|2 CD history featuring many extracts & tracks appearing on CD for the first time from 1969 - 2016
Format: CD / Cat No: 0633367787729 / Released: 16/06/2017
Track Listing: CD 1: 1. Wind (Extract) / 2. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Greg Lake vocals, extract)* / 3. 21st Century Schizoid Man (edit, live 2015) / 4. In The Wake Of Poseidon (instrumental edit) / 5. Improv (Mel Collins, extract, live 2016)* / 6. Peace (2015, rehearsals extract)* / 7. Cirkus (live 2016)* / 8. Islands (instrumental edit) / 9. Easy Money (live 2015) / 10. Suitable Grounds For The Blues (2015 rehearsals extract)* / 11. The Great Deceiver (live, 1974) / 12. Improv (Mel Collins, extract, live 2016)* / 13. Asbury Park (edit) / 14. One More Red Nightmare (live 2016)* / 15. Meltdown (2015, rehearsals extract)* / 16. Thela Hun Ginjeet (Steven Wilson alt. mix) / 17. Heartbeat (live 1982) / 18. Sleepless (live 2008)* / 19. RF intermission announcement (2016)* / CD 2: 1. Form No. 1 / 2. THRAK (2015 mix) / 3. Keep That One Nick (edit section) / 4. Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part I (live 2016) / 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)* / 8. Keep That One Nick (edit section) / 9. Larks' IV ConstruKction* / 10. Keep That One Nick (edit section) / 11. Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part IV (live 2003)* / 12. Level Five (live 2016)* / 13. Larks' Tongues In Aspic (radio advert)
* previously unreleased on CD
More information: The Elements tour box was originally devised specifically as a one-off edition for the 2014 King Crimson tour but has since become an in-demand series with subsequent 2015 & 2016 editions becoming firm sellers.
As with previous releases in the series, the full variety of King Crimson’s music can be presented over 2CDs with extracts from rehearsals, new live recordings, elements from studio recordings, full tracks, alternate takes & finished recordings from 1969-2016, many of which make their first appearance on CD. Every line-up is featured across the 2CD set. Of particular interest on the new set is the inclusion on disc 2, for the first time in KC history on a single disc, of every part of Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (some studio, some live) from Part I to Level 5 – interspersed with elements taken from the original studio sessions & rehearsals.
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 now 8 musician King Crimson line-up.
Packaged in DVD sized fold out digi-pack style book case with 24 page booklet.