For the 1972- 1974 version of King Crimson, developing and writing new material was, as Bill Bruford memorably noted in his autobiography, 'excruciating, teeth-pullingly difficult music-making." When The Mincer appeared on Starless & Bible Black it represented a new way of approaching the process for Crimson; taking live improvisations and then editing and over-dubbing new parts to create an interesting hybrid. Although parts of this show recorded at Zurich Volkhaus on the 15th November 1973 have been previously released on disc 4 of The Great Deceiver box set, this is the first time the entire performance that night has seen the light of day. Using bootleg sources to restore the section of the gig originally excised to create The Mincer, David Singleton and Alex Mundy have recreated an evening of music which underscores Crimson's reputation as one of the classic must-see live acts of the 70s.

This show is also available on CD as KCCC 41.
TRACK
TIME
01
Walk On... No Pussyfooting
00:57
02
Improv: Some Pussyfooting
02:22
03
Larks' Tongues In Aspic: Part I
08:13
04
RF Announcement
02:36
05
Lament
04:11
06
Peace: A Theme
00:51
07
Cat Food
04:15
08
The Night Watch
06:00
09
Fracture
11:27
01
The Law of Maximum Distress: Part I
06:41
02
Improv: The Mincer
04:22
03
The Law of Maximum Distress: Part II
02:33
04
Easy Money
07:50
05
Exiles
06:44
06
Improv: Some More Pussyfooting
05:54
07
The Talking Drum
05:58
08
Larks Tongues in Aspic: Part II
10:06
09
21st Century Schizoid Man
08:50

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KC19731115Zurich6 - Stephan Thelen

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Written by Samuel Langer
10000% WORTH IT
AMAZING show. Great improvs. Awesome performance. Pristine sound quality. A masterpiece. BUY IT NOW
Written by Karel Brazda
It's quite long time ago so I do'nt remember the correct date, but I have 27 pictures from that gig.
It's quite long time ago so I do'nt remember the correct date, but I have 27 color pictures from that gig. If I can find the original film strip, maybe there will be a date from the shop who processed it. The place is right, the city is right, ... the date...??? "I'll be back...." *****
Written by Alex Mundy
Not Zurich (It is)
Dear Paul,I think you'll find Robert is referring to one of the roadies Tex Read. Best Alex
Written by Paul ORear
Not Volkshaus, Zurich?
Around 1:04 in the RF Announcment track, Robert says, "Don't fall over yet, Texas." Maybe a mis-identified gig?
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