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"King Crimson is, as always, more a way of doing things. When there is nothing to be done, nothing is done: Crimson disappears. When there is music to be played, Crimson reappears. If all of life were this simple". Robert Fripp

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  • DVD Audio
  • Please Note: This is a DVD-Audio disc which is playable on most DVD players as well as all DVD-Audio players.
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Label: ja
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
By Dr. D. B. Sillars VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
This was the first album I owned by King Crimson, way back in 1974. At long last it has a very welcome CD release. Fripp has held back from making this available for so long as other archive performances from this line-up of the band have been available for some time, namely the 4 CD box set “The Great Deceiver” and “The Nightwatch”. The latter is the concert performance from which substantial parts of the album “Starless and Bible Black” originate from.
USA was the final release before Fripp put to rest this incarnation of the band. For Crimson die-hards it includes some essential material. In particular, the improvisation based piece “Asbury Park” is outstanding. Though the basic ideas for this were investigated by the band on earlier improvisations, it all came together on “Asbury Park”. Bruford starts things off on his trademark tight snare, setting up the rhythm for Wetton to join in on crunching bass together with Fripp’s recognisable sustained guitar. But the whole piece is an ensemble marvel, with Fripp particularly searing throughout. This track has never lost it’s power and ability to make the hairs stand up on my neck. Also inspired is Fripp’s solo during “Easy Money”. This is one of his best, with Fripp at one point strangling the notes out of his guitar. Disappointingly, the track still fades out on this CD after the solo. The readings of “Larks Tongues in Aspic, Part 2”, “Lament” and “Exiles” are powerful, with “Lament” in particular bettering the studio version.
This remaster is as per the album, apart from the inclusion of the extra tracks “Fracture” and “Starless”. Eddie Jobson’s overdubs also remain intact.
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5.0 out of 5 stars USA on CD (at last) 22 July 2002
Format:Audio CD
I'm sure most die-hard Crimso fans have been waiting for this. I know there's been a few "grey" imports doing the rounds, but it's great to be able to get a decent version on CD at last.
This is King Crimson at their heaviest - Asbury Park, Schizoid Man, but also at their most melodic - Exiles. With all the compilations that Robert Fripp has put out in recent years, this is still the definitive live album for them from the 70's, before they went into hibernation until 1982.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars USA - 40th Anniversary (CD & DVD) 31 Oct 2013
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is the final instalment of the classic albums from the 1970s? Unless there are more I don't know about.
USA is a fantastic concert with all the band in fine form. The sound here is a bit more raw than the studio versions which I like a lot. Brufords drumming is more 'out there' as is Fripps guitar work, he seems to be on fire here with some exciting solos. John Wetton is in fine voice as well.
The sound of this concert is also extraordinary, considering its from the mid 1970s this sounds very fresh and vivid.
I am surprised this was not remixed into 5.1 as all the other re-issues were, however the 2.0 mix on the DVD is superb.
This is a great example of prog rock at its peak in the 1970s.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Possibly The Best Live Crimson Ever? 13 Dec 2002
Format:Audio CD
The original "USA" on Island records was never released on CD during the early 1980's and subsequently, as were all the other Crimson back catalogue albums, except "Earthbound" (thank God out now) & "A Young Persons Guide to King Crimson" (when, Robert, when???). This always seemed to me such a waste and a short-sighted approach, as the "USA" album displayed the definitive band (Cross, Fripp, Wetton, Bruford) at the height of their strength and depth. This album has moments of genius, raw power and exquisite, piercing beauty. The opening of "No Pussyfooting" into "Larks Tongues II" cannot fail to lift even the most lethargic listener into rocking along with the beat and tapping anything they can lay their hands on; Cross's violin and Wetton's voice on "Lament" have a haunting quality when offset by Fripps guitar in such a powerful way I wonder why electric and acoustic ever parted company; and, the inventive pulse of "Asbury Park" shows off Bruford's mastery perfectly. However, prepare to be humbled by Fripp's wonderful sustained riffs during the second, instrumental part of "Easy Money". It has to be the best track he ever recorded. It is beauty and pain beyond belief to listen to it. You have to hear it LOUD...and you have to be prepared to cry. Fripp's playing is exquisite. I can think of no better live Crimson album before or since...for my money the best live album ever made, even if the recording quality prevented the record company from putting it out sooner. This is the real, definitive band. Nothing else comes close!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absoloutly Brilliant!!!! 16 Aug 2002
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Format:Audio CD
I've been looking for this album for over 20 years - I failed to buy it when it first came out in 1975, and then it was deleted. And now finally at last I've got it!!!!!! If you only get one King Crimson album, then this should be it. High spots include the incredibly tight fast drums of Bill Bruford on the track Asbury park, the clssic Fuzz-box volcals of 21st Centry Scitzoid Man............ I just love this album. I still find it hard to understand why they took so long to make this - My favorite - of their albums available again.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Now superceded by the 40th Anniversary Version 1 Feb 2013
Format:Audio CD
The 1973/74 King Crimson with David Cross on violin were heavily influenced ( as were most serious rock musicians at the time) by the original Mahavishnu Orchestra, which also featured heavily amplified guitar & violin.

Wheres the MO incorporated high speed, dazzling jazz chops interplay, Crimson remained a rock riff orientated outfit with an added jazz style improvisational skill. And Crimson still retained a strong song orientated output alongside the instrumentals.

The USA live album was this line ups swansong and originally came out in 1975 on LP, the 28th June 1974 Asbury Park concert having been overdubbed and treated to studio trickery. The 30th anniversary CD issue added 2 further live tracks to this original album. The 30th issue was then superceded by the Collectable King Crimson Vol 1, which had the complete unedited Ashbury Park concert in remixed format.

Now the concert has been remixed again for the 40th Anniversary edition, plus you get all 3 earlier mixes for those who prefer the original edits & overdubs. This now becomes the definitive version of this legendary live album
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5.0 out of 5 stars WOW! UNBELIEVABLY BRILLIANT!!!!!
Nothing else to be said. Best live album ever made. Now sounding like never before AND two extra crim toons. It's a no brainer just buy this and be happy for ever more. Read more
Published 3 months ago by RUNTLESTUNT
5.0 out of 5 stars Pinnacle of 'Larks-Starless-Red' period
The Music: A clear testament to the Fripp, Wetton, Cross, Bruford days from 1972-1974. My favorite era of progressive artists; alongside Genesis's Nursery Cryme & Foxtrot, Yes's... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Josh
5.0 out of 5 stars King Crimson - USA
I've been waiting for this to be issued on CD or mp3, so I was well pleased to finally get it. I practically wore out my vinyl copy. Read more
Published 7 months ago by MarcF
3.0 out of 5 stars USA by KC
Purchased to add to the series but although okay it is not really essential listening. Numbered as KCSP12 but as Discipline is KCSP8 three other more relevant 40th Editions must be... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Chris Irving
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent remastering of an excellent album
I am a Crimson listener since 1974. I have all editions of all Crimson albums. This one sound really great.
Published 8 months ago by Mircea Ungurean
5.0 out of 5 stars Superb band, superb sound
Great live performance by King Crimson mostly from Asbury Park on the 1974 US tour.
The DVD is stereo high resolution, not surround like the other King Crimson 40th... Read more
Published 8 months ago by Karl L.
5.0 out of 5 stars Review of the 2013 40th Anniversary release of King Crimson's `USA'
First released on vinyl in 1975, `USA' was the first and for many years the only commercially available recording of a live concert performance of the seminal... Read more
Published 9 months ago by The Guardian
5.0 out of 5 stars Glori-USA!
This is a glorious collection of live performances. Having bought 'Absent Lovers' this was an unexpected delight of different tracks as well as some old favourites. Read more
Published 16 months ago by DENNIS WHITLOCK
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Live Album
King Crimson's second live album and frankly it is great. Although, anything would be an improvement on the crummy sounding "Earthbound" and so the good sound quality heard here is... Read more
Published on 7 Oct 2010 by L. Hutchinson
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent album.
this is one excellent album. it takes me back alot of year. all i can say if you have'nt got it then get it right now man. joe uk
Published on 16 Sep 2010 by Mrs. J. Westcott
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