KING CRIMSON - DISCIPLINE
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With this 1981 LP, King Crimson became one of the few bands to release a classic in three different decades. This was their highest-charting LP (#45) in 11 years, and that Fripp/Belew guitar interplay still dazzles; includes a bonus alternate version of Matte Kudesai !
The title says it all and the title track further demonstrates the concept as the band runs through a series of incredibly intricate, ever-changing guitar patterns and time signatures. When Robert Fripp resurrected the King Crimson banner for this 1981 release, he assembled an amazingly skilled--indeed, disciplined--group of musicians. But this record is not so much about skill as it is about transforming the complex into the beautiful. By turns explosive ("Indiscipline"), driving ("Thela Hun Ginjeet"), and quietly meditative ("The Sheltering Sky"), Adrian Belew (whose vocals and lyrics reflect his tenure with the Talking Heads) injects a degree of manic humor to the proceedings. All this technical proficiency would be for nothing if these weren't such wonderfully compelling songs. --Percy Keegan --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Top Customer Reviews
This is as close to perfection as anything that came out in the early 1980s. Better than everything Crimson did in the 1970s, which is a high bar already, and pretty much anticipating much of what was to come. "Beat" and "Three of a Perfect Pair" are great but never as good as this one.
With the entire British scene having fallen to pieces in the wake of punk, reggae, Elvis Costello, and that empty feeling of not being able to replace greatness (Led Zep, Peter Gabriel, Steve Winwood, The Who, The Stones, Eric Clapton, Jeff Beck: none of them was getting any younger) with pretensions (not just a pun about The Pretenders... U2 anybody? Duran Duran?), this album is a pretty lonely gem for its time.
Yet it is not for everybody though. For people who need neat melodies and comforting harmonies, satisfaction may come at too big of an expense. For the thinking person, this record is maybe the greatest achievement of its decade.
Again, I never got this one for the same reason as my previous review, I got all those songs. but I thought, wait, it has five starts staidy and all the review say that it is kc at is best, and here I am I have never listen to those songs recorded in a studio,
Now, I may be missing how this adventure has begin.
And all those reviewer that gave it five stars were right, it was such of a mgic and new for the time kind of combination of so many thing.
I was a new sound, something that maybee no one knew that it was going to be the hits of years after years.
so, if like me you did not listen to it, go gfor it, you will be amaze by what again Robert Fripp took a chance put out something that could have gone south, but did Robert fripp ever care, he does what he wants and he is not sorry for 9it.
so, yes, go and just get it, you will not be sorry.
However, I can understand making a DVD-Audio version even in 2009, but in 2011 this does not make a lot of sense. How many of us still have a player compatible with this format? I would definitely prefer a Super-Audio CD or a lossless Blu-Ray version, but Fripp is the guy who always makes it in his own way and now we have to accept his decision.
Anyway, even 24/48 version gives you a great sound quality.
Another thing: bonus tracks may be different on CD and DVD versions. Even though it is not a big deal, why not to make it more uniform?
Side Note: It took me a while to figure out that there's actually a bonus track on this. I kept thinking that Discipline sounded identical to Matte Kudesai because Discipline is listedas the last track on the CD. The last track is actually an alternate version of Matte Kudesai and is on the CD case, but not with the other tracks.
Most recent customer reviews
Simply a great reworking of this album from the basic remaster to the 5.1 - love it.and looking forward to 3 of a perfect pairPublished on June 21 2014 by This is not a review it is a comment on Amazon setting ates. Before rendering a review read the book
I love this album, it's my favourite but the cd shipped to me didn't play the first song Elephant talk! Borked!Published on June 6 2011 by Caillech
Vraiment, Discipline est un disque solide. Il n'y a aucun maillon faible dans ce premier enregistrement du Crimson des années 80. Read morePublished on June 11 2004 by Intendant Pun
I'm not a serious music listener or anything, and even though I just got this CD by chance, it has become one of my favorite. Such a creative CD!Published on March 16 2004 by yangyi chen
Robert Fripp is one of my favorite musicians. Not only is he an amazing guitarist and composer, his creation the immortal King Crimson embodies the term of "progressive rock" like... Read morePublished on Feb. 28 2004 by Shotgun Method
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