The quintet line-up of King Crimson - Bill Bruford, David Cross, Robert Fripp, Jamie muir and John Wetton - was, like so many band line-ups of the period, short-lived. Meldody Maker revealed the membership in July 1972.
The first full group rehearsal was on septermber 4th 1972, the final performance was on February 10 1973 at London's Marquee Club.
Between those dates the band played a trio of club dates and a filmed live in the studio recording in Germany in October, a universally acclaimed UK tour during November / December and recorded one of the most celebrated studio albums of the era in January and early February.
This boxed set contains every known live performance and studio recording by that band.
A 36 page booklet with photos, timeline / diary, transcript of extensive Robert Fripp interview conducted by David Singleton (July 2012), new essay by King Crimson historian Sid Smith and more.
Print of original album sleeve, individual band member postcards, reproduction of Rainbow Theatre, London concert ticket stub.
Discs 1 & 2: The Zoom Club, Frankfurt, October 13, 1972 (audio restored bootleg) (1)
Disc 3: Live in the Studio, October 17, 1972 (mono)
Discs 4 & 5: Hull Technical College, November 10, 1972 (audio restored bootleg) (2)
Disc 6: Guildford Civic Hall, November 13, 1972 (audio restored soundboard) (1)
Disc 7: Oxford New Theatre, November 25, 1972 (audio restored bootleg) (2)
Disc 8: Glasgow Green’s Playhouse, December 1, 1972 (audio restored bootleg) (3)
Disc 9: Pertsmouth Guildhall, December 15, 1972 (audio restored bootleg) (3)
Disc 10: Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Session Reels (produced by David Singleton assisted by Alex R. Mundy, July 2012) (3)
Disc 11: Original 1973 Stereo Mix 30th Anniversary Remaster (30th Anniversary Edition, US Promo EP – transferred from vinyl – and the US radio advert) (4)
Disc 12: DVD-A Complete album in 5.1 MLP Lossless and DTS Surround Sound album mix. 43 minutes previously unseen filmed performance of the band, Original album 30th anniversary mix, 2012 alternate takes and mixes in 24/48 hi-res stereo, 2012 stereo mix in 24/48 & 24/96 hi-res stereo.
Disc 13: Alternate Takes & Mixes (an album’s worth of alternate takes and mixes by Steven Wilson presented in album order plus an edit of Easy Money by David Singleton & Alex R. Mundy taken from the session reels. (3)
Disc 14: The 2012 Stereo Album Mix (by Robert Fripp & Steven Wilson) (3)
Disc 15: Blu-Ray Disc (content as per DVD-A with all stereo tracks in 24/96 hi-res plus hi-res stereo of Disc 10, hi-res dual mono tracks from Disc 3, 26/95 transfers of original vinyl pressings.)
(1) Previously available via King Crimson Collector’s Club only
(2) Previously available as a download only, first release on CD
(3) Previously unreleased
(4) Previously released on vinyl 1973, re-mastered for CD 1999 (1-6), new to CD (7-10)