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King CrimsonIn The Court Of The Crimson King - An Observation By King Crimson

Label:Discipline Global Mobile – KCSP1, Panegyric – KCSP1
Series:King Crimson 40th Anniversary Series
Format:
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
DVD, DVD-Audio, DVD-Video, Multichannel, NTSC, Stereo, Mono
All Media, Special Edition, Digipak
Country:UK & Europe
Released:
Genre:Rock
Style:Prog Rock

Tracklist

2009 Stereo Mix
CD-121st Century Schizoid Man7:24
CD-2I Talk To The Wind6:00
CD-3Epitaph8:52
CD-4Moonchild9:02
CD-5The Court Of The Crimson King9:20
Bonus Tracks
CD-6Moonchild (Full Version)12:13
CD-7I Talk To The Wind (Duo Version)4:54
CD-8I Talk To The Wind (Alternate Mix)6:34
CD-9Epitaph (Backing Track)9:02
CD-10Wind Session4:28
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DVD-121st Century Schizoid Man7:24
DVD-2I Talk To The Wind6:00
DVD-3Epitaph8:52
DVD-4Moonchild9:02
DVD-5The Court Of The Crimson King9:20
2009 Stereo Mix
DVD-621st Century Schizoid Man7:24
DVD-7I Talk To The Wind6:00
DVD-8Epitaph8:52
DVD-9Moonchild9:02
DVD-10The Court Of The Crimson King9:20
Original Master Edition 2004
DVD-1121st Century Schizoid Man7:24
DVD-12I Talk To The Wind6:05
DVD-13Epitaph8:48
DVD-14Moonchild12:13
DVD-15The Court Of The Crimson King9:23
Additional Audio Content
DVD-16Moonchild (Full Version)12:13
DVD-17I Talk To The Wind (Duo Version)4:54
DVD-18I Talk To The Wind (Alternate Mix)6:34
DVD-19Epitaph (Backing Track)9:02
DVD-20Wind Session4:28
The Alternate Album
DVD-2121st Century Schizoid Man (Instrumental)
DVD-22I Talk To The Wind (Studio Run Through)
DVD-23Epitaph (Alternate Version)
DVD-24Moonchild (Take 1)
DVD-25The Court Of The Crimson King (Take 3)
Video Content
DVD-2621st Century Schizoid Man - Edit
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Credits

Notes

CD content:
1. 2009 Stereo Mix remixed from the original multitrack master tapes
2. Bonus tracks - notes:
Moonchild (Full Version): As Robert chose to feature the edit of Moonchild in the album running order, the full version is included here.
I Talk To The Wind (Duo Version): An alternate take featuring just Robert Fripp & Ian McDonald.
I Talk To The Wind (Alternate Mix): An alternate take featuring different solos.
Wind Session: Extracts from the session that produced the distinctive intro to 21st Century Schizoid Man.

DVD content:
1. Original album remixed in MLP Lossless 5.1 Surround* and DTS 5.1 Digital Surround**
2. Original album mix (2004 master edition), 2009 stereo album mix, CD bonus tracks and Alternate takes album in MLP Lossless Stereo (24/96)* and PCM Stereo 2.0*** (24/48)
3. Video content (Audio: mono)

*only playable with DVD-Audio players, or players that are DVD-Audio compatible
**playable in all DVD players/DVD-ROM drives etc. with a compatible speaker setup
***playable in all DVD players/DVD-ROM drives etc.

Alternate takes mixed for the first time from the original studio recordings

The video content is a film edit of "21st Century Schizoid Man" from the Hyde Park concert in July 5th 1969. Available for the first time with original audio from the performance.

On the 2009 remix:
"We have taken the original mix as our template. The only significant change to the original release is our edit of the improv following 'Moonchild'. This was discussed at the time, has been discussed since, and is done now." - Robert Fripp, June 27th. 2009; Worcestershire, England
The full version is included as Moonchild (Full Version) on this release.

There is a 10 seconds pregap of silence between CD-5 and CD-6, and approximately 1 to 3 seconds pregaps of silence between all of the bonus tracks on CD.

All material previously unreleased or previously unreleased in these versions except the original album mix (2004 master edition), previously released in standard 16 bit resolution as CD (DGM0501) King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King - An Observation By King Crimson

This release comes in a 2×digipak format in a slipcase with new sleeve notes by Robert Fripp & King Crimson biographer Sid Smith along with rare photos and archive material.
This anniversary edition is also available as a Double CD (DGM5009) King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King - An Observation By King Crimson and 5CD/1DVDA Deluxe Box Set (KCCBX1) King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson).

The original album was released October 10th 1969.

CD-1 to CD-10 Universal Music Limited

Recorded at Wessex Sound Studios, London. Produced for E.G. Productions - 'David & John'.

Stereo files mastered at Super Audio Mastering.
5.1 mastered at Opus Productions Ltd.
DVD Design & Layout at Opus Productions Ltd.
DVD Authoring at Opus Productions.
Tape transfers at the FX Copy Room London.
Compiled & Coordinated for DGM.

Released via Inner Knot (USA/Canada), WHD (Japan), Panegyric (rest of World)

℗ & © Robert Fripp
This compilation ℗ & © Robert Fripp

DVD-21 is on the DVD titled "21st Century Schiziod Man"

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 6 33367 40012 3
  • Barcode (Scanned): 633367400123
  • Label Code: LC 00614
  • Matrix / Runout (CD, Variant 1, 2 & 3): B363126 @1 DGM5009
  • Matrix / Runout (CD, Variant 4, 5 & 6): 363126 @2 DGM5009
  • Mastering SID Code (CD, Variant 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6): IFPI LW03
  • Mould SID Code (CD Variant 1): IFPI AAHR0
  • Mould SID Code (CD Variant 2 & 5): IFPI AAHP9
  • Mould SID Code (CD, Variant 4): IFPI AAHP5
  • Mould SID Code (CD, Variant 6): IFPI AAHP8
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD Layer 0): B363112-0 @1 KCSP1
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD Layer 1): B363112-1 @1 KCSP1 @
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD, Variant 4 & 5): 363112-0 @3 KCSP1
  • Matrix / Runout (DVD, Variant 4 & 5): 363112-1 @3 KCSP1 [R logo]
  • Mastering SID Code (DVD, Variant 4 & 5): IFPI LW03
  • Mould SID Code (DVD Variant 1 & 4): IFPI AAHH1
  • Mould SID Code (DVD Variant 2 & 5): IFPI AAHY1
  • Mould SID Code (DVD Variant 3): IFPI ZL008

Other Versions (5 of 429)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Recently Edited
In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) (LP, Album, MO - 1841 Broadway, Monarch Pressing)AtlanticSD 8245US1969
Recently Edited
In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) (LP, Album, Stereo)Island Records, Island RecordsILPS 9111, ILPS-9111UK1969
Recently Edited
In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) (LP, Album)AtlanticSD 8245Israel1969
New Submission
In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold)AtlanticSD 8245Canada1969
New Submission
In The Court Of The Crimson King (An Observation By King Crimson) (LP, Album)AtlanticSD 8245US1969

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Reviews

  • nolimitphil's avatar
    nolimitphil
    Some tips for anyone planning to rip this album with DVD Audio Extractor

    All titles contain the full version of Moonchild, except where noted with asterisks (**)

    Title1 – 2009 Remix, 5.1 Surround
    Title2 – 2004 Remaster, Stereo
    **Title3 – 2009 Remix, Stereo
    Title4, Chapter 01 – Moonchild (2009 remix, stereo, full version)

    If you want to listen to full album in the 2009 stereo mix (24/96) without the abridged version of Moonchild, you'll have to rearrange the extracted files a bit. If you use ffmpeg to convert files, I recommend reducing gain of all tracks by 2.7 dB to bring loudness levels closer to streaming standards (e.g. Apple, Spotify, etc.).
    • radi0's avatar
      radi0
      I've wasted half a darn day ripping these to 24/96 flac from DVDA, but it was worth it. I can finally listen to King Crimson in perfect clarity. Did I mention it sounds fantastic? Because it does.
      Also having a million mixes and takes of the same five songs reminds me of ZTT for some reason.
      • beatlekid123's avatar
        beatlekid123
        An essential for any true King Crimson fan. Actually fixed the poor sound quality issue for the most part.

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