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The Road to Red Eyes,
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This review is from: The Road To Red [Limited Edition Box Set] (Audio CD)
The most thorough and gob-smacking boxset I can imagine any band ever releasing.
Road To Red captures King Crimson live in the USA in 1974. Having released Starless and Bible Black Crimson embarked on a summer of touring.
The Road to Red captures the band in full flight, full throttle and a beast to be reckoned with. This would be their final tour before recording the seminal Red album and disbanding.
Audio ranges from mixing desk tapes to multi track mix downs and all have been mastered exceptionally. Also included are various pieces of ephemera; set lists, photos, adverts as well as a large booklet with extensive notes by KC biographer Sid Smith and excerpts from Robert Fripp's diaries of the period covered by the box.
Following on from the Larks Tongues in Aspic boxset released this time last year DGM/Panygeric are to given full marks for their attention to detail and giving us KC fans something to stay up late and get many sleepless red eyes.
Not for the faint-hearted or casual listener. This is aimed squarely at KC nuts.....like me.