King Crimson – The Complete 1969 Recordings [Box Set] (2020)

Posted by Green on November 29, 2020as

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Limited 26 disc box set. Ultimate Boxed Set Edition of one of rock music’s seminal debut albums. Blu-ray 4 features all-new, 2020, Dolby Atmos mix by Steven Wilson. Complete, fully mixed stereo recording sessions feature on Blu-ray, DVD and across six CDs. Blu-Rays also feature the original master edition of the 1969 album mix in 24/96 stereo, the 2019 stereo and 5.1 mixes, the 2009 stereo and 5.1 mixes, a complete alternate album comprising 2019 mixes and more. “Let’s Make a Hit Waxing” – single CD ‘in the studio with the band’ mixed and compiled by David Singleton – also features in 24/48 on DVD and 24/96 hi-res on Blu-ray. 13 further CDs present all known live recordings of the band, BBC sessions, a CD compilation of Giles, Giles & Fripp material (1968) and all studio recordings and alt takes of the main album. Presented in an album sized box with outer slipcase, containing a 12″ booklet featuring an intro from Robert Fripp, notes about the source tapes by David Singleton, sleeve-notes by King Crimson biographer Sid Smith and previously unseen photos from the recording sessions plus memorabilia. Artwork derived from 2019 scans of the original paintings, meticulously restored. The eighth boxed set in the series documenting King Crimson’s studio and live recordings from 1969 onwards.

CD 1: Live at Hyde Park, July 5th 1969
CD 2: Live at The Marquee, July 6th 1969
CD 3: Plumpton Festival, August 9th 1969
CD 4: Live at Chesterfield, September 9th 1969 (new master) disc 1
CD 5: Live at Chesterfield, September 9th 1969 (new master) disc 2
CD 6: Fillmore East, November 21st/22nd 1969
CD 7: Fillmore West, December 14th/15th 1969
CD 8: Original master edition expanded
CD 9: Alternate album expanded
CD 10: 2009 mix plus additional material
CD 11: 2019 mixes expanded
CD12: Let’s Make A Hit Waxing
CDs 13- 18: Complete Recording Sessions
DVD 19: Complete Recording Sessions, Let’s Make a Hit Waxing (24/48 stereo) Stormy Selections (16/48)
DVD-A 20: 2019 stereo, 5.1 & instrumental mixes. Original master edition album mix (24/48)
Blu-Ray 21: Complete Recording Sessions (24/96 stereo), Chesterfield, Giles, Giles & Fripp (24/192)
Blu-Ray 22: 2009 mixes in stereo & 5.1, Additional Material & alternate album (2009 stereo mixes) (24/96)
Blu-Ray 23: 2019 mixes in stereo, 5.1, original master edition, alt. album, additional material (24/96)
Blu-Ray 24: 2020 Dolby Atmos Mix by Steven Wilson, I Talk to The Wind (Duo version, Surround mix), Let’s Make a Hit Waxing (24/96)
CD 25: Giles, Giles & Fripp (new master)
CD 26: BBC Sessions, Trees

Discs 1-3, 6 & 7 have been audio restored at DGM to remove hiss & other noise from earlier editions but with original DGM mastering to optimise original sound sources. Discs 4 & 5 present the complete concert on disc in a new transfer & master from the original cassette source – at least one generation better than previously presented. All material on Discs 1- 7 originally taken from audience or band recordings.
Discs 12 – 18 are all new to disc & mixed from the original multi-track tapes.
Disc 25 is taken from a new transfer & newly mastered from the original tapes. Material on disc 19 is new to disc.

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