch. The mix used in the tour box is set to be included in the forthcoming Starless box set.
  • Track 14 was released on the 2005 & 2013 editions of the USA album and was also released as part of the box set The Road to Red and on the DGM site for download with the rest of the USA source material, mostly from a different show in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
  • Track 15 was first released in 2012 as part of "DGM Live Hot Tickles" podcast, now available on the DGM Live site for download as part of Mr Stormy's Monday Selection Vol.5.
Disc 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Originally fromLength
1."Discipline" (Alternate take)Fripp, Bruford, Levin, Adrian BelewDiscipline
1981, London, England
5:03
2."Three Headed Doom (Part 1)"Mastelotto, Harrison, RieflinElstree band rehearsals
May 2014, Elstree, Hertfordshire, England
0:45
3."Manhattan (Neurotica)"Fripp, Bruford, Levin, BelewLive at the Roxy 1981
23/11/1981, Roxy Theatre, West Hollywood, California
6:12
4."Neal and Jack and Me" (Extract - early version)Fripp, Bruford, Levin, BelewBeat
17/03/1982, London, England
1:44
5."Sleepless (Bearsville)" (Steven Wilson mix)Fripp, Bruford, Levin, BelewThree of a Perfect Pair
1983
5:19
6."Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream" (Recording session)Fripp, Bruford, Levin, Belew, Trey Gunn, MastelottoTHRAK
27/01/1994, Box, Wiltshire, South West England
4:57
7."THRAK"Fripp, Bruford, Levin, Belew, Gunn, MastelottoLive at Shepherd's Bush 1996
30/06/1996, Shepherd's Bush Empire, Shepherd's Bush, London, England
9:00
8."Venturing Unto Joy" (Edited version)Fripp, Collins, Levin, Mastelotto, Harrison, Jakszyk, RieflinElstree band rehearsals
May 2014, Elstree, Hertfordshire, England
1:12
9."The Deception of the Thrush" (Performed by ProjeKct Four)Fripp, Belew, GunnWest Coast Live
30/10/1998, Crystal Ballroom, Portland, Oregon
7:09
10."Heaven & Earth" (Early edited version, performed by ProjeKct X)Fripp, Belew, Gunn, Mastelottothe construKction of light/Heaven and Earth
14/05/2000, Nashville, Tennessee
7:44
11."Level Five"Fripp, Belew, Gunn, MastelottoLive at Park West
07/08/2008, Park West, Chicago, Illinois
6:44
12."The Hell Hounds of Krim"Mastelotto, Harrison, RieflinElstree band rehearsals
May 2014, Elstree, Hertfordshire, England
0:56
13."Separation" (Edited version)Fripp, Collins, Levin, Harrison, JakszykA Scarcity of Miracles
2010, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
2:41
14."A Scarcity of Miracles" (Alt take)Fripp, Collins, Levin, Harrison, JakszykA Scarcity of Miracles
2010, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
7:32
  • Tracks 2, 8, 10, 12 & 13 have never been released before this tour box.
  • Track 3 is set to be included in the forthcoming 40th anniversary CD/DVD-A reissue of Beat.
  • Track 4 was first released in 2012 as part of "DGM Live Hot Tickles" podcast, now available on the DGM Live site for download as part of Mr Stormy's Monday Selection Vol.5.
  • Track 5 is set to be included in the forthcoming 40th anniversary CD/DVD-A reissue of Three of a Perfect Pair.
  • Track 6 is set to be included in the forthcoming THRAKBOXX.
  • Track 7 was first released in 2006 on the DGM Live site for download with the rest of the show it was taken from.
  • Track 9 was also released as part of the box set The ProjeKcts and on the DGM site for download with the rest of the show it was taken from.
  • Track 11 was first released in 2008 on the DGM Live site for download with the rest of the show it was taken from.

2015 Tour Box Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No.TitleWriter(s)Originally fromLength
1."Wind Extract"Giles, Fripp, McDonald, LakeIn the Court of the Crimson King
July 1969, London, England
0:30
2."Epitaph" (Steven Wilson 2015 instrumental mix)Giles, Fripp, McDonald, Lake, SinfieldIn the Court of the Crimson King
July 1969, London, England
8:50
3."Cat Food"Fripp, McDonald, SinfieldIn the Wake of Poseidon
1970, London, England
5:22
4."Bolero – The Peacock's Tale" (Tony Levin overdub)Fripp, SinfieldLizard
1970, London, England
6:48
5."Islands" (Extract with oboe)Fripp, SinfieldIslands
October 1971, London, England
1:59
6."A Peacemaking Stint Unrolls"FrippIslands
October 1971, London, England
3:51
7."Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part II)" (Extract)FrippElstree band rehearsals
May 2014, Hertfordshire, England
1:35
8."Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part II)"FrippLive at Asbury Park, New Jersey
28/06/1974, Casino Arena, Asbury Park, New Jersey
6:23
9."Fracture"FrippLive at Göttingen
02/04/1974, Stadthalle Göttingen, Göttingen, Lower Saxony, Germany
11:03
10."One More Red Nightmare" (Guitars extract)Fripp, WettonRed
11/07/1974, London, England
0:46
11."One More Red Nightmare"Fripp, WettonLive at the Orpheum
30/09/2014, Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, California
6:07
12."Elephant Talk" (12" dance mix)Fripp, Bill Bruford, Levin, BelewDiscipline
1981, London, England
5:01
13."Absent Lovers"Fripp, Bruford, Levin, BelewBeat
1982, London
4:10
14."San Francisco soundcheck extract"Fripp, Collins, Levin, Mastelotto, Harrison, Jakszyk, RieflinLive at the Orpheum
30/09/2014, Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, California
1:32
15."Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part III/Sleepless"Fripp, Bruford, Levin, BelewThree of a Perfect Pair
1983
6:51
Disc 2
No.TitleWriter(s)Originally fromLength
1."Jurassic THRAK" (Edited version)Fripp, Bruford, Levin, Belew, Gunn, MastelottoTHRAK
1994, Box, Wiltshire, South West England
2:17
2."The Hell Hounds of Krim"Mastelotto, Harrison, Rieflin12" Cyclops Picture Disc EP
30/09/2014, Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, California
3:51
3."VROOOM"Fripp, Bruford, Levin, Belew, Gunn, MastelottoLive in London 1995
18/05/1995, Royal Albert Hall, London, England
4:04
4."Coda: Marine 475"Fripp, Bruford, Levin, Belew, Gunn, MastelottoLive in London 1995
18/05/1995, Royal Albert Hall, London, England
2:40
5."ProjeKction" (Performed by ProjeKct Four)Fripp, Levin, Gunn, MastelottoThe Roar of P4
01/11/1998, 7th Note, San Francisco, California
8:36
6."Larks' Tongues in Aspic - Part IV/the construKction of light"Fripp, Belew, Gunn, Mastelottothe construKction of light
2000, Nashville, Tennessee
5:43
7."Sus-Tayn-Z" (Performed by ProjeKct X)Fripp, Gunn, MastelottoHeaven and Earth
May 2000, Austin, Texas
7:22
8."Power Circle" (Demo)Fripp, Belew, Gunn, MastelottoThe Power to Believe
2002, Nashville, Tennessee
2:39
9."Power Circle"Fripp, Belew, Gunn, MastelottoLive in Milan
20/06/2003, Teatro Smeraldo, Milan, Italy
7:33
10."Ex Uno Patres"Fripp, Levin, Belew, Mastelotto"ProjeKct XL" rehearsals
September 2004, Nashville, Tennessee
2:55
11."The Light of Day" (Alternate take)Fripp, Collins, Levin, Harrison, JakszykA Scarcity of Miracles
2010, Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire, England
9:05
12."Ba Ba Boom Boom"Mastelotto, Harrison40th Anniversary Tour rehearsals
31/03/2008, Nashville, Tennessee
2:34
13."ATTAKcATHRAK" (Ending edited version)Fripp, Bruford, Levin, Belew, Gunn, MastelottoTHRAK
1994, Box
1:27
14."21st Century Schizoid Man"Giles, Fripp, McDonald, Lake, Sinfield12" Cyclops Picture Disc EP
30/09/2014, Orpheum Theatre
9:10

2016 Tour Box Track listing[edit]

Disc 1
No.TitleLength
1."Wind" (extract) 
2."Moonchild" (2016 Instrumental) 
3."Peace" (Live in Japan, 2015) 
4."Pictures Of A City" (Live in Toronto, 2015) 
5."Prince Rupert's Lament" (2016 mix from Lizard recording sessions) 
6."Islands" (Rehearsal/Runthrough) 
7."Threshold Soundscape" (Live, USA 2014) 
8."Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part I" (Live, USA 2014) 
9."Easy Money" (Larks' Tongues recording sessions/boxed set) 
10."Improv I" (Live 1974 - Starless boxed set) 
11."Doctor Diamond" (Live 1974 - Starless boxed set) 
12."From The Drummer's Stool" (Mike Giles, 21CSM extract) 
13."21st Century Schizoid Man" (Live, 1974, USA) 
Disc 2
No.TitleLength
1."Prince Rupert Awakes" (extract, Lizard recording sessions) feat.Keith Tippett (p)) 
2."The Other Man" (2010 early version) 
3."The Making Of Discipline" (edit) 
4."Walking On Air" (edit, THRAK boxed set) 
5."Radical Action (to Unseat The Hold of Monkey Mind)" (Live in Japan, 2015) 
6."Meltdown" (demo) 
7."From The Drummers' Stools I" (VROOOM VROOOM extract) 
8."From The Guitarist's Stool" (21CSM extract) 
9."The ConstruKction Of Light" (Live in the USA, 2014) 
10."Tomorrow Never Knows/Thela" (Live in Warsaw, 2000) 
11."From The Drummers' Stools II" (Larks' Tongues In Aspic I extract) 
12."Nuages" (2016 mix, Three of a Perfect Pair CD DVD-A & On & Off The Road boxed set) 
13."The Light Of Day" (Live in the USA, 2014) 
14."From The Guitarist's Stool II" (Lizard extract) 
15."Soundcheck 6" (Larks' Tongues In Aspic I extract) 
16."Dinosaur" (2015 mix, THRAK boxed set) 
17."From The Drummer's Stools II" (Tokyo Soundcheck 6, extract II) 
18."Heroes" (Live in Madrid, 2000) 

2017 Tour Box Track Listing[edit]

Disc 1
No.TitleLength
1."Wind" (extract) 
2."21st Century Schizoid Man" (Greg Lake vocals, extract [Previously unreleased on CD]) 
3."21st Century Schizoid Man" (edit, live 2015 [Previously unreleased on CD]) 
4."In The Wake Of Poseidon" (instrumental edit) 
5."Improv" (Mel Collins, extract, live 2016 [Previously unreleased on CD]) 
6."Peace" (2015, rehearsals extract [Previously unreleased on CD]) 
7."Cirkus" (Live 2016 [Previously unreleased on CD]) 
8."Islands" (instrumental edit) 
9."Easy Money" (Live 2015) 
10."Suitable Grounds For The Blues" (2015, rehearsals extract [Previously unreleased on CD]) 
11."The Great Deceiver" (Live, 1974) 
12."Improv" (Mel Collins, extract, live 2016 [Previously unreleased on CD]) 
13."Asbury Park" (edit) 
14."One More Red Nightmare (" (Live 2016 [Previously unreleased on CD]) 
15."Meltdown" (2015, rehearsals extract [Previously unreleased on CD]) 
16."Thela Hun Ginjeet" (Steven Wilson alt. mix) 
17."Heartbeat" (Live 1982) 
18."Sleepless" (Live 2008 [Previously unreleased on CD]) 
19."RF intermission announcement" (2016 [Previously unreleased on CD]) 
Disc 2
No.TitleLength
1."Form No. 1" 
2."THRAK" 
3."Keep That One Nick" (edit section) 
4."Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Part I" (Live 2015) 
5."Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Part II" (Live 1974) 
6."Keep That One Nick" (edit section) 
7."Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Part III" (Live 1984 [Previously unreleased on CD]) 
8."Keep That One Nick" (edit section) 
9."Larks’ IV ConstruKction" ([Previously unreleased on CD]) 
10."Keep That One Nick" (edit section) 
11."Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Part IV" (Live 2003 [Previously unreleased on CD]) 
12."Level Five" (Live 2016 [Previously unreleased on CD]) 
13."Larks' Tongues In Aspic" (radio advert) 

2018 Tour Box Track Listing[edit]

Disc 1
No.TitleLength
1."Wind" (extract) 
2."The Court of the Crimson King" (Instrumental edit section) 
3."The Court of the Crimson King" (Live 2015) 
4."Groon" (Take 6) 
5."Cirkus" (Live 2017) 
6."Formentera Lady" (Live 1972) 
7."Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part 1" (Live 2016) 
8."Doctor Diamond" (Live 1973) 
9."Red" (Live 2016) 
10."Discipline" (Jakko Jakszyk/Gavin Harrison Demo Recording) 
11."Neurotica" (Live 2017) 
12."Funky Jam" 
13."The Errors" (Jakko Jakszyk, Tony Levin & Gavin Harrison Demo) 
14."Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part IV" (Guitars highlighted from original album multitracks) 
15."Heroes" (Radio Edit) 
Disc 2
No.TitleLength
1."Deception of the Thrush" (Robert Fripp: Guitar/Soundscape extract) 
2."A Scarcity of Miracles" (Live 2015) 
3."Prelude: Song of the Gulls" (Rehearsal Take) 
4."Cadence & Cascade" (studio recording, Vocal overdub: Jakko Jakszyk) 
5."Book of Saturday" (Alt. take) 
6."Dawn Song" (studio recording, Vocal overdub: Jakko Jakszyk) 
7."Interlude" (Live 2017) 
8."Matte Kudasai" (Live 1984) 
9."Spenta's Counter Claim" (Live 2016) 
10."The Night Watch" (Extract, elements highlighted from original album multitracks) 
11."Walking on Air" (Live 1995) 
12."Peace" (Live 2015) 
13."Islands" (Live 2017) 
14."Starless" (Extract, element highlighted from original album multitracks) 
15."Deception of the Thrush" (Live 1999) 
16."I Talk to the Wind" (Original album recording sessions) 

Personnel[edit]