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    Park West    Chicago, Illinois
 
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Regarded as a show in which the energy of the Crimbeast made itself felt, particularly by Robert and Tony, it nevertheless takes the group a couple of numbers to get up to speed. But when they do the power really builds up. Highlights? Where to start! Level 5 is totally monstrous sounding like it was always waiting for this line-up to come along and play it; a stately-sounding Larks Tongues crushes all in its path and the version of Sleepless appears to be channelling the 12 inch remix.; One Time sails sublimely with the inclusion of a poignant guitar solo by Fripp and the coda to Vrooom has the shiver factor set to max (including some sly samples courtesy of Pat) – and just when you thought you’d never need to hear another rendition of Indiscipline, well you’re wrong. You really need to hear this version. For connoisseurs of Crimson clams there are a few here for you to savour, and of course this being a soundboard means that third cymbal from the left on Gavin’s kit may not be quite where you either remember it or even where you would want it, but hey – this is Crimson on uber-savage form, white hot at Park West with a crowd that was willing them to go all the way. And boy did they go!
Please note that the artwork for this show is not currently ready but we’re so keen to get this show out it’ll be added later to your account.

 

Tracks
Disc Number 1
1.  Introductory Soundscape  [PREVIEW]  3.10
2.  Drum Duet  [PREVIEW]  2.27
3.  The ConstruKction Of Light  [PREVIEW]  8.47
4.  Red  [PREVIEW]  6.45
5.  Frame By Frame  [PREVIEW]  5.28
6.  Neurotica  [PREVIEW]  4.41
7.  Three Of A Perfect Pair  [PREVIEW]  4.12
8.  The Talking Drum  [PREVIEW]  3.10
9.  Larks Tongues In Aspic Pt II  [PREVIEW]  7.44
10.  One Time  [PREVIEW]  7.06
11.  BBoom  [PREVIEW]  2.44
12.  Dinosaur  [PREVIEW]  5.44
13.  Level Five  [PREVIEW]  6.48
Disc Number 2
1.  Sleepless  [PREVIEW]  7.06
2.  VROOOM  [PREVIEW]  4.41
3.  Coda Marine 475  [PREVIEW]  6.02
4.  Drum Duet  [PREVIEW]  4.26
5.  Thela Hun Ginjeet  [PREVIEW]  8.57
6.  Elephant Talk  [PREVIEW]  5.03
7.  Indiscipline  [PREVIEW]  8.35

All previews are MP3 192kbps

Personnel
Robert Fripp:guitar
Adrian Belew:guitar & vocals
Tony Levin:bass,Stick and vocals
Gavin Harrison: drums and percussion
Pat Mastelotto:drums and percussion

 


Audio Source: Board Recording

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Band Member Diaries

    Thu., Aug 7, 2008
Written by Robert Fripp

13.53

#1201, Hotel Acceptable, Chicago.

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A professional photo session after soundcheck! What! There was no mention of this beforehand. With flashes!

The SoundSculpture for walk-in: a threnody.

The performance: the Beast Is Back! During the first long climbing section in Larks II I felt the presence of King Crimson entering into the music, and almost wept.

Overall, a strong performance to a generous audience.

Discussion in the car on the way back with Artist Advocate Andy & Adrian re: dealing with photography.  A comment from Ade: if you want a career in this business, you can’t stop photography. And, accordingly, my own career in this business finished on December 12th. 2004 in Santiago, Chile with G3. This day is recorded in the Diary. But, musical profession & endeavour is not a business for me; although the musician must be businesslike (to quote Keith Tippett).

I acknowledged my weakness in the area; and tonight would not have been possible with photography, I suggested; with photography / viddying, I couldn’t have been there. In this, I accept performance conventions have moved close to the audience behave in any way that they want – because they have the right! If this is so, then the performer has the choice – yes or no. And mine is no. A decision recognised, heartbreakingly, on December 12th. 2004.

I enjoyed performing this evening very much. In a conventional touring scenario, with conventional professional promoters & agents etc., they would have paid lip service to no photography & then not bother (as at the Massey Hall in Toronto: denied to my face, acknowledged to others). Which is a large part of why I no longer do this, in a conventional touring situation.



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 out of 5 stars2 out of 5 stars2 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 starsThe King Is Dead, Thu., Sep 20, 2012
Written by beloy51
When I first saw The King in Chicago in 1969 my mind was so blown away I wanted to throw my guitar in the river. I remember Lake’s poke-a-dot shirt, Bob sitting On A Stool. Ian playing two Sax’s at one time and Mike playing his Drum solo standing outside of his Drum Kit. That night at the Kinetic changed my life.Every new Lp was a Special treat for Me.Sometimes it took years to unlock the mysteries within each Lp. It was always worth the wait. KC was my very own dirty little secret. I have seen the band many times since that first time. Box and Mel,Wow! John and David, Very cool. The 80’s with Ade and Bill ,Very,Very nice.The Double Trio, My fave. Park West, the Chicago Theater with JP Jones and no Tony Or Bill ,Not Bad. Now KC is like The Moody Blues or Kiss or The Rolling Stones. Playing music of the past was not what I want from The King. I want new stuff that will make sence to me five or ten years from now like it always did. This greatest hit stuff makes me sad. I guess The King is dead. And part of me with it.

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