KING CRIMSON – ” Sailors’ Tales ” (1970 – 1972) 27 disc box set

Posted: September 8, 2017 in Classic Albums, MUSIC
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The underappreciated period between King Crimson’s genre-defining 969 debut and their John Wetton era is the subject of a new box set titled “Sailors’ Tales”.

The 27-disc set includes new stereo remasters of the albums  In the Wake of Poseidon (1970), Lizard (1970) and Islands (1971). The extras include an expanded version of 1972’s Earthbound, featuring 1972 live recordings; six discs of 1971 concerts recorded in Germany and the U.K.; and nine discs of recordings from King Crimson’s U.S. tour in 1972 – many of which have never been released before.

Sailors’ Tales is rounded out by four audio Blu-rays and a pair of DVDs featuring concert footage and hi-res versions of the material found elsewhere on the box. The booklet features reproduced memorabilia and new liner notes written by Sid Smith, current Crimson member Jakko Jakszyk and David Singleton.

Sailors’ Tales, which is due on November. 3rd, “documents a crucial period in King Crimson’s history, and shows it to be brimming with innovation, experimentation and boundary-pushing energy,” a news release says.

Islands [VINYL]

The box set follows King Crimson’s unexpected return with a lineup that includes early ’70s member Mel Collins. Songs from In the Wake of Poseidon, Lizard and Islands have since become a regular part of their set lists.

King Crimson have another round of tour dates scheduled for the autumn.  They played internationally last summer with a double-quartet format before leader Robert Fripp reconnected with longtime member Adrian Belew, who is expected to join in future Crimson shows.

Lizard (30th Anniversary Edition)

The complete 1970-72 era King Crimson captured on 21 CDs, 4 blu-ray discs and 2 DVDs (all audio content) and presented in a 12” box with booklet, memorabilia, a further downloadable concert. The Box Set Including the Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp stereo mixes of In The Wake Of  The PoseidonLizard and Islands – and the 5.1 mixes of all those albums – Sailor’s Tales features a wealth of previously unheard studio recordings – from band rehearsals to alternate mixes – alongside a vast array of live material

In The Wake Of Poseidon

This limited edition set presents the complete King Crimson recorded history of the period in the best quality audio possible. 

Pre-order for 3rd November release. 

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