On Broadway: Live in NYC 1995

On Broadway: Live in NYC 1995

by King CrimsonKing Crimson




On Broadway 1995 is a two-disc distillation of five shows by the double-trio version of King Crimson at the decidedly off-Broadway Longacre Theatre in New York City. For those who missed that remarkable outing, this set accurately recounts many musical highlights circa the Thrak tour. There is a whole lot to like about this two-plus hour performance compilation. Without a doubt, the flawless sound gets top honors. Guitarist and vocalist Adrian Belew mixed this set from the digital multi-track tapes with great attention to detail. Of particular note is the accurate sound stage that Belew re-creates -- placing listeners in the dead center of the Longacre's sonic sweet spot. High marks are also given to content. As the Thrak tour progressed, King Crimson's performance list was refined on a continual basis. While these perpetual changes acted to keep the performances fresh, inevitably songs were added, moved, or dropped from the rotation. For this composite release, however, many of the alternate tunes are also included -- revealing a more complete performance than any single show would offer. While a majority of On Broadway 1995 defers to the Thrak album, there are also strong representations of material from the '80s. "Thela Hun Ginjeet," "Three of a Perfect Pair," "Indiscipline," and "Elephant Talk" are all brilliantly executed. The personnel additions of Chapman stick player and bassist Trey Gunn and percussionist Pat Mastelotto give these classic tracks new muscle and further inspiration. The instrumentals "Red" and "Larks' Tongues in Aspic (Part II)" embody the '70s incarnation of King Crimson, adding the sonic scowl that this double-trio became noted for. In addition to well over two hours of music, On Broadway 1995 comes replete with a 24-page liner notes booklet, a "Notes from the Guitar Stool" essay from guitarist Robert Fripp, and other appropriate eye candy.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/07/2020
Label: Dgm
UPC: 0633367748324
catalogNumber: 7483

Album Credits

Performance Credits

King Crimson   Primary Artist
Adrian Belew   Guitar,Voices
Bill Bruford   Percussion,Drums,Electronic Drums
Trey Gunn   Guitar
Robert Fripp   Guitar,Saxophone
Tony Levin   Bass,Stick
Pat Mastelotto   Percussion,Drums,Electronic Drums

Technical Credits

Adrian Belew   Composer,Lyricist
Bill Bruford   Composer
King Crimson   Composer
John Wetton   Composer
Trey Gunn   Composer
David Cross   Composer
Robert Fripp   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Soundscape
Richard Palmer-James   Composer
Tony Levin   Composer
Pat Mastelotto   Composer
Jamie Muir   Composer
David Singleton   Producer
Noah Evens   Engineer
Thomas G. Smith   Cover Photo
Hugh O'Donnell   Cover Design

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