Three of a Perfect Pair: 30th Anniversary [Bonus Tracks]

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All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Upon its release in 1984, Three of a Perfect Pair caused some unrest among fans of King Crimson. Most of their audience felt that the band had made a conscious and obvious decision to try to break through to a more mainstream pop audience. But in hindsight, this is hardly the case; it sounds unlike anything that was out at the time. Like 1982's Beat, Three of a Perfect Pair doesn't quite meet the high standards set by 1981's Discipline, but does contain a few Crimson treats. The opening title track contains an unrelenting groove that never seems to let up, while "Sleepless" starts off with Tony Levin laying down some funky bass until Adrian Belew's trademark paranoid vocals ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Prato
Upon its release in 1984, Three of a Perfect Pair caused some unrest among fans of King Crimson. Most of their audience felt that the band had made a conscious and obvious decision to try to break through to a more mainstream pop audience. But in hindsight, this is hardly the case; it sounds unlike anything that was out at the time. Like 1982's Beat, Three of a Perfect Pair doesn't quite meet the high standards set by 1981's Discipline, but does contain a few Crimson treats. The opening title track contains an unrelenting groove that never seems to let up, while "Sleepless" starts off with Tony Levin laying down some funky bass until Adrian Belew's trademark paranoid vocals kick in and assure the listener that "it's alright to feel a little fear." Also included are the seven-minute instrumental soundscape "Industry" and the cautionary tale of a "Model Man." This would prove to be King Crimson's last release for nearly ten years; the group disbanded soon after as their members concentrated on solo careers and other projects, until a mid-'90s reunion brought them all back together. [The 30th anniversary edition offers six bonus tracks: "King Crimson Barber Shop," "Industrial Zone A," "Industrial Zone B," and three remixes of "Sleepless."]
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/14/2006
  • Label: Discipline Us
  • UPC: 633367051028
  • Catalog Number: 510
  • Sales rank: 25,277

Album Credits

Performance Credits
King Crimson Primary Artist
Adrian Belew Guitar, Vocals, Voices
Bill Bruford Drums, Electric Drums
Robert Fripp Guitar, Group Member
Tony Levin Synthesizer, Bass, Stick, Background Vocals, Group Member
Bill Brunford Drums, Electric Drums, Group Member
Technical Credits
Adrian Belew Composer
Bill Bruford Composer
King Crimson Composer, Producer
Brad Davis Engineer
Robert Fripp Composer, Remastering
Tony Levin Composer
Tony Arnold Engineer
Simon Heyworth Remastering
Timothy Eames Cover Art
Peter Willis Cover Art
Tex Yodel Read Director
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