King Crimson 'Earthbound' expanded CD & DVD

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  1. four sticks

    four sticks Senior Member

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    A post today from Sid Smith, not much in the way of new information. Release date is next Friday (11/17).


    Earthbound expanded
     
  2. Galley

    Galley Forum Resident

    I’m listening to the 24/48 2017 mix. It’s the first time I’ve ever heard this album. Yes, it does sound terrible.
     
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  3. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident

    All the press releases say the CD will feature an extended 12-track listing. Is this true? What are the 12 tracks?
     
  4. DaveinMA

    DaveinMA Forum Resident

    The 12 track version is on the DVD. King Crimson - Earthbound
     
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  5. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident

    Hope they don't get a bunch of returns from people complaining that the cd is not 12 tracks like advertised.
     
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  6. Love this album, but hi-res, really?
     
  7. Erick Haight

    Erick Haight Well-Known Member

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    Not to sound bitchy, but is the new edition worth the purchase? How's the Quad mix? I'm still buzzing from the Ann Arbor show...
     
  8. DaveinMA

    DaveinMA Forum Resident

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    The sound is just as bad as ever, but the Summit Studios sound is great.
    They screwed up the Schizoid Men collage in the Sailors' Tales box, putting a random minute and a half or so of silence in there.
    I'd be interested to hear if they did the same thing in this release.
     
  9. Is there anything on this two disc version that isn't included in the new sailors box or are they identical?
     
  10. yesstiles

    yesstiles Forum Resident

    Only $14 at Amazon!
     
  11. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

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    It was like that on the original 'Ladies Of The Road' album. Not a screw up - intentional.
     
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  12. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

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    Nowt - not a sausage.

    Oh, wait. Sorry. 'Earthbound' was recorded in America, wasn't it? In American that translates as "no."
     
  13. DaveinMA

    DaveinMA Forum Resident

    Or a screwup in 2003 that they never bothered to fix.
     
  14. 93curr

    93curr Senior Member

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    I doubt it. Fripp put extra music after a long silence on almost every CD he put out in the late 90s/early 00s. For some reason, he seemed to think it was clever. Or possibly funny. The ProjeKcts box was particularly annoying like that.

    "Technical notes:
    Track 9 of disc 1 cuts off at 48 seconds
    Track 11 of disc 2 has a 60-second silence at 4:75
    These were on the master tapes."
     
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  15. DaveinMA

    DaveinMA Forum Resident

    For my own use I excised the silent gap, and then cut the remaining part and mixed it back into the beginning section about 2-3 seconds back from where it cut off. It doesn't sound any worse than the other transitions.
     
  16. I didn't think it was too bad. It sounds like a bootleg (and not a great one). It's one of the few ways to hear this line up. The Summit studios performance though is worth having and a 5.1 mix of it would be pretty cool.
     
  17. Deek57

    Deek57 Forum Resident

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    That silence is on my DVD from the two disc set, not bothered, I can live with it..
     
  18. street legal

    street legal Forum Resident

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    So how do the 7 bonus tracks sound in comparison to the tracks from the original LP?
    Do they sound just as low-fi, or do they come from better sources?
    I notice that some of the tracks are versions that have been released on KCCC releases.

    And could anyone tell me the total running time for the expanded 12 track "Earthbound"?
    And the total time for the Summit Studios? I've heard that that is actually about 15 minutes longer now
    than the original KCCC CD release. Is that true?
     
  19. whiskeyvengeance

    whiskeyvengeance Forum Resident

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    The bonus tracks are from the same cache of lo-fi cassette soundboards as the original album.
     
  20. street legal

    street legal Forum Resident

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    Thanks.
     
  21. tlake6659

    tlake6659 Forum Resident

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    Does the original CD release have as low dynamic range as compared to the new one?
     
  22. aphexj

    aphexj Sound mind & body

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    Yes, the mastering on the 30th Anniversary disc is the same as tracks 1-5 on the new one
     
  23. tlake6659

    tlake6659 Forum Resident

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    The 30th is the first CD release of this album?
     
  24. Yes.
     
  25. jblock

    jblock Forum Resident

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    The running time of the 12 track version is 1 hour 53 minutes. The Summit Studios stuff is 1 hour 38 minutes. The final The Creator Has a Master Plan and improvs is now 38 minutes.

    They also seem to have located a few more seconds for the beginning of Groon/Peoria compared to the original download of that show offered on DGM. But they have edited the drum solo a bit.
     
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