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Exposure (2 Cd Special Edition) Limited Edition

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  • Audio CD (9 May 2006)
  • Limited Edition edition
  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Format: Limited Edition
  • Label: DGM/PANEGYRIC
  • ASIN: B000F3A7LE
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 221,173 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Track Listings

Disc: 1

  1. Preface
  2. You Burn Me Up I'm A Cigarette
  3. Breathless
  4. Disengage
  5. North Star
  6. Chicago
  7. NY3
  8. Mary
  9. Exposure
  10. Haaden Two
  11. Urban Landscape
  12. I May Not Have Had Enough Of Me But I've Had Enough Of You
  13. First Inaugural Address To I.A.C.E Sherborne House
  14. Water Music I
  15. Here Comes The Flood
  16. Water Music II
  17. Postscript

Disc: 2

  1. Preface
  2. You Burn Me Up I'm A Cigarette
  3. Breathless
  4. Disengage
  5. North Star
  6. Chicago
  7. New York New York New York
  8. Mary
  9. Exposure
  10. Haaden Two
  11. Urban Landscape
  12. I May Not Have Had Enough Of Me But I've Had Enough Of You
  13. First Inaugural Address To The I.A.C.E. Sherborne House
  14. Water Music I
  15. Here Comes The Flood
  16. Water Music II
  17. Postscript
  18. Exposure
  19. Mary
  20. Disengage
  21. Chicago
  22. NY3

Product Description

Robert Fripp's solo debut, originally released in 1979, Exposure is not only an important release historically in terms of influencing much music to come, including post-punk popular groups of today, it also is a who's who of guest musicians from Daryl Hall to Peter Gabriel, Peter Hammill, Terre Roche, Brian Eno, Tony Levin, Phil Collins, Narada Michael Walden, Jerry Marotta, Barry Andrews and Sid McGinnis. This standard edition is being released as a two disc set, with 24-page booklet. Remastered with many previously unreleased tracks. The jewel case version is being released simultaneously with a limited edition gatefold deluxe version which will appeal to the large base of serious Fripp collectors. Only packaging differs between the two versions tracks remain the same.

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Robert Fripp's first solo album was less a straightforward musical testament than an audio documentary of where Fripp was back in 1979. After 6 years of keeping King Crimson a going concern, by 1974 he had enough of the rock and roll circus. Taking a sabbatical away from any form of performance for a number of years he was re-introduced into a changing musical world by virtue of David Bowie's "Heroes" and Peter Gabriel's first solo album. Decanting to New York was a savvy move for Fripp. The burgeoning New Wave scene saw him appear with a whole host of young, new bands contributing to albums by Blondie and Talking Heads. It was within this fresh, new musical setting that Fripp put together "Exposure".

In some ways Fripp's solo album is a personal overview of a transitionary period in Fripp's musical life. Located somewhere between the old guard of Crimson and a new musical perspective which would see him become a "small, mobile, intelligent unit", playing Frippertronics in small venues such as Pizza Restaurants and even Hair Salons! This is an attitude to touring he still carries out today with Soundscapes.

Musically there are signposts to the past and the future. "Breathless" is "Red" re-visited and is one of the best things Crimson never recorded. Here it is just Fripp with Tony Levin (future Crimson) on bass and Narada Michael Warden (Mahavishnu Orchestra) on drums. This is storming stuff and a highlight of the album. The more mellow "North Star" and "Mary" pre-date the type of song which 80's Crimson would do such as "Matte Kudasai". Special mention to Peter Hammill who really excels here, ripping apart "Disengage" and brooding on "Chicago". "NY3" points to Fripp's instrumental four piece "The League of Gentlemen".
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As released back in 1979 this album made nonsense of the idea that prog and new wave were incompatible. Not everyone was listening, unfortunately, but for those of us who got the point, it was immediately mind-opening. So it's a real treat to finally get to hear the whole thing.

This album is startling, beautiful, seductive, abrasive, funny, deadly serious and more. Short fragments of songs burst into taped conversations (and vice versa), heavy guitar riffage-mania is juxtaposed with drones, gorgeous frippertronics and vocals which are at times crooned while at others sound spat or throttled.

The newly released Daryl Hall material is thrilling, particularly his version of "Disengage" which - pitch black as it is - puts the song as previously released out to pasture (and given that the previous version, also on this set, was sung by the great Peter Hammill, that's no mean feat).

Fripp designed this album as one of a trilogy to include Peter Gabriel's second album and Daryl Hall's "Sacred Songs". Although each stands very well alone, hearing all three adds enormous resonance to the project.

Essential.
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Robert Fripp is on the fringe of rock music to an extent, but his band King Crimson are one of the most awesomely powerful and inventive bands of the last 30 years.
Exposure is Fripp's first solo album after temporaily disbanding King Crimson. Not wanting to sound like the 'dinosaur' prog bands, Fripp was heavily influenced by the New Wave scene in New York in the late 70s. But it is New Wave with an art-rock edge. Unlike KC (5 songs per album), this has 17 wildly diverse tracks. For me, highlights include the ultra heavy 'Breathless', New Wavey 'You Burn Me Up', and the beautiful 'Here Comes the Flood' featuring Peter Gabriel. Mind you I am not sure about 'First Inaugural Address to IACE Sherbourne House' but that is not a huge problem as the track only lasts 4 seconds!
If you are interested in King Crimson then I would recommend this above most of his other solo work - it is not easy listening, but a challenging and impressive meeting of the new wave and prog rock - while all his comtemporaries (Yes, Pink Floyd, Genesis) were rehashing former glories with less and less success.
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This has been one of my favourite albums since I first heard it in the early 1980s. Unlike many of Fripp's other albums (and I love them all), this one covers a huge range of styles. Mary and North Star are two of the prettiest pieces the man has played on (along with St Elmo's Fire from Eno's Another Green World), and Gabriel's version of Here Comes The Flood is far more affecting than that on his first solo album - a great demonstration of how frippertronics can be integrated into a 'normal' song. I'll let you discover the joy of Peter Hammill's contributions for yourself.

This is a great and comprehensive edition too, and the unreleased material from Daryl Hall is a revelation. If you haven't already got Hall's solo album Sacred Songs (and if you have, chances are you already own Exposure), you should buy it. Fripp's contributions to it are very strong, but more than that the songs are great. Another album that I never tire of.
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I first picked up this album some time in the 1980s, I think from legendary second hand Record Store, Beano's in Croydon, South East London and it continues to this day to impress and confound almost in equal measure.

Schizophrenic doesn't really cover this album's description as it leaps from new wave, three chord garage rock, to muscular prog rock and pretty ballards, knitted together with ambient soundscapes and recorded voice cut ups. But it does work. And if there is a basic polarisation here it is the way that late 70s New York, where Fripp was living at the time, has been filtered by this very English of musicians.

The record features the great and the good of British Progressive Rock at the time, Peter Hammill, Peter Gabriel, Phil Collins, Brian Eno along with various American musicians including Daryl Hall ( yes, that one ! ) and Terri Roche. Now I love Progressive Rock. But this is a more eclectic album than that so you shouldn't necessarily be put off if you don't.

I didn't realise until fairly recently when the 2 CD reissue came out through DGM the complicated nature of the album's creation and release. Daryl Hall initially sang a number of the songs but allegedly his record company at the time refused to let them all be released for fear that this very uncommercial album could damage the success of Hall and Oates at the time. So when the original vinyl release came out a number of these songs had Peter Hamill on vocals instead. And when the album came out on CD originally the tracks were slightly different and a couple featured different vocal peformances from Hammill. The 2CD re-release brings together the first vinyl release version and the version as envisaged with Hall's greater involvement.
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