What does it sound like?:
This two cd set is the seventh in the Tour Box series, although this one represents and celebrates the tour that never was, Covid causing the hopefully temporary postponement of the 2020 dates until next year. Coming in the usual digipack format with a superb twenty eight page booklet with contributions from Robert Fripp and Crimson historian Sid Smith, the music is, as usual, a collection of live material and studio cuts from over the years, many of which are appearing on cd for the first time. Among the treasures on the first disc are in concert performances ranging from 1973 right up to last year, with one of my personal favourites, Fracture, standing out, alongside a 1974 studio Starless. It’s also pleasing that two isolated sections of the playing of the late Bill Rieflin on The Letters has been included. The second disc features a mixture of pieces played occasionally by the current line up of the band, along with a selection of pieces that were left incomplete or were developed in different ways by the band or Fripp, and thus never made it on to a studio album, This approach ties in » Continue Reading.