Reviews & interviews

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Jakko Jakszyk has been interviewed and talks about Crimson as well as some of his remixing work for the likes of ELP, Tull etc

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Here’s a couple of reviews that have popped up in recent days. First up we have this eyewitness account of the band at The Egg...

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and more recently, Port Chester…

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Live In Chicago is exciting the earholes of folks who get near it. First up in Relix…

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And how about them Krimsen's?

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Then there’s this one originally in French…

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But sent through the mangle comes out like this…


Why write a chronicle of a KING CRIMSON live album in 2017? Because this one has a particular flavor since Robert FRIPP and Tony LEVIN consider it nothing less than the best record in public realized by the current formation, the musicians playing together for several years now. In the preamble know also that I am one of the people who greatly appreciated the departure of Adrian BELEW and his replacement by Jakko JAKSZYK ...

So what can we find on this record and in the order of the program please? After a "Larks Tongue in Aspic part one" telluric and devastating, whose underlying violence of his premise half is amplified by the presence of three drummers who give a new breath to this kind of room that we believed to know by heart, "Neurotica" from "Beat" strongly saxized by Mel COLLINS as will be "The Errors" which I have not found trace in a previous studio album (but I'm not necessarily a historian of the Purple King), a "The Errors "very pleasant indeed.

The great novelty appears afterwards with no less than twenty-five minutes never played in public for forty years: "Cirkus" (beautiful timeless piece), "The Lizard Suite" both shot "Lizard" of course, a version some little shortened anyway because totaling thirteen minutes instead of the twenty-three of the original version (Mel COLLINS still him and Bill RIEFLIN compete there talent) then "Fallen Angel" from "Red" and frankly hat because we tu tutoyons during this time lapse of the timeless progressive rock, knowing that KING CRIMSON was one of the forerunners to see the founder if one wants to, without strictly speaking to the general appreciation. After a "Larks Tongues in Aspic part two" he also barred and highlighting once again COLLINS and the trio of drummers, we find a curiosity "Islands" the title track of the album of the same name, too, rarely played live, a sweetness and a remarkable beauty, delicately vocalized by Jakko JAKSZYK, Robert really spoils us on this master stroke and we finish the first half with "Pictures of a City" from the antediluvian second album "In the Wake of Poseidon" from 1970, well muscled too; Needless to say that the second CD will be a little less interesting in the choice of plays played because less rare in public. a sweetness and a remarkable beauty, delicately vocalized by Jakko JAKSZYK, Robert really spoils us on this master shot and we finish the first half with "Pictures of a City" from the antediluvian second album "In the Wake of Poseidon "from 1970, well muscled too; Needless to say that the second CD will be a little less interesting in the choice of plays played because less rare in public. a sweetness and a remarkable beauty, delicately vocalized by Jakko JAKSZYK, Robert really spoils us on this master shot and we finish the first half with "Pictures of a City" from the antediluvian second album "In the Wake of Poseidon "from 1970, well muscled too; Needless to say that the second CD will be a little less interesting in the choice of plays played because less rare in public.

From this second CD, we will remember "The ConstruKction of Light" title track of the album of the same name in the year 2000, exotic without being essential, a big "Easy Money" lengthened with the sauce Frippienne and collinssienne, sung so different from previous versions of the late John WETTON, a brilliant and little played on stage before "The Letters" from "Islands" (strongly saxized too) and the final tripych with the timeless and timeless "Starless" (lovers of Mellotron will never get bored), a surprising cover of "Heroes" but not that much because Robert FRIPP has always been an admirer of David BOWIE and to close this concert all in wild beauty the historic "21 st Century Schizoid Man "that we do not have to present anymore.

Listening to this double album, it is understandable that Robert FRIPP and Tony LEVIN can consider it as their best performance stage since moons, the palm of stardom returning as you have understood Mel COLLINS. Not really a fan of live works, I can assure you that this one is worth the detour.

My good Robert, next time, you add "Cadence and Cascade" and "Formentera Lady" and the entire progressive planet will be at your knees ... in fact we are already there.

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In a perfect example of an "enhanced concert experience", Pat Mastelotto spoke at length about the intricacies of improvisations - and how during Easy Money he often tries to develop rhythmic themes, which inevitably become altered as other people introduce ideas to which he wishes to respond, or as the improvisation moves forward slower or faster than he expected...and during the show an hour later you could see exactly those subtleties at play

 

Bruford Boxed Set

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Because of the unprecedented demand orders are being taken for the Bruford Boxed set, Seems Like A Lifetime Ago. However, if you're interested you'll need to place your order by the November 30th deadline. You can order from Burning Shed or Pledge Music.
 
The set was recently reviewed in Prog magazine...
 
 
 
 
Due to unprecedented demand, Winterfold Records will be making the special edition of the Bruford boxed set Seems Like A Lifetime Ago 1977-1980 available again for a very limited amount of time.
 
The set will be available for pre-order from now until November 30th 2017, after which time no further orders will be taken. The new orders will ship in January 2018.
 
These boxes will include a signed/numbered certificate.
 
This extension of the limited edition set marginally alters the original terms and conditions of sale. Those who wish to can return their original sets for a full refund. 
 
Bill would like to thank everyone for their overwhelming support for this project. 
 
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Containing the collected works of Bruford on one extraordinary 6cd/2dvd-v box set, Seems Like A Lifetime Ago is a magnificent testament to one of the UK's most inventive and important Progressive Fusion bands.

Featuring 2017 remastered versions of the albums Feels Good To Me (1978), One Of A Kind (1979), The Bruford Tapes (1979), and Gradually Going Tornado (1980), the set additionally includes the previously unreleased Live At The Venue, 1980 and the highly sought after 4th Album Rehearsal Sessions (also from 1980). 

Showcasing the prodigious talents of Bill Bruford, Dave Stewart, the late Allan Holdsworth (who the album is dedicated to), Jeff Berlin and The 'Unknown' John Clark, the set includes a 16 page colour booklet (with band interviews and an essay written by Sid Smith), a reproduction concert poster, two black and white photo prints of the band, and a signed and numbered certificate of authentication.

Feels Good To Me and One Of A Kind are available on both remastered CD and DVD-V, the latter featuring 2017 5.1 mixes by Jakko Jakszyk.

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Produced by Bill Bruford and presented in a 12” box, four gatefold sleeves contain two discs each:
 
Gatefold 1
 
- DVD-V 1: Feels Good To Me: 5.1 surround sound and original 1978 mix remastered
- CD 1: 2017 remix from original masters                                                                        
 
Gatefold 2
 
- DVD-V 2: One of a Kind: 5.1 surround sound and original 1979 mix remastered.
- CD 2:  2017 remix from original masters 
- Previously unreleased outtake of Five G                                         
 
Gatefold 3
 
- CD 3: Gradually Going Tornado: remaster
- CD 4: The Bruford Tapes: remaster
- Bonus track: Manacles
 
Gatefold 4
 
- CD 5: Live at the Venue (previously unreleased and recorded in London in 1980).
- CD 6: The 4th Album Rehearsal Sessions (previously unreleased and featuring eighteen rehearsal sketches of material earmarked for a Gradually Going Tornado follow-up).
 
Plus
 
- 16 page 12” Booklet
 
- Sid Smith essay with new interviews with producer, engineer, band members, eyewitnesses and others.
- Previously unseen archive visual material.
- Complete band date sheet with contemporary critical reaction. 
 
- 2 x black and white 10” x 8” band photos.
- 1 x A3 size colour poster accompanying ‘Live at the Venue’.
- 1 x signed numbered certificate of authentication

Fracture Drums

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After rummaging around the archive Mister Stormy has come up with another gem.

This is just the drum mics from the gig at the Concertgebouw on 23 Nov 1973. Taken from the multitrack of the live recording, although there’s loads of bleed from everything else on the stage, the focus is on the drums. On the right and centre you will find the live performance. Panned panned left are the overdubs from the studio.

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