Fashionable not Funky Jam February 7, 2006
Written by laurent
Not really a review, just a note to everybody interested in this download that Funky Jam is in fact Fashionable from the VROOOM sessions. Very interesting as RF, AB and TG act as a real string trio during this rendition. It wasn’t developed further, but AB recycled one of the riffs for Writing On The Wall on Side One. And RF’s high notes are obviously lifted from SAOTW’s Storm Angel. The "spartan sound" of the new pieces noted by one of the reviewers is probably due to the very careful separation of instruments in the mix (the Broadway Theatre gig seven days later sounds the same, in total contrast to the highly compressed and turgid FOH mixes on B’Boom from the same concerts). And this has the interest of containing an impressive number of train wrecks from Mr. Fripp himself, most notably on the second VROOOM where something was clearly disturbing his focus!
Genesis Of The Double Trio January 14, 2006
Written by Jonathan
This concert is fascinating to me in that it is a document of the genesis of the then new double trio . As another reviewer has said most of the songs here sound very embyronic in terms of their arrangements, almost spartan somehow. However, I don’t mean this in any negative sense. The songs and concert are highly enjoyable and it is interesting to me to listen to this and then listen afterwards to something like the Vroom Vroom live disks and see how these song arrangements altered and matured over time.
Reasons to buy this release December 22, 2005
Written by DanAnderson
1. You can clearly hear Pat & Bill in the mix.
2. An instrumental "People."
3. A slightly elongated "B’Boom" and "Thrak" is closer to the EP version (which I prefer).
4. "The Talking Drum" is played like it should be! The creeping interaction of
each of the players rather than the Trey’s part, Ade’s part, Robert’s part, then
LTIA2 takes off. I’ve always liked the interaction.
5. Discipline is beautifully fleshed out by the Double Trio. The crown jewel in the
All this and I don’t normally like this incarnation of KC much.
Exciting Warts! December 5, 2005
Written by GrassySound
This is the second concert performed by the then new Double Trio. It’s quite an exciting listen, particularly in regard to hearing embryonic versions of pieces that would eventually become highly developed. Also, we get to hear a surprisingly structured Funky Jam, which sadly, never got much past this stage. Discipline is also a treat to hear by the Double Trio.
There are some obvious mistakes by each of the performers throughout the show. Rough edges appear during various moments, but this adds to the enjoyment of hearing the band, and how it subsequently evolved. The sound quality is slightly superior to the official "B’Boom" release, and the whole show is well worth hearing. Having a cable modem, I was able to download the entire gig in less than 17 minutes! Thanks again DGM Live!!
Audio Source: ADAT Master Tapes
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