The King Crimson CD with the new issue of Mojo is really very splendid, and I write as someone who has always found them easier to admire than enjoy on my infrequest previous encounters. The track listing is in the link below (the first track is missing its ‘Schizoid’ rather than some unreleased obscurity).
I like it when people from the world of ‘serious music’ collide with the more Pop-tastic end of things. I’m sure everyone reading this knows that Pete ‘King Crimson’ Sinfield wrote ‘Land of Make Believe’ for Bucks Fizz and indeed the very premise for my post is played out daily in the Fripp/Wilcox household. Listening to the preposterously brilliant Chart Music Podcast recently reminded me that Tim Friese-Greene was not only born into a family of pioneering photographers and filmmakers and was a virtual member/producer on those majestic and powerful Talk Talk albums (from It’s My Life to Laughing Stock) but he also produced Tight Fit. There must be more?
Just beautiful. Can’t wait for the album.
Everyone probably already knows this, but the DGM Live website is currently offering free downloads of KC tracks from the current Europe tour. They seem to be doing one from each gig and it would seem to be building into a complete record of the current setlist. So far highlights include Pictures of a City, Epitaph, Starless, etc etc. Apologies to anyone to whom this is old news.
David Enthoven was an interesting man. He discovered and/or managed King Crimson, Marc Bolan, Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Roxy Music.
In the early days their records were licensed to Island but in the 70s Enthoven, together with his partner John Gaydon, founded the great EG record label which became home to Eno, Crimson, Roxy and others.
After drug and drink problems Enthovan dropped out of sight in the mid-70s and EG was sold to Virgin. He re-emerged in the 80s as manager of, er, Robbie Williams.
David Enthoven died this week aged 72.
It’s been a long time folks – what’ve you been listening to, reading, watching since we last met .
Bargepole keenly awaits King Crimson dates later this year, and more rereleases from the likes of Tull, Yes etc.
Just a pity the farewell Dead shows are (unsurprisingly) all in the Chicago.