King Crimson

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One of the pioneers of the progressive rock genre. The first official rehearsal of the band was on January 13, 1969. The first line-up comprised guitarist Robert Fripp, lyricist and lighting man Peter Sinfield (who “invented” the name of the band), composer and multi-instrumentalist Ian McDonald, bassist and vocalist Greg Lake, and drummer Michael Giles. They toured extensively and released the album In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson), a seminal piece of late ’60s music. Shortly afterwards, the band split to reform again suffering continuous personnel changes for a period of two and a half years (early 1970-mid 1972), releasing three more studio albums and one recorded live, with Robert Fripp as the only remaining member.

The new King Crimson that evolved in July 1972 (featuring ex-Yes drummer Bill Bruford, ex-Family and later Asia (2) bassist/vocalist John Wetton and other more transitory members) marked a turn toward a heavier progressive sound, with experimental and fusion overtones, climaxing in unique semi-improvisatory live performances. This core line-up carried on until mid-1974, when Fripp broke up the band (as he thought) for good.

In mid-1981, after a full 7 years, a newly-formed band including Robert Fripp, with Adrian Belew on vocals and guitar, Tony Levin on bass and Chapman Stick, and Bill Bruford on acoustic and electronic drums, changed its name from Discipline to King Crimson. This line-up remained intact until summer 1984, releasing three studio albums.

Ten years later (May 1994), King Crimson started rehearsing again, this time as a "double trio" including Pat Mastelotto on drums and percussion and Trey Gunn on Stick in addition to the 1980s line-up; it released two full albums and a handful of EPs through Fripp's own Discipline Global Mobile label. A process of “fractalization” led to the creation of multiple spin-off groups containing three or four King Crimson members, dubbed "ProjeKcts" One, Two, Three, Four, and X, which released live and studio sessions through DGM. Having regained the rights to the full King Crimson catalogue, DGM put out numerous other recordings from all periods of the band's existence, including "King Crimson Collectors' Club" bi-monthly releases available only to members of the label's website. In the hands of DGM, the King Crimson back catalogue (with most late additions available only on FLAC/MP3 format rather than on CD) grew enormously, making it one of the biggest for any rock group ever.

The next reincarnation of the band, jokingly dubbed the "double duo", omitted Bill Bruford and Tony Levin. Its first complete studio album was “The ConstruKction of Light” (May 2000), and the line-up carried on until the end of 2003. Since then, Tony Levin rejoined the group and Trey Gunn departed. In 2008, with the addition of Gavin Harrison the new King Crimson began performed a 40th Anniversary Tour.

Robert Fripp stated in an August 2012 interview that he had retired from the music business, but 2014 found a new King Crimson line-up touring, including Fripp (guitar), Mel Collins (saxophones, flute), Tony Levin (basses, stick), Pat Mastelotto (drums, percussion), Gavin Harrison (drums, percussion), Jakko M. Jakszyk (vocals, guitar, flute), and William Rieflin (drums, percussion, synthesizer). In 2016 Jeremy Stacey (drums, keyboards) joined as an eighth member making the group a ""double quartet".
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King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) diseño del album King Crimson In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) (Album) Island Records, Island Records UK 1969 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon diseño del album King Crimson In The Wake Of Poseidon (Album) Island Records, Island Records US 1970 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - Lizard diseño del album King Crimson Lizard (Album) Island Records Canada 1970 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - Islands diseño del album King Crimson Islands (Album) Island Records, Island Records UK 1971 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - Earthbound diseño del album King Crimson Earthbound (Album, Comp) Island Records Italy 1972 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic diseño del album King Crimson Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Album, Comp) Island Records Italy 1973 Vender esta versión
CN 2063/S King Crimson - Stereo Pop Special-70 diseño del album King Crimson Stereo Pop Special-70(LP, Transcription) BBC Transcription Services CN 2063/S UK 1974 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - Red diseño del album King Crimson Red (Album) Island Records Italy 1974 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - Starless And Bible Black diseño del album King Crimson Starless And Bible Black (Album) Island Records Spain 1974 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - USA diseño del album King Crimson USA (Album, Comp) Island Records, Island Records Mexico 1975 Vender esta versión
40 King Crimson - The Best Of The BBC Rock Hour #40 diseño del album King Crimson The Best Of The BBC Rock Hour #40(Reel, 2tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Transcription) London Wavelength 40 US 1978 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - Discipline diseño del album King Crimson Discipline (Album, Comp) EG, Polydor Spain 1981 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - Beat diseño del album King Crimson Beat (Album) EG Canada 1982 Vender esta versión
RL 30-2 King Crimson - Mirage / Beat diseño del album Fleetwood Mac / King Crimson Fleetwood Mac / King Crimson - Mirage / Beat(LP, Transcription) Afrts RL 30-2 US 1982 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - BBC College Concert Series #26 diseño del album King Crimson BBC College Concert Series #26 London Wavelength US 1983 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - Three Of A Perfect Pair diseño del album King Crimson Three Of A Perfect Pair (Album) EG, Polydor Canada 1984 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - The Great Deceiver (Live 1973 - 1974) diseño del album King Crimson The Great Deceiver (Live 1973 - 1974) (Album) Discipline Records (3), Discipline Records (3), Virgin, Virgin UK, Europe & US 1992 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - THRAK diseño del album King Crimson THRAK (Album) Discipline Global Mobile, Discipline Global Mobile, Virgin, Virgin US 1995 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - B'Boom (Official Bootleg - Live In Argentina) diseño del album King Crimson B'Boom (Official Bootleg - Live In Argentina) (Album) Discipline Global Mobile Philippines 1995 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - THRaKaTTaK diseño del album King Crimson THRaKaTTaK (Album) Discipline Global Mobile UK 1996 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - Epitaph diseño del album King Crimson Epitaph (Album) Discipline Global Mobile, Discipline Global Mobile Japan 1997 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - The Nightwatch (Live At The Amsterdam Concertgebouw November 23rd 1973)  diseño del album King Crimson The Nightwatch (Live At The Amsterdam Concertgebouw November 23rd 1973) (Album) Discipline Global Mobile, Discipline Global Mobile UK 1997 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - Absent Lovers (Live In Montreal 1984) diseño del album King Crimson Absent Lovers (Live In Montreal 1984) (Album) Discipline Global Mobile UK 1998 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - Live At Jacksonville, 1972 diseño del album King Crimson Live At Jacksonville, 1972 (Album) Discipline Global Mobile UK 1998 Vender esta versión
King Crimson - Live At The Marquee 1969 diseño del album King Crimson Live At The Marquee 1969 (Album) Discipline Global Mobile UK 1998 Vender esta versión

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dedindi

dedindi

30 de enero de 2020
It was Peter Sinfield who coined the name "King Crimson" which had its roots in the historical tradition of branding any bloodshed monarch as a "crimson king" but, in the case of the newly formed band, explicitly alluded to the worldwide opposition to the military involvement of the United States in Southeast Asia.
https://musictales.club/article/peter-sinfield-songwriter-whose-lyrics-embellished-formative-prog-rock-albums-1970s
x23x

x23x

10 de diciembre de 2019
Please, please stop trashing King Crimson discography by adding dozens of download-only live recordings to the albums section!
Those downloads are not the albums, they belong to Miscellaneous section. You can't treat every live recording of the band never ever released in any physical form as an album - it just makes no sense. Please stop the madness!
Progrock_Baroque

Progrock_Baroque

21 de julio de 2019
Best rock band ever. With rock I mean all popular music - pop, psych, blues, prog, folk etc.
maxinecaffeine

maxinecaffeine

23 de mayo de 2019
editado 10 months ago
After taking my time listening to King Crimson I can say without a doubt they are "progressive rock". Not "prog rock". Progressive, as abided by the definition. It keeps on evolving, innovating and it does it many times you would lose track how many times they have changed - right until The Power to Believe. Wonderful, and they aren't afraid of expressing many fields left in music. However, the Mellotron is beyond outdated and Fripp was right to ditch it for the sake of it.
alcoholica

alcoholica

10 de abril de 2019
Yet another band with a complete mess of a discography. Can mp3's etcetera not be kept in a misc. category.
esoteric_death

esoteric_death

28 de julio de 2018
King Crimson is the only classic prog rock band still relevant today in my opinion!
leonthepro

leonthepro

6 de octubre de 2017
Someone really needs to clean up the albums section, they have not released 141 albums.

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