Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Found Link: NY Daily News diggs the King Crimson reissues

While barely touching on the technical merit of the set, the New York Daily News gives a fairly glowing review of the Steven Wilson produced reissues of King Crimson's debut, Lizard and Red. As with most mainstream reviews of "obscure" Prog, they tend to focus on the music as if we never heard it before. How about more detail on the new 5.1 mixes? (FYI, they're fabulous)

If anything, these reissues are allowing people to reconsider what I've always thought of as one of Crimson's most underated albums of all time. Steven Wilson has taken an album that most dismissed (Fripp included) and transformed it into the audio treat that it always (really) was.  Check out the review, and if you have the chance pick up these sets.

King Crimson '40th Anniversary Series' reissues: Apocalypse wow in seminal guitar rock
More than four decades after the band began - in the Spring of 1969 - the young leader of a modern prog act, Porcupine Tree's Steve Wilson, took it upon himself to not just re-master Crimson's great works but to refigure them for cutting-edge 5.1 sound.

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