Regarded as a show in which the energy of the Crimbeast made itself felt, particularly by Robert and Tony, it nevertheless takes the group a couple of numbers to get up to speed. But when they do the power really builds up. Highlights? Where to start! Level 5 is totally monstrous sounding like it was always waiting for this line-up to come along and play it; a stately-sounding Larks Tongues crushes all in its path and the version of Sleepless appears to be channelling the 12 inch remix.; One Time sails sublimely with the inclusion of a poignant guitar solo by Fripp and the coda to Vrooom has the shiver factor set to max (including some sly samples courtesy of Pat) – and just when you thought you’d never need to hear another rendition of Indiscipline, well you’re wrong. You really need to hear this version. For connoisseurs of Crimson clams there are a few here for you to savour, and of course this being a soundboard means that third cymbal from the left on Gavin’s kit may not be quite where you either remember it or even where you would want it, but hey – this is Crimson on uber-savage form, white hot at Park West with a crowd that was willing them to go all the way. And boy did they go!
Please note that the artwork for this show is not currently ready but we’re so keen to get this show out it’ll be added later to your account.
TRACK
TIME
01
Introductory Soundscape
03:10
02
Drum Duet
02:26
03
The ConstruKction Of Light
08:46
04
Red
06:45
05
Frame By Frame
05:28
06
Neurotica
04:40
07
Three Of A Perfect Pair
04:11
08
The Talking Drum
03:09
09
Larks Tongues In Aspic Pt II
07:44
10
One Time
07:06
11
BBoom
02:44
12
Dinosaur
05:43
13
Level Five
06:48
01
Sleepless
07:06
02
VROOOM
04:41
03
Coda Marine 475
06:02
04
Drum Duet
04:25
05
Thela Hun Ginjeet
08:57
06
Elephant Talk
05:03
07
Indiscipline
08:35
Written by William Jenks
Probably essential for collectors
As of this writing (late 2016), this is the only recording available from this line-up....which at the time, I didn't even know existed. (I did not live near where they played and just missed it.) That itself makes this a worthwhile show to have in order to hear how things were evolving before the Projekcts. As the write up suggests, there's a lot of very good playing here. My criticism of the show is that maybe half of it sounds like they are "just playing" the material. It's still great material, and they are still great musicians, but some of the best shows I've downloaded feel more energetic, more special, more exploratory with the repertoire. I wish I could be more precise, and I certainly grant that there are lots of searing moments. My two favorites may be the last two tracks. ET is just a great fun romp. And this is certainly a version of Indiscipline that may be worth the price of admission itself.
Written by Jerry Smith
Sounds great to me.
Currently the only available official release of what would end up as King Crimson’s shortest lasting live line up. This is the middle show in a three night run at Park West and the playing is very strong. It was still early on for this line up so there are a couple of rough spots but nothing too bad. This line up marked the return of Tony Levin as well as the addition of Gavin Harrison and they both sound great here. It was nice to see Sleepless return and I’m hoping that more shows from this tour turn up soon. There were other songs that were played in the set lists at the time that don’t appear here.
Written by Javier Carrizo
Best ever
I was lucky to be there for that magic night. I happened to be in Chicago for the wedding of my nephew Andres  Carrizo  and my other nephew Jonathan Barder  got the tickets knowing that i liked Porcupine Tree and that Gavin Harrison was going to be part of the band ( not knowing that I was a long time fan of KC).The music and the vibes were just perfect . The crowd was around 900 people but it felt like 3,000. It was a reincarnation of KC long awaited  and the inclusion of Gavin Harrison as guest drummer made it even more attractive and innovative.Altough Fripp played practically hidding behind the AMPS (as customary,) his guitar and occasional keyboard were as intense and creative as ever. The rest of the band was just flawless. The day after , on August 8th 2008,  TONY LEVIN  wrote in his blog: "In my opinion, last night was one of KC’s best ever".
Written by William Wieczorek
The King Is Dead
When I first saw The King in Chicago in 1969 my mind was so blown away I wanted to throw my guitar in the river. I remember Lake’s poke-a-dot shirt, Bob sitting On A Stool. Ian playing two Sax’s at one time and Mike playing his Drum solo standing outside of his Drum Kit. That night at the Kinetic changed my life.Every new Lp was a Special treat for Me.Sometimes it took years to unlock the mysteries within each Lp. It was always worth the wait. KC was my very own dirty little secret. I have seen the band many times since that first time. Box and Mel,Wow! John and David, Very cool. The 80’s with Ade and Bill ,Very,Very nice.The Double Trio, My fave. Park West, the Chicago Theater with JP Jones and no Tony Or Bill ,Not Bad. Now KC is like The Moody Blues or Kiss or The Rolling Stones. Playing music of the past was not what I want from The King. I want new stuff that will make sence to me five or ten years from now like it always did. This greatest hit stuff makes me sad. I guess The King is dead. And part of me with it.
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