King CrimsonRed

Label:Discipline Global Mobile – KCLP7, Panegyric – KCLP7, Inner Knot – KCLP7
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 200-Gram
Country:UK & Europe
Style:Prog Rock


A2Fallen Angel
Lyrics ByPalmer-James*
Written-ByWetton*, Fripp*
A3One More Red Nightmare
Written-ByWetton*, Fripp*
Written-ByBruford*, Cross*, Wetton*, Fripp*
Written-ByBruford*, Cross*, Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*

Companies, etc.



Does NOT include b/w postcard with mp3 download code, showing the band live on stage 1974.
Different sticker and A-side runout (A-3 instead of A-2).

Tracks are sequentially numbered across sides.

Sticker reads:
• The original stereo mix of the 1974 classic
• Newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp
• 200-gram super-heavyweight vinyl

All songs published by UMG Music Ltd.

Produced [...] at Olympic Sound Studios, London, England in July and August 1974

℗ & © 2013 Robert Fripp.

Made in England.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text, sticker): 6 33367 91071 4
  • Barcode (Scanned, sticker): 633367910714
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout etched): KCLP 7 A-3 JONZ LOUD°
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout etched): KCLP 7 B-2 JONZ LOUD°

Other Versions (5 of 143)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Red (LP, Album)Island RecordsILPS 9308UK1974
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Red (LP, Album, PR - Presswell Pressing)AtlanticSD 18110US1974
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Red (LP, Album)Island Records88 345 XOTGermany1974
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Red (LP, Album)Island RecordsILPS 19308Italy1974
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Red (LP, Album, Misprint)Island Records, Island Records88 345 IT, ILPS 9308Netherlands1974


  • Jepperson79's avatar
    Edited 9 months ago
    These reissued 200 gram repressings of King Crimson are the way these albums were meant to be heard. I have this, their first album, and Larks’ Tongue & Discipline, and they are all some of the best sounding records in my collection. I play them over and over.
    • lucanie89's avatar
      Great job Robert! A masterpiece remastered very well! No noise or any distortion...awsome press!
      • PapaMaku's avatar
        Blown away with this pressing. 200 grams of the best Prog Rock put to tape.
        • delgadoanibal's avatar
          Starless in vinyl is the quintessence of heard progressive music
          • recordswillberecords's avatar
            Mine is 2018 release, but I cannot find it on Discogs.
            It is missing or one of the releases was miswritten.
            • LeonTP's avatar
              For those looking to get the best version of King Crimsons catalog on vinyl I recommend reading my review of the 1972 - 1974 box:
              • LeonTP's avatar
                Edited 4 years ago
                Really great sound from these reissues. My only gripe might be the recessed drums, but since Ive never heard an original to compare with for all I know the recording or mix is just like that. Very probable since they pick up a bit more after the first 2 tracks. But mostly everything else is just as crisp and clear as Id like it all the way through, without being sibilant mind you. Something which few digital records manage these days. Very pleasant to listen to if you like the "pressure" this album has.
                Likely the best sounding version after a mint first press which is too hard to obtain to even consider. Especially if you want a quiet passage of Providence which at least my new copy provided. There is surface noise but it stays rather low. Next to no pops either and the few that jumped out of my speakers I suspect were static discharges. Ill do an update once the record is cleaned. I found Starless especially fantastic sounding and probably the worst sounding part being the clapping on One More Red Nightmare, very 1 dimensional compared to the rest, again probably its just mixed that way, although some extra mastering work could have been done there.
                With a sort of flimsy jacket of very thin cardboard albeit with nice aesthetics I still think the sound quality is just overall outstanding. Cant recommend it enough to anyone getting into King Crimson.

                Equipment used:
                Rega RP1 with Nagaoka MP-110 Cartridge
                Cyrus 2 Amplifier
                System Fidelity SF-3050 Tower Speakers
                Custom made HQ Speaker Cables



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