The Road To Red - Limited Edition Boxed Set 21-CDs, 1-DVD, 2-Blu-ray Discs
Data aparitiei: 14.10.2013
Casa de discuri: DGM
For many King Crimson fans nothing compares with the band's output from 1972-1974.
Over 21 cds, 1 dvd, 2 blu-ray discs, copious sleeve notes and
replica memorabilia, The Road To Red comprehensively captures the
essence of King Crimson's US tour of 1974 and the process leading to one
of the band's most important albums.
A total of 16 concerts are featured across 20 discs, with a new
Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp stereo mix of the studio Red as the 21st
Commenting on the final live date on The Road To Red, Robert Fripp
notes that this was the first gig, "Since the 1969 Crimson where the
bottom of my spine registered 'out of this world' to the same degree."
* 20 CDs of live material drawn from:
10 concerts recorded on stereo soundboard cassettes directly from
the band's mixing desk - all previously unreleased on CD, audio newly
restored at DGM Soundworld in 2013.
5 concerts professionally recorded on multi-track tape. Parts of
these shows have been previously included in the USA & The Great
Deceiver releases, but they are all included here in full on CD for the
1 CD drawn from an audio restored high quality bootleg of the band's
final 1974 New York concert previously available only via mail order
and now remastered.
* CD 21 features a new stereo mix of Red by Steven Wilson & Robert Fripp
* DVD (compatible with all DVD players & DVD Rom players) High
Resolution Stereo mixes of the Asbury Park/USA concert in its various
released/unreleased configurations (24bit/48khz).
* Blu-Ray Disc 1 features full lossless audio 24/192 transfers of
four complete professionally recorded concerts newly transferred at the
highest possible resolution from the original analogue Dolby SR half
inch mix-downs in DTS-HD master sound stereo.
* Blu-Ray Disc 2 features a 24/192 transfer of the Asbury Park/USA
concert, a new stereo mix of Red in 24/96 DTS-HD master sound stereo by
Robert Fripp & Steven Wilson, and also contains the original stereo
mix of Red along with the 5.1 mix of the album in 24/96 DTS-HD + bonus
* Discs packaged in 8 individual 3 disc digi-packs within an album sized box.
* LP sized booklet with rare/unseen photos, new sleeve notes by
Robert Fripp, Sid Smith, technical notes on the recordings by David
Singleton, expanded band member diary entries and eye-witness accounts
from fans who attended the gigs
* Memorabilia including postcards, album prints, replica set lists & more besides.
Between April and July 1974 King Crimson embarked on a tour of
Canada and America which has come to be recognised as one of the most
powerful series of concerts performed not just by Fripp, Cross, Wetton
and Bruford but by any band of the era.
The band, who had been rarely off the road - except to record studio
albums - chose to perform a selection of recent material from the then
newly released Starless And Bible Black, older fan favourites, newly
written/then unrecorded material & nightly improvisations at a level
described by many eye-witnesses and observers as the most intense gigs
they'd ever attended.
A single live LP USA was issued in 1975, a year after the band split
but failed to convey the full extent of how ferocious a beast King
Crimson was in full-flight. No other band blended powerful rock with an
ability to turn in epic improvisations of immense subtlety or strength.
Many of the shows on this final tour had been recorded, either
professionally to multi-track tape, or on the band's stereo cassette
feed from the mixing desk. These remained unheard until 1992 when
selected highlights were released in 1992 on the 4 CD boxed set, The
Now The Road To Red offers a comprehensive overview of this final
tour and at last does justice to a group who were operating at the very
height of their powers.
Every soundboard quality recording known to exist is presented with
audio fully restored, all released on CD for the first time. There are
also five complete concerts, drawn from multi-track recordings,
alongside the restored audio bootleg of the band's final show from New
York and a new stereo mix of Red by Robert Fripp and Steven Wilson
undertaken in 2012.
A total of 16 concerts are featured across 20 discs, with the studio Red as the 21st CD.
The set also features:
A DVD containing a high resolution stereo presentation of USA (in all mixes) and the new stereo mix of Red.
2 Blu-Ray discs containing the five full length multi-track concert
recordings (newly transferred at the highest resolution available from
the original analogue Dolby SR source mix-down tapes & presented in
24/192 DTS-HD master sound), new & original stereo versions of Red
and the existing 5.1 multi-channel mixes of the album presented in
24/96 DTS-HD also feature on Blu-Ray.
With a fully illustrated album-sized booklet featuring previously
unseen photos & a wealth of newly written material + postcards,
replicas of hand-written set lists, album prints of the USA & Red
covers & other memorabilia, this is an essential release for King
The Burning Shed/Panegyric version comes with an exclusive t-shirt.