King Crimson ‎– Larks' Tongues In Aspic (The Complete Recordings)

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Germany - October 1972
Disc 1: The Zoom Club, Frankfurt - October 13, 1972 78:33
CD1-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I)
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
8:22
CD1-2 Book Of Saturday
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
3:16
CD1-3 Zoom
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
22:03
CD1-4 Improv : Zoom Zoom
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
44:48
Disc 2: The Zoom Club, Frankfurt - October 13, 1972 36:37
CD2-1 Easy Money
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
4:08
CD2-2 Improv : Fallen Angel
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
4:12
CD2-3 Improv : Z'Zoom
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
4:47
CD2-4 Exiles
Written-By – Cross*, Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
8:36
CD2-5 The Talking Drum
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
6:13
CD2-6 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
Written-By – Fripp*
8:37
Disc 3: Live In The Studio, Bremen - October 17, 1972 44:36
CD3-1 Improv : The Rich Tapestry Of Life
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
29:49
CD3-2 Exiles
Written-By – Cross*, Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
7:52
CD3-3 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I)
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
6:51
England - November 1972
Disc 4: Hull Technical College - November 10, 1972 54:47
CD4-1 Walk On : No Pussyfooting
Written-By – Eno*, Fripp*
2:05
CD4-2 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I)
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
10:09
CD4-3 Book Of Saturday
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
3:23
CD4-4 RF Announcement
Voice [Uncredited] – Robert Fripp
1:41
CD4-5 Improv : Vista Training College Under Spotlight
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
29:31
CD4-6 Exiles
Written-By – Cross*, Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
7:52
Disc 5: Hull Technical College - November 10, 1972 48:08
CD5-1 Easy Money
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
7:21
CD5-2 Improv : Fallen Angel Hullabaloo
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
9:22
CD5-3 The Talking Drum
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
4:49
CD5-4 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
Written-By – Fripp*
10:03
CD5-5 21st Century Schizoid Man
Written-By – Lake*, McDonald*, Giles*, Sinfield*, Fripp*
7:37
CD5-6 John Wetton Interview
Voice [Uncredited] – John Wetton
8:53
Disc 6: Guildford Civic Hall - November 13, 1972 42:42
CD6-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I)
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
8:57
CD6-2 Book Of Saturday (Daily Games)
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
3:24
CD6-3 RF Announcement
Voice [Uncredited] – Robert Fripp
0:59
CD6-4 Improv : All That Glitters Is Not Nail Polish
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
25:39
CD6-5 Exiles
Written-By – Cross*, Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
2:55
CD6-6 Improv : A Deniable Bloodline
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
0:43
England And Scotland - November/December 1972
Disc 7: Oxford New Theatre - November 25, 1972 46:12
CD7-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I)
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
14:00
CD7-2 RF Announcement
Voice [Uncredited] – Robert Fripp
2:28
CD7-3 Book Of Saturday
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
2:52
CD7-4 Improv : A Boolean Melody Medley
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
19:42
CD7-5 Exiles
Written-By – Cross*, Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
7:06
Disc 8: Glasgow Green's Playhouse - December 1, 1972 60:44
CD8-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I)
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
11:16
CD8-2a RF Announcement
Voice [Uncredited] – Robert Fripp
2:12
CD8-2b Book Of Saturday
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
2:52
CD8-3 Improv : A Vinyl Hobby Job
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
20:35
CD8-4 Exiles
Written-By – Cross*, Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
7:35
CD8-5 Easy Money
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
10:04
CD8-6 Improv : Behold! Blond Bedlam
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
6:04
Disc 9: Portsmouth Guildhall - December 15, 1972 64:10
CD9-1 Book Of Saturday
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
2:57
CD9-2 Improv : An Edible Bovine Dynamo
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
8:55
CD9-3 Exiles
Written-By – Cross*, Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
6:47
CD9-4 Easy Money
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
9:38
CD9-5 Improv : Ahoy! Modal Mania
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
16:06
CD9-6 The Talking Drum
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
3:22
CD9-7 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
Written-By – Robert Fripp
7:28
CD9-8 21st Century Schizoid Man
Written-By – Lake*, McDonald*, Giles*, Sinfield*, Fripp*
8:52
Studio Recordings
Disc 10: Larks' Tongues In Aspic Session Reel 79:18
CD10-1 "Keep That One, Nick"
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
79:16
Disc 11: Original 1973 Stereo Mix (30th Anniversary Remaster) 63:11
CD11-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I)
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
13:35
CD11-2 Book Of Saturday
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
2:55
CD11-3 Exiles
Written-By – Cross*, Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
7:40
CD11-4 Easy Money
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
7:53
CD11-5 The Talking Drum
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
7:25
CD11-6 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
Written-By – Fripp*
7:22
CD11-7 US Radio Ad 0:58
CD11-8 Easy Money (Edit)
Written-By [Uncredited] – John Wetton, Richard Palmer-James, Robert Fripp
5:02
CD11-9 Exiles (Edit)
Written-By [Uncredited] – David Cross, John Wetton, Richard Palmer-James, Robert Fripp
3:02
CD11-10 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
Written-By [Uncredited] – Robert Fripp
7:12
Disc 12: DVD
Audio Content
The 2012 Surround Mix - MLP Lossless 5.1 Surround
DVD-1-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I) 13:35
DVD-1-2 Book Of Saturday 2:56
DVD-1-3 Exiles 7:41
DVD-1-4 Easy Money 7:55
DVD-1-5 The Talking Drum 7:25
DVD-1-6 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II) 7:22
The 2012 Surround Mix - DTS 5.1 Digital Surround
DVD-2-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I) 13:35
DVD-2-2 Book Of Saturday 2:56
DVD-2-3 Exiles 7:41
DVD-2-4 Easy Money 7:55
DVD-2-5 The Talking Drum 7:25
DVD-2-6 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II) 7:22
The 2012 Stereo Mix - MLP Lossless Stereo (24/96)
DVD-3-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I) 13:35
DVD-3-2 Book Of Saturday 2:56
DVD-3-3 Exiles 7:41
DVD-3-4 Easy Money 7:55
DVD-3-5 The Talking Drum 7:25
DVD-3-6 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II) 7:22
The 2012 Stereo Mix - PCM Stereo 2.0 (24/96)
DVD-4-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I) 13:35
DVD-4-2 Book Of Saturday 2:56
DVD-4-3 Exiles 7:41
DVD-4-4 Easy Money 7:55
DVD-4-5 The Talking Drum 7:25
DVD-4-6 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II) 7:22
Original 1973 Stereo Mix (30th Anniversary Remaster) - PCM Stereo 2.0 (24/96)
DVD-5-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I) 13:35
DVD-5-2 Book Of Saturday 2:55
DVD-5-3 Exiles 7:40
DVD-5-4 Easy Money 7:53
DVD-5-5 The Talking Drum 7:25
DVD-5-6 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II) 7:07
Alternate Takes And Mixes - PCM Stereo 2.0 (24/96)
DVD-6-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I) (Alt Mix) 11:13
DVD-6-2 Book Of Saturday (Alt Take) 2:56
DVD-6-3 Exiles (Alt Mix) 7:47
DVD-6-4 Easy Money (Jamie Muir Solo) 7:24
DVD-6-5 The Talking Drum (Alt Mix) 6:58
DVD-6-6 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II) (Alt Mix) 6:59
DVD-6-7 Easy Money (Alt Take) 7:25
Video Content
Live In The Studio, Bremen - Audio dual mono
DVD-7-1 Improv: The Rich Tapestry Of Life 29:49
DVD-7-2 Exiles 7:52
DVD-7-3 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I) 6:51
DVD-7-4 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I) (Original Broadcast Version) 6:26
Disc 13: Alternate Takes & Mixes 50:46
CD12-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I) (Alt Mix)
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
11:13
CD12-2 Book Of Saturday (Alt Take)
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
2:56
CD12-3 Exiles (Alt Mix)
Written-By – Cross*, Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
7:47
CD12-4 Easy Money (James Muir Solo)
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
7:24
CD12-5 The Talking Drum (Alt Mix)
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
6:58
CD12-6 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II) (Alt Mix)
Written-By – Fripp*
6:59
CD12-7 Easy Money (Alt Take)
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
7:25
Disc 14: The 2012 Stereo Album Mix 46:46
CD13-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I)
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
13:34
CD13-2 Book Of Saturday
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
2:56
CD13-3 Exiles
Written-By – Cross*, Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
7:40
CD13-4 Easy Money
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
7:54
CD13-5 The Talking Drum
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Muir*, Wetton*, Fripp*
7:23
CD13-6 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
Written-By – Fripp*
7:13
Disc 15: Blu-ray
Audio Content
The 2012 Surround Mix - DTS-HD Master Surround
BD-1-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I)
BD-1-2 Book Of Saturday
BD-1-3 Exiles
BD-1-4 Easy Money
BD-1-5 The Talking Drum
BD-1-6 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
The 2012 Surround Mix - LPCM 5.1 Surround
BD-2-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I)
BD-2-2 Book Of Saturday
BD-2-3 Exiles
BD-2-4 Easy Money
BD-2-5 The Talking Drum
BD-2-6 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
The 2012 Stereo Album Mix - LPCM Stereo (24/96)
BD-3-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I)
BD-3-2 Book Of Saturday
BD-3-3 Exiles
BD-3-4 Easy Money
BD-3-5 The Talking Drum
BD-3-6 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
Original 1973 Stereo Mix (30th Anniversary Remaster) - LPCM Stereo (24/96)
BD-4-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I)
BD-4-2 Book Of Saturday
BD-4-3 Exiles
BD-4-4 Easy Money
BD-4-5 The Talking Drum
BD-4-6 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
Alternative Takes & Mixes - LPCM Stereo (24/96)
BD-5-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I) (Alt Mix)
BD-5-2 Book Of Saturday (Alt Take)
BD-5-3 Exiles (Alt Mix)
BD-5-4 Easy Money (Jamie Muir Solo)
BD-5-5 The Talking Drum (Alt Mix)
BD-5-6 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II) (Alt Mix)
BD-5-7 Easy Money (Alt Take)
The Session Reels - LPCM Stereo (24/96)
BD-6-1 "Keep That One, Nick"
Live In The Studio - LPCM Dual Mono (24/96)
BD-7-1 Improv: The Rich Tapestry Of Life
BD-7-2 Exiles
BD-7-3 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I)
Original UK Vinyl Transfer - LPCM Stereo (24/96)
BD-8-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I)
BD-8-2 Book Of Saturday
BD-8-3 Exiles
BD-8-4 Easy Money
BD-8-5 The Talking Drum
BD-8-6 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
Original US Vinyl Transfer - LPCM Stereo (24/96)
BD-9-1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I)
BD-9-2 Book Of Saturday
BD-9-3 Exiles
BD-9-4 Easy Money
BD-9-5 The Talking Drum
BD-9-6 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
Video Content
Live In The Studio, Bremen - LPCM Dual Mono (24/96)
BD-10-1 Improv: The Rich Tapestry Of Life
BD-10-2 Exiles
BD-10-3 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I)
BD-10-4 Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part I) (Original Broadcast Version)

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Limited edition of 7000 copies worldwide.

Also includes:
36 page booklet with photos, timeline / diary, transcript of extensive Robert Fripp interview conducted by David Singleton (July 2012), new essay by King Crimson historian Sid Smith and more.
Print of original album sleeve, individual band member postcards, reproduction of UK tour handbill, reproduction of Rainbow Theatre, London concert ticket stub.

Downloadable Content:
See back of reproduction of Rainbow Theatre, London concert ticket to obtain the concert from that venue as an exclusive download - listener beware - audio for this show is of such poor quality as to be beyond meaningful restoration and is included solely for historic purposes.

Notes from the disc sleeves:

CD1:
"Disc 1 from tape bootleg, Audio restored at DGM.
Astonishingly, this is the first gig this band ever played together. They'd only been rehearsing for a few weeks. To our knowledge, only this night (of three) was recorded.
Previously available via mail order as part of King Crimson Collector's Club series 20 (2002)."

CD2:
"Disc 2 from tape bootleg, Audio restored at DGM.
Previously available via mail order as part of King Crimson Collector's Club series 20 (2002)."

CD3:
"Disc 3 Mono Audio from King Crimson archive tape.
Most groups chose to play a couple of songs from a recent album or a well-known hit. King Crimson played three tracks, two yet to be recorded & a 30 minute improv. All were filmed. Only Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part 1) was broadcast on Beat Club.
Previously available via mail order as part of King Crimson Collectors' Club series 3 (1999)."

CD4:
"Disc 4 from cassette bootleg, audio restored at DGM.
This is taken from the first date of the british Tour proper, a firm 5 star fan favourite among those who have downloaded the show from DGMLive.com. Complete performance including the 30 minute Vista Training College improv., the first recorded 21 Century Schizoid Man encore by the quintet and a John Wetton interview at the end."

CD5:
"Disc 5 from cassette bootleg, audio restored at DGM.
Previously available as a download from www.dgmlive.com (2011)."

CD6:
"Disc 6 taken from a band cassette soundboard recording. Audio restored at DGM.
Though incomplete as a show, this has much to recommend it - a lovely Book of Saturday (still called Daily Games at this point) & a shorter but no less powerful improv than previous, with Exiles incomplete & only a taster from the second improv to leave the listener all the more eager for the missing sections.
Previously available via mail order as part of King Crimson Collectors' Club series 24 (2003)."

CD7:
"Disc 7 taken from cassette bootleg, audio restored June 2012 at DGM.
Also incomplete, but the material that would form the first side of the album is now solidifying, the playing has tightened as the tour has progressed & the improv's a killer - another fan favourite download.
Previously available as a download only from www.dgmlive.com (2008)."

CD8:
"Disc 8 taken from cassette bootleg, audio restored June 2012 at DGM.
The enthusiasm of the audience & the stellar playing balance the deficiencies in the sound quality with a fiery Easy Money & incomplete second improv - complete with much audience participation - given a flavour of the evening.
Previously unreleased."

CD9:
"Disc 9 taken from cassette bootleg, audio restored June 2012 at DGM.
Missing LTIA Part 1 - but otherwise complete, the final night of the tour prior to a break pre-Christmas & the album recordings at the beginning of 1973. Also - although nobody suspected it at the time, Jamie Muir's penultimate gig with the band & the final known live recording of the quintet line-up.
Previously unreleased."

CD10:
"Taking the form of an audio documentary and playing the listener in Command Studios in early 1973 as the quintet maps out the material destined for the album. Featuring first takes of every piece recorded for the album interspersed with studio talk between band members and engineer. Edited, compiled, assembled and produced by David Singleton, assisted by Alex R. Mundy - July 2012."

CD11:
"30th anniversary master with audio extras: the US radio advert for the album & the US promo EP - the latter taken from vinyl & illustrating how plans sometimes go wrong. Side one of the EP featuring edits intended to promote the album at radio was pressed off centre."

DVD [DVD-Audio/Video]:
"Complete album in 5.1 MLP Lossless and DTS Surround Sound album mix. 43 minutes previously unseen filmed performance of the band, Original album 30th Anniversary mix, 2012 alternate takes and mixes in 24/48 hi-res stereo, 2012 stereo mix in 24/48 & 24/96 hi-res stereo."

CD12:
"An Album's worth of alternate takes & mixes by Steven Wilson presented in album order plus an edit of Easy Money by David Singleton & alex R. Mundy taken from the session reels."

CD13:
"Mixed by Robert Fripp & Steven Wilson"

BD [Blu-ray Disc]:
"Content as per DVD-A with all stereo tracks in 24/96 hi-res plus hi-res stereo of Disc 10 [CD10], hi-res dual mono tracks from Disc 3 [CD3], 24/96 transfers of original vinyl pressing."

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  • Mastering SID Code (Discs 1 to 14: CD1 to CD13 and DVD): IFPI LK97
  • Mastering SID Code (Disc 15: BD): IFPI LY25
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 1: CD1): IFPI 9R76
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 2: CD2): IFPI 00079
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 3: CD3): IFPI UU008
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 4: CD4): IFPI UU076
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  • Mould SID Code (Disc 7: CD7): IFPI UU015
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  • Mould SID Code (Disc 12: DVD): IFPI 9R101
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 13: CD12): IFPI UU076
  • Mould SID Code (Disc 14: CD13): IFPI UU008
  • Label Code: LC 00614

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