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King Crimson-USA '74 Live Classic Prog Rock-NEW LP 200gr +mp3

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 King Crimson-USA '74 Live Classic Prog Rock-NEW LP 200gr +mp3

King Crimson ‎– USA
Discipline Global Mobile ‎– KCLP12, Panegyric ‎– KCLP12, Inner Knot ‎– KCLP12
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, 200 Gram
Prog Rock

    Format: LP
    Label: DGM / Panegyric
    Genre: Progressive

    Newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp
    Recorded live by the Record Plant, N.Y.C. June 1974
    Includes exclusive codes for 320kbps MP3 downloads
    200-gram super-heavyweight vinyl

As Robert Fripp had done with King Crimson's first live LP, Earthbound (1972), USA is a single-disc concert package documenting the quartet during its 1974 swing through North America. As with its predecessor, USA was also issued as a sonic cenotaph of the concurrently defunct Krim. So insistent that the band would not be resurrected, Fripp concluded the LP's liner notes at the time with another three-letter epitaph: "R.I.P." The 1973/1974 King Crimson included the collective efforts of Fripp (guitar/mellotron), David Cross (violin), John Wetton (bass/vocals), and Bill Bruford (drums/percussion). USA also includes notable violin overdubs by Eddie Jobson on the tracks "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 2" and "21st Century Schizoid Man," as well as electric piano addendums to "Lament." The opening drone re-creates the typical performance prelude, lifted directly from the Fripp and Brian Eno sonic sculpture No Pussyfooting (1973).

The brusque juxtaposition of the ethereal opening to the aggressive "Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 2" jolts the audience into the rips and snorts found during this tautly rendered instrumental. The readings of "Lament" and "Exiles" demonstrate this band's overwhelming sonic sensibilities. They are able to contrast and incorporate thick, viscous melodies and rhythms with alternately underlying sensitive, as well as ultimately beautiful, musical responses. A majority of the release is taken from a performance on June 28, 1974, at the Casino in Asbury Park, NJ, with the notable exception of "21st Century Schizoid Man," which was recorded two nights later at the Palace Theater in Providence, RI. [Some reissues add versions of "Fracture" and "Starless" from the Casino show.


A1     Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part II

    Violin [Remix Assistance] – Eddie JobsonWritten-By – Fripp*

A2     Lament

    Piano [Remix Assistance] – Eddie JobsonWritten-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*

A3     Exiles

    Written-By – Cross*, Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*

B1     Asbury Park

    Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Wetton*, Fripp*

B2     Easy Money

    Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*

B3     21st Century Schizoid Man

    Violin [Remix Assistance] – Eddie JobsonWritten-By – Lake*, McDonald*, Giles*, Sinfield*, Fripp*

Companies, etc.

    Phonographic Copyright (p) – Robert Fripp
    Copyright (c) – Robert Fripp
    Recorded At – Record Plant, N.Y.C.
    Mixed At – Olympic Studios
    Lacquer Cut At – Loud Mastering


    Bass, Vocals – John Wetton
    Cover – Nicholas De Ville
    Drums, Percussion – Bill Bruford
    Guitar, Mellotron – Robert Fripp
    Lacquer Cut By – John Dent
    Photography By – Willie Christie
    Producer – King Crimson
    Recorded By – George Chkiantz
    Typography – Bob Bowkett, C.C.S.*
    Violin, Keyboards – David Cross

Newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp

Recorded live by the Record Plant, N.Y.C. June 1974
Barcode and Other Identifiers

    Barcode: 633367911216
    Matrix / Runout (Side 1 - Etched): KCLP 12 A-1 Jonz LOUD
    Matrix / Runout (Side 2 - Etched): KCLP 12 B-1 Jonz LOUD

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