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  • Sold Date: Jul 03, 2010
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The Ultimate version of the classic debut In the Court of the Crimson King – is one the most revered rock albums of all time The classic album has been mixed for 5.1 Surround Sound from the original studio masters by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree), with Crimson founder Robert Fripp acting as executive producer. Additionally Steven Wilson & Robert Fripp have collaborated to produce a completely new stereo mix drawn directly from the original multitrack tapes

Robert Fripp:­ guitar Ian McDonald: reeds, woodwind, vibes, keyboards, mellotron, vocals

Greg Lake : bass guitar, lead vocals Michael Giles: drums, percussion, vocals

Peter Sinfield: words and illumination

Recorded over a period of 10 days in August 1969 & released on October 10 th of the same year “In The Court Of The Crimson King” stands as one of the defining albums of British rock music & one of the finest debut albums of all time. Described at the time as “an uncanny masterpiece” by Pete Townshend, the album has achieved legendary status over the years. It is the only studio document of an extraordinary year in the life of King Crimson; a year that began with the group’s first rehearsals on January 13 th , included a residency at the Marquee Club, a concert in Hyde Park with The Rolling Stones, the recording and release of the album and ended with the dissolution of the lineup at the close of Crimson’s 1 st American tour in December.

In the 40 years since its release ‘In The Court of the Crimson King’ has never been out of print or unavailable in any of the world’s main music markets & continues to enjoy consistently high sales.

Now expanded with a completely new mix, previously unreleased tracks & a stunning 5.1 Surround Sound mix. Steven Wilson said of the mixing work “ The intention is certainly not to try to replace or supersede the 1969 mix (which, like many classic albums, is what it is partly because of the limitations of the original recording circumstances), but to provide an alternate perspective to what must now be considered not only a rock masterpiece, but also the foundation stone of progressive rock.”

CD1 features 5 additional tracks drawn from the original recording sessions – a complete version of Moonchild (edited on the new stereo mix) – a flute/guitar duet of I Talk to the Wind, an alternate mix of I Talk to the Wind, the full Epitaph backing track & the session recording of the ’wind’ noises used to introduce the album at the start of 21 st Century Schizoid Man. CD2 features the 2004 remaster of the original album drawn from the original master tape plus bonus tracks including the Morgan studios instrumental take of 21 st Century Schizoid Man, 2 tracks from 1969 BBC John Peel sessions, (21 st Century Schizoid Man & I Talk to the Wind – the latter previously unreleased,) and de-clicked vinyl transfer of the original mono a+b side single edits of In the Court of the Crimson King. CD3 features a complete album’s worth of unreleased/alternate takes & instrumental mixes by Steven Wilson + a de-clicked transfer of the original pink label Island pressing of the album. CD4 features audio restored bootlegs of the band’s legendary performances at Hyde Park, London in July 1969 & Fillmore East in November 1969 – previously only issued

via limited edition mail order or online.

CD5 is a bonus disc featuring a vinyl transfer of the ultra rare, US radio promo only, mono album + the equally rare US radio promo only single edit of ‘Court of the Crimson King’ DVD-A (compatible with all DVD players & DVD Rom players) features a 5.1 DTS Mix and High Resolution Stereo mixes (24bit/48khz). DVD-A players can, additionally, access a 5.1 Lossless audio mix and Lossless Stereo mixes (24bit/96khz) DVD-A also features High Resolution & Lossless stereo mixes of both the full original stereo and the new stereo album mixes DVD-...