Epitaph (King Crimson album)

Epitaph is a live 4-CD set of concert performances and radio sessions from 1969 by the band King Crimson, released in 1997. Volumes 1 and 2 (Discs 1 and 2) were available in retail shops, and the set included a flyer with instructions on how to obtain Volumes 3 and 4 (Discs 3 and 4) via mail-order. In 2006, volumes 3 and 4 were released independently as a 2-disc set via DGM.

Epitaph
Epitaph, King Crimson.jpg
Live album by
Released1997 (1997)
Recorded1969; actual dates vary with each disc
GenreProgressive rock
LabelDiscipline Global Mobile
King Crimson chronology
Thrakattak
(1996)
Epitaph
(1997)
The Night Watch
(1998)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]
Rolling Stone4/5 stars[2]

Track listingEdit

All tracks written by Robert Fripp, Michael Giles, Greg Lake, Ian McDonald and Peter Sinfield, unless otherwise indicated.

Disc one
No.TitleRecording date and venueLength
1."21st Century Schizoid Man"6 May 1969 at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio7:06
2."The Court of the Crimson King" (McDonald, Sinfield)6 May 1969 at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio6:27
3."Get Thy Bearings" (Donovan, arr. by Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald)19 August 1969 at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio5:59
4."Epitaph" (Includes introduction to track 5 at the end)19 August 1969 at Maida Vale Studios for BBC Radio7:08
5."A Man, a City"21 November 1969 at the Fillmore East11:41
6."Epitaph"21 November 1969 at the Fillmore East7:42
7."21st Century Schizoid Man"21 November 1969 at the Fillmore East7:16
8."Mantra"13 December 1969 at the Fillmore West3:47
9."Travel Weary Capricorn"13 December 1969 at the Fillmore West3:15
10."Improv - Travel Bleary Capricorn"13 December 1969 at the Fillmore West2:23
11."Mars" (Gustav Holst, arr. Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald)13 December 1969 at the Fillmore West8:53
Disc two (All tracks recorded on 14 December 1969 at the Fillmore West)
No.TitleLength
1."The Court of the Crimson King" (McDonald, Sinfield)7:13
2."Drop In" (Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald)5:14
3."A Man, a City"11:19
4."Epitaph"7:31
5."21st Century Schizoid Man"7:37
6."Mars" (Holst)9:42
Disc Three (All tracks recorded on 9 August 1969 at The Ninth National Jazz and Blues Festival)
No.TitleLength
1."21st Century Schizoid Man"7:14
2."Get Thy Bearings" (Donovan, arr. Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald)10:32
3."The Court of the Crimson King" (McDonald, Sinfield)6:43
4."Mantra"8:46
5."Travel Weary Capricorn"3:57
6."Improv" (including "By the Sleeping Lagoon" (Eric Coates))8:54
7."Mars" (Holst)7:23
Disc four (All tracks recorded on 6 September 1969 at the Chesterfield Jazz Club)
No.TitleLength
1."21st Century Schizoid Man"7:57
2."Drop In" (Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald)6:20
3."Epitaph"7:22
4."Get Thy Bearings" (Donovan, arr. Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald)18:10
5."Mantra"5:29
6."Travel Weary Capricorn"4:54
7."Improv"4:34
8."Mars" (Holst, arr. by Fripp, Giles, Lake, McDonald)5:37

PersonnelEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Planer, Lindsay. "Epitaph, Vols. 1–2 – King Crimson | Songs, Reviews, Credits | AllMusic". AllMusic. Retrieved 30 July 2016.
  2. ^ "Rolling Stone". Archived from the original on 16 July 2009. Retrieved 27 August 2017.