King Crimson – In The Court Of The Crimson King (50th Anniversary): 3CD + Blu Ray Boxset or 200g Double Vinyl LP *Pre-Order

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Release Date  Friday 25th October
All pre-orders will be dispatched/ready for collection on that date.

King Crimson
In The Court Of The Crimson King 
(50th Anniversary Reissue)

3CD + Blu Ray Boxset Album £29.99
200g Super Haavy Double Vinyl LP* in gatefold sleeve £24.99

“…an uncanny masterpiece” – Pete Townshend, 1969
It’s a quote that’s forever associated with the album. It was used in advertising at the time of release. Unlike
many claims made in advertising it has, like the album it heralded, stood the test of time. It’s easy to forget
how quickly things moved for the first incarnation of King Crimson: Formed January 13 th 1969; by April
they were regulars on stage at the likes of The Marquee and The Speakeasy clubs & performed with
Tyrannosaurus Rex at The Lyceum, by May recorded the first of two BBC sessions, initial (abandoned)
album recording sessions in June & then, in early July – the big breakthrough – played to 650,000 people in Hyde Park supporting The Rolling Stones, the album recorded in August, signed to Island Records and Atlantic in the USA) Atlantic, missed the Isle of Wight festival due to illness/exhaustion, more gigs & a
second BBC session in September, a Top 5 charting, unanimously lauded album in the UK, followed by a
Top 30 debut in the USA weeks later, then toured the USA – with concert appearances at legendary venues
such as the Boston Tea Party, Chicago’s Kinetic Playground, New York’s Fillmore East & another
appearance on a bill with the Rolling Stones – this time at a Miami festival & then, following a series of
December appearances at the Fillmore West in San Francisco, it was over, as quickly as it had begun – the
arc for the band from formation to dissolution had taken barely more than 11 months, leaving behind an
iconic – both musically and in terms of cover art – self-produced debut album, a fearsome live reputation &
the sense of a band that, in its brief period of existence, set its own agenda.

Vinyl:

LP1: all new 2019 mixes by Steven Wilson

LP2: Alternate album featuring tracks mixed by Steven Wilson and David Singleton

Packaged in original gatefold sleeve art – fully restored from original paintings

 Cut by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering from original 24/96 high-resolution source files.

 

3CD + Blu:

Blu-Ray: First time on Blu-Ray for this iconic album with all new mixes in stereo & 5.1, original album mixes and a multitude of extras all in Hi-Resolution.

CDs: 3 CDs present the 2019 mixes in stereo & instrumental forms, an expanded alternate album and the original album mix – also with additional tracks.

Packaged in two gatefold sleeves with booklet in a rigid exterior slipcase

LP 1: 2019 mixes

Side A
1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 I Talk to the Wind
3 Epitaph

Side B
4 Moonchild
5 The Court of the Crimson King
Mixed by Steven Wilson

LP2: The Alternate Album

Side C
1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 I Talk to the Wind
3 Epitaph

Side D

1 Epitaph
2 Moonchild
3 The Court of the Crimson King
4 21st Century Schizoid Man
Side C1, D1 mixed by David Singleton, 2019
All other tracks mixed by Steven Wilson, 2019

Blu Ray + 3CD:

Blu Ray:

2019 5.1 mixes
1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 I Talk to the Wind
3 Epitaph
4 Moonchild
5 The Court of the Crimson King
Additional track
6 I Talk to the Wind (duo version)
Mixed by Steven Wilson
Original Master Edition
1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 I Talk to the Wind
3 Epitaph
4 Moonchild
5 The Court of the Crimson King
Produced by King Crimson
Alternate Album
1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 I Talk to the Wind
3 I Talk to the Wind
4 Epitaph
5 Epitaph
6 Moonchild
7 The Court of the Crimson King
1 Morgan studios June 1969 take with Greg Lake vocal overdubs from Wessex August 1969 &
Mel Collins & Jakko Jakszyk August 2019 overdubs
2 Alternate 2019 mix
3 Duo version, full length master, 2019 mix
4 Vocals isolated/highlighted, 2019 mix
5 Alt take – 2019 mix
6 Take 1, 2019 mix
7 Morgan studios, June 1969 take, 2019 mix
Mixed by Steven Wilson except 1, 4 mixed by David Singleton

Additional material

1 Wind Session
2 21st Century Schizoid Man
3 I Talk to the Wind
4 Epitaph
5 Moonchild
6 The Court of the Crimson King
7 21st Century Schizoid Man
8 The Court of the Crimson King (part 1)
9 The Court of the Crimson King (part 2)
1 2019 stereo mix
2 Trio version, 2019 mix
3 Studio run through, 2019 mix
4 Backing track, 2019 mix
5 Album edit, 2009 mix
6 Take 3, 2009 mix
7 Morgan studios take, June 1969
8, 9 Single a/b side, 1969
Mixed by Steven Wilson 1 – 6, Mixed by King Crimson 7 – 9
2019 Instrumental mixes
1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 I Talk to the Wind
3 Epitaph
4 Moonchild
5 The Court of the Crimson King
Mixed by Steven Wilson
Video: 21csm extract Hyde Park 1969

CD 1 2019 stereo mixes & instrumental mixes
21st Century Schizoid Man
I Talk to the Wind
Epitaph
Moonchild
The Court of the Crimson King
21st Century Schizoid Man
I Talk to the Wind
Epitaph
Moonchild (edit)
The Court of the Crimson King
1 – 10 mixed by Steven Wilson

CD2 Alternate Album, expanded edition
1 Wind Session
2 21st Century Schizoid Man

3 I Talk to the Wind
4 I Talk to the Wind
5 Epitaph
6 Epitaph
7 Moonchild
8 The Court of the Crimson King
9 21st Century Schizoid Man

1 Wind Session, 2019 stereo mix
2 Morgan studios June 1969 take with Greg Lake vox overdubs from Wessex August 1969 &
Mel Collins/Jakko Jakszyk August 2019 overdubs
3 Alternate 2019 mix
4 Duo version, full length master, 2019 mix
5 Vocals isolated/highlighted, 2019 mix
6 Alt take – 2019 mix
7 Take 1, 2019 mix
8 Morgan studios, June 1969 take, 2019 mix
9 Trio version, 2019 mix
Mixed by Steven Wilson except 2, 5 mixed by David Singleton
CD3 Original Master Edition, expanded
1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 I Talk to the Wind
3 Epitaph
4 Moonchild
5 The Court of the Crimson King
6 21st Century Schizoid Man
7 I Talk to the Wind
8 Epitaph
9 The Court of the Crimson King (single a side)
10 The Court of the Crimson King (single b side)

Additional Information

Weight 550 g
Select Format:

3CD + Blu Box £29.99, 200g Double LP £24.99,