King Crimson - Live In Central Park, NYC 07-01-74


Year of Release: 2000
Label: Discipline Global Mobile
Catalog Number: CLUB10
Format: CD
Total Time: 74:03:00

If you're a King Crimson fan, you need to be aware of a special set of discs being released by Crim's label, Discipline Global Mobile (DGM). These discs, which are basically official bootlegs, are a collection of live performances from just about every era of King Crimson. Originally being sold through a subscription service called The King Crimson Collector's Club, the continued availability of the CDs is now in question, with the service being retooled in some way that will hopefully make the enterprise more worthwhile for both fans and the band.

In any case, all of the discs are currently available from the DGM web site (http://www.disciplineglobalmobile.com/shop/). As far as recording quality goes, the discs vary wildly from performances that sound like they were recorded from the back of a club to some pretty decent recordings. One of my favorites is the #10 disc, entitled Live In Central Park, NYC 07-01-74. This disc documents a performance by one of the strongest KC incarnations, with Bill Bruford, John Wetton, David Cross, and, of course, the incomparable Robert Fripp.

The tracks on this disc are a tour de force of the Larks' Tongues In Aspic-era King Crimson, featuring explosive performances of such classic Crim as "21st Century Schizoid Man," "Starless And Bible Black," "The Talking Drum," and "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part 2." Every member of the group roars, with Fripp sounding more aggressive than I think I've ever heard before, tossing off shrieking guitar craziness over Wetton's thundering and growling bass lines. Bruford's drumming gives proof to his standing as one of the best prog drummers ever, and Cross's spooky mellotron and vioin add just the right flavor to each of the songs. "The Talking Drum," which is one of the hottest tracks on this release, builds to such an insane frenzy, you almost expect the amps to explode.

This is great live KC and not to be missed. Point your browser immediately to the Discipline Global Mobile Web store and pick up your copy. Don't be afraid to purchase a few others, either. Maybe we can save this set of CDs from extinction.


Tracklisting:
Walk On...No Pussyfooting (2:10) / 21st Century Schizoid Man (7:51) / Lament (4:02) / Exiles (7:51) / Improv: Cerberus (8:25) / Easy Money (6:26) / Fracture (10:44) / Starless (12:17) / The Talking Drum (5:30) / Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part 2 (6:55)

Musicians:
Robert Fripp - guitar, mellotron, electric piano
Bill Bruford - drums, percussion
David Cross - violin, mellotron, electric piano
John Wetton - vocals, bass

Discography:
In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969)
In The Wake Of Poseidon (1970)
Lizard (1970)
Islands (1971)
Earthbound (1972)
Larks' Tongues In Aspic (1973)
Starless & Bible Black (1974)
Red (1974)
USA (1975)
Young Person's Guide To King Crimson (1976)
Discipline (1981)
Beat (1982)
3 Of A Perfect Pair (1984)
The Compact King Crimson (1987)
Frame By Frame, Vol 1: 1969-1974 (JP) (1991)
Frame By Frame: The Essential King Crimson (1991)
The Great Deceiver, Vol. 1 (Live 1973-1974) (1992)
The Great Deceiver, Vol. 2 (Live 1973-1974) (1992)
The Concise King Crimson (1993)
Vroom (1995)
Thrak (1995/2002)
B'Boom: Official Bootleg - Live In Argentina (1995)
Thrakattak (1996)
Epitaph, Vols. 1-2 (1997)
Epitaph, Vols. 3-4 (1997) Night Watch (1998)
Space Groove (1998)
Absent Lovers: Live In Montreal 1984 ()
Live At The Marquee, 1969 (1998)
Live At Jacksonville, 1972 (1998)
Live At The Jazz Cafe (1998)
Live Groove (JP) (1999)
Live At Cap D'Agde, 1982 (1999)
On Broadway: Live In NYC 1995 (1999)
West Coast Live (JP) (1999)
Masque (JP) (1999)
Live In San Francisco: The Roar Of P4 (1999)
The VROOOM Sessions, 1994 (1999)
21st Century Schizoid Man (JP) (1999)
Collectors' King Crimson, Vol. 1 (JP) (1999)
Essential King Crimson (1999)
The Deception Of The Thrush (UK) (1999)
The Projekcts (UK) (1999)
Live At Summit Studios: Denver, 03/12/1972 (JP) (2000)
Live In Central Park, NYC '74 (2000)
The Construkction Of Light (2000)
Discipline: Live At Moles Club, Bath 1981 (2000)
Heavy Construkction [Live] (2000)
Live At Plymouth, 1971 (2000)
Nashville Rehearsals, 1997 (2000)
Collectors' King Crimson, Vol 2 (JP) (2000)
A Beginner's Guide To Projekcts (JP) (2000)
Collectors' King Crimson, Vol 3 (2000)
A Beginners' Guide To King Crimson Collectors' Club (2000)
Live In Mainz 1974 (2001)
Live In Berkeley, CA 1982 (2001)
Projekct Two: Live In Northampton, MA July 1, 1998 (2001)
Live In Detroit, MI 1971 (2001)
Vrooom Vrooom (2001)
Collectors' King Crimson, Vol 4 (JP) (2001)
Collectors' King Crimson, Vol 6 (2001)
Shoganai (2002)
Live In Nashville, TN 2001 (2002)
Live At The Zoom Club, 1972 (2002)
Earthbound [Live] (2002)
Live In Hyde Park: July 5, 1969 (2002)
Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With (ep) (2002)
Ladies Of The Road [Live] (2002)
Champaign-Urbana Sessions January 17-30, 1983 (2003)
The Power To Believe (2003)
Projekct One: Jazz Cafe Suite (2003)
Live In Orlando, FL 1972 (2003)
Official Bootleg Volume One (2003)
Live In Guildford, 1972 (2003)
Elektrik (2003)
The Power To Believe Tour Box (2003)
Collectors' King Crimson, Vol 7 (2003)
Live At Fillmore East, 1969 (2004)
Live In Philadelphia, PA 1982 (2004)
Projekct Three: Live In Austin, TX March 25, 1999 (2004)
The 21st Century Guide To King Crimson, Vol 1: 1969-1974 (2004)
Collectors' King Crimson, Vol 8 (2004)
Live In Heidelberg, 1974 (2005)
Live In Warsaw, 2000 (2005)
The 21st Century Guide To King Crimson, Vol 2: 1981-2003 (2005)
Collectors' King Crimson, Vol 9 (2006) Live In Mexico City 1996 (JP) (2006)
The Collectable King Crimson, Vol. 1 (2006)
Live In Munich, 1982 (2006)
Live At The Wiltern, 1995 (2006)
Cirkus (2006)
Cirkus: The Young Person's Guide To King Crimson (2006)
Collectors' King Crimson, Vol 10 (2006)
The Condensed 21st Century Guide To King Crimson: 1969-2003 (2006)
Live In Alexandria, VA 2003 (2007)
Live In Denver, CO 1972 (2007)
Live In Kassel, 1974 (2007) The Collectable King Crimson, Vol2 - Live In Bath 1981 (2007)
Collectors' Box, Vol 1: 1969 (2007)
Collectors' Box, Vol 2: 1971-1972 (2007)
Collectors' Box, Vol 3: 1972-1974 (2007)
Collectors' Box, Vol 4: 1981-1982 (2007)
Collectors' Box, Vol 5: 1995 & After (2007)
Live In New York, NY 1982 (2008)
The Collectable King Crimson, Vol 3: Live In London, Pts. 1-2 1996 (2008)
40th Anniversary Tour Box (2009)
Collectable King Crimson, Vol 4 (2009)

The Noise: Live At Frejus '82 (DVD) (1985)
Live In Japan 1995 (DVD) (1996)
Deja Vroom (DVD) (1999)
Eyes Wide Open (DVD) (2003)
Neal And Jack And Me: Live 1982-1984 (DVD) (2004)
Inside: 1972-1975 (DVD) (2005)
In Concert, Tokyo 1995 (DVD) (2009)

Genre: Progressive Rock

Origin UK

Added: June 2nd 2002
Reviewer: Clayton Walnum

Artist website: www.king-crimson.com
Hits: 1020
Language: english

  

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