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King Crimson / Larks Tongues In Aspic / 15 disc anniversary set

King Crimson / Larks' Tongues In Aspic / 40th Anniversary box set

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Larks’ Tongues In Aspic, the 1973 album by King Crimson is being re-released to celebrate its 40th anniversary. The album will be reissued on 15 October (23 Oct in the US) in three configurations – a double CD, a CD/DVD-A and a 15 disc box set:

Double CD

The double CD includes the completely new stereo album mix by Robert Fripp & Steven Wilson and also features three extra Steven Wilson alt takes/mixes from the multi-track tapes along with the 30th anniversary mix of the original albums, a US radio advert and an edit (transferred from original vinyl) from a US radio promo EP. This edition comes with new sleeve notes by King Crimson biographer Sid Smith, along with rare photos and archive material.

CD/DVD-A 

The CD/DVD-A features the new stereo album mix by Robert Fripp & Steven Wilson and also features three extra Steven Wilson alt takes/mixes from the multi-track tapes. The dvd-a contains a 5.1 DTS Mix and High Resolution Stereo mixes (24bit/48khz) which will be available on all DVD players. If you own a DVD-A players you can additionally access a 5.1 Advanced Resolution (Lossless audio) mix. The dvd-a features the original album mix, the new album mix, an album’s worth of alternate mixes by Steven Wilson (in High Resolution stereo) and over 30 minutes of rare, previously unseen footage of the band – something of a holy grail for King Crimson fans & collectors. This edition comes with new sleeve notes by King Crimson biographer Sid Smith, along with rare photos and archive material.

15 Disc Box Set [ PRE-ORDER UK –  US ]

The box set includes the album mixed for 5.1 Surround Sound from the original studio masters by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) & fully approved by Crimson founder Robert Fripp.

CDs 1 – 9 feature 8 CDs of live material from audio restored bootlegs + a CD of live performance in a film studio.

CDs 9 – 13 also feature 4 CDs of studio material including a new stereo album mix, an album’s worth of alt takes/mixes, the original 30th anniversary master plus audio extras & an audio documentary CD drawn from the original session multi-tracks featuring the first take of every piece on the album.

The DVD-A contains a 5.1 DTS Mix and High Resolution Stereo mixes (24bit/48khz). DVD-A players and some Blu-Ray players can additionally, access a 5.1 Advanced Resolution (Lossless audio) mix. The dvd-a features the original album mix, the new album mix, an album’s worth of alternate mixes by Steven Wilson (in High Resolution stereo) and over 30 minutes of rare, previously unseen footage of the band – something of a holy grail for King Crimson fans & collectors.

The Blu-Ray features full dvd-a content + many additional audio features in full lossless 24/96.

The box is limited to a once only maximum pressing run of 7,000 units worldwide. 12″ box with booklet (with copious sleeve notes and rare images), memorabilia, album print and concert download.

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8 responses to King Crimson / Larks Tongues In Aspic / 15 disc anniversary set

  1. Robert van Diggele says:

    Hi Paul, great to see you writing about this massive set! The King Crimson re-issue series is the best from the past few years.

    For those not aware of the reissues so far. they all came as cd/dvd-a sets with new stereo and 5.1 mixes by Robert Fripp and Steven Wilson, plus live tracks and out takes. Mixes are excellent. Seems Mr. wilson is getting better and better at 5.1 mixing.

    Out now are also the first two albums by Emerson, Lake and Palmer, both with new stereo/5.1 mixes on dvd-a.

  2. Galley says:

    I think we have a winner in the “reissued album expanded by largest number of discs” contest.

  3. Tim says:

    The Crimson remasters are some of the best out there, and I think these choices depending on budget are nice! Looking forward to it!

  4. William says:

    thats not a box set (PG) This is a BOXSET…

  5. The tracklisting for this set is now on the DGM website. Talk about getting your monies worth! :)

  6. David says:

    Does anybody know when the ‘Beat’ CD/DVD-A remaster is set to be released?

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