|Format: CD / Cat No: 0633367785626 / Released: 06/11/2015
Track Listing: CD I: 1: Wind extract 1969 In The Court Of The Crimson King recording sessions: from In The Court Of The Crimson King 40th Anniversary CD/DVD-A / 2: Epitaph 2015 - Steven Wilson 2015 instrumental mix: previously unreleased / 3: Catfood - from In The Wake Of Poseidon recording sessions: previously unreleased on disc / 4: Bolero - from Lizard recording sessions/T. Lev overdub: Frame by Frame boxed set/Lizard 40th anniversary edition CD/DVD-A / 5: Islands (extract with Oboe) - from Islands recording sessions: Islands 40th anniversary edition CD/DVD-A / 6: A Peacemaking Stint Unrolls - from Islands recording sessions: Islands 40th anniversary edition CD/DVD-A / 7: LTIA II (2014 rehearsal extract) - 2014 Band rehearsals: previously unreleased / 8: LTIA II - 1974 Asbury Park: USA CD/DVD-A & Road to Red boxed set / 9: Fracture - 1974 Gottingen: Starless boxed set / 10: One More Red Nightmare (guitars extract) - from Red studio sessions: previously unreleased on disc / 11: One More Red Nightmare - 2014 Los Angeles: Live at The Orpheum / 12: Elephant Talk (12" mix) - 12" single version, dubbed from vinyl: Discipline 40th Anniversary edition CD/DVD-a, previously unreleased on CD / 13: Absent Lovers - from Beat studio session: from forthcoming Beat 40th anniversary edition CD/DVD-A / 14: SF soundcheck extract - 2014 San Francisco: Previously unreleased / 15: Larks' III/Sleepless - Three Of A Perfect Pair studio sessions: from forthcoming Three Of A Perfect Pair 40th anniversary edition CD/DVD-A / CD II: 1: Jurassic THRAK (edit) - THRAK recording sessions: from forthcoming THRAK boxed set / 2: The Hell Hounds of Krim - 2014 Los Angeles: from 12" Cyclops Picture Disc EP, previously unreleased / 3: VROOOM - Live in London 1995: from forthcoming THRAK boxed set / 4: VROOOM Coda Marine 475 - Live in London 1995: from forthcoming THRAK boxed set / 5: ProjeKction (P4) - 7th Note,1998 San Francisco: previously only available via mail order CD / 6: Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part IV / The ConstruKction Of Light - from The ConstruKction Of Lightrecording sessions: previously unreleased on CD / 7: Sus Tayn Z (P3) - May 2000: previously unreleased on CD / 8: The Power To Believe II (demo) - 2002: from the forthcoming The Power to Believe 40th anniversary CD/DVD-a / 9: The Power To Believe II - 2003: from Live in Milan / 10: Ex Uno Patres (Fripp, Belew, Levin, Mastelotto) - 2004: previously unreleased on CD / 11: The Light of Day - 2010: Alt take from A Scarcity Of Miracles CD/DVD-a previously unreleased on CD / 12: Ba Ba Boom Boom (Harrison, Mastelotto) - 2008: previously unreleased on CD / 13: ATTAKcATHRAK (end edit) - 1996: from forthcoming THRAK boxed set / 14: 21st Century Schizoid Man - 2014 San Francisco: Previously unreleased, From 12" Cyclops Picture Disc EP & forthcoming USA II album
More information: 2CD set featuring material from every King Crimson line-up from 1969 - 2015. Includes many extracts & tracks appearing on CD for the first time, and packaged in DVD sized fold out digi-pack style book case with 24 page booklet. Originally available only at concert venues on King Crimson’s sold out European 2015 tour.
The Elements tour box was devised specifically for the current King Crimson tour & as a companion volume to the highly successful 2014 tour box.
The depth & variety of King Crimson’s archives allows for the presentation of such “alternate best of/introduction to…” style releases, providing a fascinating audio history of the band featuring extracts of the current line-up in rehearsal pre-tour, new live recordings taken from last year’s sold out US tour, elements from studio recordings, full tracks, alternate takes & finished recordings from 1969-2015, many of which make their first appearance on CD. Every line-up is featured across the 2CD set. The set also provides tantalising audio extracts & hints of forthcoming King Crimson releases. The accompanying booklet features sleeve-notes by co-compiler Sid Smith, photos of memorabilia, full info about the current tour & a number of band & individual photos of the line-up taken by band member Tony Levin.