- Item # 1493615
- Model # 36769629
Release Date:12/07/2018;Notes:Boxed set contains the band's first four classic albums plus a 2LP set of rarities including a complete alternate version of "In the Court of the Crimson King" mixed and… Learn More
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Release Date:12/07/2018;Notes:Boxed set contains the band's first four classic albums plus a 2LP set of rarities including a complete alternate version of "In the Court of the Crimson King" mixed and produced by Steven Wilson and featuring artwork as originally presented in "The Young Person's Guide to King Crimson" - the band's first, 1975 issued, compilation. King Crimson 1969 - 1972 presents the band's first four albums plus a 2LP set of rarities from the same period in a deluxe boxed set configuration. The albums: "In the Court of the Crimson King", "In The Wake of Poseidon"*, "Lizard" and "Islands" are presented in the 40th anniversary edition mixes as mixed and produced by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp in 2009 and 2010. This is the first time that these mixes have appeared on vinyl*. All albums are presented in their original sleeves. Additionally, a 2LP set of rarities is included (track-listing below) - many of them mixed and produced by Steven Wilson and all new to vinyl, except for the single, 'Catfood'. "The Alternative Guide to King Crimson" is presented in the gatefold artwork originally used for the 1975 compilation "The Young Person's Guide to King Crimson". A full sized replica of the original King Crimson timeline booklet which accompanied that compilation is also included. All albums are pressed using 200gram super heavyweight vinyl for the best audio reproduction.;Track List:1. 21st Century Schizoid Man (instrumental trio version);2. I Talk to the Wind (studio run through);3. Epitaph (alt. instrumental version);4. Moonchild (take 1);5. The Court of the Crimson King (take 3 instrumental);6. I Talk to the Wind (duo version);7. Cadence and Cascade (guide vocal Greg Lake)*;8. Peace - An End (alt. mix)*;9. Cat Food (single version);10. Groon (2010 mix);11. Indoor Games (alt. take);12. 4Lady of the Dancing Water (alt. take)*;13. Prince Rupert Awakes (piano Keith Tippett);14. Prince Rupert's Lament (alt take);15. A Peacemaking Stint Unrolls;16. Sailor's Tale (alt guitar takes);17. Ladies of the Road (remix);18. Prelude: Song of the Gulls (string section take 2);19. Islands (run through with oboe prominent);Special Attributes:OVERSIZE ITEM SPLIT, LIMITED EDITION, 200 GRAM VINYL, BOXED SET