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post #1 of 92
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News

Forty years ago this month King Crimson went onstage at Hyde Park London as part of a bill topped by The Rolling Stones. The concert propelled the band from being the “hottest new band in London” to “hottest new band in the UK” overnight.

This status was confirmed when their classic debut album In the Court of the Crimson King achieved a UK Top 5 chart placing upon release in October that year. Such chart success was quickly replicated elsewhere with the record entering the US top 30 and replacing The Beatles’ Abbey Road at the top of the Japanese International Artist chart by the end of the year.

To celebrate 40 years of the Crimson Kings, DGM & Panegyric proudly announce the release of a series of CD/DVD-A editions of the original King Crimson studio albums.

Each CD/DVD-A release features the full original album plus bonus tracks on the CD. Two of the titles – Lizard & In the Court of the Crimson King feature entirely new 2009 stereo album mixes by Steven Wilson & Robert Fripp.

The DVD-A presents each album fully remixed into stunning 5.1 Surround Sound with Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) in the producer role and King Crimson founder member Robert Fripp as executive producer.

The 5.1 mixes are accessible in full MLP lossless audio on DVD-A players & DTS 5.1 on standard DVD players/DVD Rom drives. Additionally, High Resolution stereo is also accessible on the DVD-A (24/96 DVD-A & 24/48 DVD/DVD Rom).

Selected DVD-A titles in the series will also feature era specific, rarely seen, King Crimson video footage. Each album is presented in a double Digipack, with booklet artwork featuring new sleeve notes by Robert Fripp and King Crimson biographer Sid Smith alongside archive material and photos, enclosed in an outer card slipcase.


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Red – (KCSP 7 CD/DVD-A) September 21st release.

The 1974 classic album that became an inspiration to a
generation of musicians.

CD: Features the original album plus three extra tracks, stunning pre-overdub trio versions of Red & Fallen Angel and the full version of Providence.

DVD-A: Features the original album in Hi-Res Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound editions, with the three additional tracks from the CD plus Journey to the Centre of the Cosmos also available in Hi-Res Stereo. The trio version of Fallen Angel and the full versions of Providence and Journey to the Centre of the Cosmos are also available in 5.1 Surround Sound.

Video footage: Rarely seen footage from French TV from 1974 featuring performances of Larks’ Tongues in Aspic II, The Night Watch, Lament & Starless


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In The Court of the Crimson King – October 12th release – Available in three editions.

The seminal debut album; one of the most innovative
British rock albums of all time.

(KCSP 1 CD/DVD-A edition)

CD: Features entirely new 2009 stereo edition mixed from the original pre mix multi track tapes by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp, plus bonus tracks including early versions of I Talk to the Wind, the backing track for Epitaph and the session that produce the opening wind effect for 21st Century Schizoid Man.

DVD-A: Features the original album in 5.1 Surround Sound. The 2004 master edition & the 2009 new mix also appear in Hi-Res Stereo, along with several bonus tracks from the original recording sessions.
Video Footage: Newly re-sequenced archive footage of 21st Century Schizoid Man from the legendary Hyde Park concert.

(DGM 5009 2CD edition)

CD1: as per above.

CD2: Features the 2004 master edition plus bonus tracks including the Morgan studios instrumental recording of 21st Century Schizoid Man, the John Peel Top Gear recording of I Talk to the Wind (not previously released on CD) and a transfer of the original single a/b side of The Court of the Crimson King.

(KCCBX 1 4CD/DVD-A Boxed set – Limited edition.)
Full details to be arranged.


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Lizard – October 26th release.

King Crimson’s third album, a jazz-rock tour de force.

(KCSP3 CD/DVD-A edition)

CD: Features entirely new 2009 stereo edition mixed from the original pre mix multi track tapes by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp plus three bonus tracks: Lady of the Dancing Water (alternate take), Bolero (alternative version originally from Frame by Frame) and a studio run through of Cirkus from the original recording sessions.

DVD-A: Features the original album in 5.1 Surround Sound. The 2004 master edition and the 2009 new album mix also appear in Hi-Res Stereo, along with the three bonus tracks from the CD.
post #2 of 92
Thanks for the heads-up! I am definitely going to pick up the remastered Red.
post #3 of 92
OMG, this is great news! Thanks.
post #4 of 92
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it's all in frickin September - Beatles, PT, KC... sheesh
post #5 of 92
Cool news. Too bad I recently bought most of their discography. Maybe I'll pick up Lizards as that is one I don't have and see if it is worth picking up the others.
post #6 of 92
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Originally Posted by SiriuslyCold View Post
it's all in frickin September - Beatles, PT, KC... sheesh
PT = Pete Townshend?
post #7 of 92
I'm afraid i'll have to buy at least In The Court...
post #8 of 92
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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post
PT = Pete Townshend?
Porcupine Tree

(listen to teaser here and discuss here)
post #9 of 92
Well, it looks like it's time to pick up a DVD-A player.

Yeah, I'm going to buy these. "In the Court of the Crimson King" in hi-rez is just way too good to pass up!
post #10 of 92
Thanks for the news. Can't miss purchase IMO. Yea, guess I now have to get a DVD-A player as well.
post #11 of 92
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Originally Posted by DavidMahler View Post
PT = Pete Townshend?
Genesis 5.1 mixes of Seconds Out, and Genesis Live, plus the famous 1973 Rainbow concert in 5.1. Sept releases.
post #12 of 92
I would make sure you get a Universal player so you can play SACD's as well. Why limit yourself from all the excellent SACD releases that were put out like Billy Joel's "The Stranger", John Mayer's "Heavier Things", Nine Inch Nails "The Downward Spiral" (superior to the 24/48 DVD-A DualDisc release), etc., etc., etc.

You can get the Oppo 980H direct from Oppo Digital for $169 which features native DSD-output for SACD's (through HDMI only) as well as 24/192 PCM output for DVD-A or for SACD where your receiver doesn't accept DSD. Also features analog output as well. Highly reviewed audio performance.

You can also read more about the King Crimson releases from Neil Wilkes who is working on the multi-channel mixing and mastering at Opus. His blog is on the Quadrophonic Quad Forums - http://www.quadraphonicquad.com/forums/blog.php?b=27 - and I'm sure he'd LOVE to answer questions about it if you have any.
post #13 of 92
It would appear that I bought my King Crimson too soon...
post #14 of 92
I thought that all of the King Crimson CDs had been recently remastered (like within the last 5 years or so)?
I may get the individual CDs eventually, but the box sets (21st Century Guide to King Crimson-parts I and II) will hold me for now.
post #15 of 92
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uhm, can anyone tell if this is the new stereo mix of In The Court...

http://dvd-a.info/media/SW_planetrock_itcotck_edit.mp3

(song starts around 1' after SW talks a bit about it)
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