King Crimson ‎– In The Court Of The Crimson King

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Discipline Global Mobile ‎– KCLP1, Panegyric ‎– KCLP1, Inner Knot ‎– KCLP1
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Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 200-gram, Gatefold
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Produced for E.G. Productions, 'David & John'.

The original 1969 stereo mix pressed on 200-gram super-heavyweight vinyl, newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp.
℗ & © 2010 Robert Fripp.
Made in England.

Some copies include a download code for a 320 kbps transfer of the original 1969 pressing.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text, sticker): 6 33367 91111 7
  • Barcode (Compact text, sticker): 633367911117
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): KC LP 1 A-1 JONZ LOUD
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): KC LP 1 B-1 JONZ LOUD

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TheRecordAngel

TheRecordAngel

December 12, 2018
Yes! This sounds great. Even better than the original Pink Island UK copy that sells for big bucks in my humble opinion. You can hear the 'personal supervision' of Robert Fripp in the mix. Love it. No pops and crackle on mine. Just fine warm analogue stereo with things popping in and out of the mix that I had never noticed before. levels are set just right, with no distortion on the loud bits and the crescendos, without sacrificing the original dynamics. Just goes to show that when new vinyl manufacturers have half a mind to make something decent they really can make 'something decent.'
reecewg

reecewg

November 19, 2018
edited 23 days ago

My copy is pop/crackle free. Super flat and the bass is outstanding on this pressing. Sad to see some people get most of the duds since this pressing is great. I guess I got lucky this time on this record. I talk to the wind is definitely a stand out on this pressing.

Oh and my copy did not come with a digital code.
jemabaris

jemabaris

November 6, 2018
After i read all the comments about pops on here I had to give the record another listen to double check. What i found is:
Not a single Pop in the whole record. Some very minor crackling in quieter passages and some general hiss, which seems to be tape hiss. That said, I'm listening with a very good stereo and an Ortofon black cartridge. I'm also very sensible to pops and clicks. Overall nothing that would diminish my listening experience. Search until you find a good copy, they are out there! :D Mine didn't come with a download card as far as I remember btw.
dheavymetal

dheavymetal

October 2, 2018
Crackles all the time and also has several locked grooves. Really bad pressing.
StealYourFace

StealYourFace

September 26, 2018
Tried three other versions (one original and a few other reissues) with limited success - gave up the hunt and got this. Glad to finally have a copy with the necessary quietness to really enjoy the album.
Fan0802

Fan0802

September 1, 2018
I have 1 , but unluckied that there is a crack (not scratch) 3mm long, I destroyed it and hope to find good one.
question that why mistake LPs vinyl in the factory they can be exited the market.
runeb1983

runeb1983

August 14, 2018
Confusion will be my epitaph! Read all the reviews on this 2010 vinyl reissue and you’ll get a feeling that something strange is going on. I have purchased this 200g version FIVE times from sellers in five different countries just to try and find a good pressing. The first four all had irritating pops in the exact same places. The frustration left me looking like that face on the cover. I was about to give up, thinking that the owners who reported noise-free copies must have been mistaken or less sensitive to such disturbances. I got the fifth one about a week ago and the popping noises were nowhere to be found! I have just compared a noisy one with the good one and the vinyl looks identical down to the etching in the deadwax. The cover of the good one has more colour to it, which is a bit strange. The difference is obvious inside the gatefold too. The text on the inside of the gatefold, the label and the sticker has been exactly the same on all five copies and none of them had the download card inside.
whitefang

whitefang

August 8, 2018
Is it just me or is the inner sleeve of this release much more purple than the other ones, which are blue-like?

Apart from that, great sound and great quality pressing throughout.
Livewire91

Livewire91

July 21, 2018

Sound is so beautiful and clear on this! Would totally recommend.
B_nasty

B_nasty

May 9, 2018
edited 7 months ago

First, 200 g vinyl is a gimmick. My pressing was more poppy than a Miley Cyrus concert on the first play through, especially in "I talk to the wind.' I think the pops are fading over the 2-3 plays I've done, but I've had other repressings fare better in the pop department.

--Edit-- I had purchased the LP unopened, so it came from the factory sounding poppy. I decided to clean the record after my initial review, and the pops cleared out. It sounds amazing now. I've just never heard so much noise on a brand new record. The whole thing about 200 gram records being a gimmick comes back to mind again