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Posted March 20, 2013
As any fan fortunate enough to have seen the double trio lineup
As any fan fortunate enough to have seen the double trio lineup will tell you – even by King Crimson’s highWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
standards – this was a spectacular live band. While a return of King Crimson had been planned as early as 1990,
it was only in 1992 that the idea of a double trio line-up emerged as the ideal and it took until 1994 to get all the
necessary musicians and plans sufficiently in place. The new band recorded the mini album “VROOOM” in the
Spring of 1994 and, following further rehearsals in the summer and early autumn, performed a series of concerts
in Argentina, including a run of shows at Teatro Broadway, Buenos Aires in October. This 2 disc set features a full
matinee and evening concert from that venue. Taking in material from as far back as 1972, with pieces from
“Larks’ Tongues in Aspic”, the title track from 1974’s “Red”, songs and instrumentals from each of the 1980s
album trilogy and new material from VROOOM and THRAK (which was recorded soon after these gigs), the
shows present a band with an abundance of material old & new, eager to perform and with the full support of an
audience ready to celebrate King Crimson’s return to the stage.
In sum, 6 stars, for the double trio, as two complete audio/video shows from the band’s legendary 1994 return to
live performance. • The earliest complete performance film footage of the double trio line-up.
Robert Fripp - Guitar, Soundscapes, Adrian Belew - Guitar, Voice, Words Tony Levin - Upright & Electric Basses, Backing VocalsTrey Gunn - Stick, Backing Vocals Bill Bruford & Pat Mastelotto - Acoustic & Electronic Percussions