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King Crimson – Lizard (1970) [DVD-AUDIO ISO]

King Crimson – Lizard
Artist: King Crimson | Album: Lizard | Style: Progressive Rock | Year: 1970 [1999 remastered, 2009 multichannel mix] | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 48kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 96kHz/24Bit, DTS 5.1 48kHz/24Bit, LPCM 2.0 48kHz/24Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 5 + 3 bonus | Size: ~5.5 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Covers: in archive | Release: ©2009 Robert Fripp | Panegyric (KCSP 3)

Released in December 1970, King Crimson’s third studio album, Lizard, is often viewed as an outlier in the pioneering British prog outfit’s nearly half-century discography. It’s not easily grouped with 1969’s stunning In the Court of the Crimson King debut and 1970 follow-up In the Wake of Poseidon, and along with 1971’s Islands it’s considered a transitional release on the band’s path toward the relative stability of the Larks’ Tongues in Aspic (1973), Starless and Bible Black (1974), and Red (1974) trilogy. Plus, the Lizard sessions were difficult and the core group lineup acrimoniously collapsed immediately afterward, as bandleader/guitarist Robert Fripp, with lyricist Peter Sinfield, continued brave efforts to save King Crimson from disintegrating as the group’s lengthy history was just getting underway. Even Fripp himself wasn’t a big Lizard fan until he reportedly “heard the Music in the music” when listening to Steven Wilson’s 2009 40th anniversary remix. Yet there are plenty of Crimson followers who place Lizard at the very apex of the group’s recorded legacy — and with good reason. Seamlessly blending rock, jazz, and classical in a way that few albums have successfully achieved, Lizard is epic, intimate, cacophonic, and subtle by turn — and infused with the dark moods first heard when “21st Century Schizoid Man” and “Epitaph” reached listeners’ ears the previous year.

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King Crimson – In The Wake Of Poseidon (1970) [DVD-AUDIO ISO]

King Crimson – In The Wake Of Poseidon
Artist: King Crimson | Album: In The Wake Of Poseidon | Style: Prog Rock | Year: 1970 [2010 DVD-Audio] | Quality: DVD-Audio (MLP 5.1 96kHz/24Bit, MLP 2.0 96kHz/24Bit, DTS 5.1 48kHz/24Bit, PCM 2.0 48kHz/24Bit) | Bitrate: lossless | Tracks: 11 | Size: ~6.6 Gb | Recovery: 3% | Release: UК © 2010 DGM | KCSP2 | Note: Not Watermarked

King Crimson opened 1970 scarcely in existence as a band, having lost two key members (Ian McDonald and Michael Giles), with a third (Greg Lake) about to leave. Their second album — largely composed of Robert Fripp’s songwriting and material salvaged from their stage repertory (“Pictures of a City” and “The Devil’s Triangle”) — is actually better produced and better sounding than their first. Surprisingly, Fripp’s guitar is not the dominant instrument here: The Mellotron, taken over by Fripp after McDonald’s departure — and played even better than before — still remains the band’s signature. The record doesn’t tread enough new ground to precisely rival In the Court of the Crimson King. Fripp, however, has made an impressive show of transmuting material that worked on stage (“Mars” aka “The Devil’s Triangle”) into viable studio creations, and “Cadence and Cascade” may be the prettiest song the group ever cut. “The Devil’s Triangle,” which is essentially an unauthorized adaptation of “Mars, Bringer of War” from Gustav Holst’s The Planets, was later used in an eerie Bermuda Triangle documentary of the same name. [In March of 2000, Caroline and Virgin released a 24-bit digitally remastered job that puts the two Mellotrons, Michael Giles’ drums, Peter Giles’ bass, and even Fripp’s acoustic guitar and Keith Tippett’s acoustic piano practically in the lap of the listener.]

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King Crimson – Meltdown: Live in Mexico (2018) 1080p Blu-ray AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1 + BDRip 720p

Title: King Crimson – Meltdown: Live in Mexico
Release Date: 2018
Genre: Rock, Prog Rock

Production/Label: iscipline Global Mobile
Duration: 2:32:28+3:39:18
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC Video / 382 kbps / 1080p / 23.976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio: LPCM Audio / 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Audio 2: DTS-HD Master Audio / 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4556 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Size: 36.83 GB

A 3CD/1Blu-Ray set featuring over three and a half hours of material performed during King Crimson’s five night residency at Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City in July 2017 plus audio extras.

The Blu-Ray contains over two hours of multi-camera HD recorded footage, audio soundtrack in 24/48 LPCM, hi-res stereo and 5.1 DTS HD-MA (with ‘picture off’ mode allowing the music to be heard independently in lossless audio).

Meltdown includes, for the first time with this line-up, audio recordings of Breathless, Discipline, Moonchild and Tony and Jeremy’s nightly Cadenza improvs.

Mixed by Don Gunn, Mixes produced by King Crimson member Bill Rieflin from full multi-track recordings and presented in two mini-vinyl style gatefold packs with booklet – including photos by Tony Levin and sleeve notes – enclosed in an outer slipcase.

A comprehensive overview of a band at the peak of its performing ability.

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King Crimson – Meltdown (Live in Mexico, 2017) (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

King Crimson – Meltdown (Live in Mexico, 2017) (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz  | Time – 03:39:28 minutes | 2,61 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Discipline Global Mobile

King Crimson will next month issue Meltdown (Live in Mexico City), a new four-disc deluxe set next month that features over three and a half hours of material performed during the band’s five nights residency at Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City in July 2017.

The audio is available across the three CDs but the blu-ray element features over two hours of multi-camera HD footage with an 24/48 LPCM hi-res stereo and 5.1 DTS HD-MA surround sound. This disc comes with a ‘picture off’ mode too, if those pesky visuals get in the way of a real lossless audio experience! The audio has been mixed by King Crimson member Bill Rieflin, from full multi track recordings.

The four discs come in two mini-LP CD vinyl replica-style gatefold wallets which reside in an outer slipcase. A booklet includes photos by Tony Levin and new sleeve notes is included.

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King Crimson – Live In Chicago, 28 June 2017 (Collector’s Club Special Edition) (2017) [Official Digital Download 24bit/96kHz]

King Crimson – Live In Chicago, 28 June 2017 (Collector’s Club Special Edition) (2017)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 02:35:50 minutes | 3,21 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Digital Booklet, Front Cover | © Discipline Global Mobile

Two CD set, taken from the band’s most recent US tour. Media-book presentation with 24 pages booklet featuring photography by Tony Levin & David Singleton. Featuring many iconic King Crimson pieces performed live by this line-up for the first time – some being played live for the first time ever, including: Islands, The Lizard Suite, The Errors, Fallen Angel, Cirkus & more.

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King Crimson – Live in Vienna, 1 December 2016 (2018) [Official Digital Download 24bit/48kHz]

King Crimson – Live in Vienna, 1 December 2016 (2018)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/48 kHz | Time – 03:07:14 minutes | 2,2 GB | Genre: Rock
Studio Masters, Official Digital Download | Front cover | © Discipline Global Mobile

Live In Vienna, December 1st, 2016 is a new 3-disc set by King Crimson. Featuring a rendition of Fracture, one of the most acclaimed KC compositions and last performed live in 1974, the three-disc set will be released on April 6th.

Mixed from the original multitracks discs one and two feature the complete first and second sets from the evening’s show. Disc three includes a series of soundscapes edited into newly sequenced pieces. Drawn from the introduction music (composed/improvised afresh for each night) & featuring Robert Fripp, Mel Collins & Tony Levin, this essential component of current live KC shows also receives its most complete presentation to date. In addition, the third disc includes the long awaited live recorded debut of Fracture by the 2016 line-up as performed in Copenhagen.

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King Crimson – Live At The Orpheum (2015) [DVD-Audio to FLAC 24bit/96kHz]

King Crimson – Live At The Orpheum (2015)
FLAC (tracks) 24 bit/96 kHz | Time – 00:40:56  minutes | 783 MB | Genre: Prog Rock
Source: DVD Audio | Front Cover | © Discipline Global Mobile
Recorded: Sept. 30th, October 1st 2014 at The Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles

Live at the Orpheum is a live album by the band King Crimson, released by Discipline Global Mobile records in 2015. The album was recorded on the 30th of September and 1st of October at the Orpeheum Theatre in Boston, Massacheussets on the band’s The Elements of King Crimson US tour of 2014.
King Crimson’s 2014 tour marked guitarist, founder and leader Robert Fripp’s return to active service after a long legal battle with Universal Music Group. This line-up of King Crimson is notable for featuring three drummers, Pat Mastelloto, Gavin Harrison and Bill Rieflin. The other members of the band are long standing bass player Tony Levin, Mel Collins who was previously in the band from 1970 to 1971, also playing on Red in 1974, Jakko Jakszyk on guitar and vocals and Robert Fripp.
All the shows on the tour were recorded on multitrack with Jakko Jakszyk sorting through the recordings. The two shows at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles were chosen for release. The album features 41 minutes of selections from the set and will be released on the 13th of January, 2015 on CD/DVD-A and heavy-weight vinyl.

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King Crimson – On (And Off) The Road (2016) [11CD, 3DVD-A, 3BLU-RAY BOXED SET]

The 19-disc limited edition box set ‘On (and off) The Road’ presents a complete overview of the enduringly popular 1980s incarnation of King Crimson. (Robert Fripp, Bill Bruford, Tony Levin and Adrian Belew).

Featuring a wealth of previously unheard audio and / or upgraded audio from the band’s first to final performances, stereo and 5.1 editions of Discipline, Beat and The Three Of A Perfect Pair, plus video recordings of some of the best live shows the line-up played and substantial new concert footage, all presented to the high standards that have been a staple of King Crimson boxed sets of recent years.

Contents include:

* 9cds including new Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp stereo mixes of Discipline (2011), Beat (2016) and Three of a Perfect Pair (2016), and the final concert from each of the band’s tours: Japan 1981 (new to CD), Germany 1982 (new mixes for this edition), Canada (Absent Lovers) 1984 (remastered for this edition)

* 2cds of additional studio recordings including 1 cd containing edited and expanded of sessions for the abandoned third album and a ‘making of…’ CD featuring studio snippets and outtakes from across the studio recordings (providing a fascinating audio insight into the ‘Crimson process’)

* 3dvd-a discs (hybrid discs compatible with all dvd players and rom-drives, region free, ntsc) feature the three original studio albums in high-resolution stereo (new & original mixes), 5.1 Surround Sound mixes and additional audio and videos on all three discs

* 3 blu-ray discs containing all the dvd-a disc material plus extensive additional video material including: Frejus live (Discipline), Alabama-Halle (Beat) (footage unseen since original 1982 broadcast), Japan 1984 (Three of a Perfect Pair) and additional hi-res audio options

* The Three Of A Perfect Pair blu-ray also features previously unseen footage from the final run of 1984 Japanese concerts plus 2 sets of ‘single camera footage’ recordings with shots focusing on each of the individual musicians

* Absent Lovers concert is also included in a new Surround Sound mix on the Three Of A Perfect Pair blu-ray

Presented in a 12″ box with booklet, memorabilia, extensive sleevenotes and eyewitness accounts of KC live.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Road-11CD-3DVD-3Blu-Ray-Boxed/dp/B01KN6XDNG/

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King Crimson – Radical Action (To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind) (2016) Blu-ray 1080p AVC DTS-HD MA 5.1 + BDRip 720p/1080p

Title: King Crimson – Radical Action (To Unseat The Hold Of Monkey Mind)
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Rock, Prog Rock, Art Rock
Artist: Robert Fripp – guitar, soundscapes; Mel Collins – saxophone, flute; Tony Levin – bass, Chapman stick, backing vocals; Pat Mastelotto – acoustic and electric drums and percussion; Gavin Harrison – drums, percussion; Jakko Jakszyk – guitar, lead vocals, flute; Bill Rieflin – drums, percussion, keyboards, backing vocals

Production/Label: Discipline Global Mobile/Panegyric
Duration: 02:47:00
Quality: Blu-ray
Container: BDMV
Video codec: AVC
Audio codec: DTS, PCM
Video: MPEG-4 AVC 14950 kbps / 1920*1080p / 23,976 fps / 16:9 / High Profile 4.1
Audio#1: English DTS-HD MA 5.1 / 48 kHz / 4624 kbps / 24-bit (DTS Core: 5.1 / 48 kHz / 1509 kbps / 24-bit)
Audio#2: English LPCM 5.1 / 48 kHz / 6912 kbps / 24-bit
Audio#3: English LPCM 2.0 / 48 kHz / 2304 kbps / 24-bit
Size: 38.20 GB

   Taken from the 2015 tours of the UK, Canada & Japan, Radical Action represents the most comprehensive release for this incarnation of King Crimson, and will be available as a 3cd/1blu-ray set, and in a 3cd/2dvd/1blu-ray limited edition.
   Radical Action features every song and piece performed by Pat Mastelotto, Bill Rieflin, Gavin Harrison, Mel Collins, Tony Levin, Jakko Jakszyk and Robert Fripp and as Fripp commented last month while supervising mixing, “This is King Crimson… re-imagined”.
   Blu-Ray featuring a complete set-list drawn from Japanese concert performances – almost 3 hours of music – in high-resolution stereo & 5.1 surround audio complete with “picture off” mode allowing the music to be heard independently in pristine, lossless audio. (24/48khz as per original recordings)

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King Crimson – Starless (2014, 40th Anniversary Series) DISC 23,24 – Blu-Ray

Year of Publishing: 2014
Genre: Progressive Rock
Country: UK
Publisher (label): Panegyric, Discipline Global Mobile

Duration: 11:48:59

Limited to a single pressing run, Starless offers an in-depth overview of King Crimson’s celebrated mid-1970’s live line-up at its most exploratory.
Few bands have offered as much variety in material from night to night, and King Crimson’s propensity for improvisation and fondness for playing its newest material – often unreleased on record at the time of performance – is legendary.

* Blu-Ray Disc 1 features full lossless audio 24/192 transfers of material from the Glasgow and Zurich shows, freshly assembled & mastered from the original Great Deceiver mixes by David Singleton at DGM Soundworld in 2014 in LPCM stereo.
* Blu-Ray Disc 1 also features the Amsterdam show The Nightwatch, mixed by Steven Wilson and the George Chkiantz preparatory mix stereo in 24/96 High-resolution stereo & a 24/96 transfer of the original David Singleton/Robert Fripp mix of The Nightwatch.
* Blu-Ray Disc 2 features Starless & Bible Black in 5.1 Surround (DTS-HD MAS & LPCM 24/96) alongside new and original stereo masters of the album, a needledrop of an original vinyl pressing plus audio extras.
* Blu-Ray Disc 2 also features the Quad mixes of material from the Mainz, Amsterdam & Pittsburgh concerts.
* Blu-Ray Disc 2 also features the ORTF Paris TV footage in a new hi-res transfer from the original source files.

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