After Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Genesis and Yes, it’s now time to test your ears on King Crimson’s Discipline! The samples below have been prepared from five different CD masterings of the original album mix (thanks to @Plan9 for providing some of the samples). They are in FLAC format and have been level adjusted. Excerpts from the following songs have been included: Elephant Talk (1’00”), Frame by Frame (1’14”), Thela Hun Ginjeet (1’03”), The Sheltering Sky (1’29”) and Discipline (0’:59”). The length of each sample is therefore: 5’48”. You can click on the links below to download the five samples: Sample A Sample B Sample C Sample D Sample E The rules of the game: • You can choose one sample only; • You are allowed to change your vote while the pool is open; • You can’t view the results before you vote; • The results will be publicly available when the poll closes; • Votes are also publicly displayed; • This poll will close on Saturday, 7th July 2018 (2 weeks from now). The sample sources will be revealed on that date. A few suggestions: • Simply discuss what you hear and why you like or dislike a particular sample. Guessing the sample sources should be avoided while the poll is open. We can start that discussion in 2 weeks; • It would be great if you could listen to the samples through speakers and headphones before voting. Alternatively, specify whether you have listened to the samples on speakers/headphones only. I am really looking forward to seeing the results of this blind listening test. Let's see if they will confirm the discussions made on these old threads: Getting To The Bottom of King Crimson On CD King Crimson's Discipline on CD In two weeks, I'll also post a sample of the SW's remix. That will allow you to compare it with five different versions of the original mix (just out of curiosity). Perhaps, that could also be an occasion to continue an old conversation that started here: King Crimson 2009 re-issues CD / DVD stereo/5.1 all inclusive thread (Part 2) Thanks in advance for your participation. I hope you'll have fun!