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Live in Toronto (King Crimson album)

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Length  2:06:56
Release date  29 February 2016
Label  Discipline Global Mobile
Artist  King Crimson
Producer  King Crimson
Genre  Progressive rock
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Released  29 February 2016 digital download, 17 March 2016 CD
Recorded  20 November 2015, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Live In Toronto (2016)  Radical Action to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind (2016)
Similar  King Crimson albums, Progressive rock albums

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Live In Toronto is a live album by the band King Crimson, released by Discipline Global Mobile records in 2016. The album was recorded on 20 November at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada during the band's The Elements of King Crimson tour of 2015. It is the second full-length release by the current seven-piece incarnation of the band and featured new compositions never before released by the band on record.

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King crimson live in toronto


Reception

The album has met positive reviews. John Kelman, writing for All About Jazz, praises the new lineup, noting “… with the triple drum set arrangements, twin guitars, reeds and woodwinds, and bass and stick, all played by top-drawer musicians capable of respecting every song's formal construction while, at the same time, introducing interpretive variations and impressive solos, this is no tribute band; this is a Crimson… bringing the music firmly into the 21st Century.”

Mark Hughes of Dutch Progressive Rock Page noted that “(t)he older material is perfectly interpreted/reinterpreted, but with a new vigour and purpose to proceedings. Jakszyk provides assured vocal lines and sounds uncannily like Wetton on the intro to ‘Easy Money’. However, it is the overall interaction of all seven musicians that makes this performance stand out so much.”

Regarding the new compositions, Dom Lawson writes for Prog magazine, “Part wholesale reinvention, part meticulous refinement, the… new material crackles and pops with exuberance and the infectious thump of hearts buoyed by fresh adrenalin.”

Personnel

King Crimson
  • Pat Mastelotto - drums, electronic percussion
  • Bill Rieflin - drums, electronic percussion, keyboards
  • Gavin Harrison - drums, electronic percussion
  • Robert Fripp - guitar, guitar synth, keyboards
  • Jakko Jakszyk - guitar, vocals
  • Tony Levin - basses, Chapman Stick, backing vocals
  • Mel Collins - saxophones, flutes
  • Production
  • Trevor Wilkens - audio recorder
  • Songs

    1Threshold Soundscape4:00
    2Larks’ Tongues in Aspic - Part I10:29
    3Pictures of a City8:32

    References

    Live in Toronto (King Crimson album) Wikipedia


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