Adrian Belew/ Robert Fripp / Tony Levin / Bill Bruford
40th anniversary stereo mixes of King Crimson’s 1980s albums ‘Discipline’, ‘Beat’ and ‘Three Of A Perfect Pair’ by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp
All three albums available on 200-gram super-heavyweight vinyl for the first time
Mastered by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering from original studio masters
Released on CD as part of King Crimson’s 40th anniversary series, the Steven Wilson & Robert Fripp remixes of the 1980s trilogy of albums ‘Discipline’, ‘Beat’ and ‘Three Of A Perfect Pair’ have long been over-due on vinyl.
Seven years after King Crimson had ‘ceased to exist’, King Crimson’s reinvention as a new quartet consisting of Robert Fripp, Bill Bruford, Adrian Belew and Tony Levin brought about a surprising new era, which delighted fans old and new.
Stylistically very different from the King Crimson of the 1970s, this new line-up incorporated rock with electronica, funk, pure pop, modern avant-garde, and a complex variety of musical textures and influences.
‘Three Of A Perfect Pair’ (1984) was the first of the 80s albums to reach Top 30 in the UK album charts, signalling the increasing popularity of the 80s line-up and helping to ensure the group’s status as one of the most interesting and innovative bands of the decade.
King Crimson’s 1980s studio trilogy is now celebrated as a classic period, the intricacies of the playing and details in the compositional style became a key influence on sub-genres such as math rock.