King Crimson’s back catalogue of studio albums are to be released on streaming platforms in the coming months.
At the moment, only a selection of the band’s material is on services such as Apple Music and Spotify – but that’s about to change in a move brought forward to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
At a press event in London over the weekend, King Crimson manager David Singleton confirmed that all 13 of their studio albums will hit streaming platforms in May and on Spotify on June 10.
Singleton says (via Rolling Stone): “The reason we’ve been slow on Spotify is that, unlike apparently the whole of the rest of the industry that’s been telling us that physical is dead, we’ve had rising physical sales for probably the last 10 years.
“But that argument was valid for a while, and it isn’t anymore.”
He adds: “In the end, our prime function is to serve the music and make the music available, and Spotify has now definitely become one of the places that people, particularly younger people, find music.”
The streaming news is only a small part of King Crimson’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
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- King Crimson - Lizard - UK - vinyl LP - £125.00, $162.50, €143.75 (New Item) (arrived 25-Apr-2019 15:48)
KING CRIMSON Lizard (1970 UK 5-track LP on the pink rim Island 'palm tree' label, front laminated gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics printed inside. The sleeve displays only minimal wear, whilst the vinyl looks barely played, a top copy of thisprog collectable! ILPS9141) […]
- King Crimson - Starless And Bible Black + Inner - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £50.00, $65.00, €57.50 (New Item) (arrived 23-Apr-2019 11:40)
KING CRIMSON Starless & Bible Black (1974 UK first issue pink rim 'palm tree' Island label 8-track LP, complete with rare lyric inner, textured gatefold picture sleeve. The cover [VG] has some foxing & age related discolouring, not uncommon with this all white design, & there is a cosmetic mark on the back of the lyric inner [plain white back so not affecting the print], with no writing. There is a thin 1" hairline split to a top edge & all text is clearly legible, including along the spine. The vinyl is nice & clean & in Excellent condition with a few minor signs of play ILPS9275) […]
- King Crimson - Discipline/ Beat/ Three Of A Perfect Pair - UK - 3-LP vinyl set - £75.00, $97.50, €86.25 (New Item) (arrived 18-Apr-2019 11:31)
KING CRIMSON Discipline/ Beat/ Three Of A Perfect Pair (1981-84 UK 24-track 3-LP set from the classic Adrian Belew-Bill Bruford-Robert Fripp-Tony Levin period, originally sold separately. Each part is complete with its respective glossy picture sleeve, & Perfect Pair & Beat both have their lyric inners. The covers grade VG+ on the whole, with all three showing a degree of edge scuffing [the Beat sleeve has a small 1" hairline split to a corner] & otherwise mild ring wear, with no writing & all text legible. The vinyl grades Excellent with the occasional light paper hairline or spindle mark to show play. Essential EGLP49/51/55) […]
- King Crimson - In The Court Of - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £150.00, $195.00, €172.50 (New Item) (arrived 18-Apr-2019 11:04)
KING CRIMSON In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969 UK first issue 5-track stereo LP on the smooth pink Island label with white 'i' logo [A2/B3 matrices], matt gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside. The sleeve [VG] has a little scuffing to the bottom edges & there is a thin 3" hairline split to a top edge, however the striking artwork is not compromised & the colours are still vibrant, with all text legible including the spine. The vinyl grades Excellent & shows only minor evidence of play ILPS-9111) […]
- King Crimson - Earthbound - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $32.50, €28.75 (New Item) (arrived 15-Apr-2019 13:52)
KING CRIMSON Earthbound (80s UK red Polydor label issue of the 1972 5-track vinyl LP, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows light shelfwear & the vinyl is in Excellent condition with just a few light hairlines which have little or no impact on play) […]
- King Crimson - Earthbound - 1st - UK - vinyl LP - £40.00, $52.00, €46.00 (New Item) (arrived 12-Apr-2019 10:15)
KING CRIMSON Earthbound (Scarce 1972 UK first issue 5-track LP of live recordings on a black Island label with pink 'i' logo, matt title sleeve. The sleeve, as is often the way with this release, has some light scuffing & ring wear & the vinyl isexcellent with minimal sign of play HELP6) […]
- King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $97.50, €86.25 (New Item) (arrived 10-Apr-2019 14:54)
KING CRIMSON In The Wake Of Poseidon (Rare 1970 UK first press 10-track stereo LP on the pink with white 'i' logo Island label, textured gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows only light signs of edge scuffing with no splits & all print clearly legible. The vinyl remains in Excellent condition with just a couple of light surface scuffs/hairlines & few signs of play overall ILPS9127) […]
- King Crimson - Starless And Bible Black + Inner - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $97.50, €86.25 (New Item) (arrived 10-Apr-2019 14:52)
KING CRIMSON Starless & Bible Black (1974 UK first issue 8-track LP on the pink rim 'palm tree' Island label, textured gatefold picture sleeve complete with the rare lyric inner. The sleeve shows only a little faint discolouring and scuffing to one corner, whilst the vinyl is Excellent with little to indicate play. A nice copy of a Crim classic! ILPS9275) […]
- King Crimson - Discipline - embossed p/s - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.50, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 10-Apr-2019 11:57)
KING CRIMSON Discipline (1981 UK 7-track LP, the first album from the band following a seven year hiatus, featuring Robert Fripp & Bill Bruford from previous incarnations of the Crim, alongside former David Bowie guitarist Adrian Belew & former Peter Gabriel bassist Tony Levin - the newly vamped line-up refined any former prog excesses in favour of ultra tight, interlocking precision for the new wave era - this was Crim getting a cool haircut! embossed picture sleeve. The sleeve displays noticeable edge & ringwear with a couple of small splits, whilst the vinyl has minimal sign of play. A great play copy offered at an advantageous price EGLP49) […]
- King Crimson - USA - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $19.50, €17.25 (New Item) (arrived 10-Apr-2019 10:49)
KING CRIMSON USA (Late 1970s UK issue of the 1975 6-track live LP, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows fairly noticeable edge scuffing and the vinyl has minimal sign of play) […]