As one reviewer has already pointed out this set isn't cheap but its worth every penny. So what are you getting for your hard earned cash? Essentially 4 CDs of music recorded by King Crimson mark III from 1973 to 1974. Many people regard this version of the group with Fripp, John Wetton, Bill Bruford and David Cross, as the finest version of the band ever assembled. The sound quality on this set is superb, the booklet is fascinating containing lots of reviews of the previous King Crimson Box Set 'Frame By Frame' and diary entries from Robert Fripp, and most of the performances are nothing short of breath taking. One of the great things about this set is that because of the large number of improvisations about one third to half of this set isn't available anywhere else. Unlike other bands the idea with this band was for everyone to listen to each other and develop the improvisation as a group rather than one person soloing over some repeating chords. This was a risky way of making music but on the basis of the improvs on this set I'd have to say King Crimson got it right most of the time. Aside from the improvs their are terrific versions (sometimes multiple but different versions) of many classic songs from Larks, Starless and Red including some incredible versions of Easy money, Fracture, Starless and Larks, Part 2. Their are also some great versions of songs from previous King Crimsons including Cat Food, and a mind blowing version of 21st Century Schizoid Man. The music contained in this set far better than the Night Watch set released in 1997. If you're a big fan of King Crimson mark III then I cannot recommend this strongly enougth - these are the best recordings studio or live that I have heard from this band.