KING CRIMSON To Release “Blue Tapes” in “Starless” Box Set

King Crimson in 1973

King Crimson will be releasing Blue Tapes recordings from the band’s Starless And The Bible Black period.

These recordings were crafted during performances given by Robert Fripp, John Wetton, Bill Bruford and David Cross in 1973 and 1974. They will be a part of a multi-disc box set entitled Starless and which will be released on Robert Fripp‘s DGM Live label.

But the contents of the box set have not been finalised. King Crimson staff are looking forward to hear from fans who might have memorabilia from that period.

They say: “DGM is pleased to confirm that an October release date has been set for Starless, a multi-disc CD/DVD-A/Blu-Ray boxed set featuring live and studio recordings from October 1973 to April 1974. This set will feature the first complete release of the Blue Tapes – the highest quality reel-to-reel direct to stereo/soundboard live recordings, with many appearing on CD for the first time.

More details of the content will be announced nearer the time of release. If you were in the audience at any of the gigs listed and would like to share your memories of the concerts for possible inclusion in the booklet, drop a line to as soon as possible. If you’re sitting on any pix, tapes or any other Crimson related items from this period, now is the time to get in touch and send them in.

Fripp is getting ready to go into action with a new version of King Crimson after a five-year hiatus. The seven-man lineup includes three drummers – Gavin Harrison, Pat Mastelotto and Bill Rieflin – along with Tony Levin, Jakko Jakszyk and Mel Collins.

In September Robert Fripp said: “The point is to have a conventional back line reconfigured as the front line, with Mel, Jakko and myself as back line. All the Crims have expressed great excitement.

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