King CrimsonDiscipline

Label:EG – EGLP 49, Polydor – 2302 112
Vinyl, LP, Album
Style:Prog Rock


A1Elephant Talk4:42
A2Frame By Frame5:08
A3Matte Kudasai3:45
B1Thela Hun Ginjeet6:25
B2The Sheltering Sky8:22

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On Labels:
© Copyright EG Music Ltd. 1981
℗ 1981 EG Records Ltd.
Made in England

Promo sticker on rear may appear on some copies.
The Celtic knot on front is embossed.

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  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, var 1): EGLP 49 A//1▽EM 1 1 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched, var 1): ARUN
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, var 1): EGLP 49 B//1▽EM 1 1 6
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, Variant 2): EGLP 49 B//1▽EM 1 1 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, "ARUN" etched, var 3): EGLP 49 A//1▽EM 1 1 01 ARUN
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, var 3): EGLP 49 B//2▽EM 1 1 1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, "ARUN" etched, var 4): EGLP 49 A//2▽EM 1 1 6 ARUN
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, var 4): EGLP 49 B//2▽EM 1 1 4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, stamped, "ARUN" etched, var 5): EGLP 49 A//2▽EM 1 1 4 ARUN
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, stamped, var 5): EGLP 49 B//1▽EM 1 1 5

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Discipline (LP, Album, Stereo, Winchester Pressing)Warner Bros. Records, EGBSK 3629US1981
Discipline (LP, Album, Quality Records Pressing, Embossed Sleeve)Warner Bros. Records, EG, Warner Bros. Records, EGXBS 3629, XBS-3629Canada1981
Discipline (LP, Album)EG, Polydor2302 112Germany1981
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Discipline (LP, Album)EG2302 112France1981
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Discipline (LP, Album)EG, Polydor2311 103Italy1981



  • errorsinspace's avatar
    Edited 11 months ago
    Amazing album. I can see why King Crimson are the kings of prog rock. So many unique approaches and albums to check out. Red was a landmark in it's own way. To be balanced by Island just released a year away from it, is groundbreaking. Discipline is another level too in another way. I can see how Belew sort of merged a bit of funk into King Crimson from coming off his working with Talking Heads. Also the spoken verses reminds me of David Byrne. Anyways, his addition is a perfect balance for the re-invented and different direction to King Crimson. Belew's performance is powerful enough to balance Robert Fripp's input. And that balance is what produces the magic. You can clearly hear how this band would inspire later bands. I can hear a Primus, Alice and Chains and Rage against the machine in these track easily.
    King Crimson kills Pink Floyd sorry.
    • iggi_unpop's avatar
      Edited 11 months ago
      Great solo album by Adrian Belew with help from Fripp, Bruford and Levin!
      ... Balls! I'm joking! But Belew definitely dominates this album! As a "Talking Head"? I also hear a good dose of King Sunny Ade in parts! Great contributions by the other three make this fine piece of work a new prog wave monster in it's own way! (Followed by another two of a perfect pair in the same manner.)
      • mikeh69's avatar
        Edited 2 years ago
        George Piros did US copies of this ... and mine I bought sealed like 1984 was sealed and has slit in the cover turned out to be this one which I think was RTI ... The 21 century copies are they independently made there is no indication of a pressing plant... Notice like history these albums from 1981 are disappearing .... It's a bit disturbing. I bought mine new for 3.99 I mean 3.99 same copy new is like 50.00 FIFTY DOLLARS... I thought I never lived to even see it ... One day they'll be GONE ...
        • raz_musa's avatar
          If this were released by a new band, I'll accept the 'prog rock' description. But coming from King Crimson, I'd describe it as new wave jazz fusion!
          • freddiegeorge9's avatar
            Excellent sound quality. Variant 1 runout with a promo stick on back cover.
            • vbMagus's avatar
              Is matte kudasai on this LP the same Version that’s on the Japanese LP aka Alternative Mix in recent reissues?
              • frogindeed's avatar
                Let's be honest; the group on this album is King Crimson in name only. It could equally be named Talking heads (ft. Fripp & Bruford). But that means it can only be good.

                If I'm brutally honest with myself the classic line-up only went downhill after "Court". I expected big things for the follow-up "Poseidon" but it only left me indifferent (they even sang Catfood on Top of the Pops FFS).
                People also rate Red highly (by another in-name-only incarnation); I didn't last ten minutes with it.

                This album however has balls. It's one I can listen to repeatedly if only to completely (impossibly?) grasp all the interwoven guitar/chapmanstick magic that's going on. And then the voice of Adrian Belew offsets it all marvellously and turns the cacophony into bona-fide songs. It sounds new, it sounds fresh, it sounds different, it sounds prog!
                • kofix's avatar
                  I'm looking for a cover. Anyone? Pm me please. Cheers


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