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Larks' Tongues in Aspic (1973)

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Re: Larks' Tongues in Aspic (1973)

Postby Geno on Sat Aug 18, 2012 4:35 am

Well, it's only $120. Not nearly as pricey as I feared when considering it's 15 discs. I'm really eyeing this one (it'll ultimately depend on the live material).

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Re: Larks' Tongues in Aspic (1973)

Postby RYG on Mon Aug 20, 2012 4:34 pm

Here're the deets on the 15 discs (looks pretty interesting - except for the 6 or so discs that I already have):
Melody Maker revealed the membership in July 1972. The first full group rehearsal was on September 4th 1972, the final performance was on February 10th 1973 at London’s Marquee Club. Between those dates the band played a trio of club dates and a filmed live in the studio recording in Germany in October, a universally acclaimed UK tour during November/December and recorded one of the most celebrated studio albums of the era in January and early February.

This boxed set contains every known live performance
and studio recording by that band.

CD 1 & 2: October 13th 1972 Live at the Zoom Club, Frankfurt (audio restored bootleg)
Previously only available as KCCC20

CD 3: October 17th 1972 Live in the studio, Bremen (mono)
Previously only available as KCCC3

CD 4 & 5: November 10th 1972 Live at the Technical College, Hull (audio restored bootleg)
Previously only available as a download from DGMLive

CD 6: November 13th 1972 Live at the Civic Hall, Guildford (audio restored soundboard)
Previously only available as KCCC24

CD 7: November 25th 1972 Live at New Theatre, Oxford (audio restored bootleg)
Previously only available as a download from DGMLive

CD 8: December 1st 1972 Live at Green’s Playhouse, Glasgow, (audio restored bootleg)
Previously unreleased

CD 9: December 15th 1972 Live at the Guildhall, Portsmouth (audio restored bootleg)
Previously unreleased

CD 10: January 1973: “Keep That One, Nick” – The Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Recording Session Reels: Taking the form of an audio documentary & placing the listener in Command studios in early 1973 as the quintet maps out the material destined for the album produced by David Singleton. Featuring first takes of every piece recorded for the album interspersed with studio talk between band members & engineer

CD 11: January/February 1973: The original album mix 30th Anniversary Edition, The US Promo EP (transferred from vinyl) and the US radio advert

CD 12: January/February 1973: Alt Mixes and takes: Steven Wilson’s alternate Larks’ Tongues In Aspic plus Easy Money edited by David Singleton and Alex Mundy from Keep That One, Nick Session Reel Essentials

CD 13: January/February 1973: Larks’ Tongues In Aspic, new stereo mix, mixed by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp

Disc 14: DVD-A: Complete album in 5.1 MLP Lossless & DTS Surround Sound album mix.

38 minutes film performance of the band never previously been released or screened, Original album 30th anniversary mix, 2012 alternate takes & mixes in 24/48 hi-res stereo, 2012 stereo mix in 24/48 & 24/96 hi-res stereo

Disc 15: Blu-Ray: Content as per DVD-A with all stereo tracks in 24/96 hi-res plus hi-res stereo of “Keep That One Nick”, hi-res mono tracks “Live in the studio”, 24/96 transfer of original vinyl pressing, film footage of band performing “Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Part I” as originally broadcast on Beat Club TV programme


36 page booklet with photos, timeline/diary, transcript of extensive Robert Fripp interview conducted by David Singleton (July 2012), new essay by King Crimson historian Sid Smith and more.

Print of original album sleeve, individual band member postcards, reproduction of UK tour handbill, reproduction of Rainbow Theatre, London concert ticket stub.

Downloadable Content: see back of reproduction of Rainbow Theatre London concert ticket to obtain the concert from that venue as an exclusive download – listener beware – audio for this show is of such poor quality as to be beyond meaningful restoration and is included solely for historic purposes.

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Don’t forget if all of the above is too much, there will be be usual CD/DVD-A format as per the other 40th Anniversary Editions. This will include the new stereo mix, the 5.1 surround mix and exclusive video content as well as audio extras. Additionally for those folks who don’t want any video or surround sound content there will be a 2-CD disc special edition to cater for you LTIA needs. These discs are also up for pre-order from mail order in the US and Burning Shed in the UK and Europe.
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Re: Larks' Tongues in Aspic (1973)

Postby Krimzep on Mon Aug 20, 2012 6:10 pm

This will probably be the last box set I ever buy concerning any band. There isn't another band I would bother to spend the money on.
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Re: Larks' Tongues in Aspic (1973)

Postby Ironclaw on Sun Feb 16, 2014 5:11 am

Here is "The Lark Ascending", said to be part of the inspiration behind "Larks' Tongues in Aspic", introduced by Diana Rigg (recently known for playing the "Queen of Thorns" on Game of Thrones):

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Re: Larks' Tongues in Aspic (1973)

Postby Wyrdskein on Wed Apr 27, 2016 8:51 pm

Is anyone familiar with all the different releases on CD of this album. I have read such terrible reviews of some of them I don't want to waste my money on something of poor quality, or one of those remasters that hurts your ears because of the loudness.
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Re: Larks' Tongues in Aspic (1973)

Postby diderot on Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:40 am

I'd take the last one. Concerning a remaster that may hurt your ears, it depends how you listen to it...
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Re: Larks' Tongues in Aspic (1973)

Postby MrKayley10 on Tue May 03, 2016 5:37 pm

30th Anniversary Edition for original mixes, 40th for remixes. I prefer to hear the original mix myself.
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